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Dates

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

 

 
News

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
 
Archive

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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 (Room 041, Department of History):

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



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
  • Since 2017: Speaker of the DFG Graduiertenkolleg 2244: Authority and Trust in American Culture Society, History, and Politics


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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