Exchange with the Temple University in Philadelphia (USA)
APPLY NOW FOR 2022!
For students interested in studying abroad there is a new opportunity to spend one semester in the United States. Three places are available which will be supported by full financing by the DAAD through 2021.
Master students of the MA History with a focus on modern times can apply for the Exchange Programm with Temple Universityin Philadelphia.
The deadline for application at the International Officefor the fall term 2022 is December 2nd, 2021.
New Research Group "Contested Democracy"
The Chair of North American History is pleased to announce the formation of a new group of researchers with a focus on "Contested Democracy". The work, which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and will begin on February 2nd, 2021. The group consists of two subprojects:
In the context of her project "Women’s history als Demokratisierung: Gerda Lerner (1920-2013)", Dr. Vera Kallenberg will write the first biography of Gerda Lerner (1920-2013), a Jewish emigré, left-wing activist, feminist writer, public intellectual and American history professor.
A PhD project will conduct research on "Identity Politics as a Decisive Political Form: Hegemonic Forces in the Conflict over Democratic Participation in the U.S. since the 1970s", looking at hegemonic identity politics in the 1970s with a special focus on whiteness, masculinity and heterosexuality discourses.
The PhD project "'Let's Make America Great Again' - A History of Nostalgia as a United States Identity Ideology in the 1980s" by Lisa Patt is associated with the project.
New Research Group: "Voluntarism"
The chair is pleased to announce the creation of the research group "Voluntariness" at the History Department at Erfurt University. The group, which is funded by the DFG for three years starting in October 2020, is concerned with voluntariness as a political practice in history and the present. The basic assumption of the group is that various types of voluntariness are of central importance for the governance of different societies.
There is a subproject titled "Voluntariness and Political Practice in the Emerging USA" at the Chair of North American History as well. It is being worked on by Pia Herzan (University of Erfurt).
Dr. Vera Kallenberg honored with the Arno Lustiger Price 2019
The Chair of North American History congratulates Dr. Vera Kallenberg for her monograph "Jüdinnen und Juden in der Frankfurter Strafjustiz 1780-1814. Die Nicht-Einheit der jüdischen Geschichte" (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2018. https://bit.ly/2KQG6Gm) being honored with the Arno Lustiger Price 2019 for academic excellence in the field of german-jewish history by the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, as part of the Rosl und Paul Arnsberg Price.
New research project supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation on "Photography and Counterhegemonic Subject Positions in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902)".
The Chair of North American History thanks the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for supporting Dr. Silvan Niedermeier's research project "Returning the Colonial Gaze. Photography and Counterhegemonic Subject Positions in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902)".
The 24 months long project started in April 2020.
New DFG-sponsored Research Project: "Armed Self-Defense in Recent America: Intersectional Perspectives"
The department is delighted by the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) for the research project "Armed Self-Defense in Recent America: Intersectional Perspectives". The cooperation with Prof. Barbara Lüthi (Köln University) and Prof. Simon Wendt (Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main).
The research project started in October 2018.
International Graduate School "Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices"
Together with colleagues from the Faculty of Philosophy and the Max Weber College at the University of Erfurt, Jürgen Martschukat is a Principal Investigator in an international research training group at the University of Erfurt in cooperation with the University of Graz on the topic of "Resonant Self-World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices". Interested persons from the field of modern and especially North American history should pay attention to event announcements and regular job advertisements.
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat with the title "Fitnesskult ist hochpolitisch" at taz Online from 08.02.2021: https://bit.ly/2Nbh7Bf
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat on his new book "The Age of Fitness" with Radio New Zealand from 31.01.2021: https://bit.ly/3j3ZBe9
Series of conversations by the Deutsches Historisches Museum with Jürgen Martschukat about the history of masculinities: https://bit.ly/3oCorCU
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat on the history and present of U.S. presidential inaugurations with Deutsche Welle, from 19.01.2021: https://bit.ly/3nYdk77
Review of the english edition of Jürgen Martschukats "The Age of Fitness" at The Guardian website from 02.01.2021: https://bit.ly/2M6C7sc
Lecture via livestream at the Stiftung Demokratie Saarland by Jürgen Martschukat on his book "The Age of Fitness" with the title "The Century of Fitness. About the Importance of the Body in the Neoliberal Age" from 23.11.2020: https://bit.ly/3m0lXxA
Guest contribution in the WortMelder of Erfurt University by Jürgen Martschukat on the 2020 United States Presidential Elections and the Electoral College from November 9th, 2020: https://bit.ly/32q91cT
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat on the 2020 United States Presidential Elections with Studio 9 (Deutschlandradio) on November 11th, 2020 at 5.15 pm: https://bit.ly/2Ia2A6B
Interview with Melanie Woitas about Jane Fonda's aerobic fitness videos under the title "Stulpen, Schweißband, Leotards" at Tagesspiegel Online from 07/19/2020: https://bit.ly/3sBKzjd
Webtalk by Silvan Niedermeier on the subject "Deadly Racism: Continuinities and Development of Police Violence in the USA" (06/25/2020): https://bit.ly/2VAwsws
Jürgen Martschukats appearance on the SWR Nachtcafé with the subject My Body - My Asset? (06/26/2020): https://bit.ly/3ga3bki(interview starts at 31:35)
Review of Timo Bonengels dissertation "Risky Substances: The 'War on Drugs' in the USA (1963-1992)" in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung by Jürgen Wilzewski: https://bit.ly/2ARYts7
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat about his new book The Age of Fitness on Radio SRF with the title Fitness as zeitgeist (01/14/2020): https://bit.ly/2uLNoFK
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat about his new book The Age of Fitness with the RBB Zwölfzweiundzwanzig-Podcast (01/11/2020): https://bit.ly/2FQihvd
Review of Jürgen Martschukats new book The Age of Fitness by Stefan Scholl for H-Soz-Kult (11/05/2019): https://bit.ly/34tF6ir
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat about his new book The Age of Fitness for Deutschlandfunk Kultur - Tacheles Podcast (10/26/2019) with the title Slim bodies for slim coporations: https://bit.ly/348ESx1
Article in Süddeutsche Zeitung Online (10/14/2019) about Jürgen Martschukats new book The Age of Fitness with the title Self-loathing makes you fit: https://bit.ly/2osV4dp
Article in ZEIT Online (10/11/2019) about Jürgen Martschukats new book The Age of Fitness with the title Running is the citizen's primary duty: https://bit.ly/36dW7Pb
Article in Der SPIEGEL online (09/27/2019) and in print (2019/40, 09/28/2019) about Jürgen Martschukats new book The Age of Fitness with the title Rambo would do Crossfit: https://bit.ly/2omd1Kc
Interview with Nina Mackert for the MDR Thüringen Journal (07/14/2019) with the title In plenty unpopular: The Calorie
Deutschlandfunk - Aus Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften interview with Jürgen Martschukat (01/17/2019) on Pressure to perform in one's leisure time
WDR/NDR-Zeitzeichen interview with Nina Mackert (12/14/2018) on John Harvey Kellogg
Interview with Nina Mackert for Deutschlandfunk on How the body became a cult object (12/13/2018): https://bit.ly/2CkqsyU
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat for WortMelder/University of Erfurt on Excellenzcluster on Adipositas (06/12/18): https://bit.ly/2yl4zzh
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat for ZEIT ONLINE (06/10/18)on Fitness and the female "Normkörper": https://bit.ly/2yn1Cyq
Interview with Jürgen Martschukat for Deutschlandradio (02/21/2018) on protest against US-gunlaws: http://bit.ly/2HF3LGh
Jürgen Martschukat, The Age of Fitness: How the Body Came to Symbolize Success and Achievement. Cambridge: Polity 2021. https://bit.ly/3nZRXlU
Pia Beumer, „Vigilante Spirit“: Vom amerikanischen Recht auf Land, Waffen und Selbstverteidigung, in: Geschichte der Gegenwart (13.12.2020): https://bit.ly/3oVOC8e
Jürgen Martschukat, „I can’t breathe.“ Atemnot als Normalzustand, in: Geschichte der Gegenwart (21.10.2020): https://bit.ly/2J3ZJwL
Bonengel, Timo, Riskante Substanzen. Der "War on Drugs" in den USA (1963-1992). Frankfurt a. M./New York: Campus 2020. https://bit.ly/2K6bM9E
Jürgen Martschukat, Das Zeitalter der Fitness. Wie der Körper zum Zeichen für Erfolg und Leistung wurde. Frankfurt/M.: S. Fischer 2019. https://bit.ly/3bqg0VL
Jürgen Martschukat, The Age of Fitness. The Power of Ability in Recent American History, in: Rethinking History 23,2 (2019): 157-174.
Nina Mackert, Work, Burn, Eat. Abilities of Calorimetric Bodies in the USA, 1890–1930, in: Rethinking History 23,2 (2019): 189-209.
Melanie Woitas, „We become what we do!“. Eine Geschichte des Aerobics in den USA. Phil. Diss. Erfurt, 2019. https://bit.ly/2S5ZdhQ
Silvan Niedermeier, Forced Confessions: Police Toture and the African American Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1930s and 1940 South, in: Amy Louise Wood und Natalie J. Ring (Hg.), Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press 2019, 58-78.
Barbara Lüthi, Silvan Niedermeier, You Jae Lee (Hg.), Travelling Things - Dinge auf Wanderungen. Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, 28, 3 (2018).
Silvan Niedermeier, Colonial Self-Positioning. Approaching the Snapshots of an American Woman in the Philippines (1900-1912), in: Ulrike Lindner und Dörte Lerp (Hg.), New Perspectives on the History of Gender and Empire. Comparative and Global Approaches. London: Bloomsburg Academic 2018, 115-148.
David Sittler, Straßenverkehr und soziale Sichtbarkeit. Das Massenmedium Straße in Chicago 1900-1930. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2018. https://bit.ly/2CUDQdQ
Melanie Woitas, "Go for the burn!" Jane Fondas Aerobic-Videos und die Entstehung des aerobic body, in: Stefan Scholl (Hg.), Körperführung. Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Biopolitik und Sport. Frankfurt/M.: Campus 2018, 291-312.
Stefanie Büttner, Laura-Elena Keck, "The Great American Love Affair". US-amerikanische Kochbücher der 1960er- und 1970er Jahre, in: Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History, Online Ausgabe, 15 (2018), H. 1. https://bit.ly/2qsQeKs
Jürgen Martschukat/Bryant Simon (Hg.), Food, Power, & Agency. London: Bloomsbury, 2017, mit Beiträgen u.a. von Nina Mackert und Jürgen Martschukat. http://bit.ly/2rs0NAp
Silvan Niedermeier, Intimacy and Annihilation: Approaching the Enforcement of U.S. Colonial Rule in the Southern Philippines through a Private Photograph Collection, in: InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC), Issue 25: Security and Visibility (2017). http://bit.ly/2soVcet