Dr. Monika Mattes

Academic Librarian

BBF Library

BBF | Research Library for the History of Education

Warschauer Straße 34-38
10243 Berlin

+49 (0)30-293360-664




Curriculum Vitae

Doctorate at Technical University Berlin
1990 – 1991
Study year abroad (Erasmus programme) at Lyon University II and Centre Pierre Léon
1989 – 1996
Studied Modern History, Eastern European History and Romance, Master of Arts at Free University Berlin
1986 – 1989
Studied Modern History, East European History and Romance at Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg

Professional Activities

Since 2013
Academic staff member at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Research Library for the History of Education, Berlin
2012 – 2013
Museum pedagogue at the department for education and teaching, German Historical Museum, Berlin
2008 – 2011
Lecturer at the Historical Institute, Potsdam University
2005 – 2011
Academic staff member at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) e.V.
Academic staff member in the field of museum pedagogy, exhibition “Migration. 1500-2005“ at the German Historical Museum, Berlin
1995 – 1997
Assistant staff member for “science and reunification“, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science

Current Work and Research Priorities

  • Educational history in a comparison of two German states
  • Knowledge history of school
  • History of migration
  • Family and gender history

Selected Talks/Presentations

  • Equality, Happiness and Achievement: Ideas for a Cultural History of Comprehensive Schools in the Federal Republic of Germany  (Based on the example of Hessen), ISCHE 37, Istanbul, June 26th, 2015.
  • Love, Money, Marriage – The Change of Marital Money and Consumption Practices in West-Germany from the 1960s to the 1980s, presentation held at the section “Emotions as a new Approach to the Business History of 20th - Century Mass Consumer Societies”, 14th Annual Conference of the European Business History Association, Glasgow, 26th .–28th August, 2010.
  • “Zwischen Realisierung und Verhinderung - Ganztagsschulen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in den 1960er bis 1980er Jahren - Historische Fallstudien“, [“Between implementation and impediment – all-day schools in the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1960s to 1980s – historical case studies], poster presentation at the 7th conference of the research network for all-day schools, 2nd  and 3rd July, 2009, Institute for School Development Research (IFS), Dortmund University.
  • „Gender and Migration in the West-German Postwar-Society: The Example of Female 'Guest Workers'”1955-1973, conference “Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989, 29th –31st May, 2008 at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC.
  • “Konkurrenzen – Differenzen. Ganztagsschule als deutsch-deutsches Reformprojekt während der langen 1960er Jahre“. [“Competition – Difference. All-day schools as a German-German reform project throughout the long-lasting 1960s“.]Presentation given at the Germany researcher conference on a separated Germany in 20th Century Europe, 8th –10th November 2007 in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
  • „The East German All-Day Education. The Time Politics of the East German Education System in the 1960s/70s”. Talk given at the  international and interdisciplinary conference “The German Half-Day Model: A European Sonderweg? The 'Time Politics' of Child care, Pre School and Elementary School Education in Post-War Europe”, March 2nd,2007, Cologne University.
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