About Iris

Iris Schröder is Professor of Modern Global History at the University of Erfurt and Director of the Gotha Centre for Transcultural Studies/Perthes Collection. Her research interests include history of science and history of knowledge, focusing on cultural histories of cartography, histories of globalization, and histories of (post-)colonialism. She has also worked on historiographical issues including international history, spatial history, visual history, and the challenges of writing global history. Her recent publications include “Eine Weltkarte aus der Provinz” (in Historische Anthropologie 2017).

Research Field

Global History

History of Africa


University of Erfurt

Department of History

Iris Schroeder

Iris Schröder

Principal Investigator (Global History)

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Voluntariness Up For Debate – Lecture and Workshop with Sandrine Kott

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 in Recent and Global History – Upcoming Talk

The current work in progress of our historical subprojects explores voluntariness in local historical contexts, in negotiations surrounding migration, in postcolonial settings as well as in different time periods or world regions. In the upcoming summer term, team members will discuss their crucial questions with experts from the respective fields of research.

We are Hiring…Join our Team!

A position as research assistant within the Research Unit on “Voluntariness” is available at the University of Erfurt. Historians specializing in the field of North American History may apply by May 4, 2024, at the latest.

Other Volunteers

Pia Herzan

Member Research Unit from 2020 to 2024