Guest Lecture

Historical Justice and Notions of Empire Since 1990

Event Information

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26-27, SR 16
  • 06108 Halle (Saale)

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Historical Justice and Notions of Empire Since 1990

PD Dr. Axel Jansen (Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute Washington)

Heated debates in the United States about Confederate monuments are part of discussions about the cultural significance of the past that are going on in many countries around the world. Taking the American context as a starting point, Axel Jansen focuses on debates about historical justice in the past thirty years. Additionally, he will provide information on the work of the German Historical Institute Washington and invites students and colleagues to talk about GHI projects and scholarships.

Axel Jansen’s research focuses on United States history and on the transatlantic history of science. He is the author of Individuelle Bewährung im Krieg: Amerikaner in Europa, 1914–1917 (2003) and Alexander Dallas Bache: Building the American Nation through Science and Education in the Nineteenth Century (2011). Dr. Jansen has held a number of fellowships and has taught at several universities in the U.S. and in Germany, among them Tübingen, Heidelberg, UCLA, and Frankfurt.

The event begins at 4.15 pm. Everybody interested in the topic is welcome to attend.


Organized by PD Dr. Julia Nitz and Laura-Isabella Heitz.