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    The Team of the FGHO

Director: Dr. Angela Ling Huang

Dr. Angela Huang has been Managing Director of the Research Centre for Hanse and Baltic History (FGHO) at the European Hansemuseum since 2017. 

She works on different aspects of the history of the Hanse, such as northern European economic history, textile history and comparative urban history. 

alhuang [at]


Project Assistance: Vivien Popken

Foto: © Olaf Malzahn

Vivien Popken has been a member of the Research Centre for Hanse and Baltic History (FGHO)  since July 2021.

After her BA studies in History and Prehistoric/Historic Archaeology at the University of Kiel, she finished her MA studies at the University of Greifswald in early 2022. In Greifswald, she worked as a student assistant to Prof. Dr. Christine Krüger and Prof. Dr. Michael North. Her master thesis looked into the home towns of skippers during the 16th and 17th century, using the Sound Toll Registers.

At the FGHO, she is in charge of the Citizen Science project »Read.Hanse.Sources!«.  She is also involved in the project »Low German Urban Diets« in the field of digital text analysis.

Research Assistance: Kathrin Hüing

Foto: © Olaf Malzahn

Kathrin Hüing has been working at the FGHO as a project assistant in the »Guter Stoff« project since September 2021.

She studied in Dortmund and Münster, focusing on the cultural anthropology of textiles and research on museums. Kathrin Hüing wrote her master's thesis on online offerings from museums. Today she is active in the Netzwerk Mode Textil and continues to be interested in museological educational work..

khueing [at]

Former Director: Prof. Dr. Rolf Hammel-Kiesow

Prof. Dr. Rolf Hammel-Kiesow was Director of the Research Centre for Hanse and Baltic History from 1993 until 2016. 

Furthermore he worked on the content and concepts for the European Hansemuseum since 2000 and was the chief scientist for the museum up until his retirement in June 2016.

Former staff

Maria Krell - Research Assistance from 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2021

Nathalie Rudolph - Assistance from 01/12/2019 to 30/09/2021

Ole Meiners - Research Assistance from 01/10/2018 to 31/12/2020

Friederike Holst - Assistance from 01/10/2017 to 31/12/2019

Julia Jäschke - Research Assistance from 01/11/2017 to 31/07/2018