Doctorate Projects

History of Open Space Planning

Ongoing Doctoral Proceedings

Ruhnke, Amiyo Reinhild
The Orchestration of City Greenery - Decorative Beds and Flower Arrangements in Prussia between 1848 and 1914 (working title)
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anke Seegert

Hildebrandt, Rachel
The influence of the theories of Hermann Fürst von Pückler Muskau on 19th and 20th century American landscape architects.

Neubauer, Michaela
Gardens from the late Republic to the early Imperial period in Italy as an example of the human relationship with nature.

Keller, Michael 
Renewal efforts and metropolitan green policy around 1900 - On the work of Magdeburg's garden director Gottlieb Schoch (1853-1905)

Schalaster, Frank 
On the Development of Garden Monument Preservation as a Field of Work of Freelance Landscape Architects in the Federal Republic of Germany - A Contribution to the History of the Profession

Completed Doctoral Procedures

Stiers, Birte
The Gardens of middle-class Villas and Country Houses in Northwest Germany (1871-1918)

Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marcus Köhler (TU Dresden)

Schomann, Rainer
Garden Monument Preservation in Lower Saxony. Between theoretical aspirations and potential implementation.

Co-supervisor: Prof. em. Dr. Carl-Hans Hauptmeyer

Rietz, Simon
German Military Cemeteries of the First World War and the Weimar Republic. A contribution to the professional history of landscape architecture

Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Schneider

Grob, Helge Bert
Pasargadai: The design of open space

Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Ganzert

Koenecke, Andrea
Walter Rossow (1910-1992): Landscape in the Public Consciousness

Co-supervisor: Professor Dr. Werner Durth (TU Darmstadt)

Steinmeister, Anne
In the world garden of Hamburg: The international horticultural exhibitions of Hamburg in the 19th century. A Contribution to the Development of Horticultural Exhibitions and Congresses in Germany
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning

Alsolaiman, Mohammed
Public Parks and Open Space Politics in Saudi-Arabian Cities

Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wulf Tessin

Peters, Katharina 
The Court Gardeners in Herrenhausen - Work and Activities with Special Consideration of the 'Gardener Dynasty' of the Wendlands

Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning

Schwerin, Sophie von
The Berggarten - Its scientific importance and status as a botanical garden in (exemplary) comparison to other important court gardens and academic gardens
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning

Werner, Anke
The Promotion of Historic Parks and Gardens in Urban Areas in Britain and Germany and Its Effects on Their Conservation

Co-supervisor: Dr. Peter Goodchild, The University of York

Schnitter, Joachim
Anguis in Herba. The garden-pedagogical agitation of the Swede Olof Enerot (1825-1881)
Secondary supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning

Rimbach, Daniel
Open spaces for children in urban planning and public open space design from the middle of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century. A Contribution to the Professional History of Landscape Architecture in Germany

Secondary supervisor: Prof. Frank Blecken

Glabau, Leonie
Plazas in a Divided Country. Plaza Design in the GDR and the FRG between 1945 and 1989
Secondary supervisor: Prof. Frank Blecken 

Formann, Inken Prize
"Vom Gartenland so den Conventualinnen gehöret". The Garden Culture of the Protestant Women's Monasteries and Convents in Northern Germany
Secondary supervisor: Prof. Dr. R. Mohrmann, Seminar for Folklore, University of Münster 

Rinaldi, Bianca Maria
The "Chinese Garden in Good Taste". Jesuits and Europe´s Knowledge of Chinese Flora and Art of Garden in the 17th and 18th Centuries. 
Secondary supervisor: Prof. F. Panzini, Fachbereich Architektur, Universität Camerino / Italien 

Fibich, Peter
Commemorative sites, memorials and honorary cemeteries for those persecuted under National Socialism. Their Landscape Architectural Design in Germany 1945 to 1960
Primary supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erika Schmidt, TU Dresden

Von der Haar, Regine
Garden Impressions. Claude Monet's garden as a painter's garden of the late 19th century
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Milchert, FH Osnabrück; the work was started with Prof. Dr. Jörg Gamer

Dümpelmann, Sonja Auszeichnung
Maria Theresa Parpagliolo Shephard (1903-1974). A contribution to the development of garden culture in Italy in the 20th century.
Primary supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning, Berlin University of the Arts

Heckmann-Strohkark, Ingrid
On the way to the Autobahn. The Perception of "Landscape" and the Construction of Motorways before 1933 in Germany, France, and Italy.
Primary supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gert Gröning, Hochschule der Künste Berlin

Rohde, Michael
Eduard Petzold - Career and Work of a German Garden Artist in the 19th Century
Primary supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Hennebo