PD Dr. Fabian Klose
Member of the academic staff, Department "Universalgeschichte"Room: 108
Phone: +49 6131 39 39364
Fax: +49 6131 39 30154
2008: postdoctoral fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA); September 2008 – March 2009: lecturer at the Department of History at Princeton University (Princeton, USA); 2009-2012: senior researcher at the History Department of the LMU, Munich in the German Research Foundation Research Project "In the Cause of Humanity".
Since November 2012: member of the academic staff at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz.
Current Research Project:
Project of habilitation: "In the Cause of Humanity". Eine Geschichte der humanitären Intervention im langen 19. Jahrhundert ("In the Cause of Humanity". A History of Humanitarian Intervention in the long 19th Century)
Current research projects:
The international Global Humanitarianism | Research Academy (GHRA) offers research training to advanced PhD candidates and early postdocs. It combines academic sessions at the Imperial and Global History Centre at the University of Exeter and the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz with archival sessions at the Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. The Research Academy addresses early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianism, international humanitarian law, peace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th century. It supports scholarship on the ideas and practices of humanitarianism in the context of international, imperial and global history thus advancing our understanding of global governance in humanitarian crises of the present.
This project conducts a comparative and transnational study of humanitarian intervention in the long 19th century. The project compares different arenas in which "humanity" was enforced by military means, including the fight against the Transatlantic slave trade (1808-1890), the interventions of the European Great Powers to protect Christian minorities in the Ottoman Empire (Greek War of Independence (1827-1829), the Lebanese Civil War (1860-1861) and the Balkan Crisis (1876-1878)), and the US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence (1898).