Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1971 – 1977
    Studied history and social science

  • 1977
    First state examination in philology

  • 1978 – 1979
    Research assistant, competition in German History for pupils, Hamburg

  • 1982
    Doctorate, Bielefeld University

  • 1983 – 1984
    Lecturer, Bielefeld University

  • 1984 – 1988
    Research associate, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

  • 1989
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in modern history

  • 1991 – 1992
    Professor of modern history, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1992 – 1997
    Professor of modern history, University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 1997 – 2003
    Professor of general history with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, Bielefeld University

  • 2003 – 2007
    Professor of German history, Yale University, USA

  • 2007
    Scientific member of the Max Planck Society and director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Selected publications

  • Frevert, U.: German conceptions of war, masculinity, and femininity in the long nineteenth century. In: S. Colvin, H. Watanabe O'Kelly (eds.), Women and death: Vol. 2. Warlike women in the German literary and cultural imagination since 1500. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009, pp. 169-185.

  • Frevert, U.: Does trust have a history? (Max Weber Programme: Lectures Series No. 2009-01). San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute, 2009.

  • Frevert, U.: European Identifications: What European History Can and Cannot Contribute. In: European Studies Forum, 38(1), 2008. pp. 12-21.

  • Frevert, U.: Honor and Gender in the Outbreak of WWI. In: H. Afflerbach, D. Stevenson (eds.), An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914. New York, 2007.

  • Frevert, U., Haupt, H.-G. (eds.): Neue Politikgeschichte. Frankfurt: Campus 2005.

  • Frevert, U., Braungart, W. (eds.): Sprachen des Politischen. Medien und Medialität in der Geschichte. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2004.

  • Frevert, U.: Eurovisionen. Ansichten guter Europäer im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Fischer 2003.

  • Frevert, U. (ed.): Vertrauen. Historische Annäherungen. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2003.

  • Frevert, U.: Die kasernierte Nation. Militärdienst und Zivilgesellschaft in Deutschland. Munich: C.H.Beck 2001.

  • Frevert, U.: Angst vor Gefühlen? Die Geschichtsmächtigkeit von Emotionen im 20. Jahrhundert. In: P. Nolte et al. (eds.), Perspektiven der Gesellschaftsgeschichte. Munich 2000, pp. 95-111.


Selected projects

  • Co-editor and business manager of the journal Geschichte und Gesellschaft (History and Society)

  • Honorary professor, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany, 2008

  • Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute for Advanced Study, 2004 – 2005

  • Visiting professor at the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Austria, 2003

  • Visiting professor at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris, France, 2003

  • Visiting professor at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, 2002

  • Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University, CA, USA, 2000 – 2001

  • German National Academic Foundation student liaison, 1999 – 2003

  • Visiting professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1997

  • Peer reviewer in modern history for the German Research Foundation (DFG), 1996 – 2000

  • Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute for Advanced Study, 1989 – 1990

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2009 – 2012

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam, since 2007

  • Member of the supervisory board of Jacobs University Bremen, since 2007

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Kurt A. Körber Foundation, 2007 – 2011

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna, Austria, since 2003

  • Member of the advisory board of the International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2000 – 2009

  • Member of the advisory board of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University, 1997 – 2009

  • Member of the advisory board of the German History competition for pupils, organised by the Kurt A. Körber Foundation

  • Member of the DFG nominating committee for the Leibniz programme, 2000 – 2006

  • Member of the board of trustees of the German National Academic Foundation, 2000 – 2003

  • Member of the Baden-Württemberg Federal State Research Council, 1999 – 2002

  • Member of the advisory board of the Goethe Institute, 1998 – 2001

  • Member of the German–American Academic Council Foundation, 1998 – 2000

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