Gabriele Metzler

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Gabriele Metzler (born September 7, 1967 in Rheinfelden ) is a German historian .

Gabriele Metzler studied modern history , political science and public law in Tübingen , Munich and at the London School of Economics from 1986 to 1992 . She completed her studies in 1992 with a Magister Artium . In 1994, with a thesis on the British policy on Europe in the 19th century their promotion to Dr. phil. in Tübingen. She was then a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley from 1994 to 1995 and then from 1995 to 2000 at the Department of Contemporary History. As a Schloeßmann scholarship holder of the Max Planck Society , she worked at the MPI for Social Research in Cologne in 2000 and 2001 and at the MPI for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main (2001 and 2002). In 2002, she completed her habilitation in Tübingen, working on the conception of political action from Adenauer to Brandt . In Tübingen she had been an adjunct professor since 2006. In the 2007/2008 winter semester she accepted a professorship for the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations at the Humboldt University in Berlin as the successor to Clemens August Wurm , who was leaving the teaching profession .

Her research interests are the change of statehood in Western Europe and the USA since 1945, the history of violence, the history of science and the history of knowledge of international organizations.


  • since 2018 co-editor of the scientific book series Wissenschaftskulturen at Franz Steiner Verlag
  • Great Britain - world power in Europe. Trade Policy in the Change of the European State System 1856 to 1871 (= Studies on International History , Volume 3). Academy, Berlin 1997.
  • International science and national culture. German physicists in the international community, 1900–1960 . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2000.
  • The German welfare state. From Bismarck's successful model to nursing care . DVA, Stuttgart / Munich 2003.
  • Introduction to the study of contemporary history . Schöningh / UTB, Paderborn 2004.
  • Concepts of political action from Adenauer to Brandt. Political planning in a pluralistic society . Schöningh, Paderborn 2005.
  • Article Contemporary History: Concept - Discipline - Problem , Version: 1.0, in: Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte, published on April 7, 2014

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