Peter Brückner Archives

Peter Brückner was a German critical social psychologist who lectured at Hannover University from 1967 to 1982. Apart from its significance for science and research, Brückner's work adds important insight into the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, which he analysed and commented from the perspective of a social psychologist.

All of the works published by Peter Brückner can be found in the TIB Social Sciences collections. The Peter Brückner Archives comprise his bequest, including unpublished manuscripts, typescripts, fragments, notes, speeches, radio broadcasts and other documents from the period 1953-1982. The archives document Peter Brückner as a person, as well as his scientific work. The archives also shed light on the history of the institution and science of psychology in Hannover. They also contain press and radio source material on the political climate in the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1970s and early 1980s.

How can you use items from the Peter Brückner Archives?

All items in the Peter Brückner Archives are electronically indexed and shown in the Peter Brückner Archives Database.

Documentary film "Aus dem Abseits" in the TIB AV-Portal

Since 2016, there has also been a very personal approach to the person of Peter Brückner through the film Aus dem Abseits (Trailer), which his son, the filmmaker Simon Brückner, made about his father. Peter Brückner, who is described in the film as a "citizen of the cultural world", an "icon of the left protest movement" and a "father figure of the APO", died when his son Simon was four years old.

TIB is very pleased to be able to offer the documentary film "Aus dem Abseits" free of charge throughout Germany for one year on the TIB AV-Portal for non-commercial education and research. For licensing reasons, registration in the AV-Portal is required. A public screening of the documentary film or any other use is excluded in this context.

Click here for the film in the TIB AV-Portal


Dr. Andreas Lütjen