Marcus Weidner


Dr. Marcus Weidner is a historian, he studied Romance Philology, Classical Archaeology as well as Medieval and Modern History at the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster, in 1998 he received his doctorate on the relationship between nobility and city in the 17th and 18th centuries against the background of cultural transfer. From 1998-2002 Marcus Weidner worked at the LWL Archive Office for Westphalia, at the Historical Museum Bremerhaven and at the LWL State Museum for Art and Cultural History in Münster. Since 2002, he has been a research assistant at the LWL Institute for Westphalian Regional History in Münster. In addition, he is co-initiator and managing director of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutschsprachiger Portale zur Regionalgeschichte und Landeskunde (AG Regionalportale Deutschlands) (founded in 2007), member of the Historical Commission for Westphalia, lectureships at the universities of Paderborn and Bochum.
His current main projects are: War Crimes in Westphalia-Lippe, Remembrance Culture, Nazi Topography for Westphalia and Lippe, Internet Portal on the Nazi History of Westphalia.

Publications (selection) e.g. on the NS era, World War II, culture of remembrance, digital humanities, war crimes, nobility. Currently researching a massacre of 208 forced laborers in the Sauerland region in March 1945.