Leadership

The Rector is in charge of the academic direction of the Wissenschaftskolleg. He is appointed by the Members' Assembly and supported by the Academic Coordinator.  

The Permanent Fellows support the Rector in areas of academic leadership and with the Fellows' selection process. They too are appointed by the Members' Assembly.

The direction of the administration and the services is the task of the Secretary of the Wissenschaftskolleg. In this he is supported by his deputy and the members of the staff. 

Professor Dr. Luca Giuliani

Professor Dr. Luca Giuliani

Rector

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Luca Giuliani is a classical archaeologist at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and since April 2007 the Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg. His research emphases are forms and functions of ancient pictorial narrative, portrait art in the field of tension between depiction and statement, and the history of classical archaeology and of archaeological collections. 

Dr. Thorsten Wilhelmy

Dr. Thorsten Wilhelmy

Secretary

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Thorsten Wilhelmy joined the Wissenschaftskolleg in August 2012.

He studied Comparative Literature, German, and History at Saarland University and earned his doctorate in 2003 with a thesis on the reception of mythology in narrative texts by Thomas Mann, Christa Wolf, John Barth, Christoph Ransmayr, and John Banville. After that he was a consultant with the Cusanuswerk and the German Council of Science and Humanities.

Professor Dr. Daniel Schönpflug

Professor Dr. Daniel Schönpflug

Academic Coordinator

Tel. +49 30 89001 213

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Daniel Schönpflug ist Historiker an der Freien Universität Berlin und seit 2015 Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator des Wissenschaftskollegs zu Berlin. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind die Revolutionen der Neuzeit, die politischen und rituellen Dimensionen europäischer Fürstenhochzeiten sowie die Geschichte des Terrorismus.

Dr. Katharina Biegger

Dr. Katharina Biegger

Head of Admissions Office, Deputy Secretary

Tel. +49 30 89001 123

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Katharina Biegger has been Deputy Secretary since 2003.

She grew up in Switzerland, completed studies in the Humanities at the University of Zurich with a dissertation in Early Modern German Literature. During that time and afterward, she spent longer periods working in Austria, Germany, the United States, and Romania. Since 1990, she has been with the Wissenschaftskolleg, responsible for the admissions procedures and also for Eastern European projects.