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"The GDR - Perspectives of their Research 30 Years after the Peaceful Revolution" - Meeting of the Research Projects in Leipzig

On 11th and 12th December 2019, the 14 research projects financed under the BMBF's "GDR Research" funding line met in Leipzig to presented their work and exchange information on activities in the field of transfer and the promotion of young researchers. Four representatives of the "Mod-Block-DDR" association coordinated at the University of Bremen took part in the event.

The start of the joint meeting in the Contemporary History Forum in Leipzig was marked by an evening event, which was opened by the State Secretary Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Lukas from the BMBF with a keynote speech. He emphasised that the future can only be shaped if one knows the past. The subsequent panel discussion on the topic "Perspectives of GDR Research" made reference to this by discussing questions of historical and contemporary scientific work with members of the research projects. On the following day, the 14 alliances presented themselves. In addition, thematic workshops on transfer issues, promotion of young researchers and data collections were offered.

Jutta Günther (Bremen), Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast (Frankfurt/Oder), Udo Ludwig (Halle-Leipzig), Konrad Walerski (Frankfurt/Oder) and Michael Wyrwich (Jena) from the joint project "Mod-Block-DDR" were represented. Jutta Günther presented the joint project "Mod-Block-DDR" with its seven subprojects and gave a keynote speech on the topic of "Science Communication" in one of the workshops.


Blick auf das Zeitgeschichtliche Forum in Leipzig