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Dates

Prof. Berg's office hours

during term:
Tue., 11.00am-12.00am, History Department, Room 041

during term break:
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 10.00am-12.00am
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 10.00am-12.00am

 
News

New Publications by Prof. Dr. Berg

  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg in RNZ  "Er bündelt die Wut weißer, männlicher Amerikaner" (11.08.2016) Read
  • Article "No, he couldn’t!. Mit Barack Obama verbanden die Afroamerikaner große Erwartungen: Er sollte sein Land aus dem Rassismus herausführen. Doch das historische Erbe war stärker“, DIE ZEIT (2016) 11. 8. 2016, p. 15. Read
  • Prof. Dr. Berg on lynching in American History, video related to the Böll congress (Achill Island, Ireland, 28.05. - 01.05.2016). Watch
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on German radio channel NDR2 "Obama fordert in Hiroshima Welt ohne Nuklearwaffen" (27.05.2016). Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on German radio channel SWR2 "Die USA nach dem 'Super-Tuesday' - ein gespaltenes Land?" (02.03.2016). Listen
  • Article "Eine extreme Alternative. Er hat es Donald Trump vorgemacht:
    1964 trat Barry Goldwater mit radikalen Parolen
    für die Republikaner an. Bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen
    erlitt er eine krachende Niederlage – den amerikanischen
    Konservatismus aber prägt er bis heute", in DIE ZEIT, 25.02.2016. Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on BlogTalkRadio in The Roots and Roots Show about his book "Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in the USA" (10.10.2015). Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on German radio channel MDR Jump "Alltagsrassismus in den USA?" (10.08.2015). Listen
  • Workshop "The Challenges of Doing Biography", 03.07.2015. [PDF]
  • Article "Pulverfass mit kurzer Lunte. Die Unruhen in Ferguson und Baltimore haben eine bedrückende Tradition: Seit mehr als 150 Jahren erschüttern „race riots“ die amerikanische Gesellschaft.", in DIE ZEIT, 13.05.2015. Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on German radio channel SWRinfo "Polizeigewalt in den USA" (28.04.2015). Listen
  • Article "„Schnappt Euch die Nigger!“ Der „blutige Sonntag“ von Selma in Alabama wurde im März 1965 zu einem Wendepunkt der US-Bürgerrechtsbewegung.", in DIE ZEIT, 19.02.2015. Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on German radio channel SWR "Der Film 'Selma' und die Situation der Schwarzen in den USA" (19.02.2015). Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on German radio channel BR "Rassismus: Proteste in den USA" (29.11.2014). Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on Swiss radio channel SRF "Lynchjustiz in den USA – eine lange Geschichte" (22.09.2014). Listen
  • Review of: "Lynchjustiz in den USA" in SZ, 16.09.2014. Read
  • Article "Ein Traum für alle. Der Civil Rights Act sollte vor 50 Jahren die Rassentrennung in den USA beenden. Ist das gelungen?", in DIE ZEIT, 12.06.2014. Read
  • Lecture "Die USA und der Erste Weltkrieg" from series of lectures Studium Generale Heidelberg. Link
  • Article "Blut für den Fortschritt" in Ruperto Carola Forschungsmagazin, 04.05.2014. Read
  • Article "Revolte gegen die Willkür" in DIE ZEIT, 30.04.2014. Read
  • Review of: "Lynchjustiz in den USA" in FAZ ,14.04.2014. Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on SWR radio program in Journal am Mittag on his new book "Lynchjustiz in den USA" (01.04.2014). Listen
  • Review of: "Lynchjustiz in den USA" in Andruck: Das Magazin für politische Literatur on Deutschlandfunk radio (17.03.2014). Listen
  • Lynchjustiz in den USA. Hamburger Edition. English edition: Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in America.Lynchjustiz in den USA
    Further information on this book

  • RNZ-Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg  "Wer in den USA Daten preisgibt, darf nie mehr auf deren Schutz pochen“. Über Privatsphäre in den Vereinigten Staaten und die tiefgehende Angst vor äußeren Gefahren (17.01.2014). Read
  • Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaption.Racism in the Modern World
    Further information on this book

  • Van Minnen, Cornelis A. and Manfred Berg (eds.): The U.S. South and Europe: Transatlanic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.Cover Berg U.S. South and Europe
    Further information on this book

  • Article by Prof. Dr. Berg and Dr. Wilfried Mausbach "Wie der Prinz in seinem Schloss? [...]" in FAZ, 09.09.2013. Read
  • Review of: Immerman, Richard H. / Goedde, Petra: The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013. Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on SWR radio program Journal am Mittag "Der Amerikanische Traum, Vision und Wirklichkeit" (28.08.2013). Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg on Swiss radio channel SRF 4 News aktuell "Sind US-Präsidenten in der 2. Amtszeit erfolgreicher?" (21.01.2013).
    Listen (complete interview)
    Listen (shortened interview)
  • Geschichte der USA. Oldenbourg Grundriss der Geschichte. Bd. 42.Geschichte der USA

  • Globalizing Lynching History.​Global Lynching History
    Further information on this book

  • Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Transfer and Adaptation.Racism in the Modern World
    Further information on this book

  • Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in America.Popular Justice
    Further information on this book
 
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Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg

Academic Career
Employment
Memberships and Professional Activities
Grants, Awards, Fellowships

Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History at the University of HeidelbergProf. Dr. Manfred Berg



Adress:
University of Heidelberg
Department of History
Postfach 10 57 60
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 - 54 22 76
E-Mail: manfred.berg@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

Office Hours during term break (Room 041, Department of History):
Wed., September 21, 2016, 10.00am-12.00am
Wed., October 5, 2016, 10.00am-12.00am
(and by appointment)

 



Publications


Curriculum Vitae

Academic career

  • 1985: M.A. in Modern History (University of Heidelberg)
  • 1988: Ph.D. in Modern History (University of Heidelberg)
  • 1998: Habilitation in Modern History (Free University of Berlin)


Employment

  • 1989-1992: Assistant Professor at the History Department of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin
  • 1992-1997: Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • 1998-2000: Adjunct Professor at the History Department of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin
  • 2000-2001: Visiting Professor of Anglo-American History at the University of Cologne
  • 2001- 2002: Visiting Professor of American History at the History Department of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies of the Free University of Berlin
  • 2002-2003: Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2003-2005: Executive Director of the Center for U.S. Studies at the Leucorea Foundation, University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2007-2008: Chair of the History Department, Heidelberg University
  • 2009: Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • 2010-2012: Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Heidelberg University
  • 2013-2014: Chair of the History Department, Heidelberg University
  • Since 2005: Curt Engelhorn Professor of American History at the University of Heidelberg


Memberships and Professional Activities

  • Organization of American Historians
  • Association of German Historians
  • Editor, American Studies Journal, 2003-2005
  • Reader, Amerikastudien/American Studies
  • Reader, Journal of Southern History
  • Reader, European Journal of American Studies
  • Reader, Journal of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
  • Reader, Review of International Studies
  • Reader, Zeithistorischen Studien/Studies in Contemporary History
  • Reader, Journal of American History
  • Reader, Journal of American Studies
  • Member, Advisory Board of the European Journal of American Studies
  • Member, Willi Paul Adams Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board of the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands
  • Member, Program Committee of the Organization of American Historians, Annual Convention of 2011, Houston, Texas
  • Member, Advisory Board of the German Association for American Studies (since 2015)


Grants, Awards, Fellowships

  • 1990: Ruprecht Karls Prize for best doctoral dissertation, University of Heidelberg
  • 2002: Fellowship, American Studies Center des Salzburg Seminars
  • 2005: Visiting European Fellow, David K. Bruce Center for American Studies, Keele University, UK
  • 2006: David Thelen Prize, Organization of American Historians, best foreign-language article in American history
  • 2016: Distinguished Historian Award der Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
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