Michael Mann

Michael Mann
  • Senior Lecturer / Professor for South Asian History (Humboldt University)
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  • Curriculum Vitae

     

    Michael Mann studied Modern South Asian History, Indology and German Literature at Heidelberg University. His PhD was supervised by Prof. Dr Dietmar Rothermund, South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University. From 1992 to 2005 Michael Mann was employed as assistant professor at the FernUniversität in Hagen (open university). From 2005 to 2007 his new research project was financed by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Afterwards he was again affiliated with the FernUniversität in Hagen for two years. Since 1 April 2010 he is Professor for Modern History and Culture of South Asia at Humboldt-University of Berlin.


    Further Information

    Recent Main Publications

     

    Monographs

    Sahibs, Sklaven und Soldaten. Geschichte des Menschenhandels rund um den Indischen Ozean (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012), 258 pp.

    Geschichte Südasiens, 1500 bis heute (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2010), 144 pp.

    Sinnvolle Geschichte. Historische Repräsentationen im neuzeitlichen Südasien (Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag 2009), 347 pp.

    Geschichte Indiens. Vom 18. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert (Paderborn etc.: UTB-Schöningh 2005), 431 pp.

    Book Editions

    Together with Carey A. Watt, (ed.), Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia: From Improvement to Development (London: Anthem Press, 2011).

    Globalgeschichte. Die Welt 1000-2000, Band 6, Das 19. Jahrhundert (Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag 2009)

    Articles:

    "Migration - Re-migration - Circulation: South Asian Kulis in the Indian Ocean and Beyond, 1840-1940." In Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims. Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and China Seas Migrations from the 1830s to the 1930s, Donna R. Gabaccia and Dirk Hoerder, eds (Leyden and Boston: Brill, 2011), pp. 108-33.

    “Art, Artefacts and Architecture: Lord Curzon, the Delhi Arts Exhibition of 1902-3 and the development of India's aesthetics”, in: Carey A Watt and Michael Mann eds., Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia. From Improvement to Development.  (London: Anthem Press, 2011) pp. 65-89.

    “The deep digital divide. The telephone in British India, 1883-1933”, Historical Social Research/ Historische Sozialforschung 35,1 (2010), Special Issue: Roland Wenzelhuemer (ed.), Global Communication: Telecommunication and Global Flows of Information in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century, pp. 188-208.

    „Geografie in Wissenschaft und Unterricht: Die Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle, die Missionare in Tranquebar und die Kartografie Indiens im 18. Jahrhundert“, in: Britta Klosterberg und Heike Liebau (eds.), Missionsgeschichte als Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Die Dänisch-Hallesche Mission und die Forschung im Kontext interdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit, Halle 2010), pp 11-33.

    „Telegrafie in Britisch-Indien: Ein globalgeschichtiches Paradigma“, Comparativ 19,6 (2009), pp. 136-62.

    Together with Samiksha Sehrawat, “A city with a view: The afforestation of the Delhi Ridge, 1883 – 1913”, Modern Asian Studies 43,2 (2009), pp. 543-70.

    “Vom Nutzen der Geschichte. Historische Repräsentationen der indischen Nationen um die Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert”, Periplus 18, (2008), pp. 68-94.

    „Einleitende Überlegungen zu einer Globalgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts“, in: Michael Mann (ed.) Globalgeschichte. Die Welt 1000-2000, Band 6, Das 19. Jahrhundert (Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag 2009), S. 11-33.


    Main Research Fields and List of Current Projects

     

    Urbanisation and Urban History

    Environmental History

    History of South Asian Historiography

    Global History

    Telecommunication and the Public Sphere in South Asia


    Memberships and Functions

     

    Editor of Südasien-Chronik-South Asia Chronicle (online journal)

    Director of the Institute für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

    Coordinator of Humboldt-India Project (HIP)

    Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft e.V.

    Member of Karl Lamprecht Gesellschaft