Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986 – 1992
    Studied modern history, political science and public law at the University of Tübingen and LMU Munich, Germany, and the London School of Economics, UK

  • 1994
    Doctorate in Tübingen

  • 1994 – 1995
    Visiting Scholar / Postdoc at the University of California in Berkeley, USA

  • 1995 – 2000
    Research associate in the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Tübingen

  • 2000 – 2002
    Schloessmann Fellowship from the Max Planck Society to the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the MPI for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in Tübingen

  • 2002 – 2007
    Director of the scientific junior research group funded by the Volkswagen Foundation "Governance in the 20th century" at the University of Tübingen

  • Since 2007
    Full professor of the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Metzler, G.: Konzeptionen politischen Handelns von Adenauer bis Brandt. Politische Planung in der pluralistischen Gesellschaft. Paderborn: Schöningh 2005.

  • Metzler, G.: Einführung in das Studium der Zeitgeschichte. Paderborn: Schöningh/UTB 2004.

  • Metzler, G.: Der deutsche Sozialstaat. Vom Bismarckschen Erfolgsmodell zum Pflegefall. Stuttgart/Munich: DVA 2003.

  • Metzler, G.: Internationale Wissenschaft und nationale Kultur. Deutsche Physiker in der internationalen Community, 1900-1960. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2000.

  • Metzler, G.: Großbritannien – Weltmacht in Europa. Handelspolitik im Wandel des europäischen Staatensystems 1856 bis 1871. (Studien zur Internationalen Geschichte, 3) Berlin: Akademie 1997.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Post-colonial societies / multi-ethnicity

  • Terrorism and state in Western Europe and the USA, 1960s – 1980s

  • International organisations' knowledge / the history of knowledge of statistics

  • History of violence

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna, Austria

    Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn, Germany

  • German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin, Germany

  • Research award from the State of Thuringia

  • Freiherr vom Stein Prize from the Alfred Toepfer Foundation

  • Scientific commission to the State of Lower Saxony

  • Stiftung Bundespräsident-Theodor-Heuss-Haus (Federal President Theodor Heuss memorial foundation)

  • Stiftung Reichspräsident-Friedrich-Ebert-Gedenkstätte (President of the Reich Friedrich Ebert memorial foundation)

  • German National Academic Foundation student liaison


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