Christiane Haid, Dr. phil.

born 1965, studied German literature, history, art and educational science in Freiburg and Hamburg. Research assistant at Friedrich von Hardenberg for cultural studies, research on the history of anthroposophy in the 20th century. 2001 Research associate in the Section for the Fine Arts. 2006 cultural scientist at the Albert Steffen Foundation Dornach. 2009 Head of the publishing house at the Goetheanum. Doctorate in Literary Studies: Myth, Dream and Imagination. Die kleinen Mythen Albert Steffens, Basel 2012. Head of the Section for Fine Arts at the Goetheanum since 2012. 2019 Program director of the publishing house at the Goetheanum. Current research topics: Humanisation of the human being through literature, AI and transhumanism, including Christian Morgenstern, Rilke, Hölderlin, Goethe, Rudolf Steiner's work.

Ariane Eichenberg, Dr. phil.

born 1968; studied anthroposophy in Stuttgart, German and Slavic studies in Heidelberg and Hamburg. Doctorate in Shoah literature; 2004 collaboration in the research project "Remembrance and Memory" at the KWI in Essen; from 2005 research assistant in the research project "The Search for Democracy in the Shadow of Violence. Drafts of Family and Peaceful Society between the End of World War II and the Beginning of the 21st Century" (Cologne); since 2005 editor of the journal "Erziehungskunst"; since 2007 German teacher at the Freie Waldorfschule Uhlandshöhe; 2010-2011 research assistant at the University of Stuttgart, 2012-2013 at the University of Tübingen, since 2015 member of the Section for Fine Sciences; publications on memory and memory, literary processing of traumatic events.


Nicolas Gadacz
Born in 1967, he first studied music at the Staatl. Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, majoring in violoncello, and graduated as a music teacher in 1991. An activity as an orchestra and chamber musician as well as a music teacher followed. After a one-year activity at the Rudolf Steiner School Basel 1998/99 and a professional reorientation, the postgraduate course in cultural management practice at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts followed in 2000, in 2001 the training as a nursing assistant SRK, and extra-occupational eurythmy training at the Akademie für Eurythmische Kunst Baselland with diploma graduation in 2008. In addition to musical activities, twenty years in elderly care as a nursing assistant and in activation and occupational therapy employed.

Since 2022 assistant for the Section of the Literary Arts and Humanities and the Visual Arts Section.

Information and contact

Sektion für Schöne Wissenschaften
Sectionleader: Christiane Haid
Assistant: Nicolas Gadacz
Tel. +41 61 706 41 37
Fax +41 61 706 44 01


Monika Clément worked as a journalist and marketing assistant before she began her collaboration as assistant to the board at the Goetheanum in 2004. In addition to this task, she worked for several years as administrative assistant to the Section for Social Sciences. In 2015, she took over this function in the Section for the Literary Arts and Humanities, where she continues to be active as a freelancer after completing her regular workload in the areas of website, newsletter, and social media.

The Section team

From the left: Monika Clément, Christiane Haid, Ariane Eichenberg, Nicolas Gadacz. (Foto: Wolfgang Held)