Department of History

AddressLansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin
Verena Specht
Telephone+49 30 838 52474
Fax+49 30 838 52873

Prof. David Armitage, chairman of the Harvard History Department, will be the guest of the GSNAS and the JFKI from now through mid-June. He will participate in various courses and give a lecture on May 30. Students interested in talking to Prof. Armitage should feel free to write to and meet with him. He can be reached at or and directly in room 301a.

The History Department team in front of the Graduate School of North American Studies

Office Hours

Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht: Wednesdays, 5 - 6 pm.

Students wishing to speak with Prof. Gienow-Hecht during office hours, please enter your name on the list located on the pin board next to room 216. Students wishing to contact Prof. Gienow-Hecht via email, please write first to Verena Specht at

This week, the office hours be as scheduled. The office hours on Wednesday, May 18, will not take place. Professor Gienow-Hecht's next office hour will be on Wednesday, May 25, from 3.30 - 4.30pm.

Prof. Dr. Michaela Hampf: Mondays, 3 - 4pm.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jobs: Tuesdays, 10 - 11am.

Prof. em. Dr. Knud Krakau: appointment via email with description only.

Office: Mondays, 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am - 1 pm.

If you need to change the module of a history course or get a history course from another institution acknowledged to fulfill your graduation requirements, please bring the appropriate paperwork to Professor Gienow-Hecht's office hours. The form for changing a module within the institute can be found at the bottom of this page. To use a course from another institute or university, please bring this form.

You can find the program of this semester's research colloquium here.