Monika Mattes has been a research assistant at the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education in its Research Library for the History of Education, Berlin, since 2013. After studying Modern History she has worked at, among other places, the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (2005–11) and at the German Historical Museum, Berlin (2012–13). In addition to the history of female labor migration in West Germany, she has conducted research into the history of the West German allday school and comprehensive school. The focus of her work and interests cover the history of knowledge about schools as well as issues relating to collection and provenance research.
As of November 2019