Contemporary History

Our central research fields and topics of major interest are:

  • Approaches and methods for an analytical science of history
  • Intellectual History / History of Intellectuals
  • New social movements
  • Law and political violence in the twentieth century
  • History of Socialism, Marxism and the Labour Movement
  • Literature and politics in the Weimar Republic
  • National literatures after 1945
  • 1968 in Europe and the U.S. A.