A brief cv and other information on Prof. Dr. Klaus Hentschel’s academic activities

Short anti-chronological vita:


since 2014 elected member of the National Committee of the Federal Republic of Germany for the International Union for the History of Philosophy of Science (IUHPS), Division of History of Science and Technology (DHST)

Since Oct. 2010 until Sept. 2013:  Chair of the History Department of the University of Stuttgart

March 2010-Sept. 2014:vice dean (Prodekan) of the Philosophical-Historical Faculty

since Oct. 15, 2007 until Sept. 2010 and since Oct. 2013 until today: Vice chair of the History Dept.

Late Sept. 2006: Acceptance of the call to the full professorship in the chair (Lehrstuhl) for History of Science and Technology at the University of Stuttgart

Summer 2006: Call to a full Professorship (W3) with directorial functions (chair) at the University of Stuttgart and to a Lichtenberg-Professorship for comparative history of science at the University of Halle, for five years endowed by the VW-Stiftung (declined)

Oct.2005-March 2006: Professorial Substitute of the Chair for History of Science and Technology at the Univ. of Stuttgart

Dec. 2005: Elected corresponding member of the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences in Paris

Sept. 2003-Sept. 2005: Major research grant for experienced scholars at the Institut für Philosophie, Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Univ. of Bern

End of 2003: elected member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina in Halle, now the German National Academy of Sciences.
summer term of 2003: Ernst Cassirer guest professor at the University of Hamburg

1996 until today: scientific consultant for the English translation of all correspondence volumes of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (from vol. 8 until vol. 15 so far)

1996-2002: assistant professor (Oberassistent) at the Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Univ. Göttingen
1995: Habilitation in History of Science at the Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Technik, Universität Hamburg
1991-1995: lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at a newly founded Göttingen Institute for History of Science.
1990/91: Researcher in an interdisciplinary DFG project on epistemic systems
1989/90: Fellow at the Verbund für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin
1989: Ph.D. thesis (Promotion) in History of Science at the Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Hamburg
1987: Master's thesis (Diplom) in high energy physics at the 2nd Institute for Theoretical Physics, Univ. Hamburg
1985: Magister in philosophy at the University of Hamburg with a double-major in physics and philosophy.

1980: Begin of academic studies at the University of Hamburg in physics, philosophy, history of science and musicology.

1979: Fast-track Abitur with excellent scores (1,0) at the Ernst-Ludwig-Realgymnasium in Bad Nauheim, Hessen.

1961: born as son of the painter and sculptor Ruth Schmidt Stockhausen (1922-2014) and the physician Dr. Hans-Dieter Hentschel (1921-2016) in Bad Nauheim.


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       Currently of 8 Ph.D. students, with 13 other Ph.D. theses already finished under my guidance, and dozens of BA- and MA-students (in the past also of 12 Magister-students)

       Co-Advisor of Ph.D. theses at the University of Trondheim, Norway, at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, at the University of Göttingen, Hamburg and Stuttgart, and at the Kunsthochschule der Medien (Academy of Media Arts) in Cologne


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