PD Dr. Mischa Honeck
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Mischa Honeck is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. His main research interests are the histories of race, ethnicity, gender, and youth in the United States and the transatlantic world. He is the coeditor of Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250-1914 (Berghahn Books, 2013), More Than Victims: War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and the author of We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848 (University of Georgia Press, 2011), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He is the author of several articles published in journals such as Geschichte und Gesellschaft, Amerikastudien, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Journal of the Civil War Era, and Diplomatic History. He has completed a book-length study of the Boy Scouts and American Empire from the Progressive Era to the early Cold War, which will be published with Cornell University Press. He is now turning his attention to the multiple uses of age as a category of historical analysis.
Main Areas of Interest
- 19th/20th Century U.S. History
- Transnational History
- History of Ethnicity and Race Relations
- Gender History
- History of Youth, Childhood, and Age
GHI Research Project
"Our Frontier is the World: An Imperial History of the Boy Scouts of America, 1910s-1960s" (completed) more...
|since 2012:||Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Washington DC|
|2011:||Visiting Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Washington DC|
|2008-2011||Assistant Professor, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University|
|2006-2011:||Instructor (Lehrbeauftragter) at the History Department, Heidelberg University|
|2005-2006:||Kade Heideking Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin|
Heidelberg University, Faculty of Philosophy, Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Modern and Contemporary History
|2008||Ph.D. in History (summa cum laude), Heidelberg University. Dissertation Title: "We Are the Revolutionists: Forty-Eighters, Abolitionists, and the Struggle to Overthrow Slavery." Dissertation Advisors: Prof. Dr. Manfred Berg, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Detlef Junker.|
|2004||M.A. in English and History, Heidelberg University.|
|1998-2004||Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in Modern and Medieval History, English, and Philosophy at Heidelberg University and Portland State University, Oregon.|
Awards, Honors, and Fellowships
|2012||We Are the Revolutionists named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011|
|2011||SDAW Prize (Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen) for the paper "A Cheer for Free Labor Cotton: Transatlantic Antislavery Economies and Mid-Nineteenth Century Reform"|
|2011||Postdoctoral Fellowship for North American History, German Historical Institute, Washington DC|
|2010||SHEAR Manuscript Prize Finalist (Society for the History of the Early American Republic)|
|2006-2008||Dissertation Stipend of the Schurman Foundation for American History|
|2007||Stipend of the German Fulbright Commission, Berlin (American Studies Institute, San Francisco State University)|
|2005-2006||Kade-Heideking Fellowship of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|2005||Society of Early Americanists Travel and Conference Grant|
- Our Frontier is the World: An Imperial History of the Boy Scouts of America (Cornell University Press, forthcoming)
- We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Books: Edited Volumes
- More than Victims: War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Edited with James Marten.
- "Transnational Generations: Organizing Youth in the Cold War West, 1945-1980," Special Forum for Diplomatic History 38.2 (April 2014). Edited with Gabriel Rosenberg.
- Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250-1914. Edited by Mischa Honeck, Martin Klimke and Anne Kuhlmann-Smirnov. Vol. 15, GHI Studies in German History. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013.
- "The Power of Innocence. Anglo-American Scouting and the Boyification of Empire." Geschichte und Gesellschaft 42.3 (2016):441-466.
- "Men of Principle: Gender and the German American War for the Union," Journal of the Civil War Era 5.1 (2015).
- ”Transnational Generations: Organizing Youth in the Cold War,“ Diplomatic History 38.2 (2014): 233-239 [with Gabriel N. Rosenberg].
- “An Empire of Youth: American Boy Scouts in the World, 1910-1960,” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 52 (Spring 2013): 95-112.
- “Abolitionists from the Other Shore: Radical German Immigrants and the Transnational Struggle to End American Slavery,” Amerikastudien/American Studies 2011 (56/2): 10-48.
- “’Freemen of all Nations, Bestir Yourselves’ Felice Orsini’s Transnational Afterlife and the Radicalization of America,” Journal of the Early Republic 30 (Winter 2010): 587-615.
- “Free-Soilers and Forty-Eighters: The Anglo- and German-American Campaign Against Slavery in Western Texas, 1854-1856,” Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (2007): 41-51.
- “In Pursuit of ‘Freedom’: African-, Anglo-, and German-American Alliances in the Abolition Movement,” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute 38 (2006): 99-117.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
- “Friends of the Free World: The Boy Scouts and the Creation of America’s Cold War Empire.” In Growing Up America: Youth and Politics since 1945, edited by Susan Eckelmann, Sara Fieldston, and Paul Mokrzycki Renfro (in preparation).
- “Garibaldi’s Shirt: Fashion and the (Trans)Formation of Revolutionary Bodies, 1848-1865.” In Cultures of Revolution in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World, edited by. Helena Toth and Charlotte Lerg (in preparation).
- “Good Soldiers, All? Democracy and Discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America, 1941-1945.” In More than Victims: War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars, eds. Mischa Honeck and James Marten (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
- “Uprooted Emancipators: Transatlantic Abolitionism and the Politics of Belonging.” In The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War, eds. Jörg Nagler, Marcus Gräser, and Don Doyle, 109-126. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
- “Liberating Sojourns? African American Travelers in Mid-Nineteenth Century Germany.” In Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250-1914, edited by Mischa Honeck, Martin Klimke, and Anne Kuhlmann, 153-168. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013.
- “A Cheer for Free Labor Cotton: Transatlantic Antislavery Economies and Mid-Nineteenth Century Reform.” In American Economies, edited by Eva Bösenberg, Reinhard Isensee, and Martin Klepper, 181-198. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012.
- “An Unexpected Alliance: August Willich, Peter H. Clark, and the Abolitionist Movement in Cincinnati.” In Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange, edited by Larry A. Greene und Anke Ortlepp, 17-36. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
- “Edward P. Jones, The Known World.” In Zweiundzwanzig amerikanische Romane aus dem neuen Jahrhundert: Literaturkritische Essays zur Einführung, edited by Dietmar Schloss and Heiko Jakubzik, 189-198. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009.
- “Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved.“ In Zweiundzwanzig amerikanische Romane, 167-180.
- “’Towards a More Fortunate Land’: Christoph Daniel Ebeling and the American Republic.” In Transatlantic Negotiations, edited by Christa Buschendorf and Astrid Franke, 41-59. Heidelberg: Winter, 2007.