Karin Priem is Associate Professor of history of education and head of public history at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (University of Luxembourg). A former president of the German History of Education Research Association (2007–2011), she is currently Executive Secretary of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE). Karin Priem’s research focuses on visual and material history; the history of technology; the European history of humanitarian organizations; and the history of entrepreneurship and social-educational reform. She is a member of the international advisory board of the Revue Suisse des Sciences de l’Éducation and co-editor of the book series Beiträge zur Historischen Bildungsforschung (Böhlau, Cologne). Karin Priem 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 history 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 PI of an FNR funded project on the industrial heritage of Luxembourg (FAMOSO – Fabricating Modern Societies).
Karin is Associate Professor of history of education and head of public history at the C²DH