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Andreas Daum, Professor
office: 570 Park Hall
phone: (716) 645-8421




2014-15: on leave, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship 


Education: BA, Cologne, 1985; MA, Munich, 1990; PhD, Munich, 1995.

Courses Regularly Taught:

UGC 112: World Civilization II
HIS 313: 20th Century Europe
HIS 315: German Culture and Society, 1789-1989
HIS 346: 19th Century Europe
HIS 378: Nazi Germany
HIS 395: History of the Cold War
HIS 420: The Third Reich in Europe
HIS 423: Problems in Modern European History
HIS 472: Topics in the History of Science
HIS 501: Historical Inquiry (Introductory Course for Ph.D. Students)
HIS 525: Cultural History of Science and Medicine
HIS 571: Readings in 20th Century German History
HIS 580: Modern European Core Seminar
HIS 637: Problems in European History
HIS 647: 20th Century International Relations

Fields: Modern Europe, North & South Atlantic

Hubs: Knowledge, Culture & Society, Politics, Transnational Developments

Research Interests: German, European, and Transatlantic History from the late 18th to the 20th century; History of Science and Knowledge; History of modern historiography; Emigration and Exile Since 1933

Current ResearchGerman history in transnational and Atlantic perspectives; Alexander von Humboldt; Berlin and America; Émigrés as Historians


Kennedy in Berlin. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Kennedy in Berlin: Politik, Kultur und Emotionen im Kalten Krieg. Paderborn, 2003.

Wissenschaftspopularisierung im 19. Jahrhundert: Bürgerliche Kultur, naturwissenschaftliche Bildung und die deutsche Öffentlichkeit, 1848-1914. 1st ed. 1998, 2nd enlarged paperback ed., Munich, 2002.
[Popularizing Science in the Nineteenth Century: Civil Culture, Scientific Education, and the Public Sphere in Germany, 1848-1914]

Die Freiheitsglocke in Berlin -- The Freedom Bell in Berlin, co-authored with Veronika Liebau. Berlin: Jaron, 2000.


Edited Volumes:

The Second Generation: Emigrees as Historians in the Transatlantic World Since 1945, co-edited with Hartmut Lehmann and James J. Sheehan (New York: Berghan Books, 2015)

Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representations, and National Identities, co-edited with Christof Mauch, New York, Cambridge, 2005.

America, the Vietnam War and the World: Comparative and International Perspectives, co-edited with Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach. New York, Cambridge, 2003.



Recent Articles:

“Kennedy and Berlin,” in A Companion to John F. Kennedy, edited by Marc J. Selverstone (Wiley Blackwell, 2014).

“The Two German States in the International World," in Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, edited by Helmut Walser Smith (Oxford University Press, 2011).

"Die Ironie des Unzeitgemäßen. Anmerkungen zu Alexander von Humboldt," in Zeitschrift fuer Ideengeschichte, 4, (Spring 2010).

"Varieties of Popular Science and the Transformations of Public Knowledge: Some Historical Reflections," in Isis, 100, (June 2009).

“Nation, Naturforschung und Monument: Humboldt-Denkmäler in Deutschland und den USA,” in Die Kunst der Geschichte. Historiographie, Ästhetik, Erzählung, edited by Martin Baumeister et al. (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009).

“’Atlantic Partnership’ or Simply ‘A Mess’? Performative Politics and Social Communication in the Western Alliance During the Kennedy Presidency,” in John F. Kennedy and the ‘Thousand Days:’ New Perspectives on the Foreign and Domestic Policies of the Kennedy Administration, edited by Manfred Berg and Andreas Etges (Winter, 2007).

“Capitals in Modern History: Inventing Urban Spaces for the Nation,” in Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities, edited by Andreas W. Daum and Christof Mauch (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

“Wissenschaft and Knowledge,” in Germany 1800-1870 (Short Oxford History of Germany), edited by Jonathan Sperber (Oxford University Press, 2004).

“Science, Politics, and Religion: Humboldtian Thinking and the Transformations of Civil Society in Germany, 1830-1870,” in Science and Civil Society (= Osiris, no. 17). (Chicago University Press, 2002).

"'The Next Great Task of Civilization’: International Exchange in Popular Science: The German-American Case, 1850-1900,” in The Mechanics of Internationalism: Culture, Society, and Politics 1850-1914., edited by Martin H. Geyer and Johannes Paulmann (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Fellowships and Grants:

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship

Andrew Mellon Resident Research Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa.

John F. Kennedy Fellowship, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Feodor Lynen Fellowship at Columbia University, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Thyssen Fellowship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Humanities Institute, UB, Research Fellowship

Publication Grant for Excellent Dissertation, Verwertungsgesellschaft V.G. Wort

Dissertation Fellowship and Travel Grants, Gerda Henkel Stiftung

Dissertation Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

Scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


Last updated: July 2, 2014

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