Collaborative Research Program for Postdoctoral Scholars

The German Historical Institute and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies jointly offered, in cooperation with the German-American Academic Council Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a research program for postdoctoral scholars on the topic of continuity, change, and globalization in postwar Germany and America. This program was designed to further communication and collaboration between American and German scholars of postwar topics. The selection process differed for American and German applicants: American participants were selected through the established review process of the National Endowment for the Humanities, while German participants were considered by a committee with representatives from the German Historical Institute and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. As Visiting Research Scholars, recipients were expected to discuss the results of their research in workshops and symposia held at the German Historical Institute and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. 

Recipients 1999

  • Dr. Hanna Schissler, Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig
    'Weltgeschichte', Multiethnizität und nationale Identität in den Schulbüchern und Curricula der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der USA.
  • Dr. Christine von Oertzen, Technical University of Berlin
    Geschlechterpolitik im internationalen Kontext.

Recipient 2000

  • Prof. Waltraud Schelkle, Free University of Berlin
    U.S. Welfare Reform – Lessons for Europe’s Future Social Federation.

Recipient 2001

  • Dr. Patrice Poutrus, Center for Research on Contemporary History, Potsdam
    A Socio-Historical Study on Political Emigrants in the GDR.

Recipients 2002

  • Dr. Annette Puckhaber, University of Trier
    Efficiency of Reorientation: The German Student Exchange to the U.S.,1946-1952.
  • Dr. Philip Löser, University of Göttingen
    Remembering the Other: How Postwar German Writers Rearrange Writing Strategies and Cultural Memories in Order to Accommodate Global and Postcolonial Challenges.
  • Dr. Alexander Freund, University of Bremen
    Dealing with the Past abroad: German Immigrants’ Vergangenheitsbewältigung and their Relations with Jews in North America since 1945.

Recipient 2005

  • Dr. Sonja Dümpelmann (Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten)
    Neue Natur für Neue Städte. Vorbilder und Modelle für Natur und Suburbia im 20. Jahrhundert