Essays in Contemporary History
List of first imprints, with some notes on contexts In this book I have collected articles that I contributed over the last decades to the fields of memory and history that have been translated into, or were origi- nally written in English. I thank Professor Anna Wolff-Poweska that she has ac- cepted this book as an early contribution into her new series edited in Poznan and designed to further the exchange among European historical and memory studies in various languages. From early on Europe has been a prime object of my curiosity, so I passed in between my provincial academic jobs in the Ruhr (post-)industrial agglomera- tion, and later in Eastern Germany’s most traditional cultural heart, something like a year each as fellow, visiting scholar or the like at St. Antony’s in Oxford (UK), at the Maison des sciences de l’homme in Paris (France), at the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in the East and in the following year at the Wissen- schaftskolleg in the West of the two Berlins of the later Cold War, later I taught for a year at the University of Basle (Switzerland), and was a Jean Monnet Fel- low at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Around 1990 and at the end of the last century I had opportunities to respond as a host for others, when in 1989-93 I was founding director of the first advanced studies institute in cultural studies and the humanities in Germany, the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institute in the...
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