Archive for the ‘Honours’ Category

The program of the UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium 2019, held in Lübeck on 2 to 5 May, has been published on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s website.

Together with seven colleagues from four different disciplines (history, literature, geography, anthropology), I’m part of the organizing committee. The conference’s overall design as well as the session abstracts can be found here.

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Together with Daniel L. Lee (Sheffield), I’ve been invited to organize a historical panel at the first UK-German Frontiers of Humanities Symposium to be held in May 2019.

This new symposium format is co-funded by the British Academy and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation as part of the Frontiers of Research program of interdisciplinary, bi-national symposia. Alongside the history panel, there will be contributions from the fields of geography, anthropology and literature.


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I received notice that my article

  • Le silence du peuple: The Rhetoric of Silence during the French Revolution, in: French History 31, Nr. 4 (2017), 440–469, DOI: 10.1093/fh/crx062.

published last year in the journal French History, has been awarded the French History Article Prize 2017 by the Society for the Study of French History.

I am very grateful to the editorial board panel that selected my contribution and hope that the fact that the article is being made available online free of charge (here) will help it find a larger readership.


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I am happy and very grateful to announce that the Gerda Henkel Foundation awarded me a post-doc research grant of twelve months, starting in October of this year. In relieving me of my teaching and administrative responsibilities in Freiburg, this will enable me to bring the writing process of my second book project (Habilitation) decisively forward.

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From October 2014 to March 2015, I will be a fellow at the German Historical Institute London with a grant funded by the Max Weber Stiftung. Besides finishing the archival research for my research project about the uses of silence in nineteenth-century political communication, I will have to opportunity to start the writing process of my ‘habilitation’.





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In March/April of this year, I will be a Karl-Ferdinand-Werner Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Paris, enabling me to do some preliminary archival research for my project on political silence in the nineteenth century. In addition, I will have the opportunity to attend several workshops organized by the institute.



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Since the general meeting of January 24th, I am officially an associated member of the Center for French Studies (Frankreichzentrum) of Freiburg University.

The Center was founded in 1989 as an autonomous interdisciplinary institution bundling the university’s  research and teaching with a focus on France. It offers master programs in  economics, journalism and intercultural studies and strives to intensify interdisciplinary cooperation between various fields – especially economics, law, French language, history and communication studies. Moreover, the center functions as a catalyst of German-French cultural exchange


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I’m honoured to announce that after the Fazit-Stiftung, now the Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften has also generously awarded me a grant towards the printing costs of my dissertation, to be published this year under the title “Zeichen des Verfalls. Semantische Studien zur Entstehung der Kulturkritik im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert”.

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I’m happy and grateful to announce that the FAZIT-Stiftung has awarded me a generous grant towards  the printing costs of my dissertation (to be published this fall).

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I’m honoured to announce that my dissertation “Zeichen des Verfalls. Semantische Studien zur Entstehung der Kulturkritik im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert” has been awarded the dissertation prize 2011 of the Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft.

The prize will be presented by the Gesellschafts chairman, Ortwin Goldbeck, on February 24th, 2012 at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld.

An account of the ceremony with a photo is to be found here.

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