Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Department of German Literature

Hannes Hacke

Curriculum Vitae | Research Fields | Exhibitions, Publications, Lectures
Hannes Hacke
research assistant
hannes.hacke (at) hu-berlin.de

Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für deutsche Literatur → Ältere deutsche Literatur mit dem Schwerpunkt Literatur des hohen Mittelalters
Visiting address
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7 , Room 0435
Phone number
(030) 2093-70682
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin




Hannes Hacke is a research assistant and curator at the interdisciplinary Research Center for the Cultural History of Sexuality at Humboldt University.

He is a cultural anthropologist and his research interests include the history of sexuality and museums, especially queer sexualities and LGBTIQ history. He is currently working on a research and exhibition project on the collection of erotic art of the Jewish patron Naomi Wilzig (1934-2015), who founded the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami Beach, USA in 2005. His tasks include the digital cataloguing and documentation of the more than 4000 works of the collection, research on the collection history, curating of exhibitions, and developing formats of object-based learning in cooperation with museum.

In 2018, as part of the project, he co-curated the exhibition “The Eroticism of Things. Collections on the History of Sexuality” at the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge in Berlin, which in 2019 travelled to Miami, USA.

His doctoral research at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at Humboldt University focuses on the history and impact of LGBTIQ history exhibitions in Berlin. He is researching the way museums in Berlin have contributed to rendering visible LGBTIQ+ identities and histories and how these exhibitions were able to question institutionalized heteronormativity. He is specifically interested in history exhibitions as a medium for the articulation of LGBTIQ+ identities.

Hannes holds an M.A. in Gender Studies and European Ethnology from Humboldt University and worked as a curator and educator at the Schwules Museum in Berlin from 2014 to 2017. He is one of the co-founders of the network Queering Museums Berlin and of Queersearch, the umbrella organization of the queer archives, libraries and collections in the German-speaking world.