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PhD Projects

Research FieldProjectTeam
Cohort 2016–2020Idleness, Industry and Self-Fulfillment: the Ethics and Psychology of Work in Late Imperial and Early Republican ChinaMarius Oesterheld
Healing and Holiness: Religious provocateurs during the 19th centuryBritt Schlünz
Suffering Love: The Relation between Religion and Bourgeois Experiences of Romantic Love in Late 18th and Early 19th Century GermanyJulia Lieth
Religious Tradition - Secular Ethics? Transformations of Tibetan Buddhist Ethics in Twentieth-Century South AsiaFrederik Schröer
From Vermin to Hero: Shifting Attitudes Toward Soldiers in US-American Society from the Vietnam War to the War on TerrorAnna Borrero
Between Pleasure and Immorality: Western Allies’ Soldiers’ Clubs in Germany as Sites of Encounters between Occupiers and the Occupied in the 1940s and 1950sLena Rudeck
Cohort 2015–2019The Rise of Market Populism: The Media History of Neoliberalism, 1940–1990Sören Brandes
Under a Cloak of Civility: Bourgeois Answers to the “Jewish Question” in London and Berlin 1890-1914Alexandra Esche
Transnational Networks of Anti-Imperialism: Mexico City in the Long 1920sThomas Lindner
Between Conservatism, Cold War and Counterculture – The American Legion in California, 1950–1980Marvin Menniken
Cohort 2014–2018Environments of Disposal. Moralities, Practices and Localities of Waste (1880‐1930)Björn Blaß
Ethics of Essence: On the Emotional Production of "Aryan" Subjectivity in Völkisch Settlements, 1890-1925Anna Danilina
The Production of “Monaco” and “Las Vegas” as Sites of (Un)Moral EconomiesPaul Franke
Planned Love? Advice Communication on Marriage and Partnership in the GDRTill Großmann
When History Goes Mad: Rewriting the History of State Violence in Dersim Cicek Ilengiz
Political Workings of the Ideology of Remoteness: Imagining the Szeklerland as a Moral Site of Cultural Resistance in the 20th CenturyPetru Szedlacsek
Cohort 2013–2017The Emotional Economy of British Seaside Holiday-Making 1870-1918 Yaara Benger
Moral Economies of Urban Dwelling: Nonprofit Housing in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (20th/21st Century)Tobias Bernet
Shame and the Search for Rehabilitation. Pardoning Practices in Germany, 1870-1933Timon de Groot
Spaces and Emotional Styles: War Victims in the Interwar Period (1920s–1930s)
Contested Solidarity: Moral Economies in the Trade Union Movement of the 1970s and 1980sMarie Schubenz
Morality, Emotions and Political Community in the Late Ottoman Empire (1880-1905)