Dirk Schumann (historian)

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Dirk Schumann (born December 9, 1958 in Nuremberg ) is a German historian and professor of modern and contemporary history at the Georg-August University of Göttingen .

Life and work

Schumann studied history and political science in Munich (Diploma 1985), Freiburg and at the University of Colorado (Boulder) and received his doctorate from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich in 1990. He then worked as a research assistant at Bielefeld University until 1996 , where he completed his habilitation in 1999 (DFG habilitation grant from 1997 to 1999). From 1999 to 2001 he was visiting professor at Emory University through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and from 2002 to 2006 research assistant and deputy director at the German Historical Institute in Washington . In 2007/08 he was a professor at Jacobs University Bremen . He has been a professor in Göttingen since 2008.

Schumann deals with the history of violence in politics, especially in the Weimar Republic , the history of war memories and processing, the history of the bourgeoisie, the history of childhood, youth and upbringing and generally focuses on German history in the 19th and 20th centuries and American History in the 20th Century. He is also working on a project on the history of home education in Lower Saxony in the post-war period.

In 2015 he became a full member of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen .

Fonts (selection)

  • with Eberhard Kolb : The Weimar Republic (= Oldenbourg floor plan of history , vol. 16), Munich: Oldenbourg, 8th edition 2013.
  • with Margret Kraul, Rebecca Eulzer, Anne Kirchberg: Between custody and promotion. Home education in Lower Saxony, 1949–1975. Opladen: Budrich UniPress, 2012.
  • Political Violence in the Weimar Republic. Fight for the Streets and Fear of Civil War. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009, Paperback 2012.
  • Political violence in the Weimar Republic: Struggle for the streets and fear of civil war. Essen: Klartext-Verlag, 2001 (= series of publications by the Institute for Social Movements , Vol. 17).
  • Bavaria's entrepreneur in society and the state, 1834–1914. Case studies on origin and family, political participation and government awards. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992 (= Critical Studies in History , Vol. 98).
  • Editor with Cornelia Rauh , Arnd Reitemeier : The beginning of the war in Northern Germany. On the development of a “war culture” in 1914/15 from a transnational perspective. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015.
  • Editor with Cornelia Rauh: States of Emergency . Limitations and regulations in Europe during the Cold War. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2015.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Kürschner, German Scholar Calendar, 2009.