Anna-Carolin Augustin

Research Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
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Biographical Summary

Anna-Carolin Augustin joined the GHI as a research fellow in April 2019. Her main fields of interest are modern German-Jewish History and Culture with emphasis on Women's and Gender History as well as Jewish Material Culture. From 2011-2014 she was a fellow at the Walther Rathenau Graduiertenkolleg at the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies (MMZ). She received her PhD in modern history from the Universität Potsdam in 2016. At the same time, she completed a two-year academic apprenticeship ("Wissenschaftliches Volontariat") at the Jewish Museum Berlin and worked on several exhibitions. Since 2017 she has devoted herself to provenance research in the field of Judaica. Her first monograph, Berliner Kunstmatronage. Sammlerinnen und Förderinnen bildender Kunst um 1900 was published in 2018 (Wallstein Publishing House). In her current research project, she examines the entangled object biographies and migration paths of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) as well as their changing attributions of meaning and functions after 1945 in a transnational, cultural-historical study.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Modern German-Jewish History and Culture
  • Women's and Gender History
  • Jewish Material Culture
  • Nazi Art Looting and Post-War Restitution/Provenance Research
  • History of Collecting, Art Market, Consumer Culture & Taste