Personal Details: Arendes, Cord

Arendes Cord

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Cord Arendes, Dr. phil (*1971), Professor für Angewandte Geschichte – Public History an der Universität Heidelberg. Zuvor war er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an den Universitäten Berlin (FU), Greifswald und Heidelberg in verschiedenen Forschungs- und Editionsprojekten sowie als Akademischer Rat am Lehrstuhl für Zeitgeschichte an der Universität Heidelberg tätig. Zu seinen Schwerpunkten in Forschung und Lehre zählen Public History, Audiovisuelle Aspekte der Geschichtswissenschaft, Historische Ausstellungen, die Geschichtstheorie sowie der politisch-justizielle Umgang mit der nationalsozialistischen Vergangenheit in Westeuropa.

Cord Arendes, PhD (*1971), is Professor for Applied and Public History at Heidelberg University. He previously worked as Research Assistant/Lecturer at the universities of Berlin (FU), Greifswald, and Heidelberg and as Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) for Contemporary History at Heidelberg University. His main research and teaching interests focus on Public History, Audiovisual Aspects of History, Historical Exhibitions, Theory of History and the Political and Juridical Handling of the NS-Past in Western Europe.
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