Gunilla Budde

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Gunilla-Friederike Budde (born July 6, 1960 in Herford ) is a German historian .


Gunilla Budde passed her first state examination in June 1986 at the University of Bielefeld , received her doctorate in February 1993 at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute of the Free University of Berlin and completed her habilitation there in February 2003. Since 2005 she has been professor of German and European history of the 19th and 20th centuries. and 20th century at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg .

Since September 2006 Budde has been chairwoman of the board of trustees of the toy museum in Soltau . From April 2007 to October 2010 she headed the Institute for History at her university. From October 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015, she was also part-time Vice President for Studies and Teaching at the University of Oldenburg. Since 2009 Gunilla Budde has been part of the Oldenburg “Historical Quartet”, which takes place twice a year. In 2010 Gunilla Budde was named chairman of the jury for North-West as part of the Federal President's history competition . Since April 2011 she has been a member of the advisory board of the Oldenburg State Library . Since April 2011 she has also been co-editor of the series Critical Studies in History . In February 2012 she was elected Deputy Chairwoman of the Oldenburg Museum Society, and in October 2012 she was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Johannes Rau Foundation . Since October 2012 Gunilla Budde has also been on the board of the Karl Jaspers Gesellschaft Oldenburg . On August 1, 2013, she was appointed to the supervisory board of the Oldenburg State Theater by the Minister for Science and Culture, Gabriele Heinen-Kljajic . In December 2014 Budde was elected as an external scientific member to a Senate Committee of the Leibniz Association . Since October 12, 2018, she has been a member of the general assembly of the Center for Contemporary History Research (ZZF). Gunilla Budde has been an elected member of the University Council of Kassel University since October 1, 2019.

Her work focuses on the European bourgeoisie of the 19th century, the history of the GDR , women's and gender history , history of the family , "history of the maid", "music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries" and the history of ideas of the 20th century.


  • (Ed.): I was always awake in dreams. The life of the maid Sophia is told by herself. 2nd Edition. Bonn 1990.
  • On the way to bourgeois life: childhood and upbringing in German and English bourgeois families 1840–1914 (= bourgeoisie , volume 6), Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1994, ISBN 3-525-35671-4 (dissertation FU Berlin 1992/93, 512 pages ).
  • (Ed.): Women work. Female employment in East and West Germany after 1945. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1997, ISBN 3-525-01363-9 .
  • with Jürgen Kocka : Interventions. The historian in public responsibility. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001, ISBN 3-525-36252-8 .
  • Women in intelligence. Academics in the GDR 1945 to 1975 (= Critical Studies in History , Volume 162). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2003, ISBN 3-525-35143-7 (Habilitation FU Berlin 2002, 446 pages).
  • with Sebastian Conrad , Oliver Janz (Ed.): Transnational History. Topics, tendencies and theories. Göttingen 2006.
  • with Karen Hagemann , Sonya Michel (Eds.): Civil Society and Gender Justice. 2007.
  • with Mareike Witkowski: Beethoven under the swastika. The Oldenburg State Orchestra during National Socialism. Oldenburg 2007.
  • with Dagmar Freist, Hilke Günther-Arndt (Hrsg.): History. Studies - science - profession. Academy, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-05-004435-4 .
  • Gunilla Budde et al. (Ed.): History sources. Building bridges between historical studies and history didactics. Festschrift for Hilke Günther-Arndt. Berlin 2008.
  • The heyday of the bourgeoisie. Bourgeoisie in the 19th century. Darmstadt 2009.
  • (Ed.): Capitalism - Historical Approaches. Göttingen 2011.
  • On the road as educators in Europe: governesses, governesses and governantes. European History Online , ed. from the Institute for European History (Mainz) , 2011 ( online ).
  • with Thomas Alkemeyer , Dagmar Freist (Ed.): Self-formations. Social and cultural practices of subjectivation. Transcript, Bielefeld 2013, ISBN 978-3-8376-1992-8 .
  • Field post for Elsbeth. A family in the First World War. Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen 2019, ISBN 978-3-8353-3526-4 .

Scriptwriting and direction of DVDs

  • Children 100 years ago. The story of Sophia L. (script and director: Gunilla Budde; camera: Daniel Clören, Frank Hellwig, Wilhelm A. Bahlmann; editing & production: Daniel Clören; graphics: Axel Masemann: production management: Axel Masemann; organization KinderUniversität Oldenburg), 2007 .
  • When the citizens got naughty. The revolution of 1848 from a child's point of view (script and direction: Gunilla Budde; camera: Daniel Clören, Frank Hellwig, Wilhelm A. Bahlmann; editing & production: Daniel Clören; graphics: Axel Masemann; production management: Axel Masemann; organization KinderUniversität Oldenburg), 2009 .

Awards and honors

  • University badge of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, December 2015.
  • "Teaching Prize" from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, November 2018.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Gunilla Budde new Vice President of the Oldenburgische Museumsgesellschaft , Presse & Kommunikation, website of the University of Oldenburg, March 1, 2012, accessed on March 11, 2012.
  2. Communication from the university , accessed on August 12, 2013.