Franklin Kopitzsch, born in Thuringia, has lived in Hamburg since 1956 and has been a member of the SPD since 1965 . After studying Middle and Modern History, Political Science and Literature in Hamburg, he worked as a publishing clerk from 1983 to 1992, then as a research assistant at the Hamburg University's Department of History . For his fundamental work outlines of a social history of education in Hamburg and Altona was Kopitzsch 1978 Rainer Wohlfeil Dr. phil. PhD . He wrote his habilitation in 1993. From 1998 to 2003 he was professor of early modern history at the University of Bremen . From 2003 until his retirement in 2013 he was Professor of Social and Economic History at the History Department of the University of Hamburg with a focus on North German regional history. He is also the head of the Hamburg History Office and has been a member of the Board of the Association for Hamburg History since 1997 .
From 1991 to 2001 he was represented in the Hamburg parliament. He was the spokesman for culture in his group . Among other things, Kopitzsch was active in the culture committee, the committee for science and research and the legal committee. His brother Wolfgang Kopitzsch , who was two years his junior and also a historian, was police chief in Hamburg from January 18, 2012 to April 30, 2014.
Kopitzsch works on the history of the early modern period , on the 19th and 20th centuries, on urban and regional history and on the history of literature in the 18th century. Kopitzsch made relevant contributions to the Hamburg Enlightenment , in particular to the work of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing . He also provided work on the comparative urban and regional history of northern Germany. Kopitzsch was awarded the renowned Lappenberg Medal by the Association for Hamburg History . Together with Daniel Tilgner he is the editor of the Hamburg Lexikon and together with Dirk Brietzke he is the editor of the multi-volume Hamburg biography .
- Dirk Brietzke, Norbert Fischer , Arno Herzig (eds.): Hamburg and its northern German area. Aspects of change since the early modern period. Festschrift for Franklin Kopitzsch (= contributions to Hamburg history. Volume 3). DOBU-Verlag, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-934632-24-0 .
- Birgit Steinke, Sabine Todt (eds.): “What you researched, you experienced.” Alternative Festschrift for Prof. Franklin Kopitzsch on the occasion of his 60th birthday. 2nd revised edition, self-published, Hamburg 2007.
- Dorothee Stapelfeldt : Franklin Kopitzsch - Member of the Hamburg Parliament from 1991 to 2001. In: Dirk Brietzke, Norbert Fischer, Arno Herzig (ed.): Hamburg and its northern German area. Aspects of change since the early modern period. Festschrift for Franklin Kopitzsch (= contributions to Hamburg history. Volume 3). DOBU-Verlag, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-934632-24-0 , pp. 20-26.
- Citizens Handbook of the Citizenship of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 14th electoral term, editor Hinnerk Fock , Hamburg 1992.
- Literature by and about Franklin Kopitzsch in the catalog of the German National Library
- Curriculum vitae and complete list of publications by Franklin Kopitzsch on the website of the University of Hamburg
- See the review by Carl Haase in: Niedersächsisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte 56 (1984), pp. 388–391 ( online )
- The board of directors of the Association for Hamburg History
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 11, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Neustadt an der Orla|