About Christiane

Christiane Kuller is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and History Didactics at the University of Erfurt. Her research interests include the history of welfare states, administrative history and public history. She specializes in the history of national socialism and its aftermath in both German republics and is a board member of the Ettersberg Foundation, dedicated to the research into European dictatorships. Among her most significant publications are Bürokratie und Verbrechen (DeGruyter, 2013) and as editor Machtverhältnisse und Verwaltungskultur in den badischen und württembergischen Landesministerien in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus (with Joachim Scholtyseck and Edgar Wolfrum, Kohlhammer, forthcoming 2021).

Research Field

Recent German History


University of Erfurt

Department of History

Christiane Kuller

Christiane Kuller

Principal Investigator (Recent German History)

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On June 20, 2022, our teams of the subprojects “Voluntariness and Decolonization” and “Voluntariness and Dictatorship” – Carolyn, Iris, Elena and Christiane – welcome Swiss historian Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva) for a workshop and evening lecture at the Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien in Gotha.

Voluntariness On Tour – What Was it Like to Be a “Neuerer”?

On Friday, September 30, 2022, Elena and Christiane from the subproject “Voluntariness and Dictatorship” invite former “Neuerer” in the GDR to talk about their personal experiences. We are hosting an event called “Bürgerforum” and looking forward meeting you in Eisenach!

Voluntariness on Tour: Talk at the “Fuldaer Abende”

On January 18, 2022, Elena M. E. Kiesel and Christiane Kuller, project investigators of our sub-project on voluntariness and dictatorship, will be participating at the “Fuldaer Abende” and explore voluntary participation within the ‘Neuererwesen’ of the GDR.

Voluntariness in Recent and Global History – Upcoming Talk

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Anne Greule

Affiliated Member Research Unit since 2023

Pia Herzan

Member Research Unit from 2020 to 2024