Birgit Kolboske

Research Scholar
Research Scholars are early career scholars who have ordinarily already had at least one postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent academic experience. This is the equivalent of an entry-level academic position (e.g. assistant professor in North America, Lecturer in the United Kingdom, Maître de conférences in France). These scholars carry considerable responsibilities (no more than 30% of their time) within their research unit.
Max Planck Research Program
Residence:
18. August 2014 to 31. Mai 2019
Profile

Birgit Kolboske has been part of the Research Program on the History of the Max Planck Society (GMPG) since 2011. She studied Political Science, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics at the Freie Universität Berlin. After working for many years as a journalist, translator, and editor in Mexico and New York, she became a member of the Presidential Commission of the MPG on the "History of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society in National Socialism” in 2002. Between 2011 and 2015 she coordinated the preparatory phase of the Research Program "History of the Max Planck Society (1948–2002)."


Together with Jürgen Renn and Horst Kant, she has written an essay in which the most important "stations of the Kaiser-Wilhelm- / Max-Planck-Gesellschaft" were elucidated. The article was published in an extended publication, “Dem Anwenden muss das Erkennen vorausgehen,” co-authored with Jürgen Renn; a second edition was published in 2015.

Her current research focuses on gender issues in science organizations and feminist perspectives on epistemology and history of science; and the National Socialist era and the Holocaust, and in particular the role of interpreters in the military tribunals after World War II, from the Nuremberg trials to the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials.

Selected publications: 

Kolboske, B. (2016). G Gleichstellung. In B. Kolboske, A. C. Hüntelmann, I. Heumann, S. Heim, R. Fritz, & R. Birke (Eds.), Wissen Macht Geschlecht: ein ABC der transnationalen Zeitgeschichte (pp. 33-40). Berlin: Edition Open Access.

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Heim, S., Heumann, I., Hüntelmann, A. C., & Kolboske, B. (2016). J Jubiläum. In B. Kolboske, A. C. Hüntelmann, I. Heumann, S. Heim, R. Fritz, & R. Birke (Eds.), Wissen Macht Geschlecht: ein ABC der transnationalen Zeitgeschichte (pp. 57-61). Berlin: Edition Open Access.

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Kolboske, B., Hüntelmann, A. C., Heumann, I., Heim, S., Fritz, R., & Birke, R. (Eds.). (2016). Wissen, Macht, Geschlecht: ein ABC der transnationalen Zeitgeschichte. Berlin: Edition Open Access.

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Hoffmann, D., Kolboske, B., & Renn, J. (Eds.). (2015). 'Dem Anwenden muss das Erkennen vorausgehen': auf dem Weg zu einer Geschichte der Kaiser-Wilhelm/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. Berlin: Edition Open Access. Retrieved from http://www.edition-open-access.de/proceedings/6/index.html.

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Renn, J., Kant, H., & Kolboske, B. (2015). Stationen der Kaiser-Wilhelm-/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. In J. Renn, D. Hoffmann, & B. Kolboske (Eds.), 'Dem Anwenden muss das Erkennen vorausgehen': auf dem Weg zu einer Geschichte der Kaiser-Wilhelm/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (pp. 5-120). Berlin: Edition Open Access. Retrieved from http://www.edition-open-access.de/proceedings/6/2/index.html.

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