Prof. Dr. Stefan Haas


  • Born and raised in Germany
  • Studies in Mainz and Münster Modern and Medieval History, Philosophy, Musicology, German Literature
  • 1989 M.A. Univ. Münster Philosophy
  • 1992 Dr. phil. Univ. Münster Modern History
  • 2001 Habilitation Univ. Münster Modern History
  • 2005 außerordentlicher Gastprofessor an der Universitity of Toronto
  • in Canada: director of the DAAD-Information Centre in Toronto.
  • in Canada: Representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2008 Professor of Theory and Methods of historical scholarship in Göttingen

Teaching Interests

  • Modern European political, cultural, and social history
  • History of communication
  • International Relations – Europe/North America
  • History of Film
  • Theory of History and History of Science
  • History of Remembrance
  • Contemporary German and European Culture

Current Research Interests

  • Cultural and social history of sense-making in modern societies
  • Communication in organizations and historical implementation research (for example: Implementation of housing politics in East and West Germany 1949-1973, project financed by Gerda-Henkel-Foundation)
  • History of Film
  • International Relations – Europe/North America
  • Cultural History of the German Revolution 1918/19
  • Medialization and visualisation of knowledge