Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann is the incumbent of the Cardinal Franz König Chair in Austrian Studies and Lecturer of German- and Film Studies at the DAAD Center for German Studies and in the Department of Communication and Journalism. His fields of research, teaching and publication are German postwar social, cultural and film history with a special focus on Cultural Memory of Terrorism, German Visual History, Israeli-German Cultural Relations and the Preservation of Audio-Visual Cultural Heritage.
He holds his PhD from the Free University in Berlin where he also graduated in Film Studies, New German Literature and Political Science. From 2004 to 2010 he was research and teaching assistant in the field of media history at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam. After defending his doctoral thesis on cinematic narration of the Holocaust in 2010 he was research assistant and postdoctoral fellow in the Graduate Research Program “Media of History – History of Media” at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. In 2012 he was awarded a fellowship of the International Institute for Holocaust Research Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. From 2013 to 2014 he was head of a research project on East German Student Films based at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and funded by the German Research Foundation.
Ebbrecht-Hartmann is author of three German monographs on cinematic narration of the Holocaust, German-Israeli film history and the filmmaker Romuald Karmakar; co-editor of "Docudrama on European Television: a Selective Survey" (2016) and three German anthologies on emotions and film perception, East German documentary cinema and contemporary German cinema; and contributed numerously to journals, collections and online-publications in German, English, French and Hebrew.
- (Post-war) German Social History; Film History; Visual History
- Protest Movements and Terrorism
- Migration, Transnational Cultural Encounters and European Cinema
- Memory Culture and Cinematic Remembrance of the Holocaust
- German-Israeli Cultural Relations and Audio-Visual Heritage
- European Docudrama, Media and Identity