Alexander Obeth
Special Commissioner for Lifetime and Posthumous Bequests | Department for Historical Research

Alexander Obeth works at the IRS since it was founded in 1992, being special commissioner for the acquisition of personal papers within the “Department for Historical research / Scientific Collections for the History of Building and Planning in the GDR” since 2013.

Alexander Obeth studied History at the Universität Leipzig and was a research assistant at the GDR Building Academy from 1982-1989 (at first in the construction information unit, then in the Institute for Urban Planning and Architecture).

In 1998 he received training as a scientific documentarist at the Institute for Information and Documentation of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

titute for Information and Documentation of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
History of Berlin
Biography Studies
Building and Planning History of the German Democratic Republic
Bequests
Disciplines
Historical Sciences

Selected Publications by Year

2014
Obeth, A. (2014). Urban Planning Competitions in the Soviet Occupation Zone/GDR. in H. P. Brogiato, & K-P. Kiedel (Hrsg.), Research - Travel - Exploration: The Lifeworlds of the Leibniz Association Archives. (S. 54-55). Halle (Saale): Mitteldeutscher Verlag.
Obeth, A. (2014). Berlin Stalinallee. in H. P. Brogiato, & K-P. Kiedel (Hrsg.), Research - Travel - Exploration: The Lifeworlds of the Leibniz Association Archives.. (S. 56-57). Halle (Saale): Mitteldeutscher Verlag.

Selected Publications by Type

Contributions to Anthologies
Obeth, A. (2014). Urban Planning Competitions in the Soviet Occupation Zone/GDR. in H. P. Brogiato, & K-P. Kiedel (Hrsg.), Research - Travel - Exploration: The Lifeworlds of the Leibniz Association Archives. (S. 54-55). Halle (Saale): Mitteldeutscher Verlag.
Obeth, A. (2014). Berlin Stalinallee. in H. P. Brogiato, & K-P. Kiedel (Hrsg.), Research - Travel - Exploration: The Lifeworlds of the Leibniz Association Archives.. (S. 56-57). Halle (Saale): Mitteldeutscher Verlag.