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Keynote Lecture

The Keynote will be given by Atina Grossmann (The Cooper Union, New York). Against the backdrop of intersecting research perspectives in Contemporary History Studies, e.g. Gender, Colonial, Migration History as well as Holocaust or Stalinism Studies, she examines the potentials of bringing together seemingly different approaches. Prof. Grossmann will provide insights into her newest research on Jewish refugees in and between the Soviet Union, Iran and India and will thereby also reflect on the integration of the "personal" into the scholarly and ask the question of how that connects to a history of emotions.

Atina Grossman



Atina Grossmann teaches Modern European and German history, and Women's and Gender Studies at the Cooper Union (New York). A graduate of the City College of New York (BA) and Rutgers University (MA, Ph.D), she has held various fellowships, among them from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the American Academy in Berlin, as well as Guest Professorships at the Humboldt University Berlin and the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Recently, she was a visiting fellow at Princeton's Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies in 2015. Professor Grossmann has become widely known for her 1995 study Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950. Since that she has published in a wide range of topic on the history of gender relations, National Socialism, Migration and Racism. Her 2007 monography titled Monographie Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany has been awarded  varios prizes, among them the the George L. Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association (2007), and has been selected as one of the best books of the year (2008) by the German HSozuKult website. Her recent work is increasingly dedicated to a history beyond the borders of nations and continents. 

More Informationen on Atina Grossmann at the Cooper Union 




Fotocredit: The Cooper Union, 2014

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