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Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann

Director, Department of History (executive Director 2017–2018)
Room: 02 306
Phone: +49 6131 39 39362
Fax: +49 6131 39 30154

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Personal Details:

Born in 1960; undergraduate studies in History in Munich and Leicester (England); PhD in 1991 and Habilitation in 1999 (Munich), 2000–2002: Professor of Modern History in Munich; 2002–2006: Professor of History at the International University in Bremen (now Jacobs University) and Helmut Schmidt Chair for International History; 2006–2011: Professor of Modern and Contemporary History in Mannheim, visiting professorship at Emory University in Atlanta, London School of Economics, Magdalen College, St Antony's (Oxford), University of Montréal and the Sorbonne University; since 2011: Director at the IEG.

From 1 March to 30 June 2018 Prof. Dr. Johannes Paulmann is visiting professor at the Laboratoire d' Excellence "Écrire une histoire nouvelle de l' Europe"at the Université Paris-Sorbonne.

Memberships (Selection):

Secretary of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands
Advisory Board of the German Historical Institute Moskau
Historical Commission of the Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Research focuses:

European history
International history
German history in a transnational perspective

Editorships (Selection):

Editor (together with Markus Friedrich and Nick Stargardt) of the Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte / European History Yearbook (De Gruyter Oldenbourg).
Joint editor of the Studien zur Internationalen Geschichte (De Gruyter Oldenbourg).
Chief editor (with Fabian Klose) of the blog “Humanitarianism & Human Rights” (http://hhr.hypotheses.org).
Chief editor of the Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte (VIEG), Abt. Universalgeschichte (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
Chief editor (with Irene Dingel) of the website European History Online (EGO) of the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz (http://www.ieg-ego.de).

Selected publications:

(Hg. mit Gregor Feindt u. Bernhard Gißibl) Kulturelle Souveränität: Politische Deutungs- und Handlungsmacht jenseits des Staates im 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017.
(Hg.) Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid in the Twentieth Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 451 S.
(Hg. mit Matthias Schnettger u. Thomas Weller) Unversöhnte Verschiedenheit: Verfahren zur Bewältigung religiös-konfessioneller Differenz in der europäischen Neuzeit, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2016, 203 S.
Regionen und Welten: Arenen und Akteure regionaler Weltbeziehungen seit dem 19. Jahrhundert, in: Historische Zeitschrift 296 (2013), 660-699.
(Hg. mit Martin H. Geyer) The mechanics of internationalism: culture, society and politics from the 1840s to the First World War, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, 471 S.
Pomp und Politik: Monarchenbegegnungen in Europa zwischen Ancien Régime und Erstem Weltkrieg, Paderborn u.a.: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2000, 482 S. (Habilitationsschrift; Preis des Verbandes der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands für besondere Leistungen des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuches sowie Auszeichnung durch H-Soz-u-Kult als »Das Historische Buch 2001« in der Kategorie Neuere Geschichte)

Forschungsprojekte:

EGO | European History Online

EGO | European History Online is an transcultural history of Europe published Open Access.

Engaging Europe in the Arab World – European missionaries and humanitarianism in the Middle East (1850-1970)

This project seeks to explore the points of contact between European ‘humanitarian diplomacy’ (praxis and law) and the missionaries.

Global Humanitarianism | Research Academy

 

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.

Graduate Workshop: European History across Boundaries from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

Writing European history calls for the crossing of boundaries and borders. The Leibniz Institute of European History holds annual workshops on early modern and modern European history for international PhD students. We encourage researchers working in this field to present central aspects of their dissertation projects and to discuss the transcultural and transnational scope of their findings in a stimulating environment. The next workshop will be held in January 2018.

Research Training Group: "The Christian Churches and the Challenge of 'Europe'"

The research training group examines reactions in the process of European unification, as well as the repercussions and activities that the process gave rise to in the area of the churches. The project also focuses on the efforts of the churches to insert religious concepts of values into the political processes.

The History of Humanitarian Assistance in the 19th and 20th Centuries

This research project aims to produce a comprehensive account of the history of humanitarian assistance. It is based on an understanding of humanitarian assistance which takes into account how this field of activity has changed over time.