Dr. Mara Albrecht

mara.albrecht@uni-erfurt.de

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und MESH-Studiengangskoordinatorin

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Lehrgebäude 4 / Raum 109

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dienstags 14-16 Uhr

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Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

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Universität Erfurt
Philisophische Fakultät
Geschichte Westasiens
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Lebenslauf

Dr. Mara Albrecht

Contact:
Lehrstuhl für Geschichte Westasiens
Philosophische Fakultät
Universität Erfurt
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt
Tel: 0361/ 737 4445
Fax: 0361/ 737 4419
Email: mara.albrecht@uni-erfurt.de


Education:

Ph.D., Middle Eastern History, University of Erfurt (dissertation handed in: summer semester 2014)
Title of dissertation: War of Symbols – Political Parties and Political Culture in Lebanon (adviser Birgit Schäbler)

M.A., History and Political Science, University of Hamburg, 2007
Concentrations: Middle Eastern History, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations
Thesis: The civil war and its impact on the political and socio-economic position of the Druze community in Lebanon (adviser Helmut Mejcher)

 

Experience:

Assistant Professor (candidate for habilitation), since October 2014
Title of habilitation project: Urban Spaces and Cultures of Violence in the British Empire - Belfast and Jerusalem

Deputy Director Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon, April 2019 - March 2020 (on leave from University of Erfurt)

MA-Program Coordinator MESH (Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology & History), since 2011

Research Associate and Instructor, January 2009 - January 2012
University of Erfurt, Chair of West Asian History
Research project: "Von Milizen zu politischen Parteien? Die Entwicklung von Gewaltgruppen zu politischen Akteuren im Libanon" (German Research Foundation - DFG)

Junior Scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, Oct-Dec, 2010

Organisation of the 15th annual congress of the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) at the University of Erfurt, Oct 2-4, 2008

Research Associate and Instructor, October 2007 - December 2008
University of Erfurt, Chair of West Asian History

Teaching Assistant, October 2006 - July 2007
University of Hamburg

Research Associate, 2004 - September 2007
University of Hamburg, “Research Unit of Wars, Armament and Development” (FKRE) of the Department of Political Science

 

Teaching Experience:

  • MA History and Memory in Lebanon
  • MA Urban Space and Political Culture in Lebanon (1943-2005) 
  • IPS Mobilität in Westasien
  • STUFU Angewandte Transkulturalität
  • MA The Development of Nationalisms in the Levant
  • IPS Herrschen und Regieren im Libanon
  • MA Urban Violence and the British Empire. Uprisings in Northern Ireland & Palestine
  • BA Die Mandate im Nahen Osten
  • BA Weibliche Reisende im Orient
  • BA Gewalträume und Gewaltkulturen
  • IPS Grenzziehungen im Nahen Osten
  • MA Geteilte Städte: Beirut, Belfast und Jerusalem
  • IPS Andere - Minoritäten im Vorderen Orient
  • BA Der Bürgerkrieg in der libanesischen Erinnerungskultur
  • BA Bilad asch-Scham - Geschichte eines Raumes
  • MA MESH-Einführungskurs
  • IPS Revolte und Revolution - Die „Zedernrevolution“ im Libanon
  • BA (Privatisierte) Gewalt, Gewaltordnungen und Gewaltmilieus im Nahen Osten
  • BA Der Bürgerkrieg im Libanon (1975-1990)
  • BA Geschichte des Libanons
  • BA Die Anfänge des Nahost-Konfliktes (1896-1948)
  • IPS Migration im Nahen Osten
  • BA Kulturtheorien der Gegenwart und ihre Anwendung in der Nahostgeschichte
  • BA Partei- und Milizsystem im Libanon in historischer Perspektive

 

Field and Archive Research:

  • Jerusalem (February - March 2019)
  • London (September 2018)
  • Belfast (September 2017)
  • Belfast and Dublin (July 2016)
  • Belfast (March 2016)
  • Lebanon (February - March 2013)
  • Lebanon (October - December 2011)
  • Lebanon (August - September 2010)
  • Lebanon (September 2009 - March 2010)
  • Leoben (January - March 2009)
  • Lebanon (August - September 2008)
  • Egypt (February - March 2005)

 

Scholarships and Prices:

  • 2. Place "Preis für Internationalisierung der Universität Erfurt" (March 2019)
  • Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grant of the Max Weber Foundation for research trips to Israel and the United Kingdom (December 2018)
  • Junior Scholarships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. (October - December 2010)

 

Peer review

  • Jerusalem Quarterly

 

Memberships:

  • ERZ
  • Area Studies Transregional
  • German Historians' Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

  • German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)

  • German Oriental Society (DMG)

  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

  • Working Group „Orders of Violence“ of the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

  • Working Group World Regional and Global History (AG Weltregionale und Globale Geschichte)

Publikationen

Dr. Mara Albrecht
 

Publications:

The Urban Pulse of Violence –Spatio-temporal Patterns in the Riots in Belfast and Jerusalem during the Era of the British Empire (Manuscript in preparation for volume on „ Histories and Rhythms of Urban Violence: Global-local Encounters in the Nexus of Space and Time”, edited by Mara Albrecht and Alke Jenss).

Conference report for international Workshop „Histories and Rhythms of Urban Violence: Global-local Encounters in the Nexus of Space and Time”, 05. - 07. December 2018, University of Erfurt, in: Moderne Stadtgeschichte (MSG), 1, 2019, pp. 174-178.

Ritual Performances and Collective Violence in Divided Cities: The Riots in Belfast (1886) and Jerusalem (1929) (under revision for Political Geography, Special Issue “Urban Badlands: The Making of Deviant City-Places. A Contribution to a Political Geography of Violence”).

Krieg der Symbole. Politische Parteien und Parteikultur im Libanon (1975-2015), Münster: LIT Verlag, 2017 (Studien zur Geschichte und Zeitgeschichte Westasiens und Nordafrikas 1).

Akar, Bassel/Albrecht, Mara: Influences of nationalisms on citizenship education: revealing a 'dark side' in Lebanon, in: Nations and Nationalisms 23 (3), 2017, pp. 547-570.

Albrecht, Mara/Akar, Bassel: The Power of Remembrance: Political Parties, Memory and Learning about the Past in Lebanon, Zouk Mosbeh: Center for Applied Research in Education at Notre Dame University - Louaize and forum ZFD, 2016.

Einsatz im Nahen Osten: Die UNIFIL und die Maritime Task Force im Libanon, in: Gießmann, Hans-Joachim / Wagner, Armin (Hrsg.): Armee im Einsatz. Grundlagen, Strategien und Ergebnisse einer Beteiligung der Bundeswehr, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009, S. 361-371.

Conference Report for „15. DAVO-Kongress „Visionen einer Weltregion“. Jahreskongress der Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient.“ H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews. Dezember, 2008. URL: www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php

Libanon, in: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kriegsursachenforschung (AKUF) / Schreiber, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Das Kriegsgeschehen 2006. Daten und Tendenzen der Kriege und bewaffneten Konflikte, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2008, S. 161-169.

Libanon (Südlibanon), Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kriegsursachenforschung (AKUF) / Schreiber, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Das Kriegsgeschehen 2005. Daten und Tendenzen der Kriege und bewaffneten Konflikte, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag 2006, S. 148-153.

Libanon (Südlibanon), in Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kriegsursachenforschung (AKUF) / Schreiber, Wolfgang (Hrsg.): Das Kriegsgeschehen 2004. Daten und Tendenzen der Kriege und bewaffneten Konflikte, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2005, S. 149-155.

 

Presentations:

„Stadträume und Gewaltkulturen im Britischen Imperium – Die Unruhen in Belfast und Jerusalem im späten 19. bzw. frühen 20. Jahrhundert“, Forschungskolloquium des Zentrums für Antisemitismusforschung, TU Berlin (19. June 2019)

„Urbaner Raum und Gewalt im Britischen Imperium - Die Unruhen in Belfast und Jerusalem im späten 19. bzw. frühen 20. Jahrhundert“, Kolloquium Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Universität Bielefeld (14. June 2019).

„Spaces and Rhythms of Urban Violence: Riots in Belfast and Jerusalem during the Era of the British Empire”, International, Interdisciplinary Workshop „Histories and Rhythms of Urban Violence: Global-local Encounters in the Nexus of Space and Time”, organized together with Jutta Bakonyi, Alke Jenss und Kirsto Stuvøy, Universität Erfurt (5.-7. Dec. 2018)

„Multidimensionale Spaltungen im libanesischen Bürgerkrieg (1975-1990)“, Sektion: „Die Geschichte nah-östlicher Gesellschaften zwischen politischen Einheitsansprüchen und gesellschaftlichen Spaltungen: Syrien und der Libanon“, 52. Deutscher Historikertag, Münster (25.-28. Sept. 2018)

„Cities of Violence and Division - The Riots in Belfast and Jerusalem during the Era of the British Empire”, Vortrag bei Konferenz „Violence, Space and the Political”, National University of Ireland Galway (7.-9. June 2018)

„Urban Space and Violence – The Riots in Belfast and Jerusalem during the late 19th and Early 20th Century and their Assessment by the British Empire”, Colloquium of the Department of History, University of Erfurt (January 10, 2018)

„Violence, Space, and Ritual - The Riots in Belfast and Jerusalem and their Assessment by the British Empire”, International Workshop „Violence and (In-)security in the City: Cities of Violence - Violence of Cities”, Durham University, UK (June 22-23, 2017)

„The Origins and the Historical Development of the Israeli-Arab Conflict”, Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin (Feb. 16, 2017)

„Spaces of Violence in the British Empire: Riots in Northern Ireland and Palestine in British Reports of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century”, Workshop „Gewalträume und Gewaltkulturen” („Spaces and Cultures of Violence”) of the Working Group „Orders of Violence“, workshop organized together with Florian P. Kühn, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg (Nov. 11, 2016)

„The Power of Remembrance - The role of youth organizations of political parties in memoralization and learning about the past”, conference organized together with forumZFD, LAH and CARE/NDU at USJ, Beirut, Lebanon (Sept. 23, 2016)

"The Power of Remembrance", public research seminar (with Bassel Akar, co-organized by forumZFD) at Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon (Sept. 22, 2016)

„The Power of Remembrance - Political Parties, Memory and Learning about the Past in Lebanon” at the Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), Libanon, in cooperation with Bassel Akar (Director of the Center for Applied Research in Education, NDU) (Nov. 11, 2015)

„Heroes and Martyrs of War and Resistance - Political Parties and Collective Memory in Lebanon”, presentation at Willy-Brandt-School, University of Erfurt (June 25, 2015)

„Siege, Helden, Märtyrer - Erinnerungskulturen von politischen Parteien im Libanon”, public lecture series of the Department of History, University of Erfurt (May 6, 2015)

„Zwischen Kriegsnostalgie, Nationalpatriotismus und Revolutionsromantik - Politische Kultur im Libanon”, Lebanon symposium of the Austrian Oriental Society Hammer-Purgstall in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Austrian Institute of International Policy, Festival Hall of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Mar. 26, 2015)

„Glorification of War and Violence in Lebanese Political Culture”, 21st DAVO-Congress, Cologne (Sep. 25-27, 2014)

„Civil Administrations in the Lebanese Civil War: A Comparison of the Highly Institutionalized Orders of Violence Created by the Progressive Socialist Party and the Kataeb (Phalange) Party”, MESA congress, San Diego (Nov. 18-21, 2010)

„Orders of Violence in the Lebanese Civil War”, Deutscher Orientalistentag, Marburg (Sep. 20-25, 2010)

„Development of political parties in Lebanon in historical perspective: PSP, Kata'ib, Hizballah”, Orient Institute Beirut (OIB), Beirut (Mar. 9, 2010)

„The historical development of the PSP, the Kataeb and the Hezbollah: a comparative perspective”, University Saint Joseph (USJ), Beirut (Feb. 17, 2010)

„Political, Social and Cultural Developments of Parties in Lebanon: The Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)”, 15th DAVO-Congress, Erfurt (Oct. 2-4, 2008)

„Historical backgrounds of the current war in Lebanon”, Women in International Security (WIIS.de), Hamburg (Aug. 22, 2006)

Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen

History and Memory in Lebanon