Jürgen Osterhammel#

Jürgen Osterhammel
Membership Number:2229
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • since 1990: Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Konstanz (Germany)
  • 1997-1999: Professor of International History, Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva)
  • 1990-1997: Professor of Non-European History, Fernuniversität Hagen (Germany)
  • 1986 -1990: Reader in Political Science, University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • 1982-1986: Research Fellow, German Historical Institute London
  • 1980: Dr.phil., history, Univ. of Kassel (Germany);

Fields of Scholarship
  • Global history since the eighteenth century
  • Enlightenment studies
  • History of european expansion, imperialism, colonialism, cultural transfers
  • History and theory of historiography

Honours and Awards
  • 1990 Prize for exceptional achievements of young academics, awarded by the Association of Germany Historians
  • 1999 Gleim Prize for Literature awarded by the city of Halberstadt
  • 2001 Anna Krüger Prize of the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin
  • 2010 Leibniz-Preis, awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeisnchaft
  • 2018 Balzan Prize

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