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Dates

Prof. Berg's office hours

during term:
Tue., 11.00am-13.00am, History Department, Room 041

during term break:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10-12a.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 10-12a.m.

 

 
News

New Publications by and on Prof. Dr. Berg

  • Interview for WDR ZeitZeichen "Rassenkonflikt in Little Rock beginnt (am 02.09.1957)", WDR (2017), 02.09.2017. Listen to
  • Article "Wer wird da diskriminiert? Die amerikanische Regierung stellt Förderprogramme für Minderheiten in Frage“, in: DIE ZEIT (10.08.2017).
  • Woodrow Wilson. Amerika und die Neuordnung der Welt. Eine Biographie.

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    Further information on this book
  • Review on Prof. Berg's latest book "Woodrow Wilson. Amerika und die Neuordnung der Welt" on SWR2 (01.08.2017). Listen
  • Review on Prof. Berg's latest book "Woodrow Wilson. Amerika und die Neuordnung der Welt" on Deutschlandfunk (26.06.2017). Listen
  • Panel discussion SWR2 Forum with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg on John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy Myth: "Der Präsident als Popstar" (23.05.2017). Listen
  • Article "Lynchjustiz und Bürgerrechte" on Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg's research on the Obama era and persistent racial tensions in the US, in: Deutsche Universitätszeitung (24.03.2017) Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg in Frankfurter Rundschau on Woodrow Wilson and WW1: "Er führte keinen Kreuzzug für die Demokratie" (05.04.2017) Read
  • Article "Er wollte keinen Krieg" on Woodrow Wilson and the entry of the U.S. into World War I, in: DIE ZEIT (30.03.2017) Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg on German radio channel SWR2 on recent threats against Jewish and Muslim institutions (28.02.2017) Listen
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg on Woodrow Wilson's "Peace Without Victory" speech on German radio program ZeitZeichen (22.01.2017) Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg in RNZ: "Obama hätte gegen Trump gewonnen" (10.01.2017) Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg on German radio channel SWR2: "US-Gesellschaft nach der Wahl. Von Autorität und Vertrauen" (21.11.2016) Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg in Badische Neueste Nachrichten: „Einwanderungspolitik wird zentrale Rolle spielen“ (09.11.2016) Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg on German TV channel 3sat:"'You're fired'. Die Angst vor dem Politik-Novizen. Manfred Berg befürchtet eine fortschreitende Spaltung der amerikanischen Gesellschaft" (08.11.2016) Watch
  • Lecture for Stiftung Demokratie Saarland "Lynchjustiz in den USA" (05.10.2016) Listen
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg in DLF "9/11 war ein Fanal für die globalen Gesellschaften" (11.09.2016) Read
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Berg in SWR2 "Amerika heute" (21.08.2016) Listen
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Sophie Lorenz, M.A.

Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History

Research Associate

Contact:
University of Heidelberg
Department of History
Grabengasse 3-5
D-69117 Heidelberg

Room: 044A

Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 54 - 3361
E-Mail: sophie.lorenz@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

Office Hours:
Wed., 12:00-01:00pm

CV:
Since 2010
Research Associate at the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History, History Department

September 2011 – March 2012
Doctoral Fellow in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany, German Historical Institute (GHI), Washington D.C.

July 2009
Magister Artium (Heidelberg University)
Topic of the master thesis: „Between Race War and Class Struggle: Black Power, the Student Protest Movement and Black Panther Solidarity in West Germany during the 1960s and 1970s“

2007-2010
Coordination of the HCA doctoral conference HCA Spring Academy – American History, Politics & Culture

2004-2010
Student assistant, Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)

2003-2009
Studies in History, Political Science and Public Law at Heidelberg University

Research Interests:

  • Transnational History
  • Cold War Cultures
  • 20th Century German and American History

Teaching:

  • Summer Term 2010: "The Sixties’ Rebellion: ‚1968’ in Transatlantic Perspective"
  • Summer Term 2011: "Commies, Containment und Detente: The United States during the Cold War era, 1945-1963"
  • Summer Term 2012: "From Camelot to Watergate: American Politics, Society and Culture from 1961 to 1973"
  • Summer Term 2013: "Sisters in the Struggle: Women in the African-American Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to Angela Davis"
  • Summer Term 2014: "Occupation, Fraternization, Americanization? The U.S. Military in Germany from 1945 to the Present"
  • Summer Term 2016: "From Rosa Parks to Angela Davis. Women in the African-American Civil Rights Movement."

 

Fellowships:

  • Fellowship in the History of African Americans and Germans/Germany, Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington D.C. (2011/2012)
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Diversity and International Outreach Fellowship (2011)
  • Bosch Archival Seminar for Young Historians Fellowship (2010)


Dissertation Project:
“’Peace, Friendship, Solidarity’? East Germany and Angela Davis, 1965 – 1989” (working title)

On October 13, 1970 Angela Davis was arrested and put on trial for being an accomplice to homicide. After that the German Democratic Republic (GDR) started a wide-ranging state-sponsored solidarity program for Angela Davis through which Davis became an East German heroine of the “Other America”. This dissertation tracks the various expressions of support for Angela Davis in the GDR in particular and the crossings between the GDR and black Americans in general – both in terms of specific personal interactions and cultural perceptions. Thereby, despite the ostensible political isolation of the GDR by the Iron Curtain dividing East and West, a new dimension of Cold War relations between the U.S.A. and the GDR will become visible. At the same time, the study will add a new perspective to the international history of the black freedom movement.

Publications:
Together with Andreas Riffel: Tagungsbericht Toward an International History of Lynching. 04.06.2010-06.06.2010, Heidelberg, in: H-Soz-u-Kult, 24.07.2010, <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=3210>; auch erschienen in AHF-Information, 2010, Nr. 150, <http://www.ahf-muenchen.de/Tagungsberichte/Berichte/pdf/2010/150-10.pdf>.

„'Heldin des anderen Amerikas'. Die DDR-Solidaritätsbewegung für Angela Davis, 1970–1973", in: Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History, Jahrgang/Volume 10 (2013), Heft/Issue 1, (Druckausgabe: S. 38-60) <http://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/16126041-Lorenz-1-2013>.

„Konstruktionen einer Emotionskultur des Kalten Krieges: Das Beispiel der DDR-Solidaritätskampagne für Angela Davis, 1970-1972“, in: David Eugster und Sibylle Marti (Hg.), Das Imaginäre des Kalten Krieges. Beiträge zu einer Wissens- und Kulturgeschichte des Ost-West-Konfliktes in Europa, Essen: Klartext 2015, S. 213-242.


Project Affiliation:
The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American G.I.s, and Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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