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Philipp Ebert

Philipp Ebert

Doctoral Candidate in History



Since 2015 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Modern European History, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge

with Distinction


Master of International Laws (LLM), University of Nottingham

with Distinction


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and History, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany)

First Class Degree


Professional Experience

06 – 11 / 2015 Graduate Trainee, Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh (Germany)
02 - 06 / 2013 Assistant to an MP of Deutscher Bundestag
01 - 12 / 2013

Publications Coordinator at Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center) 700,

Freie Universität Berlin


Research Interests

PhD working title:

'The Border Guard Cases 1989-2009. An Inquiry into Transitional Justice and National Identity in reunited Germany'



Completed MPhil dissertation:

The Impact of the TV-series Holocaust on West German Memory Culture, 1978-83 

(distinction awarded)


My further research interests include:

19th and 20th Century Germany

Memory Culture and Memory Politics

Legal History and Theory

History of Political Thought and Political Theory


Research Supervision


Supervisor: Dr. Henning Grunwald