Twenty-five years - where is German history now?

Urnbach, Maiken (2009) Twenty-five years - where is German history now? German History, 27 (1). pp. 4-5. ISSN 0266-3554

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As our two founding editors write in this issue, at its inception, German History fulfilled a dual purpose. First, it arose from the need to find a ‘home’ for a growing body of scholarship on German history produced and debated in the United Kingdom, not least under the aegis of the German History Society. Second, the journal was set up with a certain sense of mission, designed to showcase an innovative brand of German history writing, which was at variance, to some extent at least, with that predominantly published in the American-based Central European History. Since then, much has changed. The field has moved on, and with it, both our constituency and our sense of mission have changed—not beyond recognition, and not in one uniform direction, yet nevertheless in interesting ways, on which we felt it might be worth reflecting here for a few moments. The first obvious change is that the historiography of Germany has become more international and transnational. It would be difficult these days to identify a uniquely British view of any major problem or epoch within German history, let alone of the entire span. In part, this is a consequence of a heightened mobility among scholars.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:26
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