Historian Andreas Rödder becomes Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2012/2013

One-year professorship for the research sphere on Germany in Europe 1890-2000


The German Historical Institute London, the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf have awarded the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for the research sphere "Germany in Europe 1890-2000". From October 2012 Professor Dr. Andreas Rödder, head of the Modern History division at the Department of History at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), will spend a year researching at the German Historical Institute London and teaching at the London School of Economics.

Andreas Rödder, born 1967, studied History and German Studies in Bonn and Tübingen. He gained his doctorate in Bonn in 1996 with a dissertation on "Stresemann's Legacy. Julius Curtius and German Foreign Policy 1929-1931". In 2001 he completed his postdoctoral lecturing qualification at the University of Stuttgart with a study on "The Political Culture of the English Conservatives between Rural Tradition and the Modern Industrial Age 1846-1868". After posts at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich and Brandeis University in Boston, MA, USA, since 2005 Andreas Rödder has been Professor of Modern History at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, focusing on international history in the 19th and 20th centuries. His research interests are Victorian England and the history of Conservatism, the Weimar Republic and international politics in the inter-war period, the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the German re-unification and most recent history in an international context.

The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for the research sphere "Germany in Europe" has been awarded annually since 2009. Previous Visiting Professors: Professor Dr. Ute Daniel from TU Braunschweig, Professor Dr. Christoph Cornelißen from the Goethe University Frankfurt, and Professor Dr. Johannes Paulmann from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.