Julius Wilm

Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355


Biographical Summary

Dr. Julius Wilm is the Gerda Henkel Fellow in Digital History 2019-2020 at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Julius completed his PhD in Anglo-American History at the University of Cologne in 2016. His dissertation focused on free land policies in the U.S. antebellum West and how they shaped native-settler relations. A revised and extended version of his thesis was published as Settlers as Conquerors (Stuttgart, 2018). Julius has taught US history at the Universities of Copenhagen and Lucerne.

Main Areas of Interest

  • GIS for Researching and Teaching History
  • U.S. Westward Expansionism
  • Comparative History of Settler Colonialism
  • 19th and 20th Century Social History

GHI Research Project

Measuring the Homestead Act