Dr Anke Hertling has been the head of Research Library at the Georg Eckert Institute since July 2015.
She studied German, cultural studies and communication and media studies in Leipzig and Brussels, and completed her doctorate at the University of Kassel; her thesis on women in the history of automobiles was awarded the Conrad Matschoß prize for the history of technology. She then went on to train as a librarian at the Berlin State Library, during which she worked closely with born-digital legacy collections. Her essay on ‘The Future of Managing Document Legacies’ received the Zeitschrift für Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie’s early-career award. Before joining the GEI in July 2015 as head of its research library, she was a researcher at and deputy head of the Theodor Fontane Archive in Potsdam.
Main research areas
- Dr Hertling’s principal interests are in the areas of digital humanities and digital educational media.