Hello, my name is Petra Tabarelli.

I’m a historian, archivist and honoree who is addicted to football, classical music and Italy.
I want to get to the heart of things and share my knowledge and experience to help other people – and thus contribute to making the world a better place.

I work as an employee for a municipal archive and as a freelance football historian.

My focus is on the

  • local history (as an archivist)
  • development of football laws (as a football historian)
  • history of Jewish Germans
  • history of women in the 19th century

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I am a supporter of open access to scientific research. So, many of my publications are available on the Internet.

  • Simon Rosenberger – Der vergessene Pionier, in: DFB-Schiedsrichter-Zeitung 6/2019, S. 28-31. (Deutscher Fussball-Bundes e.V.)
  • Nachspielzeiten – A blog about the history of football, especially the history of football laws and codes (since 2017)
  • Ockenheimer Geschichte(n) – A blog about the history of my village Ockenheim (since 2012)
  • Articles for 120minuten
    • Vom Kaiserreich zur Kommerzialisierung: Deutschland und der moderne Fußball [From the (German) Empire to Commercialisation: Germany and Modern Football] (2018) – Link
    • Vom Gentlemen- zum Arbeitersport: England und der moderne Fußball [From Gentleman to Worker Sports: England and Modern Football] (2018) – Link
    • Die Wurzeln des modernen Fußballs [The roots of modern Football], podcast (2018) – Link
    • Die 60 wichtigen Episoden der deutschen Fußballgeschichte [The 60 most important episodes of the German football history] (2019) – Teil 1Teil 2Teil 3Teil 4Teil 5Teil 6
  • Twitter project @9nov38 (2013) (now: @DigitalPast) – Description | 9nov38 in the NYT [German]
  • Twitter project @digitalpast / Als der Krieg nach Hause kam – Description
  • Podcast FRUEF – Frauen reden ueber Fussball [Women talking about football] (member, since 2019)


Not open access available:

    • Research into the Nazi era in Bingen on the Rhine and author in „Bingen im Nationalsozialismus“ [Bingen during the Nazi era] (Client: Historische Gesellschaft Bingen)
    • Co-Author „Als der Krieg nach Hause kam“ [When the War came home] (Client: Ullstein Buchverlage, Prophylaen)

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