Dr. Uwe Fraunholz Uwe Fraunholz

Dr. Uwe Fraunholz


  • Technology, economy, science and society since the beginning of industrialization in the 18th century
  • Technology and science in NS and GDR
  • Engineers and technical universities
  • Historical innovation research
  • Mobility, protest, catastrophes, substitutes

Publications (selection)

  • (with Hagen Schönrich, Oliver Steinbock et al.) Willy Gehler. Careers of a German Civil Engineer, Dresden 2017.
  • (with Hagen Schönrich) Delusional Invention. The Technical Visions of Karl Hans Janke, Dresden 2014.
  • (ed. with Thomas Hänseroth) Unequal Paths? Innovation Cultures in German-German Comparison (= Cottbuser Studien zur Geschichte von Technik, Arbeit und Umwelt, vol. 41), Münster/New York/Munich/Berlin: Waxmann 2012.
  • (with Swen Steinberg et al.) [Mit]Gemacht? Technik- und Naturwissenschaftler der TH Dresden im Nationalsozialismus, Dresden: SFB 804 2012.
  • (Ed. with Sylvia Wölfel) Ingenieure in der Technokratischen Hochmoderne. Thomas Hänseroth zum 60. Geburtstag (= Cottbuser Studien zur Geschichte von Technik, Arbeit und Umwelt, vol. 40), Münster/New York/Munich/Berlin: Waxmann 2012.
  • (Ed. with Anke Woschech) Technology Fiction. Technische Visionen und Utopien in der Hochmoderne (= 1800 / 2000. Kulturgeschichten der Moderne, vol. 10), Bielefeld: transcript 2012.
  • (with Sebastian Beese) A Spark of Truth: Energy Visions in Technocratic High Modernity, Dresden: SFB 804 2011.
  • (with Manuel Schramm) Innovation through concentration? Focusing and Competitiveness in Higher Education in the GDR and the Federal Republic, 1949-1990. Final Report for the BMBF Research Network "Innovation Culture in Germany," Dresden 2005.
  • Motorphobia. Anti-automobile Protest in the German Empire and Weimar Republic. (Critical Studies in Historical Science 156). Accessed: Berlin, Free University, diss. 2000, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2002.


  • Studied history, art history, political science and communication science at the Free University of Berlin.
  • 1996 graduation as Magister Artium (Modern History, Political Science, Journalism) at FU Berlin
  • 1996-2000 Doctoral student at the Institute for Economic Policy and Economic History at the FU Berlin
  • 1997-1999 Scholarship holder of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Berlin
  • 2000 Doctorate (New History) at the FU Berlin
  • 2001 Intern at the Military History Research Office Potsdam
  • 2001-2002 Research assistant at the Chair of Economic History at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
  • 2002-2004 Research Assistant at the BMBF Research Network "Innovation Culture in Germany" at the Institute for the History of Technology and Technical Sciences at the TU Dresden
  • 2005 Lecturer at the Institute for History of the TUD
  • 2006-2012 Research assistant at the Chair of History of Technology and Technology Sciences at the TUD
  • 2007 Participation in the TUD project "Zugbildung" for the Year of the Humanities
  • 2008-2010 Participation in the scientific preparation of the 3rd Saxon State Exhibition "via regia" (work contract)
  • 2009-2014 Research assistant in the SFB 804 "Transcendence and Public Spirit" , Subproject M: "The Promise of Progress of Technology and the Altruism Assertion of Engineers in the Technocratic High Modernity (ca. 1880-1970)"
  • 2010-2016 Editor of the "Dresden Contributions to the History of Technical Sciences"
  • 2014-2015 Lecturer at the Institute of History of the TUD
  • 2015-2016 Research assistant with increased teaching load at the Institute of History of the TUD
  • 2016-2019 Visiting Professor at the Institute for Philosophy, Literature, History of Science and Technology at the TU Berlin, representing the field of History of Technology in research and teaching
  • since 04/2019 Research assistant in the DFG project "Willy Gehler" at the Chair of History of Technology and Science of Technology of the TUD
  • since 04/2021 substitution of the professorship for technology culture science at the ITZ of KIT