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East German Historians Since Reunification: A Discipline Transformed

edited by Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler
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Published
Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9781438465371, 1438465378, 9781438465388
Summary
With German reunification and the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1990, East German historians and their traditions of historiography were removed from mainstream discourse in Germany and relegated to the periphery. By the mid-1990s, few GDR-trained historians remained in academia. These developments led to a greater degree of intellectual pluralism, yet marginalized many accomplished scholars. East German Historians since Reunification assesses what was gained and lost in the process of dissolving and remaking GDR institutions of historical scholarship. The collection combines primary and secondary sources: younger scholars offer analyses of East German historiography, while senior scholars who lived through the dismantling process provide firsthand accounts. Contributors address broad trends in scholarship as well as particular subfields and institutions. What unites them is a willingness to think critically about the achievements and shortcomings of GDR historiography, and its fate after German reunification.
Contents
  • Introduction / Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler
  • A different starting point, a different end : East and West German historiography after 1945 / Mario Kessler
  • Where did historical studies in the German Democratic Republic stand at the eve of unification? / Georg G. Iggers
  • The revenge of the Krupps? : reflections on the end of GDR historiography / William A. Pelz
  • "Once upon a time ..." : losses in scholarly competence as a result of German unification / Helmut Meier
  • German unification and the debate of the West German social sciences / Stefan Bollinger
  • Anticommunist purge or democratic renewal? : the transformation of the Humboldt University, 1985-2000 / Konrad H. Jarausch
  • Research on Fascism and antifascism in the GDR : a retrospective / Kurt Pätzold
  • Painful transition and new research on the history of political parties in Germany / Manfred Weissbecker
  • Research on conservatism in Jena : the beginning and the end of an interdisciplinary research project / Ludwig Elm
  • The dissolution of East German economic history at the Economic University in Berlin-Karlshorst : a typical Anschluss procedure / Jörg Roesler
  • The dissolution of the Institute for Economic History at the Academy of Sciences / Axel Fair-Schulz
  • Dismantling the GDR's historical scholarship : a case study of the University of Leipzig / Werner Röhr
  • From "Imperialist class enemy" to "Partners in leadership" in 365 days? : East German American studies since 1989 / Rainer Schnoor
  • Handling GDR colonial historiography / Ulrich van der Heyden
  • Obscuring East Germany : the phantom menace of East Germany to social scientific understanding of post-reunified Germany / Marcus Aurin
  • Conclusion : a note on research directions and literature / Axel Fair-Schulz and Mario Kessler
  • Appendix : appeal from university professors and former German and Central European refugees, from Frankfurter Rundschau, September 11, 2002.
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vii, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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