Juliane Scholz received her magister degree in cultural sciences, communication and media studies and psychology from the University of Leipzig in 2009 and her doctoral degree with a thesis on the history of screenwriters in Germany and the USA in 2014. She then continued as a lecturer and senior researcher at the institute for cultural sciences of the University of Leipzig.
Her research focuses on German, East-Central European and US-American social and cultural history of the twentieth century, especially from a comparative viewpoint. She specializes in the professionalization of creative and scientific occupations as well as exile and migration of filmmakers and intellectuals.
In the GMPG Research Program she investigated the social history of the Max Planck Society as well as the MPG’s relationship to society, economy, and politics. Her project, “Sozialgeschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 1948–2002,” underlined the emergence of professional scientific occupations in specific organizational patterns and focuses on the social stratum, personnel structures, and public relations strategies of the Max Planck Society since 1946/48.
Since December 2022, Julia has been working as a research associate and graduate coordinator at the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and continues her cooperation with the Institute as a visiting scholar.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
European Society for the History Science (ESHS), Brussels
Sitzung des Gesamtbetriebsrates der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (virtuell)
DIALOGO (Stuttgarter Arbeitskreis für Wissenschafts und Technikgeschichte).
DIALOGO Stuttgarter Arbeitskreis für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Musik- und Medienwissenschaft am Lehrtuhl Medien und Wissen (Prof. Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk) Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin
Interdisziplinäres kulturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Universität Leipzig
Panel: Science Discourses in Cold War Media and Public Sphere— Recycling Research Films and Institutional Restructuring, 43rd annual German Studies Association Conference, Portland, OR (USA)
Arbeitskreis Sozialdaten und Zeitgeschichte, Bad Homburg
5th European Congress on World and Global History (ENUIGH), Corvinus University, Budapest
German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, USA
Conference “Exil: Zur Marginalität und Zentralität,” Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Exilforschung, Aberystwyth University, Wales.