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Professor Ute Frevert FBA

Modern European history; history of emotions; Social, gender and political history
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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.



Current post

  • Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin


Emotional lexicons: Continuity and change in the vocabulary of feeling 1700-2000 (et al), Oxford University Press 2014

Men of honour: A social and cultural history of the duel Oxford: Polity Press, 1995. Reprinted 2007

A nation in barracks: Conscription, military service and civil society in modern Germany. Oxford: Berg 2004

Emotions in history - Lost and found. Budapest:Central European University Press 2011

Women in German history: From Bourgeois emancipation to sexual liberation, Berg 1988

Learning how to feel: Children's literature and emotional socialization, 1870-1970 (et al), Oxford University Press 2014

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