Dr. Sarah Panter
Member of the academic staff, Department "Universalgeschichte" (parental leave)
I joined the IEG in April 2013. During my first year, I held the position of a research coordinator (Forschungsreferentin). Since May 2014, I have been a member of the academic staff.
Current research projects:
"Cosmobilities" – Transnational Lives in Dictionaries of National Biography across Europe during the 19th Century
This feasibility study, headed by Johannes Paulmann (Mainz) and Margit Szöllösi-Janze (Munich) and investigated by Sarah Pater (Mainz), evaluated the potential of a historical analysis of transnational lives in dictionaries of national biography across Europe during the 19th century.
Until today the myth of so-called »Forty Eighters« is deeply entrenched in narratives of German, German-American as well as American history. The post-revolutionary lives of this group are in retrospective either interpreted single-handedly as a symbol of their failure in Europe or the success of their democratic ideals in the United States. The main objective of my project is therefore to analyze revolutionary lives after 1848/49 by focusing on their transatlantic mobilities. In doing so, the project will break with linear narratives of such transnational biographies and ask how we can contextualize their agency in multiple (local, national, or international) contexts