Angelika Schaser

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Angelika Schaser (* 1956 in Munich ) is a German historian .

Angelika Schaser studied history, geography and library science in Munich and Berlin. In 1985 she became a research assistant with Ilja Mieck at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute of the Free University of Berlin . In 1987 she received her doctorate from the Free University of Berlin with the thesis Josephine Reforms and Social Change in Transylvania . Your doctoral supervisor was Mathias Bernath . The topic was suggested by Harald Zimmermann . In 1999 she completed her habilitation at the Free University of Berlin with the thesis Helene Lange and Gertrud Bäumer . A political community . In 2000 she received the Wolf-Erich-Kellner Prize for her habilitation thesis . After completing her habilitation, she was senior assistant at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute.

Since 2001, Schaser has been teaching as the successor to Bernd Jürgen Wendt as Professor of Modern History at the University of Hamburg . Schaser's research and teaching focuses on religion and society in the 19th century, the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, the history of historiography , personal testimonies from the early modern period and modernity as sources of historical science, and the history of the German women's movement (1865– 1933). Through Schaser, the University of Hamburg developed into a recognized center for women and gender studies. From 2004 to 2010 Schaser was a member of the DFG research group “Self-testimonies in a transcultural perspective” based at the Free University of Berlin; She has organized numerous workshops and conferences and published articles.

Schaser is a member of the advisory board of the Federal President-Theodor-Heuss-Haus foundation and a member of the edition board of the Stuttgart edition (since 2003), a member of the scientific advisory board of the Research Center for Contemporary History in Hamburg (since 2010) and a liaison officer of the German National Academic Foundation ( since 2006). She has been a board member of the historical women's and gender research working group since 2007 and was chairwoman from 2007 to 2011. Until 2014, Schaser was a member of the board of trustees of the Wolf-Erich-Kellner Memorial Foundation .

From October 2006 to September 2007 she was the managing director of the History Department. In this function, Schaser came under public pressure in the "Hamburg Muzzle Affair" . Schaser had justified the rejection of a paid teaching assignment in writing by stating that the person concerned had commented critically on the situation of lecturers shortly beforehand in the WDR .

Fonts (selection)


  • with Gesine Carl: Be different? Conversion narratives from the 17th century to the First World War. With the collaboration of Christine Schatz. Winkler, Bochum 2016, ISBN 978-3-89911-255-9 .
  • The Working Group on Historical Women and Gender Studies 1990 to 2015. Scientific professionalization in the network. Hamburg 2015 ISBN 978-3-00-050354-2 .
  • Helene Lange and Gertrud Bäumer. A political community (= L 'Homme writings. Series on feminist history. Vol. 6). 2nd, revised and updated edition. Böhlau, Cologne 2010 et al. ISBN 978-3-412-09100-2 (At the same time: Berlin, Free University, habilitation paper, 1999).
  • Women's movement in Germany: 1848–1933. WBG, Darmstadt 2006, ISBN 3-534-15210-7 .
  • Josephine Reforms and Social Change in Transylvania. The significance of the conciliatory rescript for Sibiu (= sources and studies on the history of Eastern Europe. Vol. 29). Steiner, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-515-05069-8 (also: Berlin, FU, dissertation, 1986).


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  1. See the reviews of Ernő Deák in: Mitteilungen des Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung 102 (1994), pp. 215–216; Grete Klingenstein in: Journal for historical research 19 (1992), pp. 121-122.
  2. Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Gedächtnisstiftung: Prize winners of the Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Preis.
  3. Barbara Vogel : History in Hamburg since 1970. In: Rainer Nicolaysen , Axel Schildt (Hrsg.): 100 years of history in Hamburg (= Hamburg contributions to the history of science. Vol. 18). Reimer, Berlin et al. 2011, ISBN 978-3-496-02838-3 , pp. 295-330, here: p. 320.
  4. (accessed August 1, 2015).
  5. ^ University: Historian raises serious allegations against the Presidium. Does she have to go because she was too critical? The director of the institute was bothered by Sabine Todt's appearance on the television program "Monitor". Faculty defends decision. In: Hamburger Abendblatt . May 8, 2007 (available online via google ).