University of Erfurt

Dr. Vera Kallenberg


Research Interests:

History of historiography (esp. the history of women's history and historiography, new biography research, the history of Black women's history), Jewish intellectual history (European-Jewish Emigré-intellectuals in the US in the 20th century, Jewish historians in the 20th century), modern European Jewish history since the 18th century (esp. gender history, cultural history, everyday history, the history of minorities and marginalized groups), theories and methodologies in history


CV & Publications


Current Project:

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) & The Making of Women’s History. A Transnational biography


Finished Projects:

Editor of the Volume “Origins of totalitarianism”/ “Elemente und Ursprünge totaler
Herrschaft” of the Hannah Arendt Complete Edition; responsible for Vol.1 about
Antisemitism, as part of a cooperation project between Vanderbilt University, Nashville and Free University Berlin: historical-critical edition of the collected works of Hannah Arendt, to be published as a bilingual digital and print edition with Wallstein Publishers



Extremely Common: Jews before the Frankfurt Penal Court (1780-1814); TU Darmstadt/EHESS Paris 2016.

Published as: Jüdinnen und Juden in der Frankfurter Strafjustiz (1780-1814). Die Nicht-Einheit der jüdischen Geschichte, Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2018.

Awarded the Arno Lustiger Prize 2019 by the Polytechnic Foundation of Frankfurt am Main for an excellent dissertation on German-Jewish history as part of the Rosl and Paul Arnsberg Prize.



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