Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986
    Abitur (A-levels; highschool graduation)

  • 1986 – 1988
    Studies of History, English and American Studies, Romance Languages, University of Regensburg and University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 1988 – 1990
    Studies of History and English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.; M. A. in History

  • 1990 – 1995
    Doctorate, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1991 – 1992
    Assistant Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Tübingen

  • 1992 – 2004
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anglo-American History, University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (USA), Columbia University, New York (USA), University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), leave of absence for a German Research Foundation (DFG) Fellowship

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in Modern History at the University of Cologne

  • 2004 – 2006
    Acting/Substitute C3 Professor for the Social History of North America, University of Bremen, and Acting Professor of Modern History, International University Bremen

  • 2007 – 2008
    Heisenberg Fellowship at the University of Cologne

  • Since 2008
    W2 Professor, since 2010 W3 Professor of Modern and Contemporary History with a special focus on North American History, University of Münster (funded as a Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) 2008 to 2011)

Selected publications

  • Bungert, H.: Das Nationalkomitee und der Westen: Das NKFD und die Freien Deutschen Bewegungen aus der Sicht der Westalliierten, 1943-1948. Stuttgart: Steiner 1997.

  • Bungert, H.: Festkultur und Gedächtnis: Die Konstruktion einer deutschamerikanischen Ethnizität, 1848-1914 (Studien zur Historischen Migrationsforschung, Band 32). Paderborn: Schöningh, 2016.

  • Bungert, H./Weiß, J. (eds.): God Bless America“: Zivilreligion in den USA im 20. Jahrhundert (Religion und Moderne, Band 8). Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 2017.

  • Bungert, H./Lerg, C. (eds.): Transnationale Universitätsgeschichte. Jahrbuch für Universitätsgeschichte 18 (2015).

  • Bungert, H., Kluge, C.L., Ostergren, R.C. (eds.): Wisconsin German Land and Life. Madison, WI: Max Kade Institute 2006.

  • Bungert, H., Heitmann, J., Wala, M. (eds.): Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century. London: Cass 2003.

  • Bungert, H.: The Singing Festivals of German Americans, 1849–1914. In: American Music 34/2, 2016, pp. 141-179.

  • Bungert, H.: Migration und Internationale Beziehungen im Kaiserreich: Wilhelm II., das Auswärtige Amt und ihr Interesse an den Deutschamerikanern. In: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 63/5, 2015, pp. 413-434.

  • Bungert, H.: Globaler Informationsaustausch und globale Zusammenarbeit: Die International Association of Universities, 1950-1968. In: Jahrbuch für Universitätsgeschichte 13, 2010, pp. 177-191.

  • Bungert, H.: Two Times 'Geronimo': Changes in the Representation of Native American History in Film. In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 53/5, 2005, pp. 257-272.

  • Bungert, H.: 'Feast of Fools': German-American Carnival in the United States, 1854-1914. In: Amerikastudien/American Studies 48/3, 2003, pp. 325-344.

  • Bungert, H.: Deutsche Emigranten im amerikanischen Kalkül: Die Regierung in Washington, Thomas Mann und die Gründung eines Emigrantenkomitees 1943. In: Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 46, 1998, pp. 253-268.

  • Bungert, H.: GLORY and the Experience of African American Soldiers in the Civil War: An Attempt at Historical Film Analysis. In: Amerikastudien/American Studies 40/2, 1995, pp. 271-282.

  • Bungert, H.: A New Perspective on French-American Relations during the Occupation of Germany, 1945-1948: Behind-the-Scenes Diplomatic Bargaining and the Zonal Merger. In: Diplomatic History 18/3, 1994, pp. 333-352.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Head of the research project C2–3 "The Transcendental Creation of Community in a Multi-Religious Society: The U.S. from 1945 to 2005" within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence 212 "Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures ", 2012 – 2017

  • Director of research project B12 "Religion and 'Civil Religion' in U.S. Patriotic Holidays, 1945-1990/92" within the framework of Excellence Cluster 212 "Religion and Politics in Premodern and Modern Cultures", 2009 – 2011

  • Director of project C9 "Symbolic Communication and Social Values in Pan-Indian Movements" within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 496 "Symbolic Communication and Social Value Systems", 2009 – 2011

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Network "The Futures of (European) American Studies", 2004 – 2008

  • Director of the TransCoop project "The German Experience with the Land in Wisconsin" with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2000 – 2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the board of the Center for Religion and Modernity (CRM), University of Münster, 2012-2016

  • Chair of the Verband der Historikerinnen and Historiker Deutschlands (VHD – Association of German Historians) Non-European History working group, 2010 – 2014; member of the executive committee 2006 – 2014

  • Member of the Senate of the University of Muenster, 2016 -

  • Member of university-internal committees, such as the library committee, the rector's committee on internationalisation, the committee for Research

  • Member of the review board for the journal Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2009 – 2015

  • Fulbright liaison officer at the University of Münster, since 2009

  • Chairperson of the committee for the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) Prize by the German-American Academic Relations Foundation within the Stifterverband (Association) for German Science, 2008-2013

  • Member of the sub-committee "Ranking and Evaluation" of the Verband der Historikerinnen and Historiker Deutschlands (VHD – Association of German Historians), 2007 – 2008

  • Advisory Board Member to H-GAGCS (H-net discussion list on German?American and German?Canadian Studies) / H-TGS (H-net discussion list on Transnational German Studies), 2006 – 2015

  • Member of the Selection Committee for the Ebeling Fellowship, 2006 – 2008

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), 2005 – 2013

  • Member of the Committee on Planning of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cologne, 2001 – 2003

  • Member of search committees at the University of Cologne, the University of Münster, and other universities, since 2000

  • Participant in committees for planning courses of study, since 1995

  • Member of various selection committees (Erasmus exchange programme, Fulbright Fellowships, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) exchange programme), since 1995

Media coverage

  • Interviews in WDR, Radio Bremen, WDR, Deutschlandfunk, SWR, SRF, Campus Radio, in ZEIT, dpa, 3sat

    Consultant in museum exhibitions

Additional qualifications

  • Seminar: leadership and management skills in academics

  • Continuing education in instruction in higher education, University of Cologne

  • Interview training for specialists and managers

  • Review activities for the Journal of Urban History,the Journal of Contemporary History, the Journal of American History, the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

  • Internationalisation officer of Department 8 (History/Philosophy) at the University of Münster, since 2009

  • Organisation of conferences and conference sections: Historians' Day in Dresden 2008; Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) 1996, 2007 and 2010 (together with Dr Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson and Dr Ulrike Jordan); Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians 2000; the symposium "Bremen and North America", University of Bremen 2006


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