Felicitas von Loë
Before joining the M.A. Global History programme, I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Heidelberg, where I double-majored in History and Political Science. Because I had developed a research focus on European Studies, Intellectual History and International Relations, I wanted to build on my language skills in my graduate studies. The flexibility of the M.A. programme allowed me to deepen my understanding of European History, while learning new methodological approaches. Parallel to my studies, I worked at the Körber Foundation in Berlin, which was a fantastic opportunity to gain further experience in the field and I was grateful to be able to launch my career in Berlin parallel to my studies. I especially enjoyed the multitude of backgrounds and perspectives of the international students and professors, that informed our discussions and led us to reappraise questions ranging from access to sources, to knowledge transfer and how historical discourses are shaped. I now work for the Körber Foundation in Berlin and am responsible for conceptualizing and organizing international high-level conferences, the Bergedorf Round Tables, and the Political Breakfasts in Berlin. As the conferences convene in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and other regions, the background of my studies informs my daily work in conceptualizing conference formats and writing agendas on a wide range of topics. I am very grateful to have been a part of this diverse graduate programme, which I highly recommend.