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Margrit Pernau

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Short CV: 

Dr. phil. in Modern History, 1991, University of Heidelberg
Habilitation, 2007, University of Bielefeld
extraordinary Professor, 2012, Freie Universität Berlin


Research Interests: 
  • History of Emotions
  • Indian history, 18th-20th centuries
  • Transnational History, History of Entanglement
  • Historical semantics, Translation Studies

Selected Literature: 
  • Pernau, M. with H. Jordheim, E. Saada, C. Bailey, E. Wigen, O. Bashkin, M. Kia, M. Singh, R. Majumdar, A.C. Messner, O. Benesch, M. Park and J. Ifversen (2015). Civilizing Emotions. Concepts in Nineteenth-Century Asia and Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Pernau, M. (2013). Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in nineteenth-century Delhi. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Pernau, M. (2008). Bürger mit Turban. Muslime in Delhi im 19. Jahrhundert. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • Pernau, M. (2006). The Delhi College. Traditional Elites, the Colonial State, and Education before 1857. Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Pernau, M. (1992). Verfassung und politische Kultur im Wandel. Der indische Fürstenstaat Hyderabad 1911-48. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

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Personal Information
Citizenship German
Marital Status Married, two children
Birth 1962
 
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Center for the History of Emotions
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin 

 

Education
2007 Habilitation in Modern History, University of Bielefeld
1993-1994 Training as an archivist, State Archive of Rhenania, Koblenz (practical part of the training)
1991 PhD, University of Heidelberg
1983-1986 Studies at the Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg (History of South Asia, Medieval and Modern History, Public Law)
1981-1983 Degree studies at the University of Saarland (Medieval and Modern History, History of Eastern Europe, Public Law)
1981 Abitur (school-leaving certificate) at the German School, Paris

 

Professional Experience
since 2008 Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
2006-2007 Research Fellow at the Modern Orient Centre Berlin in the Programme Development Department
2006 Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin
2002-2005 Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation on the research project "Plural Identities of Muslims in Old Delhi in the 19th century", University of Erfurt
1997-2003 Archival Studies in Delhi on "Plural Identities of Muslims in Old Delhi in the 19th century"
1995-1997 Research project on "Lifestyles. The Catholic milieu in Hennef (Rhineland)", accompanying this: Adult education in the archdiocese of Cologne

 

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships
March 2016 Visiting Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of South Asia Studies
March 2013 Visiting Professorship at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Institut des Etudes de l'Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman
2011 3 months Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, FRIAS
2010 “Geisteswissenschaften International” Award - Translation Funding for Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences (by Thyssen Foundation, collecting society VG Wort, German Publishers and Booksellers Association and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany)
2008 Habilitation Prize of the Association of German Historians
1987 DAAD. Hyderabad
1981-1986 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

 

Academic Activities
2016 - Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (established by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE))
2014 - Co-editor of the series "Globalgeschichte. Theorien, Ansätze, Themen" [Global History. Theories, Approaches, Topics], Campus Verlag
2013 - Editor of "History of Emotions - Insights into Research" (Online publication)
2012 - Principal Investigator of the International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies
2016 - Principal Investigator of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin
2016 - Member of the Executive Board of The History of Concepts Group
2012 - Member of the Faculty of MA Global History, Freie Universität Berlin
2008 - 2014 Member of the Advisory Board of "Concepta" (International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought)
since 2009 Member of the editorial board of "Contributions to the History of Concepts"
2009 - 2012
2017 -
Editor of "Contributions to the History of Concepts"
since 2009 Elected Member of the board of editors of "Geschichte und Gesellschaft - Journal of historical Social Sciences"
   
Research Interests
  • History of Emotions
  • Indian History, 18th-20th century
  • Transnational History, History of Entanglement
  • Historical semantics, Translation Studies
     

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I. Monographs

Pernau, M., Jordheim, H., Saada, E., Bailey, C., Wigen, E., Bashkin, O., Kia, M., Singh, M., Majumdar, R., Messner, A. C., Benesch, O., Park, M., & Ifversen, J. (2015). Civilizing emotions: Concepts in nineteenth-century Asia and Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Frevert, U., Eitler, P., Olsen, S., Jensen, U., Pernau, M., Brückenhaus, D., Beljan, M., Gammerl, B., Laukötter, A., Hitzer, B., Plamper, J., Brauer, J., & Häberlen, J. (2014). Learning how to feel: Children's literature and emotional socialization, 1870-1970 (Emotions in History). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2013). Ashraf into middle classes: Muslims in nineteenth-century Delhi. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.001.0001
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Pernau, M. (2011). Transnationale Geschichte (Grundkurs Neue Geschichte, UTB No. 3535). Stuttgart: UTB.

Pernau, M. (2008). Bürger mit Turban: Muslime in Delhi im 19. Jahrhundert. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
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Pernau, M. (2000). The passing of patrimonialism: Politics and political culture in Hyderabad 1911 - 1948. New Delhi: Manohar.

Pernau, M. (1992). Verfassung und politische Kultur im Wandel: Der indische Fürstenstaat Hyderabad 1911-48 (Beiträge zur Südasienforschung No. 152). Stuttgart: Steiner.

II. Editions

Pernau, M. (Ed.). (2017). Feeling communities [Special issue]. Indian Economic and Social History Review, 54(1).

Pernau, M. (Ed.). (2016). Emotion concepts in Urdu and Bengali [Special section]. Contributions to the History of Concepts, 11, 24-106.

Pernau, M., & Sachsenmaier, D. (Eds.). (2016). Global conceptual history: A Reader. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Pernau, M., & Jaffery, Y. (Eds.). (2009). Information and the public sphere: Persian newsletters from Mughal Delhi. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Juneja, M., & Pernau, M. (Eds.). (2008). Religion und Grenzen in Indien und Deutschland: Auf dem Weg zu einer transnationalen Historiographie. Göttingen: V&R unipress.

Pernau, M. (Ed.). (2006). The Delhi College: Traditional elites, the colonial state, and education before 1857. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Hasan, M., & Pernau, M. (Eds.). (2005). Regionalizing Pan-Islamism: Documents on the Khilafat Movement. New Delhi: Manohar.

Andrews, C. F. [Hasan, M. & Pernau, M. (Eds.)] (2003). Zaka Ullah of Delhi. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M., Ahmad, I., & Reifeld, H. (Eds.). (2003). Family and gender: Changing values in Germany and India. New Delhi: Sage.

III. Articles

Pernau, M. (in press). Anger, hurt and enthusiasm: Mobilizing for violence in India, 1870-1920. In A. Blom & S. Tama Lama-Rewal (Eds.), Emotions and political mobilization in South Asia. London: Routledge.

Pernau, M., & Rajamani, I. (in press). Traducciones emocionales: Historia conceptual más allá del lenguaje. In F. Torres (Ed.), Conceptos que hacen Historia: En torno a Reinhart Koselleck. Santiago de Chile: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Pernau, M. (2017). Feeling communities: Introduction. Indian Economic and Social History Review, 54, 1-20. doi:10.1177/0019464616683477
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Pernau, M. (2017). Love and compassion for the community: Emotions and practices among North Indian muslims, c. 1870-1930. Indian Economic and Social History Review, 54, 21-42. doi:10.1177/0019464616683480
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Pernau, M. (2016). From morality to psychology: Emotion concepts in Urdu, 1870-1920. Contributions to the History of Concepts, 11, 38-57. doi:10.3167/choc.2015.110103
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Pernau, M. (2016). Introduction: Concepts of emotions in Indian languages. Contributions to the History of Concepts, 11, 24-37. doi:10.3167/choc.2015.110102
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Pernau, M. (2016). Provincializing concepts: The language of transnational history. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 36, 483-499. doi:10.1215/1089201x-3699031
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Pernau, M., & Rajamani, I. (2016). Emotional translations: Conceptual history beyond language. History and Theory, 55, 46-65. doi:10.1111/hith.10787
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Pernau, M., & Sachsenmaier, D. (2016). History of concepts and global history. In M. Pernau & D. Sachsenmaier (Eds.), Global conceptual history: A reader (pp. 1-27). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Jordheim, H., & Pernau, M. (2015). Quanqiu shiyu zhong de gainianshi [A global history of concepts: Civilization, civilizing and emotions]. Zhong guo she hui ke xue [International Social Science Journal (Chinese Edition)], 32, 129-138.

Pernau, M. (2015). Great Britain: The creation of an imperial global order. In M. Pernau, H. Jordheim, E. Saada, C. Bailey, E. Wigen, O. Bashkin, M. Kia, M. Singh, R. Majumdar, A. C. Messner, O. Benesch, M. Park, & J. Ifversen, Civilizing emotions: Concepts in nineteenth-century Asia and Europe (pp. 45-62). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2015). Mapping emotions, constructing feelings: Delhi in the 1840s. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 58, 634-667. doi:10.1163/15685209-12341386

Pernau, M. (2015). Nostalgia: Tears of blood for a lost world. South Asia Graduate Research Journal (SAGAR), XXIII, 74-109.
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Pernau, M. (2015). The virtuous individual and social reform: Debates among North Indian Urdu speakers. In M. Pernau, H. Jordheim, E. Saada, C. Bailey, E. Wigen, O. Bashkin, M. Kia, M. Singh, R. Majumdar, A. C. Messner, O. Benesch, M. Park, & J. Ifversen, Civilizing emotions: Concepts in nineteenth-century Asia and Europe (pp. 169-186). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2015). What object is fear? [Review of the books Fear across the disciplines, by J. Plamper & B. Lazier (Eds.) and Facing fear: The history of an emotion in global perspective, by M. Laffan & M. Weiss (Eds.)]. History and Theory, 54, 86-95. doi:10.1111/hith.10742
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Pernau, M., & Jordheim, H. (2015). Introduction. In M. Pernau, H. Jordheim, E. Saada, C. Bailey, E. Wigen, O. Bashkin, M. Kia, M. Singh, R. Majumdar, A. C. Messner, O. Benesch, M. Park, & J. Ifversen, Civilizing emotions: Concepts in nineteenth-century Asia and Europe (pp. 1-22). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2014). Asghari's piety. In U. Frevert, P. Eitler, S. Olsen, U. Jensen, M. Pernau, D. Brückenhaus, M. Beljan, B. Gammerl, A. Laukötter, B. Hitzer, J. Plamper, J. Brauer, & J. C. Häberlen, Learning how to feel: Children's literature and emotional socialization, 1870-1970 (pp. 57-73). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2014). Civility and barbarism: Emotion as criteria of difference. In U. Frevert, M. Scheer, A. Schmidt, P. Eitler, B. Hitzer, N. Verheyen, B. Gammerl, C. Bailey, & M. Pernau, Emotional lexicons: Continuity and change in the vocabulary of feeling 1700-2000 (pp. 230-259). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2014). Epilogue: Translating books, translating emotions. In U. Frevert, P. Eitler, S. Olsen, U. Jensen, M. Pernau, D. Brückenhaus, M. Beljan, B. Gammerl, A. Laukötter, B. Hitzer, J. Plamper, J. Brauer, & J. C. Häberlen, Learning how to feel: Children's literature and emotional socialization, 1870-1970 (pp. 245-258). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2014). Space and emotion: Building to feel. History Compass, 12, 541-549. doi:10.1111/hic3.12170
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Pernau, M. (2012). India in the Victorian Age: Victorian India? In M. Hewitt (Ed.), The Victorian world (pp. 639-655). London: Routledge.

Pernau, M. (2012). Male anger and female malice: Emotions in Indo-Muslim advice literature. History Compass, 10, 119-128. doi:10.1111/j.1478-0542.2012.00829.x
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Pernau, M. (2012). Whither conceptual history? From national to entangled histories. Contributions to the History of Concepts, 7(1), 1-11. doi:10.3167/choc.2012.070101
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Pernau, M. (2011). Maulawi Muhammad Zaka Ullah: Reflections of a Muslim moralist on the compatibility of Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. In C. Clémentin-Ojha (Ed.), Convictions religieuses et engagement en Asie du Sud depuis 1850 (Études Thématiques No. 25) (pp. 31-47). Paris: École française d'Extrême-Orient.

Pernau, M. (2011). Teaching emotions: The encounter between Victorian values and Indo-Persian concepts of civility in nineteenth-century Delhi. In I. Sengupta & D. Ali (Eds.), Knowledge production, pedagogy, and institutions in colonial India (pp. 227-247). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pernau, M. (2011). Weder Formel noch Fragment: Regionalwissenschaftler schreiben Weltgeschichte. Erwägen, Wissen, Ethik: EWE, 22, 413-415.

Pernau, M. (2011). Zivilität und Barbarei: Gefühle als Differenzkriterien. In U. Frevert, M. Scheer, A. Schmidt, P. Eitler, B. Hitzer, N. Verheyen, B. Gammerl, C. Bailey, & M. Pernau, Gefühlswissen: Eine lexikalische Spurensuche in der Moderne (pp. 233-262). Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag.

Pernau, M. (2010). The Indian body and unani medicine: Body history as entangled history. In A. Michaels & C. Wulf (Eds.), Images of the body in India (pp. 97-108). New Delhi: Routledge.

Pernau, M. (2010). Shifting globalities - changing headgear: The Indian muslims between turban, hat and fez. In U. Freitag & A. v. Oppen (Eds.), Translocality: The study of globalising processes from a southern perspective (Studies in Global Social History No. 4) (pp. 249-267). Leiden: Brill.

Frevert, U., & Pernau, M. (2009). Europa ist eine Frau: Jung und aus Kleinasien. Beitrag zum Themenschwerpunkt "Europäische Geschichte - Geschlechtergeschichte". Themenportal Europäische Geschichte. Retrieved from http://www.europa.clio-online.de/2009/Article=401
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Juneja, M., & Pernau, M. (2009). Lost in translation: Transcending boundaries in comparative history. In H.-G. Haupt & J. Kocka (Eds.), Comparative and transnational history: Central European approaches and new perspectives (pp. 105-129). New York: Berghahn.

Pernau, M. (2009). An ihren Gefühlen sollt Ihr sie erkennen: Eine Verflechtungsgeschichte des britischen Zivilitätsdiskurses (ca. 1750-1860) ["By their feelings you shall know them": An entangled history of the British discourse on civility (c.1750-1860). Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 35, 249-281.

Pernau, M. (2009). Asaf Jah. In G. Krämer, D. Matringe, J. Nawas, & E. Rowson (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Islam, 7 (3rd ed., pp. 111-115). Leiden: Brill.

Pernau, M. (2009). The Indian body and unani medicine: Body history as entangled history. Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, 18, 107-118. doi:10.1524/para.2009.0008

Pernau, M. (2009). Introduction. In M. Pernau & Y. Jaffery (Eds.), Information and the public sphere: Persian newsletters from Mughal Delhi (pp. 1-33). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2009). Rationalizing the world: British detective stories and the Orient. In H. Fischer-Tiné & S. Gehrmann (Eds.), Empires and boundaries: Rethinking race, class, and gender in colonial settings (pp. 179-194). New York: Routledge.

Juneja, M., & Pernau, M. (2008). Einleitung. In M. Juneja & M. Pernau (Eds.), Religion und Grenzen in Indien und Deutschland: Auf dem Weg zu einer transnationalen Historiographie (pp. 9-51). Göttingen: V&R unipress.

Pernau, M. (2008). Kriegerische Jungfrauen und sanfte Jünglinge: Geschlechtergrenzen im katholischen Diskurs des Kaiserreichs. In M. Juneja & M. Pernau (Eds.), Religion und Grenzen in Indien und Deutschland: Auf dem Weg zu einer transnationalen Historiographie (pp. 277-303). Göttingen: V&R unipress.

Pernau, M. (2008). Religion und sozialer Status: Das Beispiel einer muslimischen Händlergemeinschaft aus Delhi. In M. Juneja & M. Pernau (Eds.), Religion und Grenzen in Indien und Deutschland: Auf dem Weg zu einer transnationalen Historiographie (pp. 425-446). Göttingen: V&R unipress.

Pernau, M. (2008). Veiled associations: The muslim middle class, the family, and the colonial state in nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. In K. Hagemann, S. Michel, & G. Budde (Eds.), Civil society and gender justice: Historical and comparative perspectives (pp. 135-152). New York: Berghahn.

Pernau, M. (2007). Gab es eine indische Zivilgesellschaft im 19. Jahrhundert? Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von Globalgeschichte und historischer Semantik. Traverse, 14, 51-67.

Pernau, M. (2007). Transkulturelle Geschichte und das Problem der universalen Begriffe: Muslimische Bürger im Delhi des 19. Jahrhunderts. In B. Schäbler (Ed.), Area Studies und die Welt: Weltreligionen und neue Globalgeschichte (pp. 117-149). Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag.

Pernau, M. (2005). Multiple identities: Re-contexualizing the religious. In J. Malik & H. Reifeld (Eds.), Religious pluralism in South Asia and Europe (pp. 147-170). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2004). Global history: Wegbereiter für einen neuen Kolonialismus? Forum Geschichte.transnational. Retrieved October 6, 2009, from http://geschichte-transnational.clio-online.net/transnat.asp?type=diskussionen&id=572&view=pdf&pn=forum
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Pernau, M. (2004). Schools for Muslim girls - a colonial or an indigenous project? A case study of Hyderabad. Oriente Moderno, 84, 263-276.

Pernau, M. (2003). The Delhi Urdu Akhbar: Between Persian akhbarat and English newspapers. Annual of Urdu Studies, 18, 105-131.
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Pernau, M. (2003). Family: A gendering and gendered space. Introduction. In M. Pernau, I. Ahmad, & H. Reifeld (Eds.), Family and gender: Changing values in Germany and India (pp. 9-33). New Delhi: Sage.

Pernau, M. (2003). From a 'private' public to a 'public' private sphere: Old Delhi in comparative perspective. In G. Mahajan & H. Reifeld (Eds.), The public and the private: Democratic citizenship in a comparative perspective (pp. 103-130). Delhi: Sage.

Pernau, M. (2003). Middle class and secularisation: The Muslims of Delhi in the 19th century. In I. Ahmad & H. Reifeld (Eds.), Middle class values in India and Western Europe (pp. 21-42). New Delhi: Social Science Press.

Pernau, M. (2003). Motherhood and female identity: Religious advice literature for women in German catholicism and Indian islam. In M. Pernau, I. Ahmad, & H. Reifeld (Eds.), Family and gender: Changing values in Germany and India (pp. 140-161). New Delhi: Sage.

Pernau, M. (2003). Preparing a meeting-ground: C. F. Andrews, St. Stephen's, and the Delhi College. An introduction. In C. F. Andrews, Zaka Ullah of Delhi (pp. XLVII-LXXV). New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (2002). Female voices: Women writers in Hyderabad at the beginning of the twentieth century. Annual of Urdu Studies, 17, 36-54.
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Pernau, M. (2002). Handlungskompetenz im Harem: Mädchenerziehung im indischen Fürstenstaat Hyderabad. In H. Fischer-Tiné (Ed.), Handeln und Verhandeln: Kolonialismus, transkulturelle Prozesse und Handlungskompetenz (pp. 91-121). Münster: LIT-Verlag.

Pernau, M. (2000). Creation of a royal personality: The Yadgar-e silver jubilee of Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam of Hyderabad, 1936. Internationales Asien-Forum, 31, 255-273.

Pernau, M. (1999). The end of seclusion: New studies on gender history in South Asia. Internationales Asien-Forum, 30, 359-379.

Pernau, M. (1999). Reaping the whirlwind: Nizam and the Khilafat movement. Economic and Political Weekly, 34, 2745-2751.
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Pernau, M. (1998). "Celles qui n'ont pas écrit": Frauengeschichte zwischen Diskurs, Mentalität und Alltag. Francia, 25, 109-124.
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