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.


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


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.



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



Review: Frazier, Jessica M.: Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era. Chapel Hill  2017 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 27.09.2018, <>.

“The United States and World War I: Perspectives and Legacies, Conference Proceedings.” H-Soz-Kult, April 20, 2017 (with Manuel Franz), <>.

“Gewalt – Geschichte – Ge­sellschaft. Interdiszipli­näre stu­dentische Tagung, 30.05.2014 – 01.06.2014 Freiburg, Conference Proceedings.“ H-Soz-Kult, September 6, 2014 (with Helga Eichenberg), <>.


Presentations (Selection):

08/2018: International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH) 2020 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.



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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