Matthias Middell

Matthias Middell
  • Director M.A.-Program 'Global Studies' / Professor of Cultural History
    Editor 'Comparativ' and 'Connections'
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    +49 341 97 30 232
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  • Professional Career

    2008-

    Tenured Professor and Director, Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig

    2007-2008  

    Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Transnational History at Duke University

    2011 

    Fellow in residence at the Netherlands Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences 

    2006-2008

    Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Leipzig

    2005

    Visiting Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; Senshu University, Tokyo

    2004-2005

    Professor in Comparative Cultural History of Modern Europe, University of Leipzig

    2002

    Habilitation, University of Leipzig ("World History Writing in the Age of Professionalization and Disciplinization 1890-1990")

    1994-2008

    Managing Director, Centre for Advanced Study, University of Leipzig

    1989–1993

    Assistant, History Department, University of Leipzig incl. post-doc research at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), the Fondazione Einaudi Turin, the Universities of Lyon II, Rennes II, Rouen and Washington DC

    1989

    Dr. phil. (history), University of Leipzig ("The Formative Years of the French Counterrevolution 1788-1792")

    1986-1989

    PhD Student, History Department, University of Leipzig and Lomonosov University of Moscow

    1985

    Diplomhistoriker, University of Leipzig

    1961

    Born in Leipzig, Germany


     

    Research Management & Membership

    2016-

    Spokesperson, DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199: "Processes of Spatialization unde the Global Condition"

    2015-

    Board Member, Comité International des Sciences Historiques

    2015-

    Member, German Research Foundation (DFG) Evaluation Panel/DFG Fachkollegiat

    2015-

    Board Member, Network of Organisations in Global and World History (Commission of CISH)

    2015-

    Member, Senate, University of Leipzig

    2014-

    Spokesperson, Research Cluster "Global Connections and Comparisons", University of Leipzig

    2014-

    Spokesperson of the Association CrossArea

    2013-

    Director, Graduate School Global and Area Studies, University of Leipzig

    2013-

    Member of the Council of Leipzig University's Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy

    2013-

    In Charge of Research Affairs at Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy and Member of the Research Committee of the University of Leipzig

    2013-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Transnationale Geschichte, Göttingen

    2012-

    Member of the Board and Spokesperson of the French Studies Center (Frankreichzentrum) of the University of Leipzig

    2012-

    Director, MA Programme "Global Studies with an Emphasis on Peace and Security", Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University and University of Leipzig

    2012-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Europäische Geschichte in Quellen und Essays, Stuttgart

    2010-2015

    President, Network of Organisations in Global and World History (Commission of CISH)

    2009-

    Spokesperson, Centre for Area Studies, University of Leipzig

    2008-

    Co-Editor of Themenportal Europäische Geschichte

    2008-

    Board Member, European Network in Universal and Global History

    2006-

    Director, Graduate Centre in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Research Academy Leipzig

    2006-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Global History and International Studies, Leipzig

    2005-

    Head of the Consortium, Erasmus Mundus MA Programme "Global Studies - A European Perspective"

    2005-

    General Secretary, International Committee for the Research on the History of the French Revolution (Commission of CISH)

    2005-2008

    President, European Network in Universal and Global History

    2004-

    Co-Editor, Journal, Connections

    2004-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, L’Europe en réseaux. Contributions à l’histoire de la culture écrite 1650-1918, Leipzig/ Budapest

    2002-2008

    Chairman, Steering Committee, European Network in Universal and Global History

    2001-

    Editor in charge of Western European History H-Soz+Kult

    2001-2013

    Director, International PhD Programme "Transnationalisation and Regionalisation from the 18th Century to the Present Times", University of Leipzig

    1999-2002

    Deputy Spokesperson, DFG SFB 417: "Regionbezogene Identifikationsprozesse. Das Beispiel Sachsen"

    1997-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Geschichtswissenschaft und Geschichtskultur im 20. Jahrhundert, Leipzig

    1996-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Edition Weltregionen, Vienna

    1993-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Deutsch-Französische Kulturbibliothek, Leipzig

    1991-

    Editor, Academic Journal, Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung, Leipzig

    1991-

    Co-Editor, Book Serie, Beiträge zur Universalgeschichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaftsforschung, Leipzig

    1989-1996

    Member, Academic Senate, University Leipzig


    Recent Main Publications

    Matthias Middell, 2017 (in print), Handbook of Transregional Studies, 2 vols, London: Routledge,

    Frank Hadler & Matthias Middell, 2017, Handbuch einer transregionalen Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas, Bd. 1: Von der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg, Göttingen: Vanderhoek & Ruprecht

    Viktoria Reinhardt, Lukas Bischof & Matthias Middell, 2016, External Quality Assurance of Study Programmes in Moldova. Methodology and Documentation, Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Matthias Middell, 2015, The Invention of the European (Comparativ 5-6/2015), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Alan Forrest & Matthias Middell, 2015, The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History, London: Routledge

    Marian Burchardt, Monika Wohlrab-Sahr & Matthias Middell, 2015, Multiple Secularities beyond the West: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age, Berlin: de Gruyter

    Ulf Engel, Frank Hadler & Matthias Middell, 2014, 1989 in a global perspective (Global History and International Studies, Bd. 10), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Matthias Middell, 2014, Cultural Transfers, Encounters and Connections in the Global 18th Century (Global History and International Studies, Bd. 6), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Madeleine Herren, Patrick Manning, Philip C. McCarty, Eric Vanhaute & Matthias Middell, Potentials and Challenges of Global Studies for the 21st Century, Basel: Institute for European Global Studies

    Steffi Marung & Matthias Middell, 2014, Transnational Actors – Crossing Borders. Studies in Transnational History (Transnationalisierung und Regionalisierung vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Bd. 8), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Matthias Middell, 2013, Self-Reflexive Area Studies (Global History and International Studies, vol. 5), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Matthias Middell & Lluis Roura, 2013 (paperback edition 2015), Transnational Challenges to National History Writing (Writing the Nation Series, IV), London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Konrad H. Jarausch, Annette Vogt & Matthias Middell, 2012, Sozialistisches Experiment und Erneuerung in der Demokratie. Die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 1945-2010 (Geschichte der Universität Unter den Linden, Bd. 3), Berlin: Akademie-Verlag

    Felix Wemheuer & Matthias Middell, 2012, Hunger and Scarcity under State-Socialism (Global History and International Studies, vol. 3), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Matthias Middell & Ulf Engel, 2012, Theoriker der Globalisierung, Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

    Matthias Middell & Katja Naumann, 2010, "Global History and the Spatial Turn. From the Impact of Area Studies to the Study of Critical Junctures of Globalisation", in: Journal of Global History 5, pp. 149-170

    Matthias Middell, 2005, Weltgeschichtsschreibung im Zeitalter der Verfachlichung und Professionalisierung. Das Leipziger Institut für Kultur- und Universalgeschichte 1890-1990, Bd. 3, Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsanstalt

    Main Research Fields and List of Current Projects

    • Global History and it Methodology
    • History of Cultural Transfers
    • History of Science, Historiography and Universities

    Teaching

    Current Courses: 

    Lecture GS 7100: Global History

    Seminar GS 7100 and ES 9400: Global History and Western Europe: Case Studies

    Lecture GS 7300: Methods of Globalization Research

    Seminar GS 1010: Cultural Transfers Under the Global Condition

    PhD Programme Global and Area Studies

    Course: Processes of Re-Spatialization Under the Global Condition

    Working Group for PhD-students “Transnational and Global History”

    Teaching Materials

    Ulf Engel/ Matthias Middell (eds), Theoretiker der Globalisierung, Leipzig 2010

    Matthias Middell (ed), Dimensionen der Kultur- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte, Leipzig 2007