Address and Contact 

Nordost-Institut (IKGN e.V.) 
Lindenstraße 31 
21335 Lüneburg 
Germany

Telephone: + 49 4131 40059 - 0 
FAX: + 49 4131 40059 - 59 
E-Mail: sekretariat@ikgn.de

General telephone service hours:

Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Directory

Prof. Dr. Joachim Tauber
Direktor
Arbeitsbereich 
baltische Staaten
Schwerpunkt Litauen
Prof. Dr. Joachim Tauber
Telefon: +49 4131 400590
E-Mail:
 sekretariat@ikgn.de
Apl. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Victor Dönninghaus
Stellvertreter 
des Direktors
Arbeitsbereich 
Russland/GUS/Sowjetunion
Apl. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Victor Dönninghaus
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-33 
E-Mail: 
v.doenninghaus@ikgn.de

Faculty

Dr. Katja Bernhardt
Arbeitsbereich
Polen
 
Dr. Katja Bernhardt
PD Dr. David Feest
Arbeitsbereich 
Baltische Staaten
Schwerpunkt Estland 
PD Dr. David Feest
Detlef Henning, M.A.
Arbeitsbereich 
Baltische Staaten
Schwerpunkt Lettland
Detlef Henning, M.A.
Dr. Dmytro Myeshkov
Arbeitsbereich 
Russland/GUS/
Sowjetunion
Dr. Dmytro Myeshkov
PD Dr. Agnieszka Pufelska
Arbeitsbereich 
Polen
 
PD Dr. Agnieszka Pufelska
PD Dr. Katrin Steffen
Arbeitsbereich 
Polen 
(beurlaubt)
PD Dr. Katrin Steffen
Dr. Anja Wilhelmi
Vergl. Sozial- und 
Mentalitätsgeschichte
 
Dr. Anja Wilhelmi

Library Staff

Mechthild Bernhard M.A.
 
Mechthild Bernhard
Bibliotheksleiterin
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-23
E-Mail: m.bernhard@ikgn.de
Sari Herde 
 
Sari Herde
Stellv. 
Bibliotheksleiterin
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-22
E-Mail: s.herde@ikgn.de
Johanna Becker
 
Johanna Becker
Fachangestellte für Medien- und Informationsdienste
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-21
E-Mail: j.becker@ikgn.de
 
(Elternzeit)
Jenny Eckhoff
 
Fachangestellte für Medien- und Informationsdienste
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-21
E-Mail: j.eckhoff@ikgn.de 
Melanie Mandt
 
Fachangestellte für Medien- und Informationsdienste
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-21
E-Mail: m.mandt@ikgn.de 

Administrative Staff


Rebecca Retelsdorf-Zielinski M.A.
Verwaltungsleiterin
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-19
E-Mail: r.retelsdorf@ikgn.de
Anne Riediger
 
Sekretärin
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-10
E-Mail: sekretariat@ikgn.de
Petra Gelsheimer
 
Mitarbeiterin Veranstaltungen/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-15
E-Mail: p.gelsheimer@ikgn.de
Kerstin Elvers
 
Mitarbeiterin Buchhaltung/Vertrieb
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-11
E-Mail: k.elvers@ikgn.de
Okka Hippen
 
Mitarbeiterin Verwaltung
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-20
E-Mail: o.hippen@ikgn.de
Beatrice Stieglitz
 
Mitarbeiterin Redaktion
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-34
E-Mail: b.stieglitz@ikgn.de
Volker Kantor
 
Bildplatzhalter
Hausmeister
Telefon: +49 4131 40059-24
E-Mail: v.kantor@ikgn.de
Former employees

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dr. Konrad Maier  (1958 - †2013)

 

 

 

Interns and grant recipients


Since 2017, the Northwest Institute (IKGN e.V.) has awarded short-term grants (1-3 months) in support of research visits to the institute. Both junior and established scholars are welcome to apply. In addition, internships are available at the institute. The duration of internships is usually three weeks including one week of work experience in the library, the publication department and the research department, respectively.  

For information about the grant program and internships, please contact Agnieszka Pufelska.

Employment opportunities and open positions


The articles are not available in English. 

You are welcome to consult the German version.

The IKGN e.V. Association

Association Board 

Prof. em. Dr. Frank Golczewski
Dr. Christian Pletzing
Prof. Dr. Monica Rüthers

Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
represented by:
Stefan Schmitt-Hüttebräuker
(Vorsitzender des Kuratoriums)
Referat K 44
Graurheindorfer Straße 198
53117 Bonn

Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa (BKGE)
represented by:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weber
(Stellvertreter der Kuratoriumsvorsitzenden)
Johann-Justus-Weg 147 a
26127 Oldenburg

Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
represented by:
Klaus Engemann
Stabsstelle VFS
Georgsplatz 9
30157 Hannover

Universität Hamburg
represented by:
Prof. Dr. Anja Tippner
Institut für Slavistik
Arbeitsbereich Europäische Geschichte
Überseering 35
22297 Hamburg

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
represented by:
Dr. Maria Rhode
Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen


Vertreter der Mitgliederversammlung im Kuratorium

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Neutatz
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Historisches Seminar
79085 Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Alvydas Nikžentaitis
Lietuvos Istorijos Institutas (Institut für Geschichte Litauens)
St. Kražių 5
01108 Vilnius/Litauen

Prof. Dr. Tanja Penter
Universität Heidelberg
Historisches Seminar
Grabengasse 3-5
69117 Heidelberg

History of the Institute

Establishment and history of the IKGN e.V.

September 2000:  The federal government approves the implementation of the “Concept for the Investigation and Presentation of German Culture and History in Eastern Europe”. A new institute is established in Lüneburg as successor to the Institute for Northeast German Cultural Work in Lüneburg and the Research Group in  Göttingen, two earlier historical research institutions. The sponsorship of the new institute derives from the Interior Ministry through the newly-created office of a Federal Authority for Culture and Media (BKM).

21. June 2001 
Founding of the Northeast Institute (IKGN e.V.) in Hamburg. Authorization of its charter.
1. January 2002 
Beginning of operations at the Northeast Institute
April 2002 
Andreas Lawaty assumes the directorship of the Institute
2004 
Conferral of “an”-status on the Institute by the University of Hamburg 
May 2010 
Joachim Tauber assumes the directorship of the Institute
2012
Plans are undertaken to move to new premises. The new location in Lüneburg has not yet been decided. 
2013
A feasibility study for moving the Institute to Lindenstrasse 31 is drawn up
2013
Closure of the Göttingen site
2014
At its reappropriation meeting in November the German Federal Parliament approves the allocation of 906,000 € for the Institute’s move 
2015
Authorization by the Federal Agency for Real Estate Assignments to renovate the former Customs Office in Lüneburg, Lindenstrasse 31, for the Institute’s use
2016
In the Federal Government’s update of its conception document (2000) the Institute figures as follows:

 “The institutions supported by the BKM possess a high degree of competence in research and instruction and are all closely connected with the university system. . . . Thanks to its outstanding understanding of the particular conditions and research situation in the present-day states of central and eastern Europe, and to its linguistic competence, the faculty have considerable importance in helping to determine the advancement of knowledge and the need to strengthen the research presence in universities both at home and abroad, as well as in supplying expert political advice. These goals will be achieved through original research, university instruction and ongoing dialogue with colleagues at home and abroad.”
2018
Beginning of renovation work in Lindenstrasse
September/
October 2019 
Relinquishing of the old quarters in Conventstrasse and Am Berge 14; move of the Institute and the Library to the new premises at Lindenstrasse 31
29. November 2019 
Official opening and key ceremony at the Institute
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