Since 2018: (again) lecturer, since 2020: private lecturer at the University of Kassel.

06/2022 - 11/2022: Director of the Braunschweig-Schillstraße Concentration Camp Subcamp Memorial and Executive Director of the Arbeitskreis Andere Geschichte e. V. (Other History Working Group).

02/2020: Habilitation at the University of Kassel, Venia Legendi for Contemporary History

2017 - 2022: Research associate at the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) Munich-Berlin, at the Munich office.

2014 - 2017: Preparation of the study "Das Regierungspräsidium Kassel im Nationalsozialismus" (The Kassel Regional Council under National Socialism) on behalf of the State of Hesse/Regional Council Kassel

2015: Doctorate at the University of Kassel, Department 05 (Social Sciences)

2010-2012: Co-organization of the project "History of the City of Kassel in the 19th and 20th century" at the Department 1/University of Kassel, Institute for Urban History

2008 - 2010: Research assistant in the project "History of the publishing house Madsack, Hannover

2007 - 2009: Research assistant at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History, FB 05, University of Kassel

2006: Lecturer at the University of Kassel



Working Group on Hessian Contemporary History at the Historical Commission for Hesse

Member of the Historical Commission of the State Capital Wiesbaden for the examination of traffic areas, buildings and facilities named after persons



2018: Science Prize "Hessian History and Regional Studies", awarded by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, for the study "Part of the Violence"

2006 - 2007: Doctoral fellowship of the Hessian Graduate Support Program

2007: Two-month research fellowship of the DHI London

  • History of administration, authorities, (political) culture and ideas
  • History of the women's movement
  • Regional history
  • Memory culture


  • Part of the Violence. The Kassel Regional Council and National Socialism (Publications of the Historical Commission for Hesse 85) Marburg 2017.
  • The administrative lawyer Theanolte Bähnisch (1899-1973) and the German Women's Ring. From Reform-Oriented Prussia to the Federal German Western Connection - a History of Effects, cf. dissertation University of Kassel 2015, Bielefeld 2018.



  • (together with the project team): The Chancellery - Federal German Democracy and Nazi Past. A Research Project of the IfZ and the ZZF,in Quarterly Journal of Contemporary History, 67th Jg. (2019), pp. 307-319.
  • The Fear of the "Call of Jewish Friendship," in Report 17, published by the Kassel Regional Council, August 2017, pp. 26-31.
  • Fritz Hoch and the Reconstruction of the Community. The dawn of democratic structures, in: Report 17, ed. by the Regional Council Kassel in August 2017, pp. 38-41.
  • Steadily Increasing Penetration. Research project on the role of the Kassel Regional Council under National Socialism - a workshop report, in: Report 15, published by the Kassel Regional Council in August 2015, pp. 6-11.
  • The Henschel company at world exhibitions around the turn of the century, in: Nautz, Jürgen/Vahrenkamp, Richard (eds.): Henschel and Kassel - Case Studies on the History of the Company and the Henschel Family (Writings on Hessian economic and business history, ed.:Hessian Economic Archive). Darmstadt 2012, pp.45-71.
  • Review of: Grötecke, Johannes/Schattner, Thomas: "Freedom's Youngest Child. "1968" in the Province. Searching for Traces in Northern Hesse. Marburg 2011, in: Hessian Yearbook for Regional History 62 (2012).
  • Reunification and the Politics of Memory: 'East Culture' and 'West Culture' in the First Decade of the Berlin Republic, in: Faulstich, Werner (ed.): The culture of the 90s, Paderborn 2010, pp. 21-41.
  • Articles: "Willy Seidel," "Albert Westerburg," and "Otto Philipp Braun," in: Kassel-Lexikon, Kassel 2009.
  • "With Hat, Charm, and Diplomacy." On the Relationship between Femininity and the Public Sphere, Integration and Participation in the Immediate Postwar Period: The Government President Theanolte Bähnisch (1899-1973), in: Bussiek, Dagmar/Göbel, Simona (eds.): Culture, Politics and the Public Sphere. Festschrift für Jens Flemming, Kassel 2009, pp. 446-464.
  • Theanolte Bähnisch (1899-1973) and her contribution to the reconstruction of Germany in the context of the orientation towards the West after 1945, in: Niedersächsisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte, vol. 80 (2008), pp. 403-430.
  • Together with Kerstin Wolff, "To Form Hard Cores Against Communism..." The civic work of Theanolte Bähnisch in the journal 'Die Stimme der Frau', in Ariadne - Forum für Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, 2003, H. 44, pp. 62-69.



  • Flemming, Jens [with the collaboration of Nadine Freund]: Die Madsacks and the "Hannoversche Anzeiger": A middle-class metropolitan newspaper between the German Empire and National Socialism, 1893-1945, Göttingen 2019.