Stefan Berger (historian)

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Stefan Berger (born September 26, 1964 ) is a German historian and director of the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr University in Bochum .


Berger received his doctorate in 1990 from the University of Oxford and taught from 1991 to 2000 as a lecturer in European Contemporary History at the School of European Studies at the University of Wales in Cardiff . From 2000 to 2005 he worked as Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Glamorgan , before moving to the University of Manchester as Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History .

Since 2011, Berger has held the chair for social history and social movements at the Ruhr University in Bochum, where he is head of the Institute for Social Movements (ISB). Berger is a member of the German History Society . Berger was a member of the historical commission of the SPD .

Works (selection)


  • (with Norman LaPorte ): Friendly enemies. Britain and the GDR, 1949–1990 , New York 2010 ISBN 978-1-84545-697-9 .
  • The Search for Normality. National Identity and Historical Consciousness in Germany since 1800 , Berghahn Books, Providence 1997 ISBN 1-57181-863-4 .
  • Unequal sisters? The British Labor Party and German Social Democracy in comparison , Bonn 1997 ISBN 978-3801240820
  • The British Labor Party and the German social democrats , Oxford 1994.


  • Social Democracy and the Working Class in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Germany , London 2000, ISBN 0582298148 .
  • Union history as memory history. May 2, 1933 in union remembrance and positioning after 1945 . Klartext, Essen 2015, ISBN 978-3-8375-1580-0 .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ SPD: Members of the Historical Commission. Retrieved September 30, 2018 .