Professor Martina Kessel

Professor Martina Kessel

Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor

Department of International History

Telephone
+44 (0)20 7955 7099
Room No
SAR.2.16
Office Hours
On Zoom: Monday, 1pm to 3pm by email appointment
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Languages
English, French, German
Key Expertise
Modern German History

About me

 

Professor of modern German history at Bielefeld University, Germany. M.A. University of Maryland, College Park, USA; Ph.D. University of Munich; Habilitation Free University Berlin. Fellow at the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Visiting Professor Toronto University.

Professor Martina Kessel is the 2020/21 Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor

 

Expertise Details

Cultural and Gender History

Teaching

Professor Martina Kessel teaches the following course in the Department:

At postgraduate level:

HY485: Germanness in the 20th century: Identity, Politics, and Violence in Germany from the First World War to Re-Unification

Publications

Her publications include:

  • Gewalt und Gelächter. ‚Deutschsein’ 1914-1945 (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2019);
  • Langeweile. Zum Umgang mit Zeit und Gefühlen in Deutschland vom späten 18. bis zum frühen 20. Jahrhundert (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2001);
  • Westeuropa und die deutsche Teilung. Englische und französische Deutschlandpolitik auf den Außenministerkonferenzen 1945-1947, München: Oldenbourg, 1989).