Dr. Stefan Hördler

Short Biography


    Academic Positions
  • since 2019: Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Göttingen (Habilitation project: "A History of Decline? The Steel Industries in West Germany and the United States since the 1970s")
  • 2015-2019: Director, Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial (Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation)
  • 2015-2017: Curator of the international traveling exhibition "Zwangsarbeit im Nationalsozialismus" (Forced labor in National Socialism) (Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation)
  • 2012-2015: Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Washington DC (Habilitation project: "A History of Decline? The Steel Industries in West Germany and the United States since the 1970s")
  • 2011-2012: Research associate (Postdoc), Department of Contemporary History, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2006-2009: Research associate, Department of History/Chair of Contemporary History, Humboldt University Berlin



    Education
  • 2012: PhD, Department of History, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2006-2011: Ph.D. candidate at the Department of History, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2006: MA, Department of History, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 1998-2006: Humboldt University Berlin, Modern History and Philosophy



    Scholarships, Awards, Fellowships
  • 2013: First Tiburtius Prize, Prize of the Berlin Universities
  • 2013: Herbert Wehner Grant, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • 2009: Ben and Zelda Cohen Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, USA
  • 2007-2011: Ph.D. scholarship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • 2000-2006: Graduate scholarship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation



    Other professional functions
  • Academic Advisory Board, Deutsches Museum, Munich
  • Academic Advisory Board, Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Academic Advisory Board, Mémorial de l'internement et de la déportation, Compiègne, France
  • Academic Advisory Board (Chair), City of Nordhausen, research project on the town’s history in 1945
  • Academic Advisory Board (Vice Chair), Köpenicker Blutwoche Memorial, Berlin
  • Academic Advisory Board, Sachsenburg Concentration Camp Memorial, Frankenberg/Sa.
  • Academic Advisory Board, Gardelegen Memorial
  • Consultant to the Central Office of the State Justice Administrations for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes (Zentrale Stelle Ludwigsburg) and public prosecutor's offices



  • For more information please visit my website http://www.stefanhoerdler.de/