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Membership and Functions

  • Managing Director (2014-2017) and Member of the Board (since 2014) of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Didactics of the Humanities (Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum für Didaktiken der Geisteswissenschaften [IFDG]) at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Cologne. Link
  • (Deputy) Member of the Closer Faculty (2015-2021) and the Structural Commission (2017-2020) of the Faculty of Philosophy. Link
  • Member of the Program Committee of the Cologne Graduate School of Didactics. Link
  • Partner of the Social Lab run by the “Future Strategy for Teacher Education” (Zukunftsstrategie Lehrer*innenbildung [ZuS]) and financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [BMBF]). Link
  • Executive Committee of the Joint German-Polish Textbook Commission. Link
  • Liaison professor at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
  • Member of the Board of the Conference for History Didactics (Konferenz für Geschichtsdidaktik [KGD]) (2015-2017). Link
  • Editorial Board of the series Geschichtsunterricht erforschen (since 2012 together with Monika Fenn, Peter Gautschi, Johannes Meyer-Hamme and Meik Zülsdorf-Kersting). Link
  • Editorial Board of the series Starter Geschichte (since 2013 together with Markus Bernhardt, Monika Fenn and Björn Onken). Link
  • Editorial Board of the series Geschichtsdidaktik diskursiv – Public History und Historisches Denken (since 2016 together with Jürgen Elvert, Christine Gundermann and Wolfgang Hasberg). Link
  • Editorial Board of the series Beiträge zur Geschichtskultur (since 2016 together with Stefan Berger, Angelika Epple, Thomas Sandkühler and Marcus Ventzke). Link
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (ZDG). Link
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Center for Empirical Teacher and Teaching Research (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für empirische LehrerInnen- und Unterrichtsforschung [IZeF]) at the University of Cologne. Link
  • State Jury of North Rhine-Westphalia of the Federal President’s History Competition of the Körber Foundation (2008-2012, again since 2014)
  • Head of the KGD working group Empirical History Education (2011-2015) (with Meik Zülsdorf-Kersting)
  • Reviewer for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [BMBF])
  • Reviewer for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Reviewer for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft [BMWFW])
  • Peer-reviewer for the Zeitschrift für Geschichtsdidaktik (ZfGD)
  • Peer-reviewer for DIDACTICA HISTORICA – Revue suisse pour l'enseignement de l'histoire / Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichtsunterricht / Rivista svizzera per l'insegnamento della storia
  • Conference for Historical Didactics, Association of Historical Didactics Teachers in Germany (KGD)
  • Association of German Historians (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands [VHD])
  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers