Joachim Berger studied History and Art History at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany (Magister Artium in 1997, PhD in 2002), and the University of Bristol, U.K. He was a junior research fellow at the History Department and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) "Ereignis Weimar-Jena. Kultur um 1800" at Jena University (1997–2001) and worked at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar as an academic trainee in the field of historical exhibitions. He was a fellow of the Casa di Goethe in Rome (2000) and visiting fellow of the Max Weber Foundation at the German Historical Institutes in Paris, London, and Rome (2009). In 2004, Berger joined the management of the (Leibniz) Institute of European History in Mainz where he has been research coordinator since 2009.
Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie / Academic Society for Theology (corresponding member)
Steering Committee of the working group "Digital History" of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD), 2014–2016
coordination of cross-departmental resesarch activities
research and development planning
programme budgets, evaluations, academic advisory board
third-party funding and project proposals
international and national cooperation, Leibniz Association
Internationalism and European freemasonry, 1850–1935
Courts and court societies in the 18th and 19th century
"une institution cosmopolite"? Rituelle Grenzziehungen im freimaurerischen Internationalismus, in: Bernhard Gißibl / Isabella Löhr (eds.), Bessere Welten. Kosmopolitismus in den Geschichtswissenschaften, Frankfurt/M. 2017, 167–192.
"Une œuvre internationale d’un caractère humanitaire": The Appeal to Humanity in International Masonic Relations, in: Fabian Klose / Mirjam Thulin (eds.), Humanity. A History of European Concepts in Practice from the Sixteenth Century to the Present, Göttingen 2016, 231–248.
Hofordnungen, in Irene Dingel, Armin Kohnle eds., Gute Ordnung. Ordnungsmodelle und Ordnungsvorstellungen in der Reformationszeit, Leipzig 2014, 109–124.
Herkules, in Pim den Boer et al. eds., Europäische Erinnerungsorte, vol. 2, München 2012, 31–38.Edited works (selection):
On site, in time. Negotiating differences in Europe, ed. for the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) by Joachim Berger, Irene Dingel and Johannes Paulmann, Mainz 2016f. URL: http://en.ieg-differences.eu
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism (with Jeffrey Tyssens and Susan Sommers), since 2016