8th Workshop Notre Dame/Bielefeld
From 4 to 8 May this year’s Notre Dame/Bielefeld workshop for doctoral researchers took place at Notre Dame University (Indiana/USA).
Nine young scholars from the BGHS participated at the international workshop. Dr. Bettina Brandt, the manager of the School for historic research and Prof. Stephan Merl from the Department of History, Philosophy and Theology accompanied the group.
The international workshops focal point were parts and chapters of the still worked on dissertations of the participants. Short introductions by the authors were followed by comments, critics and concluding discussions.
Aside from the intensive textual work the stay at Notre Dame was a great chance to exchange knowledge about historical and sociological questions in general and doctorates in Germany and the US. A sightseeing tour in Chicago and a hike through the dunes of South Bend completed this year’s international workshop.
An overview of the participants from Bielefeld and their dissertation projects:
Marcus Carrier: Methodenwahl in der forensischen Chemie/Toxikologie des 19. Jahrhunderts im deutsch-französischen Vergleich
Jana Kristin Hoffmann: Family and Gender Concepts in American Mainline Protestantism with a Special Focus on the United Methodist Church 1950-1990 (Working Title)
Teresa Malice: Between agreement and dissent. The Italian Left and 'real socialism' in the German Democratic Republic (1949-1976)
Kerstin Schulte: “Volksgemeinschaft” behind barbed wire. The internment camps of the British and American Occupation Zone and their significance for the German postwar society, 1945-1950
Zoltán Simon: History, Presence, Experience: History in Times of Unprecedented Change
Oleksandra Tarkhanova: Transformation of the State Gender Regime: Policy Change and Policy Framing in Post-Soviet Ukraine
Niko Rohé: European Observation and Comparison in Wars of "others" during the 1890s
Paul-Matthias Tyrell: Integrative Utilization of a Border? The National Border between the USA and Canada in the Metropolitan Region of Detroit – Windsor as Mutually Accessed Local Economic Resource
Lili Zhu: Die deutsche Kulturpolitik in China und ihre Auswirkungen-Eine Analyse der kulturellen Expansion des Deutschen Reiches nach China von 1900 bis 1914.
Additional information about the Notre Dame/Bielefeld workshop
Additional information about the Notre Dame/Bielefeld workshops for doctoral researchers, which take place since 2010 at Bielefeld University and at Notre Dame University, about this year’s workshop in particular and BGHS projects with international cooperation partners are available at: