- Research interests
Dr. Woyke was born in 1972 and studied history, German and education at the University of Hamburg. He received his PhD in 2004 and undertook postdoctoral studies from 2005-2007 at the Research Centre for Contemporary History (FZH) in Hamburg. From 2007–2012, he was a researcher at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Historical Research Centre/Archive of Social Democracy, before becoming the head of its “Public History” section from 2012-2019. From 2009-2016, Dr. Woyke was the editor of the history journal “Archiv für Sozialgeschichte” and he held regular teaching positions at the universities of Hamburg, Cologne and Bonn from 2006-2019. Dr. Woyke has been Chairman of the Management Board and Managing Director of the Bundeskanzler-Helmut Schmidt-Stiftung since 2019.
- History of social democracy and social movements
- Urban history and urbanisation research
- Remembrance culture and public history