Detlef Briesen

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Detlef Briesen (* 1957 ) is a German historian .


In 1990 he received his doctorate at the University of Cologne and in 1998 he completed his habilitation at the University of Siegen ; he also worked at both institutions. In May 2008 he received his own position from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen and since October 2009 he has been teaching and researching as a private lecturer at the Department of Contemporary History there .

Briesen was visiting professor at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Hanoi , at the University of Delhi , the University of Madras and the University of California, Los Angeles . In addition, he has been a DAAD advisor for Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia since 2011 .

He was responsible for various research projects - including for the Volkswagenwerk Foundation , the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia , the DFG , the DAAD , the European Union , the International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and the Montan Regions Future Initiative (ZIM). His research focuses on regional , urban , scientific and cultural history topics, the history of globalization , urbanization and spatial planning as well as the history of South and East Asia since the Second World War .

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