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Prof. Berg's office hours

During the lecture-free period, office hours take place by appointment.

In the 2024 summer term, office hours take place on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 pm.

Students are invited to direct questions to Professor Berg via email (manfred.berg@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de).

 
News

New Publications by and on Prof. Dr. Berg

  • "Historiker Manfred Berg: Biden muss physische Stärke zeigen", in: SWR2 Tagesgespräch, 07.03.2024, Listen To.
  • "Weist der Blick nach USA in die Zukunft Europas? Stehen die USA vor einem neuen Bürgerkrieg? Das Szenario, das sich für die US-Wahlen abzeichnet, lässt Schlimmes befürchten." Mannheimer Morgen, 28.02.2024, S. 4. Read
  • "Amerika den Amerikanern!", in: Die ZEIT  52, 7.12.2023. Read
  • "Trump kann wieder gewinnen", in: RNZ, 03.08.2023. Read
  • "Interview mit Manfred Berg über den abgewendeten Zahlungsausfall in den USA", in: SWR2 Journal am Morgen, 03.06.2023. Listen To
  • "Trump bekommt die Aufmerksamkeit, die er braucht", in: RNZ, 01.04.2023. Read
  • "Panzer und Trucks für Stalin." Waffen- und Rohstofflieferungen der USA tragen entscheidend dazu bei, dass die Sowjetunion den Zweiten Weltkrieg gewinnen kann. ZEITGeschichte Stalingrad. Mythos und Wirklichkeit einer Schlacht - und die bis heute umkämpfte Erinnerung (1/2023), S. 7073.
 
Archive

For older announcements see our archive.

 

Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg

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

Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History at the University of HeidelbergFoto_Berg_2021



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):

Students are invited to schedule a consultation via E-mail. Students are invited to direct questions to Professor Berg via email (manfred.berg@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de).

Concerning the deadlines for bachelor- and master theses as well as Zulassungsarbeiten please refer to the information given by the respective examination office.



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
  • 2017-2020: Speaker of the DFG Graduiertenkolleg 2244: Authority and Trust in American Culture Society, History, and Politics

 

Administrative Service

  • Speaker of the History Department of Heidelberg University (2007-2008, 2013-2014 and 2019-2020)
  • Dean of the Philosophy Faculty at Heidelberg University (2010-2012)
  • Member of the Committee on Administering Doctorates of the Philosophy Faculty at Heidelberg University (since 2012)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Heidelberg University (since 2005)
  • Member of the Heidelberg University Senate Committee for the Safeguarding of Good Scientific Practice (2015-2019)
  • Research Council of the Field of Focus 3 at Heidelberg University (2017-2020)
  • Member of the Senat of the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (2012-2018)


Memberships and Professional Activities

  • Organization of American Historians
  • Verband der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Advisory Board of the European Journal of American Studies
  • Willi Paul Adams Award Committee of the Organization of American Historians (2006-2010)
  • Academic Advisory Board of the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, NL (2006-2017)
  • Program Committee of the Organization of American Historians for  the Annual Convention of 2011, Houston, Texas (2008-2011)
  • Program Committee of the Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era (2013-2016)
  • Academic Advisory Board of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (2015-2021)
  • Academic Advisory Board of the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (2017-2020)
  • Elected Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften (since 2019)

 

Expert Opinions for Journals and Institutions

  • Amerikastudien/ American Studies
  • American Studies Journal
  • European Journal of American Studies
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Studies
  • Journal of Military History
  • Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • Journal of Southern History
  • Leviathan
  • Memory Studies
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • Race and Justice
  • Zeithistorische Studien/ Studies in Contemporary History
  • Zeitschrift für Politik
  • Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte

 

  • Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung
  • Daimler und Benz Stiftung
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
  • Deutsch-amerikanische Fulbright-Kommission
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut, Washington, D.C.
  • Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Historisches Kolleg, München
  • Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton
  • Irish Research Council
  • Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
  • Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • US-Israel BinationalScience Foundation
  • Volkswagenstiftung


Academic Awards and Distinctions

  • Ruprecht Karls Prize for best doctoral dissertation, University of Heidelberg (1990)
  • David Thelen Prize, Organization of American Historians (2006)
  • Distinguished Historian Award of the Society of Historians of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era (2016)
  • Heidelberg University Yearly Award for distinguished accomplishments in research and teaching (2016)
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