Her work looks at the interplay of historical narration and research on and with objects. The professorship is connected to the leading conceptualization of exhibition and research projects at the German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute of Maritime History. Ruth Schilling completed her PhD studies in the field of modern / contemporary history at HU Berlin. Her last position was as an assistant professor at the University of Bremen. In her work, Ruth Schilling wants to dive more deeply into cooperations between museums and universities with a promising future.