Karin is Senior Professor of history of education and public history

Karin Priem is Senior Professor at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History and Guest Professor at the Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University Milan. A former president of the German History of Education Research Association (2007–2011), Karin Priem is currently President of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE). Her’s research focuses on visual and material history; the history of media and technology; the European history of humanitarian organizations; and the history of entrepreneurship and social-educational reform. She was a member of the advisory board of the Revue Suisse des Sciences de l’Éducation and the Jahrbuch für Historische Bildungsforschung (Klinkhardt). She is co-editor of the book series Beiträge zur Historischen Bildungsforschung (Böhlau) and Appearances: Studies in Visual Research (De Gruyter), and editor of Public History from European Perspectives (De Gruyter). Karin serves as a member of the international scientific board of Pedagogia Oggi (Società Italiana di Pedagogia) and Historia educationis (Armando). She is also a member of the international advisory board of Paedagogica Historica (Taylor & Francis) and corresponding international member of the DOMUS Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Histories of Education and Childhood at the University of Birmingham.

She completed her dissertation on the social history of orphanages (1820-1918) at the University of Tübingen in 1990 and, in 1999, also her habilitation on the intellectual biography of the German philosopher Eduard Spranger. Karin Priem since her early career has won prestigious awards (Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg, Habilitations-Stipendium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft and Marbach-Vollstipendium der Deutschen Schillergesellschaft am Deutschen Literaturarchiv). She has curated exhibitions on the history of orphanages and domestic servants, and was invited as tutor of many international doctoral and summer schools. Karin Priem is leading an international team and was PI of two FNR funded projects on the industrial heritage of Luxembourg (Fabricating Modern Societies – FAMOSO and FAMOSO-2 ).

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