Jakob Vogel (historian)

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Jakob Vogel (born June 10, 1963 in Hamburg ) is a German historian , professor at the Sciences Po Paris University and, since 2018, director of the Franco-German research center for the humanities and social sciences Center Marc Bloch in Berlin .

Live and act

Jacob Vogel studied history, philosophy and public law in Bonn , Paris and Berlin. After graduating from the University of Paris VII , he received his doctorate in 1995 from the Free University of Berlin with a thesis on the national military cult in Germany and France between 1871 and 1914. Since 2000 he has been a research assistant at the France Center at the Technical University of Berlin , where he completed his habilitation in 2005. The book A shimmering crystal that resulted from the habilitation . A history of knowledge of salt between early modern times and modern times was awarded the book prize of the Internet list “ H-Soz-Kult ” in 2009.

Vogel was deputy director of the Center Marc Bloch from 2006 and was appointed professor for the history of Europe and European colonialism from the 18th to the 20th century at the University of Cologne in 2008 . From there he moved to Sciences Po in Paris in 2011 . As part of his work there, he taught, among other things, in the Franco-German study program at Sciences Po Nancy and in the Euro-African study program in Reims.

Vogel is co-editor of the Internet platform European history topic portal and the book series Peripherien. Contributions to European and global history in Böhlau Verlag .

Research priorities

In his research work and publications, Vogel has dealt with topics and questions of European history in modern times and European colonialism in a variety of ways. As a specialist in the history of the 19th century, he addressed the role of the nation and the national as well as the transnational relationships and entanglements of Europe and the world outside of Europe. Vogel co-founded and shaped the field of the "history of knowledge ", which deals more generally with the changing position of knowledge in modern societies. A main focus was on the circulation of knowledge and of academically trained experts in the European and colonial context, for example in Africa or Latin America.

Memberships (selection)

Publications (selection)

  • Nations in step. The cult of the 'Nation in Arms' in Germany and France (1871–1914) , Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1997.
  • From the history of science to the history of knowledge. For a historicization of the “knowledge society” , in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 30, 2004, pp. 639–660.
  • Senghor et l'ouverture culturelle de la RFA en 68. Pour une histoire transnationale Allemagne-France-Afrique , in: Vingtième Siècle 94, 2007, pp. 135–148.
  • A shimmering crystal. The salt in the knowledge change between early modern times and modern times , Böhlau Verlag, Cologne 2008, ISBN 978-3-412-15006-8 .
  • Locality and circulation in the Habsburg Empire. Disputing the Carlsbad medical salt, 1763-1784 , in: British Journal History of Sciences 43/4, 2010, pp. 589-606.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Center Marc Bloch: Jakob Vogel. Retrieved October 28, 2019 .