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Prof Eve Rosenhaft

Professor of German Historical Studies Modern Languages and Cultures


    Personal Statement

    I am a historian of modern Germany - officially Professor of German Historical Studies. I grew up in New York, and studied in Montreal and at King's College Cambridge before coming to Liverpool. I have held fellowships and visiting professorships in Britain (King's College Cambridge), the United States (US Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies), Germany (Free University Berlin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft Goettingen, University of Bochum, Herzog-August Bibliothek Wolfenbuettel), and South Korea (Sogang University, Seoul).

    Within the limits of my part-time contract, I welcome the opportunity to support PhD projects in most aspects of German and European social and cultural history between 1720 and 1960, with particular emphasis on Romani studies, Holocaust studies, memory studies, women's and gender history, Black and critical race studies, and the history of colonialism.

    PhD projects currently supervised:
    Gisela Ewe, ‘Schwarz-weiße Verhältnisse? Netzwerke der antirassistischen und antikolonialen Bewegungen zwischen Deutschland, Frankreich und der Sowjetunion in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts’, University of Hamburg

    Successfully defended PhD theses:
    Helga Müllneritsch, ‘Memory, Education, Circulation, Prestige: Form and Function of the Austrian Manuscript Cookery Book in the Long Eighteenth Century’, University of Liverpool, AHRC funded (2019)
    Sarah Lentz, ‘“Wer helfen kann, der helfe!” Deutsche SklavereigegnerInnen in der atlantischen Abolitionsbewegung 1760-1860’, University of Bremen (2018)
    John Garratt, ‘The Abolition of Slavery in Colonial Togoland, George Washington University’, Washington DC (2018)
    Ian Gwinn, ‘ “Is a Different Kind of History Possible?” The History Workshop Movement and the Poetics and Politics of Everyday Life in British and German Historiography’, University of Liverpool, AHRC funded (2015)
    Richard Millington, ‘The Memory of June 1953 in the GDR’, University of Liverpool, AHRC funded (2012)
    Jan Christoph Laucht, ‘German-Speaking Emigré Atomic Scientists and British Nuclear Culture, 1939-1958 – the Cases of Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls’, University of Liverpool (2009)
    Robbie J.M. Aitken, ‘Exclusion and Inclusion: Gradations of Whiteness and Socio-Economic Engineering in a Settler Colony, German Southwest Africa 1884-1914’, University of Liverpool (2002)
    Julia Teschner, ‘The Demokratischer Frauenbund Deutschlands: Study of a GDR Mass Organisation in Transition’, University of Liverpool (1997)
    Juanita Roche, ‘The Elite in Imperial Germany: Family, Class and Gender’, Birkbeck College, University of London (1995)
    Katharine E.R. Lacey, ‘Bridging the Divide: Women, Radio and the Renegotiation of the Public and Private Spheres in Germany 1923-1945’, University of Liverpool (1993)

    Personal Distinctions

    • Paper on German reactions to the Bubbles of 1720 (Invitation to Speak, University of Bielefeld 2013)
    • Residential Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbuettel 2013)
    • Elected Fellow (Royal Historical Society 2012)
    • Keynote Lecture: Everywhere Coloniality: Reflections on Some Family Histories (Keynote Speech, Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Hanyang University, Seoul, S. Korea 2011)
    • Elected Academician (Academy of the Social Sciences 2011)
    • Marie Jahoda Chair for International Women's Studies (University of Bochum, Faculty of Social Sciences 2005)
    • Charles Revson Senior Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Centre for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Washington DC 2001)
    • Max Planck Institute Visiting Fellowship (Max Planck-Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaft 1996)
    • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 1988)

    Administrative Roles

    • Knowledge Exchange Lead for the Department of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.

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