Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986
    Abitur (A-levels; highschool graduation)

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

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

  • 1990 – 1995
    Doctorate and dissertation at the University of Tübingen, Germany

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

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

  • 1998 – 2000
    Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), Columbia University, New York (USA), the 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 at the University of Bremen and Acting Professor of Modern History at the 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., 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.: Das Nationalkomitee und der Westen: Das NKFD und die Freien Deutschen Bewegungen aus der Sicht der Westalliierten, 1943-1948. Stuttgart: Steiner 1997.

  • 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.: Deutschamerikanische Sängerfeste und Lieder als Medium der Ethnizitätsbildung, 1849-1914. In: Lied und populäre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture 55, 2010. pp. 41-76.

  • Bungert, H., Weiß, J.: Die Debatte um ?Zivilreligion? in transnationaler Perspektive. In: Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 7/3, 2010. pp. 454-459.

  • Bungert, H.: Two Times 'Geronimo': Changes in the Representation of Native American History in Film. In: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik 53/5, 2005 (Oliver Scheiding (ed.), special issue "Reel Histories: US History in Film"), 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.

  • Bungert, H.: Nationale Bildungssysteme: USA. In: Michael Maaser, Gerrit Walther (eds.), Bildung: Ziele und Formen, Traditionen und Systeme, Medien und Akteure. Stuttgart: Metzler 2011, pp. 436-444.

  • Bungert, H., Wendt, S.: Transnationalizing American Studies: Historians? Perspectives. In: Birte Christ et al. (eds.), American Studies/Shifting Gears: A Publication of the DFG Research Network 'The Futures of (European) American Studies'. Heidelberg: Winter 2010, pp. 89-116.

  • Bungert, H.: Memory and Migration Studies. In: Sabine Schindler, Hans-Jürgen Grabbe (eds.), The Merits of Memory: Concepts, Contexts, Debates. Heidelberg: Winter 2008, pp. 197-219.

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 Centre for Religion and Modernity (CRM), University of Münster, since 2012

  • 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 university-internal committees, such as the library committee and the rector's committee on internationalisation, since 2012

  • Chair of the VHHD working group Non-European History, since 2010, since 2006 member of the executive committee

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

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

  • Chairperson of the committee for the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) Prize from the German?American Scientific Relations Foundation within the Stifterverband (donors' association) for German Science, since 2008

  • 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), since 2006

  • Member of the selection committee for the Ebeling Fellowship, 2006 – 2008

  • Member of the advisory board of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA), since 2005

  • Member of the structuring committee of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cologne, 2001 – 2003

  • Member of appointment committees at the University of Cologne and the University of Münster, 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

  • Several radio interviews for the programmes "Zeitzeichen" (Signs of the Times) on WDR, "Studio Nordwest" (Studio Northwest) on Radio Bremen, Campus Radio of the University of Cologne

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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