Tag: borders

Review: Eckert, West Germany and the Iron Curtain

Reviewed for German History (2021, forthcoming). Summary: West Germany and the Iron Curtain is an ambitious re-examination of German history from its literal margins. Eckert’s methodologically innovative analysis not only straddles the East-West divide but interrogates 1945 and 1989/90 as chronological caesuras. Refracted through the environmental history of these borderlands, Germany’s political, social, and cultural…
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Binding the Nation, Bounding the State: Germany and its Borders

Review article for German History Vol. 37, No. 1 (2019), examining seventeen recent publications on the borders of Germany and of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Grassroots Transnationalism(s). Franco-German Opposition to Nuclear Energy in the 1970s

Published in Contemporary European History, vol 25, no. 1 (February 2016), 117-142. Abstract: During the 1970s opposition to nuclear energy was present in countries around the world and thus eminently ‘transnational’. But what did it mean to participate at the grassroots of such a transnational movement and (how) did cross-border connections change protest? This article…
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Fließende Grenzen? Der Alltag am Rhein und an der Oder, 1949–1989

Gastvortrag für das “Research Factory” des Viadrina-Centers B/orders in Motion.

For Farm and Fatherland? Claiming German Property on French Territory after 1945

Presented at the ‘Managing the Land’ workshop at the European University Institute in Florence, 11 April 2019.

Fishing in the Wrong Pond: GDR-Poland Border Conflicts in Everyday Life

Presented at the 2018 annual conference of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, PA

Fluid Boundaries? A Tandem History of the Rhine and Oder-Neisse Borderlands, 1949-1989

Project presentation given at the ‘Edgy states and boundary crossers: borders and borderlands in the “Short Twentieth Century”‘ workshop at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

Review: Naples and Bickham Mendez, Border Politics

Reviewed in Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2017), pp. 474-476. Summary: This interdisciplinary volume weds social movement studies, which remains largely embedded in the social sciences, with border studies, a growing field with roots in geography, anthropology and women’s studies. The editors take an intersectional approach, looking at how social movements are…
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Bordering Germany(s): A Tandem History of the Rhine and Oder-Neisse Borderlands, 1949-89

Präsentation beim IV. Kongress Polenforschung zum Thema “Grenzen im Fluss” in Frankfurt an der Oder und Słubice, 23.-26. März 2017.

Fließende Grenzen? Der Rhein und die Oder-Neiße-Linie im Kalten Krieg (1949–1989)

Projektvorstellung im Kolloquium von Prof. Dr. Thomas Mergel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 15. Juni 2016.