Prof. Dr. Sebastian Manhart

has been Professor of Education with a focus on Organizational Education at the Department of Human Sciences since January 2021.

After studying history, sociology and economics at Bielefeld University, Sebastian Manhart completed his doctorate at Witten/Herdecke University on the emergence of political science, government and education at universities in the 18th and 19th centuries. As an assistant professor for general educational science at Trier University, he worked on pedagogical topics and on the development of the new research field and department for Organizational Education. He received the teaching award of Trier University in 2017 and represented the professorship of Organizational Education there before moving to Munich.

Prof. Manhart conducts research on the history of organization and science, on the history and theory of pedagogical semantics, and on a semiotics of meaning formation and person genesis in organized and digitized contexts. A particular focus is on the study of the society-changing effects of calculative practices. Within this focus, there is a particular focus on the various forms of measurement and their personal as well as social effects.