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During the lecture period: Tuesday, 2-4 pm, R 041 

during the lecture-free period only by appointment, R 041

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

 
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New Publications by and on Prof. Dr. Berg

  • "Die USA sind inzwischen eine defekte Demokratie", in: SWR, 10.11.2022. Read. 
  • "Verfassungsgericht versus Volk: Das jüngste Urteil des Supreme Courts zum Abtreibungsrecht ist keine Ausnahme: Immer wieder hat Amerikas höchste juristische Instanz Entschiedungen getroffen, die das Land entzweien", in: Die ZEIT (35/2022), 25.8.2022, S.17. Read.
  • Nach dem Ende von Roe - Wie mächtig ist der amerikanische Supreme Court, Podcast in: Quo Vadis USA?, HCA, 11.08.2022. Listen to
  • Triumph und Abstieg des Richard Nixon, Podcast in: The Pioneer, 06.08.2022. Listen to
  • Aumenta el temor a una guerra civil en Estados Unidos, Interview with: Deutsche Welle, 29.7.2022. Video
  • "USA befinden sich in 'bürgerkriegsähnlichem Zustand.'" Interview with: n-tv, 18.7.2022. Read
  • "Der Kreml-Versteher", in: Die ZEIT (25/2022), 15.6.2022, 19. Read
  • „‘An Inappropriate Namesake’: Princeton University and the Legacy of Woodrow Wilson.”, in: Amerika, Deutschland und Europa von 1917 bis heute. Festschrift zum 90. Geburtstag von Klaus Schwabe. 2. Bde. Ed. Christian Bremen. Aachen: edition aixact zeitgeschehen, 2022, 69-85.
  • "Die Erwartungen an den amerikanischen Präsidenten sind notorisch zu hoch", in: RNZ, 20.01.2022, 17. Read
  • "Wie hat der Terror die Welt verändert, Herr Berg?" in: Mannheimer Morgen, 11.09.2021, 4. Read
  • "Von Andrew Jackson zu Donald Trump: Zur Kontinuität des Populismus in der Geschichte der USA", in: Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften Jahrbuch 2020 (2021), 19-21.
  • "Jenseits von Law and Order. Ist die Republikanische Partei noch zu retten? Eine kurze Geschichte vom Aufstieg und Fall des amerikanischen Konservatismus." Die ZEIT (15/2021), 8.4.2021, 19. Read
 
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Lara Track, M.A.

Curt-Engelhorn-Chair in American History Track_Lara_Foto


Research Associate

 

Contact Details:

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

Room: 044A

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

 

Office Hours for the 2019 summer term:

Please contact Lara Track via Email to make an appointment

History Department, Room 044A

 

Dissertation Project:

Between Peace and Women's Rights. Women Strike for Peace and the Feminist Movement in the United States, 1960-1991 (Working Title)

For an abstract of the project, please click here.

 

Profile:

Lara Track received her B.A. in History and Sociology from Heidelberg University. During her undergraduate studies she spent an academic exchange year at Newcastle University, UK. She pursued her M.A. degree in Contemporary History of the Modern Age at the University of Freiburg. Her M.A. thesis traces body norms and fatness in 1960s West Germany. Lara Track joined the Chair for American History in October 2016 as a research associate.

For a full academic CV, please click here.

 

Research Interests:

  • Women's and Gender History
  • History of Bodies and Fatness
  • Intersectionality
  • Social Movements
  • Transnational History

 

Publications:

Borderless for peace: How transnational connections shaped Women Strike for Peace, in: Engendering Transnational Transgressions: From the Intimate to the Global, ed. Eileen Boris/Sandra Trudgen Dawson/Barbara Molony, Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2021.

Frieden vernetzt. Transnationaler Frauenfriedensaktivismus und der Gleichberechtigungsprozess in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, in: Ariadne. Forum für Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte 75 (2019), p. 127-141.

Review: Frazier, Jessica M.: Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era. Chapel Hill  2017 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 27.09.2018, <www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-29248>.

“The United States and World War I: Perspectives and Legacies, Conference Proceedings.” H-Soz-Kult, April 20, 2017 (with Manuel Franz), <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/index.asp?pn=tagungsberichte&view=pdf&id=7127>.

“Gewalt – Geschichte – Ge­sellschaft. Interdiszipli­näre stu­dentische Tagung, 30.05.2014 – 01.06.2014 Freiburg, Conference Proceedings.“ H-Soz-Kult, September 6, 2014 (with Helga Eichenberg), <http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-5536>.

 

Presentations (Selection): 

02/2020: Jahrestreffen der Historiker_innen in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bad Bevensen. Vortragstitel: Nevertheless, They Persisted. Women Strike for Peace between the Movements for Peace and Women’s Rights.

07/2019: Franco-German Conference: History Intersectional/L'Histoire intersectionelle, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. Title of Presentation: "This tidy little bombshell." Race, Class and the American Women't Peace Movement.

08/2018: International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH) 2018 Conference, Vancouver (Kanada). Presentation Title: From Peaceniks to Feminists? How Transnational Connections Shaped American Peace Activists' Views on Women's Rights.

10/2017: Colloquium of the German Historical Institute Washington DC (USA). Presentation of the dissertation project as part of the awarded research fellowship.

07/2017: Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Women in the Ame­ricas (SHAW), The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford (UK). Presentation Title: Meeting Our Sisters. How Transnational Collaboration Influenced Women Strike for Peace's Pacifist Feminism.

06/2017: Doctoral Seminar: Peace and Conflict. Historical, Social and Cultural Per­spectives on Theory and Empiricism, University of Mannheim. Presentation Title: Between Peace and Women’s Rights. Women Strike for Peace und the Feminist Movement in the United States, 1961-1990.

05/2017: International Ph.D. Se­minar, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS), Middelburg (Netherlands). Presentation Title: Conflict or Cooperation? Women Strike for Peace‘s Connections to Second Wave Feminism, 1961-1990.

 

TEACHING:

Summer 2021, Undergraduate Seminar: The Vietnam War

Summer 2020, Undergraduate Seminar: Peace during the Cold War: The US-American Peace Movement 1945 – 1990

Summer 2019, Undergraduate Seminar: Between Prudery and Pornography. Sexuality in 20th Century America

Summer 2018, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course: Fat, Fetish, Hair, and Skin: Body Norms in Germany and the United States from the Mid-19th Century until Today

Summer 2017, Undergraduate Seminar: Second Wave Feminism. The Feminist Movement in the United States, c. 1960 – 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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