Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik

Zentralinstitut der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Irene Hilden

Irene Hilden
Photo: (c) Michelle Mantel

inherit – heritage in transformation
Phone: 030 2093-99151
Email: irene.hilden@hu-berlin.de

Irene Hilden is an anthropologist and executive manager of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Advanced Study inherit – heritage in transformation. She is interested in Germany’s colonial past and present, transnational mobilities and the unequal structures of colonial entanglements throughout history. In her previous work, she examined both tangible and intangible colonial legacies by working on (sound) collections and museum exhibitions. Irene Hilden holds a PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She was a fellow of the Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms at the University of Potsdam and a visiting researcher at Delhi University’s Department of Sociology. Since then she worked as Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Manager at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH). Her book Absent Presences in the Colonial Archive: Dealing with the Berlin Sound Archive’s Acoustic Legacies (2022) was published by Leuven University Press.

Office: Charlottenstr. 42, 10117 Berlin