Department of History

Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin
Verena Specht
+49 30 838 52873

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

Office hours

Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht: 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

Wednesdays, 5 - 6pm.

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

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

Annette Karpp: Wednesdays, 1-2pm, and by appointment. On 8 June and after the end of June there will be no office hours.

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

Office hours: 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. Required paperwork includes:

  • Forms: for changing a module within the JFK Institue, the document is located at the bottom of this page. If transferring a course from another institute or university, please bring this form.
  • The syllabus of the course you wish to have recognised
  • Your overall university transcript
  • If possible, the contact details of the professor who taught the course.

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