Konrad Jarausch

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Konrad Hugo Jarausch (born August 14, 1941 in Magdeburg ) is a German-American historian and former director of the Center for Contemporary History Research (ZZF) in Potsdam .

Live and act

Jarausch, who grew up in Bavaria and the Rhineland, moved to the USA in 1959 and studied at the University of Wisconsin and Princeton . He then taught at the University of Missouri , Columbia, and has been Lurcy Professor for European Civilization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1983 . Visiting professorships and research stays have repeatedly taken him to Germany (Saarbrücken, Göttingen, Bielefeld, Leipzig and Potsdam). From 1998 to 2006, together with Christoph Kleßmann and Martin Sabrow, he headed the Center for Contemporary History Research (ZZF) in Potsdam, which was newly founded after reunification.

Jarausch was or is the chairman of several professional societies (German Studies Association, Conference Group for Central European History) as well as editor or member of the editorial board of specialist journals ( contemporary historical research , yearbook for university history , historical and social science research, History of Higher Education Annual, Central European History, German Studies Review, History of Education Quarterly). He is also senior editor of the online historians network H-Soz-Kult . He coined the term “ welfare dictatorship ”.

Jarausch is married and has two sons.

Fonts (selection)

  • The Four Power Pact 1933. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison WI 1965.
  • The Enigmatic Chancellor. Bethmann Hollweg and the Hubris of Imperial Germany. Yale University Press, New Haven CT et al. 1973.
  • as editor: Quantification in the science of history. Problems and opportunities. Droste, Düsseldorf 1976, ISBN 3-7700-0357-8 .
  • Students, Society and Politics in Imperial Germany. The Rise of Academic Illiberalism. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ 1982, ISBN 0-691-05345-6 .
  • as editor: The Transformation of Higher Learning. 1860-1930. Expansion, Diversification, Social Opening and Professionalization in England, Germany, Russia and the United States (= historical-social science research. Vol. 13). Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-608-91067-0 .
  • German students 1800–1970 (= New Historical Library Edition Suhrkamp. Volume 1258 = NF 258). Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 1984, ISBN 3-518-11258-9 .
  • with Gerhard Arminger and Manfred Thaller : Quantitative Methods in History. An introduction to research, computing, and statistics. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1985, ISBN 3-534-09163-9 .
  • as editor with Wilhelm H. Schröder : Quantitative History of Society and Economy. Some International Studies (= historical and social science research. Vol. 21). Scripta-Mercaturae-Verlag, St. Katharinen 1987, ISBN 3-922661-40-8 .
  • The Unfree Professions. German Lawyers, Teachers and Engineers, 1900–1950. Oxford University Press, New York NY et al. 1990, ISBN 0-19-504482-7 .
  • as editor with Geoffrey Cocks: German Professions, 1800–1950. Oxford University Press, New York NY 1990, ISBN 0-19-505596-9 .
  • as editor with Larry Eugene Jones : In Search of a Liberal Germany. Studies in the History of German Liberalism from 1789 to the Present. Berg, New York NY et al. 1990, ISBN 0-85496-614-5 .
  • with Kenneth A. Hardy: Quantitative Methods for Historians. A Guide to Research, Data and Statistics. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill NC et al. 1991, ISBN 0-8078-1947-6 .
  • The expulsion of the Jewish students and professors from the Berlin University under the Nazi regime. Lecture, June 15, 1993 . Humboldt University of Berlin. Ed .: The President of the Humboldt University in Berlin . Online version as pdf .
  • as editor with Volker Gransow : The German Association. Documents on citizens' movement, rapprochement and accession (= Library Science and Politics. Vol. 47). Verlag Wissenschaft und Politik, Cologne 1991, ISBN 3-8046-8766-0 (In English: Uniting Germany. Documents and Debates. 1944–1993. Translated by Allison Brown and Belinda Cooper. Berghahn Books, Providence RI et al. 1994, ISBN 1 -57181-011-0 ).
  • as editor: Between partiality and professionalism. Balance of the historical science of the GDR. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1991, ISBN 3-05-001892-5 .
  • as editor with Jörn Rüsen and Hans Schleier : History before 2000. Perspectives in the history of historiography, historical theory, social and cultural history. Festschrift for Georg G. Iggers on his 65th birthday (= contributions to historical culture. 5). Rottmann-Medienverlag, Hagen 1991, ISBN 3-926862-27-0 .
  • The Rush to German Unity. Oxford University Press, New York NY et al.1994, ISBN 0-19-507275-8 .
  • as editor with Matthias Middell : After the earthquake. (Re) constructions of East German history and historical studies (= contributions to universal history and comparative social research. 5). Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, Leipzig 1994, ISBN 3-929031-10-8 .
  • The unexpected unity. 1989–1990 (= Edition Suhrkamp. 1877 = NF 877). Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 1995, ISBN 3-518-11877-3 .
  • as editor with Hannes Siegrist : Americanization and Sovietization in Germany 1945–1970. Campus, Frankfurt am Main et al. 1997, ISBN 3-593-35761-5 .
  • as editor: After Unity. Reconfiguring German Identities (= Modern German Studies. 2). Berghahn Books, Providence RI et al. 1997, ISBN 1-571-81040-4 .
  • as editor with Martin Sabrow : Weg in der Untergang. The internal disintegration of the GDR. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1999, ISBN 3-525-01383-3 .
  • as editor: Dictatorship as Experience. Towards a Socio-Cultural History of the GDR. Berghahn Books, New York NY et al. 1999, ISBN 1-57181-181-8 .
  • as editor with Rüdiger Hohls : Missed questions. German historians in the shadow of National Socialism. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart et al. 2000, ISBN 3-421-05341-3 .
  • as editor with Hans-Hermann Hertle and Christoph Kleßmann : Building and Falling the Wall. Causes - course - effects. Links, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-86153-264-6 .
  • as editor with Martin Sabrow : The historical master story. Lines of interpretation of German national history after 1945. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 2002, ISBN 3-525-36266-8 .
  • as editor with Martin Sabrow: Damaged memory. Culture of remembrance and contemporary history in conflict. Campus, Frankfurt am Main et al. 2002, ISBN 3-593-37023-9 .
  • as editor with Michael Geyer : Shattered Past. Reconstructing German Histories. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ et al. 2003, ISBN 0-691-05935-7 (In German: Broken Mirror. German Stories in the 20th Century. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-421-05673-0 ).
  • The repentance. German changes 1945–1995. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-421-05672-2 (Licensed edition. (= Federal Agency for Political Education. Series of publications. Bd. 469). Federal Agency for Political Education, Bonn 2004, ISBN 3-89331-581-0 ) .
  • as editor with Arnd Bauerkämper and Marcus M. Payk : Democracy Miracle . Transatlantic Mediators and the Cultural Opening of West Germany 1945–1970. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 3-525-36285-4 .
  • as editor with Thomas Lindenberger : Conflicted Memories. Europeanizing Contemporary Histories (= Studies in Contemporary European History. 3). Berghahn Books, New York NY et al. 2007, ISBN 978-1-84545-284-1 .
  • as editor with Klaus Jochen Arnold : "The silent death ...". Field post letters from Konrad Jarausch from Poland and Russia 1939–1942. Schöningh, Paderborn et al. 2008, ISBN 978-3-506-76546-8 .
  • as editor: The end of confidence? The seventies as history. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-525-36153-5 .
  • as editor with Michael Grüttner , Rüdiger Hachtmann , Jürgen John and Matthias Middell: Broken Science Cultures. University and Politics in the 20th Century. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2010, ISBN 978-3-525-35899-3 .
  • Out of Ashes. A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ et al. 2015, ISBN 978-0-691-15279-0 . German edition: From the ashes. A new history of Europe in the 20th century , Reclam-Verlag, Stuttgart 2018, ISBN 9783150111147 .
  • Broken lives. How ordinary Germans experienced the twentieth century. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ et al. 2018, ISBN 978-0-691-17458-7 . (In German: Zerrissene Leben. The century of our mothers and fathers. Theiss in the Wissenschaftlichen Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt (Sept. 2018, ISBN 978-3-8062-3787-0 .).


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