About this Fellow
Ute Frevert has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society since 2008. Between 2003 and 2007 she was professor of German history at Yale University and prior to that she taught History at the Universities of Konstanz, Bielefeld and the Free University in Berlin. She is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and serves on several scientific boards. She was awarded the prestigious Leibniz Prize in 1998.
- Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory
Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.
Modern British and Irish history; the history of war, particularly political violence, and terrorism, public security, emergency powers and counter-insurgency in Ireland and Palestine under British rule
History and politics of southern Africa, especially the rural Eastern Cape; environmental history and the politics of conservation