Prof. Dr. Miriam Rürup


Curriculum Vitae


Born on February 23, 1973 in Karlsruhe, Germany

1992/93 - 99 Studied history, sociology and European ethnology at the University of Göttingen and Tel Aviv University

2000 Magistra Artium (M.A.) in Modern History and Contemporary History, Sociology and European Ethnology at the Technical University of Berlin

02/14/2007 Dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin on the subject of “German Students - Jewish Jews. Jewish student associations at German universities from 1886 to 1937”

2007-2010 Worked at the DFG Graduate School "Generational History" and research assistant at the Department of Medieval and Modern History at the University of Göttingen

2010-2012 Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Washington, D.C. (USA)

2012-2020 Head of the Institute for the History of German Jews in Hamburg (IGdJ)

Since December 2020, Director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies

Her research interests include German-Jewish history, contemporary history (especially the history and post-history of National Socialism) as well as migration and gender history. In a current research project, she is dealing with the history of statelessness.


Non-University Activities


Prof. Dr. Miriam Rürup is co-editor of the academic journals WerkstattGeschichte (since2002), Aschkenas (since2013) and the Leo Baeck Year Book (since 2014) as well as the online source edition “Key Documents on German-Jewish History.” She also works as a specialist editor for Jewish history at the Internet forum H-Soz-Kult.

She is also a member of the Bergen-Belsen International Advisory Board, the Human Rights in the 20th Century Working Group of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Special Commission for the Promotion and Further Development of Memorial Work in Lower Saxony of the Lower Saxony Memorial Foundation and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Minerva Institute for Germans History at Tel Aviv University. Since January 2020 she has been chairwoman of the scientific working group of the Leo Baeck Institute in Germany.


Publications (Selection) - Prof. Dr. Miriam Rürup.