Heinrich Winkelmann Fellowship

Heinreich Winkelmann Fellowship

Heinrich Winkelmann fellowship

Since 2014, the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum has offered two research fellowships per year in the areas of mining history and mining archaeology. The three-month research visits to the DBM offer PhD holders in history and archaeology an excellent opportunity to carry out their own project in mining history, mining archaeology or material science, at a respected research museum belonging to the Leibniz Association. The Heinrich Winkelmann Fellowship comprises three months’ funding, a total of 6000€. Applications from outside Germany are encouraged. Current calls for applications are published on this page.

Current vacancies

Our fellows 2019

Chun (Tracy) Liu

From June – August 2019, Tracy carried out research dedicated to the development of low-molecular weight cyclohexanone-based polymeric varnishes for paintings conservation with improved chemical properties. Under the leadership of Dr. Elena Gómez-Sánchez, Tracy’s research capitalized on her background in synthetic organic chemistry to establish a route towards tailor-making an analog of MS2A, a popular varnish currently used by paintings conservators, with chemical modifications to make the final varnish more resistant to yellowing.

Prior to arriving in Bochum, Tracy obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley (2006 – 2010) and a Ph.D. in Organic Synthesis at Princeton University in the MacMillan Group (2012 – 2017). Given her life-long appreciation for easel paintings, Tracy elected to apply her knowledge and skills in chemistry to the conservation of easel paintings and continued basic research towards the development of improved materials tailor made for paintings conservation. After completing her Ph.D., Tracy began training in Paintings Conservation in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, where she is currently entering her final year of study.

Immediately following her departure from the DBM, Tracy will begin a one year internship in Paintings Conservation at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam as part of her final year curriculum towards obtaining her Masters in Art Conservation (degree expected August 2020).


  • Bloom, S. P.*; Liu, C.*; Kölmel, D. K.; Qiao, J. X.; Zhang, Y.; Poss, M. A.; Ewing, W. R.; MacMillan, D. W. C. Decarboxylative Alkylation for Site-Selective Bioconjugation of Native Proteins via Oxidation Potentials, Nature Chemistry, 2017, 10, 205. (*co-first author)
  • Liu, C.; Oblak, E. Z.; Vanderwal, M. N.; Dilger, A. K.; Almstead, D. K.; MacMillan D. W. C. Oxy-Allyl Cation Catalysis: An Enantioselective Electrophilic Activation Mode, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 2134.
  • Naidu, S.; Liu, C.; Scherer, G. W. Hydroxyapatite-based Consolidate and the Acceleration of Hydrolysis of Silicate-based Consolidants, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2015, 16, 94.

Rozalia Christidou

Rozalia Christidou (Ph.D. University of Paris X-Nanterre, 1999) specializes in prehistoric bone technology. She has been involved in archaeological fieldwork and laboratory projects investigating mostly the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, the Armenian Republic and Naxcivan. She is research associate in UMR 5133/CNRS, France.


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Project title: Osseous tools from the prehistoric ochre sources of Tzines, Thasos, Greece

Funded under a 2019 Heinrich Winkelmann Fellowship the project is the first step toward acquiring data on the types and use of tools made from animal bones, mainly deer antler, in two prehistoric underground mines excavated at Tzines in 1982–4 and 1993.

Prehistoric bone technology at Tzines is examined with the help of taphonomic and spatial data.

The work, in progress, involves the study of excavation data processed at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum and analyses of the Tzines bone collection curated at the Archaeological Museum of Thasos.

This Winkelmann project will help construct an experimental protocol in order to explore the use of bone for ore extraction at Tzines and describe relevant wear rates and patterns of bone tools. The ultimate aim of the study is to publish the archaeological and experimental data under the auspices of the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum.


  • Christidou, R. (2008) An application of micro-wear analysis to bone experimentally worked using bronze tools. Journal of Archaeological Science. 35(3), 733–751.
  • Christidou, R. (2010) Aperçu des industries osseuses de l’habitat protohistorique lacustre de Sovjan (bassin de Korçë, Albanie sud-orientale). Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique. 131(2), 755–805.
  • Christidou, R., Coqueugniot, E. & Gourichon, L. (2009) Neolithic figurines manufactured from phalanges of equids from Dja’de el Mughara. Journal of Field Archaeology. 34(3), 319–335.
  • Christidou, R. & Legrand, A. (2005) Hide working and bone tools: Εxperimentation design and applications. In: Luik, H., Choyke, A., Batey, C.E. & Lõugas, L. (eds.) From hooves to horns, from mollusc to mammoth: Manufacture and use of bone artefacts from prehistoric times to the present, Proceedings of the 4th meeting of the ICAZ Worked Bone Research Group, 26–31 August 2003 Tallinn. Muinasaja Teadus 15. Tallinn: Tallinn University/University of Tartu, pp. 216–227
  • Poulmarc’h, M., Christidou, R., Bălăşescu, A., Alarashi, H., Le Mort, F., Gasparyan, B. & Chataigner, C. (2016) Dog molars as personal ornaments in a Kura-Araxes child burial (Kalavan-1, Armenia). Antiquity. 90(352), 953–972.

Our fellows 2018

Erik Rettler

Erik Rettler (*1981) is a physical chemist focusing on polymer properties. He received his diploma from the university of Duisburg-Essen in 2008, followed by his PhD (2013) at the Technical University of Eindhoven and Friedrich-Schiller University Jena. Since his diploma project, he has been investigating the mechanical and spectroscopic properties of polymers.

In his diploma studies, he investigated the tensile properties and orientation of the polymer chains under uniaxial strain using rheo-optic FT-IR spectroscopy. During his PhD, he investigated the influence of different side-chains on the mechanical thermal and optical properties of polymers. He employed nanoindentation, FT-IR- and Raman-Spectroscopy for these studies.

Since May 2018 he is working at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum in the Material science section. He is investigating the degradation process of artificially aged polyurethane polymers by FT-IR spectroscopy.


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  • E. Rettler, T. Rudolph, A. Hanisch, S. Höppener, M. Retsch, U. S. Schubert, F. H. Schacher: “UV-induced Crosslinking of the Polybutadiene Domains in Lamellar Polystyrene-block-polybutadiene Block Copolymer Films - An In-depth Study”, Polymer, 2012, 53, 5641-5648.
  • E. F.-J. Rettler, M. V. Unger, R. Hoogenboom, H. W. Siesler, U. S. Schubert: “Water uptake of poly(2-N-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s: Temperature-Dependent FT-IR Spectroscopy and Two-Dimensional Correlation Analysis”, Appl. Spectrosc., 2012, 22, 1145-1155.
  • E. F.-J. Rettler, H. M. L. Lambermont-Thijs, J. M. Kranenburg, R. Hoogenboom, M. V. Unger, H. W. Siesler, U. S. Schubert: “Water uptake of poly(2-N-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s: Influence of crystallinity and hydrogen-bonding on the mechanical properties”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 17331-17337.
  • E. F.-J. Rettler, J. M. Kranenburg, H. M. L. Lambermont-Thijs, R. Hoogenboom, U. S. Schubert: “Thermal, Mechanical, and Surface Properties of Poly(2-N-alkyl-2-oxazoline)s”, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2010, 211, 2443-2448.
  • L. I. Majoros, B. Dekeyser, N. Haucourt, P. Castelein, J. Paul, J. M. Kranenburg, E. F.-J. Rettler, R. Hoogenboom, U. S. Schubert: “Preparation of Polyurethane Elastomers (PUEs) in a High-Throughput Workflow”, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2011, 49, 301-313.
  • Y. Duan, M. Thunga, R. Schlegel, K. Schneider, E. F.-J. Rettler, R. Weidisch, H. W. Siesler, M. Stamm, J. W. Mays, N. Hadjichristidis: “Morphology and Deformation Mechanisms and Tensile Properties of Tetrafunctional Multigraft Copolymers”, Macromolecules 2009, 42, 4155-4164.

Jan De Graaf

From May to July 2018, Jan De Graaf was holder of the Heinrich Winkelmann Stipendium at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum. At the mining history department, he worked on wildcat strikes in the Ruhr coal mines after 1945. His research was part of his four-year project „Europe on Strike: Wildcat Strikes as a pan-European Phenomenon, 1945-1953”, on which he is working at the Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven (Belgium). In his project, he investigates the wildcat strike waves that swept Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, with a focus on five industrial regions in East and West.

During his stay in Bochum, Jan De Graaf used the Montanhistorisches Dokumentationszentrum (Mining History Document Centre; montan.dok) at the DBM, local archives and the Institute for Social Movements to reconstruct the wildcat strikes in the Ruhr region.

Jan De Graaf is postdoctoral researcher at the KU Leuven, where he was awarded a fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). He obtained his PhD from the University of Portsmouth in May 2015. In 2019, a revised and extended version of his dissertation was published by Cambridge University Press.

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  • De Graaf, Jan: Socialism across the Iron Curtain. Socialist Parties in East and West and the Reconstruction of Europe after 1945 (New Studies In European History), Cambridge University Press 2019; doi: 10.1017/9781108639781.
  • De Graaf, Jan: European socialism between militant and parliamentary democracy. A pan-European debate, 1945–8, in: European Review of History / Revue européenne d'histoire, 26 (2019) 2, 331-352; doi: 10.1080/13507486.2018.1491530.
  • De Graaf, Jan: No Italian Stalingrads. The CGIL and the working class in the northern industrial heartlands, 1945-1955, in: Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 23 (2018) 5, 620-639; doi: 10.1080/1354571X.2018.1535940.
  • De Graaf, Jan: Old and New Democracy: Placing the Italian Anomaly in a European Context. in: Jens Späth (Ed.), Does Generation Matter? Progressive Democratic Cultures in Western Europe, 1945–1960 (Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements). Palgrave Macmillan 2018; doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77422-0_7.
  • De Graaf, Jan: More than Canteen Control. Italian and Polish Socialists Confronting Their Workers, 1944-1947, in: International Review of Social History, 59 (2014) 1, 71-98; doi: 10.1017/S0020859013000692.
  • De Graaf, Jan: Outgrowing the Cold War. Cross-Continental Perspectives on Early Post-War European Social Democracy, in: Contemporary European History, 21 (2013) 2, 331-342; doi: 10.1017/S0960777313000155.

Our fellows 2017

Nicolas Gailhard

Nicolas Gailhard (Ph.D. 2007, Université de Paris I -Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris) was a member of the “Mines” ANR project directed by Catherine Marro (CNRS) and Thomas Stöllner (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). He has worked in Europe, Syria, Turkey, and the Caucasus for more than 15 years. His main area of research is archaeometallurgy and experimental archaeology in the Mediterranean and the Near East from the Chalcolithic to the Bronze Age. In 2010, he conducted a research programme on Iron metallurgy in Turkey at the Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. He is now Research Associate in the team “From Village to State in Ancient Near-East”, Department National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Nanterre, France and Director of Arkeoservice.


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  • Gailhard, N., Bode, M., Bakhshaliyev, V., Hauptmann, A. and Marro, C., (2017): “Archaeometallurgical investigations in Nakhchivan (Azerbaijan): What does the evidence from Late Chalcolithic Ovçular Tepesi tell us about the beginning of extractive metallurgy?”, in Journal of Field Archaeology.
  • Gailhard, N., (2014): “Experimental Archaeology and Science Center in Turkey. A presentation and popularization of Science: Early Bronze Metallurgy", in Arkeoloji ve Sanat (Journal of Archaeology & Art), vol. 146, Istanbu.
  • Gailhard, N., (2012): “Du Bronze au Fer, la transition entre deux métallurgies dans les civilisations antiques d'Anatolie, l’expérimentation comme moyen d’acquisition.”, Rencontres d’Archéologie de l’IFEA, Istanbul, 11-13 Novembre 2010, Les collections électroniques de l'IFEA, http://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/71/91/92/PDF/007-Gailhard.pdf
  • Gailhard, N. (2009): Transformation du cuivre au Moyen-Orient du Néolithique à la fin du 3ème millénaire. Etude d’une chaîne technologique. PhD. publication, British Archaeological Reports, Series 1911, Oxford.
  • Gailhard, N., (2008): The Exchanges of Copper in the Ancient Middle East. Journal of Ancient Civilizations, n°23, IHAC, Changchun, China, 75-98.

Regine Müller

Regine Müller, Dr. des. – graduated in 2003 with Magister Artium in Early and Prehistorical Archaeology at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen, with the archaeological analysis of an early medieval graveyard. PhD thesis in Archaeology and History of the Roman Provinces at the University of Frankfurt about the archaeological-archaeometrical analysis of lead finds from the Roman republican site of Sanisera, Menorca, finished in 2014. The thesis was based upon a preliminary material study within the context of the international, European Union sponsored project „Rome’s Conquest of Europe: Military aggression, native response and the European public today“, during 2005/2006.

Subsequent research in provenance studies of lead sling bullets, momentarily focused upon material from Germany and Scotland, in cooperation with Prof. S. Klein (Deutsches Bergbau Museum, Bochum); J. H. Reid (Trimontium Trust, Scotland) and Dr. A. Posluschny (Research Centre Keltenwelt am Glauberg).

Since 2005 volunteer work within the non-profit organization “Archäologie im Gleiberger Land e.V.”; head archaeologist there since 2009, researching and undertaking rescue excavations at the late La Tène period oppidum of the Dünsberg (Biebertal) and its surrounding burial sites.

Extensive experience in field archaeology (excavation and surveying) within research programs, rescue excavations and field schools in Germany, Spain (Menorca) and Portugal, ranging from neolithic to modern times. Sites excavated include settlement sites, military forts, medieval castles, graveyards and urban archaeology.

Since 2015 employed at Sascha Piffko – Archäologische Untersuchungen (SPAU) as archaeologist, working as field director and technician, responsibilities including on-site documentation (digital and analogue), preparing reports, research and lectures (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen).

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  • Contreras F. / Müller R. / Montaner J. / Valle F. J., Estudio pormenorizado de los glandes de plomo depositados en el Cehimo. Cehimo 33, 2006, 97–163.
  • Contreras F. / Müller R. / Valle F. J., El asentamiento militar romano de Sanitja (123–45 a.C.): una aproximación a su contexto histórico. Mayurca 31, 2006, 231–249.
  • Müller R., Die republikanische Militäranlage von Sanisera (Menorca), in: F. Teichner (Hrsg.), Aktuelle Forschungen zur Provinzialrömischen Archäologie in Hispanien. Kleine Schriften aus dem Vorgeschichtlichen Seminar Marburg 61 (2016), 119-124.
  • Müller R. / Brey G. P. / Seitz H.-M. / Klein S., Lead isotope analyses on Late Republican sling bullets. In: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 7. 4 (2015), 473-485. DOI 10.1007/s12520-014-0209-0.
  • Müller R. / Nickel C., Der Dünsberg im Gleiberger Land, Denkmalpflege und Kulturgeschichte 3/2016, 20–25.
  • Müller R. / Nickel C., Weitere spätlatènezeitliche Bestattungsplätze im Einflussbereich des Dünsbergs. Hessenarchäologie 2013 (2014), 95–97.
  • Müller R. / Schneider J., Angeschnitten – neue Einblicke in den Wetteraulimes, in: Hessenarchäologie 2016 (im Druck) .
  • Ramminger B. / Müller R. / Lasch H., Erdwerksgräben und tiefe Gruben in Nidderau-Windecken, Main-Kinzig-Kreis. Ein weiterer Mosaikstein zur neolithischen Besiedlung im unteren Niddertal, in: Hessenarchäologie 2016 (im Druck) .

Our fellows 2016

Miroslav Lacko

Mgr. Miroslav Lacko, PhD. (1988) – Wirtschaftshistoriker mit den Forschungsschwerpunkten: mitteleuropäische Montangeschichte vom Spätmittelalter bis zum Jahr 1945, Wirtschaftsgeschichte der frühneuzeitlichen Habsburgermonarchie, spätmittelalterliche und frühneuzeitliche Handelsgeschichte. Gründer und Herausgeber des Jahrbuchs für Geschichte des Berg- und Hüttenwesens „Montánna história / Die Montangeschichte“ (seit 2008), das das einzige in der Slowakei herausgegebene wissenschaftliche Periodikum für Wirtschaftsgeschichte darstellt. Autor von mehr als 80 in der Slowakei und auch im Ausland veröffentlichten Studien, Beiträgen und Aufsätzen, Mitverfasser mehrerer Monographien. PraeDoc am Historischen Institut der Slowakischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (2011–2015) und Promotion an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Comenius-Universität in Bratislava (2015), Ernst-Mach-Stipendiat im Rahmen der Aktion Österreich–Slowakei (2012), Stipendiat des Nationalen Stipendienprogramms der Slowakischen Republik (2013), Richard-Plaschka-Stipendiat am Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung in Wien (2014–2016), Heinrich-Winkelmann-Stipendiat des Deutschen Bergbau-Museums in Bochum (Juni 2016–August 2016).

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Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl)

  • LACKO, Miroslav – MAYEROVÁ, Erika, Das älteste Stadtbuch von Schmöllnitz 1410–1735. Eine Quelle zu den mitteleuropäischen wirtschaftlichen Verflechtungen. Limbach 2016, 288 S.
  • LACKO, Miroslav, Gewerken und Staat im protoindustriellen Bergbau. Die Gründung der Oberungarischen Waldbürgerschaft im Jahr 1748 in unbekannten Zusammenhängen, in: Bergbau und Persönlichkeiten. 13. Internationaler Montanhistorischer Kongress: Hall in Tirol – Sterzing – Schwaz 2014. Wattens 2015, S. 177–208.
  • LACKO, Miroslav, K transferu inovácií v stredoeurópskom hutníctve: Bartolomej Ľudovít Hechengartner (1702–1773) a zhutňovanie medi na Spiši v prvej polovici 18. storočia [Zum Innovationstransfer im mitteleuropäischen Hüttenwesen: Bartholomäus Ludwig Hechengartner (1702–1773) und die Kupferverhüttung in der Zips in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts], in: Montánna história 7 (2014), S. 162–199.
  • LACKO, Miroslav, Ungarisches Kupfer und das Staatsfinanzwesen der Habsburgermonarchie in der Zeit des Österreichischen Erbfolgekriegs (1740–1748), in: Bergbau und Krieg : 12. Internationaler Montanhistorischer Kongress. Sterzing – Hall in Tirol – Schwaz 2013. Herausgeber Wolfgang Ingenhaeff – Johann Bair. Wattens 2014, S. 109–145.
  • LACKO, Miroslav, Montánno-historický výskum na Slovensku po roku 1989 [Montanhistorische Forschung in der Slowakei nach dem Jahr 1989], in: Historica : Revue pro historii a příbuzné vědy /Zeitschrift der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Ostrava/ 3 (2012), Heft 2, S. 208–241.
  • LACKO, Miroslav, Príspevok k archontológii Vrchného inšpektorského úradu v Smolníku do roku 1788 [Ein Beitrag zur Archontologie des Oberinspektorat-Amtes in Schmöllnitz bis zum Jahr 1788], in: Montánna história 3 (2010), S. 94–195.

Ümit Güder

Ümit GÜDER, Ph.D. (1979) who has got bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, has prepared his doctoral thesis over Iron Metallurgy in Medieval Anatolia in Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. He has been conducting his researches over archaeometallurgy as academic supervisor of Archaeometry laboratory in the same university. He participated in EU funded projects with the theme traditional ceramic production and training systems in 2008 and 2013. With the financial support of Turkish Research Council (TUBITAK) he attended the Archaeometallurgy Summer School-2013 in University College London and worked as guest researcher in Deutsches Bergbau-Museum and Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research-Düsseldorf for 6 months in 2014. His research interests are history of metallurgy and metal production, traditional materials for ceramics and glazes.

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Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl)

  • Güder, Ü., Taşan, C., Yavaş, A. (2014), “Iron from Kubad-Abad: Iron Smithing at an Anatolian Medieval Palace”, Proceeding at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Istanbul.
  • Güder, Ü., Redford, S., Eger, A., Taşan, C.C., Raabe, D., Yalçın, Ü., (2015), “Iron at the Frontier: Medieval Iron Smithing at Kinet and Hisn al-Tinat”, Proceeding at the Archaeometallurgy in Europe IV, Madrid, Spain.
  • Güder, Ü., Yavaş, A., Yalçın, Ü., (2015). “Anadolu Selçuklu Dönemi Demir Aletlerinin Üretim Yöntemleri / Production Techniques of Anatolian Seljuks Iron Tools”, Turkish Studies -International Periodical for the Languages, Literature and History of Turkish or Turkic-, Volume 10/9, p. 193-212.
  • Güder, Ü (in press), “Archaeometallurgical Analysis of Iron Objects from Kubad-Abad”, In Arik, R. (Ed.), Kubad-Abad, p. 466-480.

Our fellows for 2015


Günther Oestmann

Günther Oestmann (*1959), Prof Dr, private lecturer in History of Science at the Berlin Institute of Technology and master watchmaker, studied Art History, Modern History and History of Science in Tübingen and Hamburg. Following his assistant period, from 2006 to 2008 he was curator of the Maritime section of the German Museum in Munich. In 2013 he was awarded the “Prix Gaïa” of the Musée international d’horlogerie (La Chaux-de-Fonds) in the category of History/Research, and in the following year he was successfully selected to be a corresponding member of the Académie internationale d’histoire des sciences in Paris.
Main research areas: Maritime history, history of scientific instruments and clocks, astronomy and mathematical geography.

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Publications (selection)

  • Die Straßburger Münsteruhr: Funktion und Bedeutung eines Kosmos-Modells des 16. Jahrhunderts. (The Strasbourg Minster Clock: Function and Significance of a Cosmos Model from the 16th Century.) Stuttgart 1993; 2. Aufl. Berlin/Diepholz 2000 (zugl. Dissertation, Fachbereich Kulturgeschichte und Kulturkunde, Universität Hamburg, 1992)
  • Uhren und Instrumente der Familie Hager aus Wolfenbüttel und Braunschweig (Clocks and Instruments of the Hager Family from Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig) (= Braunschweiger Werkstücke, 101). Braunschweig 1999
  • Heinrich Rantzau und die Astrologie: Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts (Heinrich Rantzau and Astrology: A Contribution to the Cultural History of the 16th Century) (= Disquisitiones Historiae Scientiarum: Braunschweiger Beiträge zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 2). Braunschweig 2004 (zugl. Habilitationsschrift, Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, 2001)
  • Heinrich Johann Kessels (1781–1849): Ein bedeutender Verfertiger von Chronometern und Präzisionspendeluhren. Biographische Skizze und Werkverzeichnis (Heinrich Johann Kessels (1781–1849): An Important Producer of Chronometers and Precision Pendulum Clocks. Biographical Sketches and Catalogue of Works) (= Acta Historica Astronomiae, 44). Frankfurt/M. 2011
  • Auf dem Weg zum „Deutschen Chronometer“: Die Einführung von Präzisionszeitmessern bei der deutschen Handels- und Kriegsmarine bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg (On the Way to the “German Chronometer”: The Introduction of Precision Chronometers in German Trade and War Maritime up until the First World War) (= Deutsche Maritime Studien, 21). Bremerhaven 2012
  • Geschichte, Konstruktion und Anwendung des Astrolabiums bei Zifferblättern astronomischer Uhren. (History, Construction and Application of the Astrolabes in the Dials of Astronomical Clocks.) Oberhausen 2014

Our fellows for 2014

Julia Hörath

Julia Hörath, Dipl.-Pol., studied political science and history at Osnabrück University and at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. From 2006 to 2009, she completed her PhD as part of the project “Before the Holocaust. Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany, 1933 – 1939” at Birkbeck College/University of London. In 2013, at the FU Berlin, she defended her dissertation about the incarceration of “asocials” and “career criminals” in concentration camps from 1933 to 1937/38; the study was awarded the Herbert Steiner Prize.
Since then she has worked freelance for the Arbeitsstelle Nationale und Internationale Gewerkschaftspolitik (Centre for National and International Trade Union Policies) at the FU Berlin, with teaching assignments in the Department of History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and project work in collaboration with various concentration camp memorial sites.
Main areas of research: Nazi concentration camps, criminology, criminal law and the prosecution of deviant social behaviour in Germany in the 19th and 20th century, unemployment and history of crises in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Publications (selection)

  • Leistung, „Nichtarbeit“, Ausschluss. Die Verhängung von KZ-Haft gegen „Arbeitsscheue“ 1933 bis 1937/38, in: Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz-Bauer-Instituts, Jg. 6 (2014) H. 12, S. 28–33.
  • „Arbeitsscheue Volksgenossen“. Leistungsbereitschaft als Kriterium der Inklusion und Exklusion, in: Marc Buggeln, Michael Wildt (Hrsg.): Arbeit im Nationalsozialismus, München 2014, 309–328.
  • Terrorinstrument der „Volksgemeinschaft“? KZ-Haft für „Asoziale“ und „Berufsverbrecher“ 1933 bis 1937/38, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, Jg. 60 (2012) H. 6, S. 513–532.

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Nima Nezafati

Nima Nezafati completed his studies in Tehran. He then carried out doctoral research at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg on ore deposits and ancient mining in western Iran. He completed his thesis in 2006 at the University of Tübingen. Since 2007 Nima Nezafati has lectured on ore deposit geology and archaeometry at the Islamic Azad University (Science and Research Branch) in Tehran.
In 2013/14, Nima Nezafati was involved in the establishment of a programme in archaeometry at the Isfahan University of Art (Iran). In 2014, while holding the Heinrich Winkelmann Fellowship and a scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation, he worked at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, at Heidelberg University, and at the Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry in Mannheim. Here he carried out research on ore samples and ancient metallurgical remains from Iran.
His main areas of research are ancient mining and metallurgy between 10,000 and 500 BC in Iran and western Asia. Further areas of work include economic geology and the analysis of ore deposits.

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