Dagmar Herzog at the BGHS
Dagmar Herzog. Photo by Thomas Abel
From 9 – 11 January, Dagmar Herzog, professor at the City University of New York, was a guest at the BGHS. Dagmar Herzog is a historian with research interests in Modern Europe, History of Sexuality and History of Religion.
Jana Hofmann, doctoral reseracher at the BGHS, had the idea to invite Dagmar Herzog. “The first time, I met her was at the German Historikertag in Göttingen, where she hold a lecture, and then a second time in the USA.”, she says. “I was impressed of her presence. Also Dagmar Herzog's research focus matches very well to the interests of lots of BGHS members.”
On 9 January, Herzog hold a lecture about How Psychoanalysis Got Sexually Conservative: The “Jewish Science” Crosses the Atlantic. The lecture was organized by the research colloquium Transkulturelle Geschlechterforschung and a broad and interested audience from a variety of disciplines joined the presentation.
The participants of the Methods Class with Dagmar Herzog. Photo by Thomas Abel.
Methods Class about the rediscovery of research areas
From 10 – 11 January, Herzog gave a Methods Class about Psychoanalysis/ Sexuality: New Methodological Challenges. “We were just a small number of people, which made the seminar very fruitful”, Jana Hofmann says. “The core of the seminar was about the idea, that research areas of history, which are already labelled as completed, can be revitalized by choosing different methods and asking different questions.”
At the end of the Methods Class, every participant presented his or her recent research project and discussed it with the participants. According to Jana Hofmann, especially this part was very helpful. “The projects the participants work on are about very different topics." But she had ideas for everybody, for example further literature, names of researchers working in the same field or in form ideas for a different approach to the topic.
Next Guest: Marcelo Neves
The next guest at the BGHS will be professor Marcelo Neves from the University Brasília (Brazil). His main interest concerns the interplay between the legal/constutional theory and social system theory.