Prof. Berg's office hours

During the current summer semester (2019) Professor Berg is observing a research semester. Office hours will be held on the following dates or by appointment.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11am-1pm

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 11am-1pm

History Department, Room 041



New Publications by and on Prof. Dr. Ber

  • Review: Turda, Marius, and Maria Sophia Quine, Historicizing Race. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, in: History: Reviews of New Books, Vol 47:1 (2019), 22-23. Read
  • Interview for WDR ZeitZeichen on Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin, 1793 (28.10.2018). Listen to
  • Article "Wut, Recht und Ordnung. Amerikas Rechtsruck begann 1968 - als Richard Nixon Präsident wurde", in: DIE ZEIT (25.10.2018). Read
  • Interview for WDR ZeitZeichen on occasion of the 80th anniversary of Edward Mandell House's death (28.03.2018). Listen to
  • Interview for SWR aktuell: "Aufstand der Schüler - Kommt in den USA die Waffen-Wende? (23.02.2018). Listen to

For older announcements see our archive.



Main research areas:

  • Constitutional History
  • Gender History
  • History of Ideas
  • Political History
  • Popular justice and Violence
  • Race and Ethnicity in History
  • Racism
  • Social and Political Movements
  • Trans- and International History


Besides diverse individual research projects, there is a close cooperation with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Notably this includes the interdisciplinary research training group Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History, and Politics. Since 2017 this research group has been engaged in the question of what way authority and trust have shaped US-American politics and society from the 19th century up into the present.

Editor: Weimann
Latest Revision: 2019-01-28
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