Sabine Donauer was awarded the Körber Foundation German Studies Award 2014
The German Academic Award of the Körber Foundation honours excellent doctoral theses in the three sections cultural sciences and humanities, natural and technical sciences, and social sciences.
The historian Sabine Donauer was awarded the Körber Foundation German Studies Award 2014 in the Culture and Humanities category. Ute Frevert, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, supervised her doctoral thesis from 2009 till the end of 2013 at the research Center for the History of Emotions. In her dissertation Emotions at Work – Working on Emotions. The Production of Economic Selves in 20th-Century Germany (research carried out at FU Berlin and the MPI for Human Development) Donauer investigates how workers’ emotions became an object of scientific inquiry and corporate concern as well as the resulting shifts in workplace-related policies. The Körber Foundation jury under the patronage of the German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert awarded first prize to Donauer’s dissertation in recognition of its significance for society.