MemberNeil Gregor


‘Beethoven, Bayreuth, and the Origins of the Federal Republic of Germany’, English Historical Review 521 (August 2011), 835-877.

‘History to Order? Commissioned Research, Contained Pluralism and the Limits of Criticism’, Zeitgeschichte-Online (Zentrum f. Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam)(2012) (

‘Music, Memory, Emotion: Richard Strauss and the Legacies of War’, Music & Letters, 96,1 (2015), 55-76.…

I am Professor of Modern European History at the University of Southampton, G.B., where I have worked since 1994.   My research has ranged widely over the business, social, and cultural history of the twentieth century; at its core is the project of thinking through the place of the Third Reich in the longer history of Germany and Europe’s twentieth century and, in particular, of embedding histories of the Holocaust in wider narratives of modern German and European history.  My most recent project focusses on the cultural history of art music in C20th Germany, in connection with which I am writing a book on the institution of the symphony concert in Nazi Germany.

MemberRobert Heinze

…216;matatus’ ont pris le contrôle de la rue”, Le Monde Afrique, 30.04.2019

“A technocratic reformulation of colonialism”, Africa Is A Country, 21.01.2019

“‘It recharged our Batteries’: Medien in der Dekolonisierung Afrikas“, zeitgeschichte-online, June 2010

I am a researcher/lecturer in African History, currently at the University of Trier. I am working on a history of urban transport in Africa, using four case studies (Bamako, Kinshasa, Lusaka, Nairobi). Before embarking on this Post-Doc research, I completed a Ph.D. on the history of radio in Namibia and Zambia, with a focus on decolonisation periods, anticolonial resistance and post-colonial nation-building. I am interested in exploring infrastructures in (post-)colonial societies through a lens of historical materialism, analysing them both as material technologies and in their interactions with political economies and urban societies.

MemberMathew Turner

…r, ‘Teaching the Holocaust from Afar: an Australian Perspective’ in A. Pearce (ed.), Remembering the Holocaust in Educational Settings, Routledge, scheduled 2018.

M. Turner, D. Lowe, T. Joel, ‘“Between Politics and Scholarship”: the First Decade of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1948-1958’, (submitted to German History, August 2017).

R. Gidley, M. Turner, ‘Judicializing History: Mass Crimes Trials and Historians as Expert Witnesses’, (submitted to Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, October 2017)

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MemberNina Janz

…elyabinsk, Russia (2016).

“Von Toten und Helden“ in “Archiv für Sozialgeschichte“ (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung), volume 55 (2015): 177-204.

Work in progress:

“The Work for Peace – The Workcamps of the German War Graves Commission”, in Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Munich 2019….

I am a Research Associate in the Project in History of Justice. As an archivist, I am researching and inventorying relevant documents for the project. I provide our team with relevant documents and prepares them for the digitalizing and virtual exhibition. I worked as an archivist at the German Federal Archive, in Koblenz and Berlin and at the Military Archive in Freiburg, where I managed requests and inquiries concerning the Wehrmacht, WW II and the fate of POW and other Nazi victims. I supported projects in digitalizing and preservation of documents and worked in a project of the German Historical Moscow to digitalize records of Soviet POW. After my archival career, I began my doctorate at the University of Hamburg in cultural anthropology about the impact of death and violence and the memory of WW II in the post-war period in Germany and Russia. My research focus lies on the commemoration aspects of military dead/war dead and war cemeteries in Germany and Russia, the Holocaust in Eastern Europe and on cultural aspects on the Wehrmacht and military violence during WW II. And secondly, my research interests cover the classical historical research in archives and libraries, digital methods and innovations and the questions of digital preservation and accessibility of historical documents.

MemberAnika Walke

…er, Silence: Oral history in (Post-) Soviet Russia and the Blurry Line Between the Public and the Private”). Laboratorium: Zhurnal Sotsialnykh Issledovanii (St. Petersburg, Russia), 1 (2011): 72-95.

“Remembering and Recuperation: Memory Work in the Post-Soviet Context.” Zeitgeschichte (Vienna, Austria) 36, no. 2 (2009): 67-87.

Book chapters

“Was Soviet Internationalism Anti-Racist? Toward a History of Foreigners in the USSR.” Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context. Ed. David Rainbow. Kingston, CAN:…