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Juliane Scholz

Research Scholar (Feb 2018-Dez 2023)


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

Are we willing to fight for our research?: The Max Planck Society's lobbying and communication strategy during the reforms of the Animal Welfare Act in Germany 1986-2002

European Society for the History Science (ESHS), Brussels

ESHS Brussels Website
Mitbestimmung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Sitzung des Gesamtbetriebsrates der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (virtuell)

Transformationen der Wissensproduktion: Personalentwicklung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) 1948–2005

DIALOGO (Stuttgarter Arbeitskreis für Wissenschafts und Technikgeschichte).

Vom "Familienbetrieb" zur Großforschung: Personalstruktur, Rekrutierungspraxis und Arbeitsorganisation in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (1948-2000)

DIALOGO Stuttgarter Arbeitskreis für Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, Universität Stuttgart

Lehrveranstaltung, Research Seminar/Q-Team "Science in Motion – Filmische und Ikonografische Forschung in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft"

Institut für Musik- und Medienwissenschaft am Lehrtuhl Medien und Wissen (Prof. Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk) Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin

Mitbestimmung in der Forschung am Beispiel der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (1948-1980)

Interdisziplinäres kulturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, Universität Leipzig

Shaping Scientific Personas: The Institute for Scientific Film (IWF) and its Collaboration with the Max Planck Society

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)

"Vom Zählen und Vergleichen – Die Personalstatistik der MPG"

Arbeitskreis Sozialdaten und Zeitgeschichte, Bad Homburg

German Filmmakers as Transnational Actors in the US-Film Industry until 1930

5th European Congress on World and Global History (ENUIGH), Corvinus University, Budapest

Queer Identities in Socialist Health Films and Sexual Education Books: Eine andere Liebe

German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, USA

Die Paul Kohner Agency als Zentrum für exilierte Filmschaffende in Hollywood. Netzwerke, Akteure und Strategien

Conference “Exil: Zur Marginalität und Zentralität,” Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Exilforschung, Aberystwyth University, Wales.