Klasse: Menswetenschappen

Sinds: 1/1/2017

Lidmaatschap: Buitenlands lid

Discipline: Moderne geschiedenis (1870-heden)

Functie: Associated with Berlin Social Science Center

Jürgen Kocka is a German historian with particular interest in social and economic history and with special expertise in the history of Germany and Europe from the 18th century to the present as well as in comparative history.


He taught history with emphasis on social history in the University of Bielefeld and the Free University of Berlin 1973-2009. He was a Permanent Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, President of the Social Science Research Center Berlin and Vice-President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Now he is Permanent Fellow of the Center "Work and Life Course in Global History", Humboldt University, Berlin.


Leibniz Prize (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft); Historian's Prize of the City of Bochum; International Holberg Prize.


Several academies of science including "Leopoldina", "Academia Europaea" and the "American Academy of Arts and Sciences"; (German) Bundesverdienstkreuz Erster Klasse.


Master's (Political Science) UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 1965 Dr. phil. (History) Free University of Berlin 1968 Habilitation (Modern History) University of Münster 1972