Gerd Biegel

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Gerd Biegel (born May 26, 1947 in Mannheim ) is a German historian . He was director of the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum and is the founding director of the Institute for Braunschweigische Regionalgeschichte at the Technical University of Braunschweig .

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After graduating from high school, Gerd Biegel studied history , German , prehistory and early history , archeology and art history at the University of Cologne from 1967 to 1972 and graduated in 1972 with an MA . He then worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Classical Studies at the University of Cologne and until 1979 research assistant and head of the coin cabinet at the historical museums of the city of Cologne .

On May 15, 1979, he took over the post of Director at the Museum of Prehistory and Early History of the city of Freiburg . In addition, from 1980 he was the city's cultural advisor. On August 1, 1986, Biegel succeeded Rolf Hagen as director of the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, which he held until the end of 2008. During his time at the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, the Lower Saxony state exhibition Heinrich the Lion and His Time (1995) and the exhibition Troy - Dream and Reality (2001) took place there.

On January 1st, 2009 he was appointed director of the newly founded Institute for Braunschweigische Regionalgeschichte at the TU. The main focus of his research and publications is the history of Braunschweig.

Gerd Biegel is President of the International Raabe Society. V.

Fonts (selection)

  • (Red.): The new image of the old world. Archaeological monument preservation and archaeological excavations in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1945–1975 (= Kölner Römer-Illustrierte, Vol. 2). Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne 1975
  • Experienced history Forays into prehistory and early history around Ober- u. Hochrhein , 1985, ISBN 3-7930-0491-0
  • with Wolf-Dieter Steinmetz : The Braunschweiger Land. In: Guide to archaeological monuments in Germany. Volume 34. Theiss, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-806-21308-9 .
  • with Michael Graetz: Judaism between tradition and modernity. In: Writings of the University for Jewish Studies Heidelberg. Volume 2. Winter, Heidelberg 2002, ISBN 3-825-31266-6 .
  • From the Raabe Memorial to the Raabe House: Braunschweig's culture of remembrance in the course of history. In: Braunschweig Museum Lectures. 6. BLM, Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum, Braunschweig 2004, ISBN 3-927-93972-2 .
  • with Karin Reich : Carl Friedrich Gauß: Genius from Braunschweig - Professor in Göttingen. Meyer, Braunschweig 2005, ISBN 3-926701-63-3 .
  • Wilhelm Raabe, the graphic work. Olms, Hildesheim 2010, ISBN 978-3-487-14332-3 .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Institute for Braunschweig Regional History on
  2. International Raabe Society at, accessed on April 12, 2018
  3. ^ "Fascination History" Honorary doctorate for Gerd Biegel (on ( Memento from February 21, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Honorary professors: Hon.-Prof. Dr. Gerd Biegel on