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Corresponding Fellow, Section H10, Modern History from 1850, elected in 2014

Professor Dr Jürgen Osterhammel FBA

The history of Europe's position in the world, 19th and 20th centuries; transfers of political and social ideas, mainly between Europe and Asia; history of historiography; the social history of music
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About this Fellow

I was trained in history, German literature and political science and for some time worked as a senior lecturer in the department of political science at the University of Freiburg, Germany. My first professorships were at the German Open University and the Graduate Institute Geneva. Since 1999 I have been a professor of 19th and 20th-century history at the University of Konstanz, Germany. My global history of the 19th century, 'The Transformation of the World', was published in 2014 in a revised English version. A co-authored interpretive history of decolonization and a collection of my essays on "global processes" (in German) were published in 2017. My revised edition of an older monograph on the European Enlightenment and Asia was published in English as 'Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment’s Encounter with Asia' in 2018.


Other Modern History from 1850 Fellows

Professor Megan Vaughan

History, African Languages and Literature, Social History in Africa, Economic History in Africa, History of Medicine in Africa.

Professor Maxine Berg

History Global especially Asia and Europe Intellectual History - History Early Modern History Central Europe Asia

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