Prof. Dr. Simone Derix
Member of the academic staff, Department "Universalgeschichte"
Time at IEG: 2014 – 2015
"Cosmobilities" – Transnational Lives in Dictionaries of National Biography across Europe during the 19th Century
Between 1 May 2014 and 30 April 2015, the feasibility study "Cosmobilities" was carried out at the IEG. The project was jointly managed by Johannes Paulmann and Margit Szöllösi-Janze (Munich); Sarah Panter worked on the project at the IEG, which was funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The starting point was the observation that national biographies of the 19th century are strongly characterised by the appropriation of individual persons in the name of a 'nation'.