David Marc Hoffmann – Archive’s Director

Born 1959, Dr. phil., MAS, studied German Language and Literature, History and Museology in Basel and Paris. He graduated with a work on Christian Morgenstern, and obtained his doctorate on the History of the Nietzsche Archive.
1985-95 research associate and editor at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.
1996-2012 editor and publishing director at Schwabe Publishing House in Basel. Curator of exhibitions on Nietzsche, Rudolf Steiner, Jacob Burckhardt and Neo-Humanism in Basel, Zurich and Weimar. Member of the Board of Trustees at the Nietzsche’s House Foundation in Sils Maria. President of the General Reading Society Basel. Since autumm 2012 Director of the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

Publications and editions appeared in german (a selection):

Zur Geschichte des Nietzsche-Archivs (publication about the History of the Nietzsche Archive), Walter de Gruyter Publisher, Berlin/New York 1991

Rudolf Steiners Dissertation : “Die Grundfrage der Erkenntnistheorie” (on Rudolf Steiner’s  dissertation about the fundamental question in the Theory of Knowledge) and the extended book edition of “Wahrheit und Wissenschaft” («Truth and Science»), in facsimile of the first edition, with text-critical comments, documents, letters, reviews, Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach 1991

Rudolf Steiner und das Nietzsche-Archiv (about Rudolf Steiner and the Nietzsche-Archive), Letters of Rudolf Steiner, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Fritz Koegel, Constantin Georg Naumann, Gustav Naumann and Ernst Horneffer, 1894-1900, Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach 1993

«Rudolf Steiners Hadesfahrt und Damaskuserlebnis. Vom Goetheanismus, Individualismus, Nietzscheanismus, Anarchismus und Antichristentum zur Anthroposophie» (a publication focusing on Goetheanism, Individualism, Nietzscheanism, Anarchism and Anti-christianity to Anthroposophy) in: R. Uhlenhoff, Anthroposophie in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin 2011

Contributions on Anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner in:
Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie; K. G. Saur Verlag, München/Leipzig 1998
Metzler Goethe Lexikon, Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart 1999
Metzler Philosophen Lexikon, Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart 2003
Nietzsche-Lexikon, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2009

david.hoffmann@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 14

Roland Halfen – Editor

Born 1958, Prof. Dr. phil., holds a degree in Philosophy, Art History and Archeology from the University of Freiburg (Breisgau, Germany) and Munich. MA on Immanuel Hermann Fichte, and doctorated on the west portal of Chartres Cathedral.
1994-96 research associate at the Institute for the Studium Fundamentale, private University Witten/Herdecke, Germany.
2000-2002 Professor for Art History and Director of the department Studium Generale at the Academy Europa Isny (in Allgäu, Germany). Beside this, since 1991, Professor and Seminar’s director at different german institutions, such as the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart, where he is teaching since 2010. In 2002, he started working at the Rudolf Steiner Archive as editor of Rudolf Steiner’s artistic legacy.

Publications, editions and essays appeared in german (a selection)

Rudolf Steiner, Das graphische Werk (2 volumes), Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland, 2005
Rudolf Steiner, Das malerische Werk , Rudolf Steiner Verlag Dornach, Switzerland 2007
Rudolf Steiner, Das plastische Werk, Rudolf Steiner Verlag Basel, Switzerland, 2011
Rudolf Steiner – Die Welt der Kunst [Selected texts with Introduction and commentaries about art], Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland, 2009
Chartres. Schöpfungsbau und Ideenwelt im Herzen Europas, (4 volumes), 2001-2011

A complete list of his publications is available here.

roland.halfen@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 25

Martina Maria Sam – Editor

Born 1960. She studied Sociology and Politology in Heidelberg. Further studies on Waldorf education and Eurythmy in Witten-Annen. Later studies on German literature and Art History in Basel, graduating with a work on Rudolf Steiner‘s blackboard drawings, and doctorated on Rudolf Steiner’s Faust reception.
1987-1992 Eurythmist at the Goetheanum. 1989-2000 freelance collaborator for edition at the Rudolf Steiner Archive, with focus on Pedagogy and the Esoteric Lessons (together with Hella Wiesberger). Since 2001 freelance editor in the topics Rudolf Steiner‘s Library and in preliminary stages for the letters‘ edition. 2000-2012 Director of the Section for the Literary Arts and Humanities at the School for Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum.
Since 2012 works as a freelance author and lecturer. From 2019, editor at the Rudolf Steiner Archive

Publications appeared in german (a selection):

Rudolf Steiner. Kindheit und Jugend, 1861-1884, Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach 2018
Eurythmie. Entstehungsgeschichte und Porträts ihrer Pioniere, Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach 2014
Rudolf Steiners Faust-Rezeption, Basel 2011
Seelenübungen des Willens [a publication on Soul exercises of will, about retrospection and self-education], Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, 2010
Eurythmiefiguren der Entstehungszeit [an edition about the Eurythmy figures and their origin], Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Basel 2018 (with Stefan Hasler and D. Wendtland)

martina.maria.sam@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 17

Hans-Christian Zehnter – Editor

He grew up in the '60s and '70s in Bochum, where he also attented his secondary school, and studied later Biology. In Dornach, he did the postgraduate one year course on Natural Sciences organized by the Section for Natural Sciences at the Goetheanum with Jochen Bockemühl and Georg Maier. Thereafter he has been active in the following fields:

Research associate at the Research Institute at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Internship in Agriculture in two biological dynamic farms in Elsass, France.

He worked at the reception of the Goetheanum’s building and as an editor of the Goetheanum’s magazine

Free Publisher and teacher with main focus on: Aesthetic as sensorial knowledge, Methodology of Science, Ornithology, Landscape’s aesthetic, Cycle of the year, Goethean-anthroposophical nature's observation.
See more under:

www.sehenundschauen.ch

Publications appeared in german (a selection)

  • Durch das Jahr [on nature’s observation throughout the year], Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2006
  • Rudolf Steiner: Die Welt der Vögel [about the world of birds], edited and commented by Hans-Christian Zehnter, Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland, 2007
  • Ein Gang durch die christlichen Feste im Jahreskreislauf der Natur [a publication on the christian festivities in the yearly cycle of nature], Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2007
  • Vögel – Mittler zweier Welten [a publication about birds as mediators between two worlds], Verlag am Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, 2008
  • Zeitzeichen – Essays zum Erscheinen der Welt [a publication of essays on the manifestations of the world], Verlag für Anthroposophie, Dornach, Switzerland, 2011
  • Rudolf Steiner: Die Welt der Tiere [a reflection on the essence of animals], edited and commented by Hans-Christian Zehnter, Rudolf Steiner Verlag, Dornach, Switzerland, 2014

hans-christian.zehnter@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 12

Renatus Ziegler – Editor

Born in Basel 1955, where he attended the Rudolf Steiner school. He studied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the Swiss Technical University in Zurich. He doctorated in 1985 on geometrical Mechanics at the Kassel University, Germany.
He spent two years dedicated to research and teaching in universities in the USA, and later in the Section for Mathematics and Astronomy, School for Spiritual Science, at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.
2001 to 2015, scientific researcher in the Association for Cancer Resarch in Arlesheim Switzerland, focusing on methods of clinical studies and pharmaceutic quality control in the complementary medicine. Beside this, he taught mathematics, logics, gnoseology, ethical individualism and philosophical principles of anthroposophy in various seminar courses. Since 2011, he participates in the Philosophicum in Basel. 2015-2018 Director for Pharmacovigilance and Quality Management at the Iscador AG Company in Arlesheim, Switzerland. Since 2019 works as an editor in the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

Publications appeared in german (a selection)

complete list (including publications in english) can be found on his website:

https://www.reinesdenken.ch/renatus-ziegler/

renatus.ziegler@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 29

Andrea Leubin – Editor

Born 1969 in Basel, lic. phil., MA, primary and secondary school in Arlesheim and Münchenstein, Switzerland. Social work in a home for handicapped in Finnland (Camphill). Studies in Basel on slavic Philology, Philosophy and Contemporanean History with focus on Eastern Europe studies. She worked at the Goetheanum, did translations, continued with further studies on Arts in Basel, Dornach and Feldkirchen (Austria). Since 2012 works as an editor at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

Publications:
Rudolf Steiner, Aleksandr Konviser (editor.): Iskuplenierazuma: otspiritual’nojfilosofii i novejšegoestestvoznanija k sovremennojnauke o duche [The redemption of the spirit], Per. s nemeckogo Andrea Lëjbin … A. Konvisser, per., sost., stat’ja, imennojukazatel’, primeč., St. Petersburg 2004.

andrea.leubin@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 23

Anne Weise – Editor

Born 1965 in Schwerin, studied cultural sciences in Berlin and doctorated 1995 in Art History on life and work of Marianne Brandt, the Bauhaus artist. Lived in the USA, where she worked in Camphills and in the Karl König Archive. Numerous articles on various topics and two books related to the Holocaust („Alfred Bergel Skizzen aus einem vergessenen Leben“, 2014,  and edition of Robert Fisch «Light from a yellow star»). Since 2017 works as an editor at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

anne.weise@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 28

Monika Philippi – Editor

Born 1974 in Munich. 1994-1996 professional training as publishing agent. 1997-2001 studied singing and music pedagogy in München (degree for voice training with children). From 2001 classical soprano, vocal pedagogue, speaker and voice teacher.
Since 2004 in Switzerland. 2009-2015 studies on German Philology and Cultural anthropology at the University Basel, Master-Thesis on the astuteness in the Reinhard fox-traditions (medieval studies). Coach for vocal techniques at the Northwest swiss university for applied sciences (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz). 2014-2016 worked on Robert Walser critical edition, Basel. After a project’s participation, she started 2016 working as an editor at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

monika.philippi@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 16

Stephan Widmer – Archive & Library

Born in 1970, studied and Art-History, I+D Assistant, CAS Information and Documentation, further studies in archivism in the Association Swiss Archivists.
1995-2004 librarian at the Swiss military library. Since 2004 works as archivist in the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

stephan.widmer@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 21

Péter Barna – Editor

Born 1978 in Budapest (Hungary). 1997–2001 Budapest: partial horticulture study. 2001–2009 Budapest and Vienna: study of music history (M.A.).
2013–2019 works at the Ita Wegman Archive in Arlesheim (History of the Anthroposophical Movement and the anthroposophical medicine). Since 2018 in the Rudolf Steiner Archive, he is working on the new commented edition of Rudolf Steiner's letters (GA 38/1–38/6). He is also a consultant to the editorial team of the study commentaries on Rudolf Steiner's medical work as part of a collaborative editing project between Witten/Herdecke University, the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, Dornach, the Ita Wegman Institute in Arlesheim and the Rudolf Steiner Archive, Dornach.

Publications (a selection):

  • «Einiges über Marie Ritter und ihre Luminescenz-Forschung» (about Marie Ritter and the luminescence research), in: Ita Wegman Institut für anthroposophische Grundlagenforschung [Yearly Report] 2016, Arlesheim 2016, pp. 22–27
  • Vorgeschichte, Intention und Komposition. Materialien zum ersten Ärztekurs Rudolf Steiners 1920, (a publication of Study Commentaries on Rudolf Steiner's Medical Work 'The Future of Medical Life', Spiritual Science and Medicine (GA 312)» Volume 1, (edited with Peter Selg) 

peter.barna@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 13

Silvana Gabrielli – Archive & Exhibitions

She holds an MA-degree in Art Curatorship and Cultural Management, and Certificate of Advanced Studies on Applied Arts Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland. In Dornach she studied Waldorf Education. Since 2016 she works at the Rudolf Steiner Archive, with main focus on the artistic legacy and consultant for loans for expositions.

silvana.gabrielli@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 21

Nana Badenberg – Archive & Edition

Born 1964 in Munich. She holds a MA degree in Latinamerican literature, German literature and Art History. Postgraduated studies on paper conservation. Since 2005 lives in Basel, and works freelance in proof-reading and edition, among others, for the Rudolf Steiner Publishing House. Since 2019 she started working as archivist in the Rudolf Steiner Archive, responsible for Rudolf Steiner’s literary legacy.

nana.badenberg@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 24

Jacqueline Staub – Account-manager & Human resources

Born 1964 in Basel, professional training in Haute Couture as designer, further studies at the Commerce School for Marketing communication. Since 2017 works at the Rudolf Steiner Archive as account-manager, responsible for human resources and direction’s assistance.

jacqueline.staub@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 26

Marit Indbjo Frey – Editions assistant

Born 1988 in Haugesund, Norway. She studied German language and literature, Scandinavian literature, Religion and Pedagogy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Since 2015 lives in Switzerland. From February to November 2017 joined the Rudolf Steiner Archive as a freelance collaborator. Since January 2020 works as edition’s assistant.

marit.indbjo@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 15

Claudia Forster – Secretary’s office & Shop

Born 1965 in Kassel, married, 1 daughter, studied Social Sciences, worked as TV-journalist/producer, moved 1998 to Switzerland, further studies in Psychosynthesis and Biography/Coaching. She works since 2006 in the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

archiv@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 10

Andreas Bindler – Freelance assistant

Born 1950 in Basel, studied medicine at the University Basel. Specializations in Germany and Switzerland. He worked as a doctor in Basel until 2017. From January 2018, freelance assistant in the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

archiv@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 10

Marianne Büttner – Freelance assistant

Born 1950 in Neuwied. Dr. phil., she studied  Geography, Sport and Ethnology in Mainz. Waldorf teacher Seminar in Frankfurt. She worked as a Waldorf teacher in Mainz, Kassel (Germany) and in Aesch (Switzerland). MA in Curative Education, Basel  2009. From 2005 to 2014, teacher for integration in primary schools in Laufental. Freelance collaborator in the Rudolf Steiner Archive since September 2014.

archiv@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 10

Roland Probst – Facility Management

Born 1959 in Basel, married, 4 children. He began with a hairdresser apprenticeship in Basel, and did later 2 years Eurythmy-Course in Dornach. During 12 years he worked as a home supervisor of a residence for asylum seekers in Münchenstein. Then 10 years as assistant in the Lukas Clinic in Arlesheim. Since 2014 he does facility management. In october 2018 he started working at the Rudolf Steiner Archive.

archiv@rudolf-steiner.com

Phone: +41 61 706 82 10

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