Main Focus

Social, Political and Cultural History of Economics with a Focus on German, Polish and European History from the 19th to the 21st Century

    • History of Capitalism and its Criticism 
    • History of Marxism, Communism and Real Socialism 
    • History of Democratic Opposition in East Central Europe
    • History of (Co-)Transformation of East Central and Western Europe
    • History of Emotions, especially Economic and Legal Concepts of "Well-Being"
    • History of Civil Society Concepts and Civil Movements 
    • Theories and Methods of Transnational Research

    Projects

    Curriculum Vitae

    • Dr. phil. in Modern History, 2012, Freie Universität Berlin
    • M.A. in Modern History, 2006, Freie Universität Berlin
    • Studies in Modern History, Law and Political Science, 1999-2005, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of Florence

    Academic Positions

    • Since 2014 Researcher, Research Center „History of Emotions“, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
    • 2012-2013 Associated Researcher, International Collegium for the Humanities “Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin      
    • 2011 Guest Researcher, Research Group “Changing Concepts of the Political in the 20th Century”, Center for Contemporary History Potsdam
    • 2006-2010 Guest Researcher, Research Group “Civil Society, Citizenship, and Political Mobilization in Europe”, Berlin Social Science Center
    • 2006-2009 Pre-doctoral Researcher, Berlin School for Comparative European History, Freie Universität Berlin
    • 2003-2005 Scientific Coordinator of the "European Civil Society Network" funded in the 5th Framework Program of the European Union, Research Group “Civil Society: Historical and Social Scientific Perspectives”, Berlin Social Science Center

    Academic Awards

    • 2012 Prize of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Germany and the Polish Academy of Sciences
    • 2006 Hedwig Hintze Prize of the Department of History and Cultural Studies at Free University Berlin
    • 2006 Książ Prize of the Foundation for German-Polish Collaboration  
    • 2006 Herbert Wehner Prize of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation

    Fellowships, Research Grants and Research Stays abroad 

    • 2014 Post-doc-Fellowship granted by the Max Planck Society
    • 2010 PhD Scholarship granted by the Fazit Foundation
    • 2007 Scholarship for a research stay at the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford granted by the German Academic Exchange Service
    • 2006 Gerald D. Feldman-Fellowship for three research stays at the German Historical Institutes in Warsaw, Paris and London granted by the Max Weber Foundation
    • 2006 Scholarship for a research stay in Warsaw and Wrocław granted by the German Historical Institute Warsaw
    • 2006 PhD Scholarship granted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation
    • 2005 Predoc Scholarship granted by the Berlin Social Science Center
    • 2013, 2011, 2010 und 2006 Research grants of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Fazit Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Marga and Kurt Möllgaard Foundation

    Research Organisation and Transfer

    • 2018 Capitalist Cold. Debating and Depicting Callousness in Europe and America (International Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, with Kerstin Maria Pahl)
    • 2017 New Perspectives in the History of Emotions (Internal Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, with Stephen Cummins und Daphne Rozenblatt)
    • 2010 Human Rights Movements in East-Central Europe (International Conference at the German Historical Institute Warsaw in cooperation with the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, with Robert Brier)
    • 2005 Civil Society in Europe (Final Conference of the European Civil Society Network at the Berlin Social Science Center, with Arnd Bauerkämper und Jürgen Kocka)
    • 2004 Markets and Civil Society in Europe (International Conference at the Analistas Socio-Políticos Research Center Madrid, with Victor Pérez-Díaz)
    • 2004 The Future of the European Polity (International Conference at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster London, with John Keane)         

    Memberships and Service to the Profession 

    Reviews

    • National Science Centre Poland
    • Berghahn Books, Bloomsbury Academic
    • History of the Human Sciences, Contributions to the History of Concepts, Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, East Central Europe

    Publications

    1. Books

    1. Feeling Political. Emotions and Institutions since 1789, London: Palgrave Macmillen 2022 (with Ute Frevert et. al.).
    2. Rote Bürger. Eine Milieu- und Beziehungsgeschichte linker Dissidenz in Polen, Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft, Vol. 209, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013.
    3. Intellektuelle in der Opposition. Diskurse zur Zivilgesellschaft in der Volksrepublik Polen, Frankfurt am Main: Campus 2007.

    2. Edited Books

    1. Capitalist Cold. On Callousness and Other Economic Emotions in Europe and the United States, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2023, with Kerstin Maria Pahl).
    2. Vergleichen, Verflechten, Verwirren? Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011 (with Joachim C. Häberlen and Christiane Reinecke).

    3. Articles 

    1. Kälte, Kritik, Kapitalismus. Zur Geschichte eines ambivalenten Verhältnisses (in preparation).
    2. Eigentum verpflichtet. Globale Perspektiven auf Unternehmen, Verantwortung und Gefühle (in preparation).
    3. Varieties of Patriotism. Debates on Post-National Identities in 20th Century Europe (in preparation).
    4. Emotionsmanagement. Genese, Geschichte, Gefahren, in: Projektmanagement Aktuell, Volume 6, 2020, p. 7-9. 
    5. Der homo emoticus hat kein Geschlecht. Zur Geschichte der Gefühlswahrnehmung, in: FAMA. Feministisch-theologische Zeitschrift, Volume 3, 2019, p. 4-5.
    6. „Abwanderung und Widerspruch“. Zur Aktualität eines analytischen Konzepts des 20. für das 21. Jahrhundert, in: Administory. Journal for the History of Public Administration/ Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, p. 247-254.
    7. Inspiracja czy irytacja? Społeczeństwo obywatelskie w Polsce i Europie (Inspiration oder Irritation? Zivilgesellschaft in Polen und Europa), in: Kultura Liberalna 86, Nr. 36, August 2010.
    8. Premises and Paradoxes in the Development of the Civil Society Concept in Poland, in: Agnes Arndt/ Dariusz Gawin, Discourses on Civil Society in Poland, WZB Discussion Paper, Nr. SP IV 2008-402, Berlin 2008, p. 1-29.

    4. Book Chapters

    1. Politik mit Performanz. Konturen und Konjunkturen von Bürgerlichkeit im staatssozialistischen Polen, in: Ingo Loose/ Christian Rau/ Michael Schwartz (Eds.), Bürgerlichkeit in Diktaturen, Berlin: Metropol (forthcoming 2023).
    2. Cold Blood – Hot Topic: Promises and Problems of an Emotional History of Capitalism, in: Agnes Arndt/ Kerstin Maria Pahl (Eds.), Capitalist Cold. On Callousness and Other Economic Emotions in Europe and the United States, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2023).
    3. Capitalist Cold. The History of Economy meets the History of Emotions (mit Kerstin Maria Pahl), in: Agnes Arndt/ Kerstin Maria Pahl (Eds.), Capitalist Cold. On Callousness and Other Economic Emotions in Europe and the United States, London: Routledge (forthcoming 2023).
    4. Zivilgesellschaft als Treiber der Ko-Transformation? Ein intellektuelles Konzept und seine politischen Implikationen, in: Markus Böick/ Constantin Goschler/ Ralph Jessen (Eds.), Jahrbuch Deutsche Einheit, Berlin: Ch. Links 2022 (in press).
    5. Effizienz und Emotion. Deutungsmuster und Dynamiken weiblicher Gefühlsarbeit in Familienunternehmen, in: Kai Bosecker (Eds.), Tochter, Gattin, Unternehmerin. Geschichten des Wandels von Frauenrollen und -funktionen in Familienunternehmen vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Böhlau 2022 (in press).
    6. Efficiency and Emotion. Interpretive Patterns and Dynamics around Women’s Emotional Labour in Family Businesses, in: Kai Bosecker (Eds.), Tochter, Gattin, Unternehmerin. Geschichten des Wandels von Frauenrollen und -funktionen in Familienunternehmen vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Böhlau 2022 (in press). 
    7. Feeling Political Through Law. The Emergence of an International Criminal Jurisdiction, 1899-2019, in: Ute Frevert et. al., Feeling Political. Emotions and Institutions since 1789, London: Palgrave Macmillen 2022, p. 91-119.
    8. Traders and Entrepreneurs. Encountering Trust in Business Relations, in: Benno Gammerl/ Philipp Nielsen/ Margrit Pernau (Eds.), Encounters with Emotions. Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity, New York: Berghahn 2019, p. 110-132.
    9. Renaissance or Reconstruction? Intellectual transfer of civil society discourses between Eastern and Western Europe, in: Friederike Kind-Kovács/ Jessie Labov (Hrsg.), From Samizdat to Tamizdat: Transnational Media During and After Socialism, 2nd ed., New York: Berghahn 2015, p. 156-171.
    10. Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis – Chancen, Risiken und Grenzen, (mit Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke), in: Agnes Arndt/ Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke (Eds.), Vergleichen, Verflechten, Verwirren? Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011, p. 11-30.
    11. Der Bedeutungsverlust des Marxismus in transnationaler Perspektive. “Histoire Croisée” als Ansatz und Anspruch an eine Beziehungsgeschichte West- und Ostmitteleuropas, in: Agnes Arndt/ Joachim C. Häberlen/ Christiane Reinecke (Eds.), Vergleichen, Verflechten, Verwirren? Europäische Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Theorie und Praxis, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011, p. 89-114.

    5. Media and Online Contributions 

    1. Bildung bedeutet, sich ein Bild von der Welt zu machen, in: Nachgefragt! Wissenschaftsjahr 2022 (in preparation).
    2. Discourses on Civil Society in Poland, WZB Discussion Paper, Nr. SP IV 2008-402, Berlin 2008 (mit Dariusz Gawin).
    3. Semantisches Missverständnis. Der Begriff „Zivilgesellschaft“ spielte in Polen keine zentrale Rolle, in: WZB Mitteilungen, Nr. 118, Berlin 2007, p. 11-13.

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