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Dr. Andrea Rehling

Member of the academic staff, Principal Investigator of the project "UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage"
Room: 03-14, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz (Besucheranschrift)
Phone: +49 6131 39 39464
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326

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Personal Details:

Andrea Rehling is a researcher at the Leibniz-Institute of European History in Mainz. Between 2013 and 2016, she was principal investigator for the research project "Knowledge of the World – Heritage of Mankind: The History of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage" funded by the Competition of the Leibniz Association under funding line 2: Particularly innovative and high-risk projects. She studied History, Political Science and German Literature at the Ruhr University, Bochum. In 2009, she took her doctoral degree with a thesis on German corporatism between 1880 and 1980 at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim and a junior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Constance (Konstanz). In 2016 and 2017 she was visiting fellow at the Institute for European Global Studies in Basel, Switzerland.

Fellowships

2016: Visiting Fellow at the Europainstitut der Universität Basel
2012/2013: Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Constance
2011: Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants at the German Historical Institute in London and Paris
2010: Karl Ferdinand Werner Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Paris

Memberships

Arbeitskreis für kritische Unternehmensgeschichte (Akku)
Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands (VHD)
Verband Baden-Württembergischer Wissenschaftlerinnen (VBWW)
European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
European Network in Universal and Global History (ENIUGH)

Research interests

Andrea Rehling is a historian of Contemporary History and focuses on the global and transnational history of the 20th century, especially with regard to international relations and international organizations. She is interested in the history of ideas and agency, industrial and labor relations, cultural and environmental history. In her current research project, she takes UNESCO World Heritage program as a prism to enquire into the “transformations” of a governance institution during the 20th century. The project starts from the continuing debate in modern history on whether the 1970s and 1980s are turning points in history. They are viewed as the background to the present and they are often identified as the beginning of a global age and the end of the nation state. They are regarded as the starting point of a new ecological consciousness and are interpreted as the inception of new practices of cultural identification. The project extends these observations and incorporates them into its central questions in order to provide new insights into "transformations" of statehood, society and politics, culture and nature, time and space, materiality and temporality since the 1970s.

Selected publications

Kosmopolitische Geschichtsschreibung und die Kosmopolitik des UNESCO Weltkultur- und Naturerbes, in: Bernhard Gißibl/ Isabella Löhr (Hg.): Bessere Welten. Kosmopolitismus in den Geschichtswissenschaften. Frankfurt a. M. 2017, S. 373-401.
Historische Authentizität jenseits von „Original“ und „Fälschung“. Ästhetische Wahrnehmung - gespeicherte Erfahrung - gegenwärtige Performanz (gemeinsam mit Johannes Paulmann), in: Martin Sabrow/ Achim Saupe (Hg.): Historische Authentizität. Göttingen 2016, S. 91-125.
Protokollen auf der Spur –Neue Zugänge zu Kommunikation und Kultur in Organisationen (gemeinsam mit Esther Möller), in: Menja Holtz/ Esther Möller/ Franziska Torma (Hg.): Auf der Spur der Dinge. Materialität in der interkulturellen Begegnung (=Saeculum. Jahrbuch für Universalgeschichte 66/2, 2016). Köln/ Wien/ Weimar 2017, S. 245-268.
Global Commons im 20. Jahrhundert: Entwürfe für eine globale Welt (= Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte/ European History Yearbook, Bd. 15). München 2014, hg. Gemeinsam mit Isabella Löhr.
Konfliktstrategie und Konsenssuche in der Krise. Von der Zentralarbeitsgemeinschaft zur Konzertierten Aktion ( = Historische Grundlagen der Moderne, Bd. 3). Baden-Baden 2011.

Current research projects:

Knowledge of the World - Heritage of Mankind: The History of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage

The research project investigates the origins of the UNESCO World Heritage program for the first time on the basis of historical sources. Taking the World Heritage program governance institution as a prism, it investigates the shifting structures, institutions and actors, perceptions and agency. In five subprojects, it provides new insights into "transformations" of statehood, society and politics, culture and nature, time and space, past, present and future since the 1970s.

UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage: Cosmopolitanization of Collective Memory

The project "UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage: Cosmopolitanization of Collective Memory" deals with the history of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. It is part of the project »Knowledge of the World - Heritage of Mankind: The History of UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage«.