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Prof. Dr. Martin Geyer

Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München
Fellow
01.10.11-31.07.12

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    Born 1957; Sept. 1979-July 1980 DAAD-Scholarship, University of Wisconsin; 1983 Master in History at University of Munich; 1987 Dr. phil. in History at University of Munich; 1987-1991 Research Fellow, University of Trier; 1991 Research Fellow, University of Cologne; 1991-1995 Assistant, University of Cologne;  Sept. 1992-July 1993 John F. Kennedy Fellow, Harvard University; 1994 PD, Habilitation in History at University of Cologne; 1995-1997 Deputy Director German Historical Institute, Washington; 1997-present Full Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich; Dec. 2010-March 2011 Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellow, European University Institute Florence; Oct. 2011-July 2012 FRIAS Senior Fellowship; Editorial Board of 1800-2000 Kulturgeschichte der Moderne (transcript); since 2009 Jury of the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis Committee.

     

    PUBLICATIONS (selection)

    Books:

    • Verkehrte Welt. Revolution, Inflation und Moderne. München 1914-1924, Göttingen: Vandenhoek&Ruprecht 1998.


    Edited Volumes

    • Geschichte der Sozialpolitik in Deutschland seit 1945, Bd. 6: Die Bundesrepublik 1974 bis 1982: Der Sozialstaat im Zeichen wirtschaftlicher Rezession, Baden-Baden: Nomos 2008. (darin: Kap I: Rahmenbedingungen: Unsicherheit als Normalität, S. 1-107; Kap. II: Sozialpolitische Handlungsfelder: Der Umgang mit Sicherheit und Unsicherheit, S. 110-230; Kapitel IV: Gesamtbetrachtungen: Die Logik sozialpolitischer Reformen, S. 883-913).
    • Mit Manfred Berg (Hg.), Two Cultures of Rights: Germany and the United States, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2002.
    • Mit Johannes Paulmann (Hg.), The Mechanics of Internationalism in the Nineteenth Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2001.


    Essays:

    • War over Words. The Search for a Public Language in West-Germany, in: Willibald Steinmetz (Hg.), Political Languages in the Age of Extremes, Oxford 2011, S. 293-330.
    • Der Barmat-Kutisker-Skandal und die „Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen“  in der politischen Kultur der Weimarer Republik, in: Ute Daniel u. a., Politische Kultur und Medienwirklichkeiten in den 1920er Jahren, München 2010, S. 47-80.
    • Auf der Suche nach der Gegenwart. Neuere Forschung zu den 1970er und 1980er Jahren, Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 50, 2010, S. 643-670.
    • "Unpleasant Play". Walter Mehrings "Kaufmann von Berlin, in: Martin Baumeister u. a. (Hg.), Die Kunst der Geschichte. Historiographie, Ästhetik, Erzählung, Göttingen 2009, 303-326.
    • Am Anfang war… Die Niederlage. Die Anfänge der bundesdeutschen Moderne nach 1945. in: Inka Mülder-Bach/Eckhard Schumacher (Hg.): Am Anfang war ... Ursprungsfiguren und Anfangskonstruktionen der Moderne, München 2008, 279-306.
    • “Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen”. Zeitsemantik und die Suche nach Gegenwart in der Weimarer Republik, in: Wolfgang Hardtwig, Ordnungen in der Krise. Zur politischen Kulturgeschichte Deutschlands 1900-1933, München 2007, S. 165-187.
    • Prime Meridians, National Time, and the Symbolic Authority of Capitals in the Nineteenth Century, in: Andreas Daum u. Christof Mauch (Hg.), Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000, Cambridge, Mass. 2005, S. 79-100.

     

    FRIAS research project

    "Contested Democracy. Financial Scandals and Corruption as Cultural History of the Interwar Period"

    The connections of the East European Jewish entrepreneurs and speculators Julius Barmat and Iwan Kutisker to leading representatives of the Weimar Republic became the epicentre of the most vehemently embattled, political, economic, and anti-Semitic scandal, with spin-offs in Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands in the 1930s. I examine these scandals in the context of new sensation-oriented media publics and demonstrate how scandals are ways to contest norm violations, legitimacy and trust. Thus I look broadly at major conflicts over political, economic, and cultural norms involving the political system, financial speculation, the problematic relationship between law and justice, and the role of the Jews in society. The Barmat-Kutisker scandal produced a deluge of images, rivalling political discourses, and radical conspiracy theories in the wake of war and revolution. In documentaries, dramas, films, novels, and contemporary “cultural histories” of democracies, fact and fiction were blurred. Even far beyond Germany’s borders, the “Barmatides” became abstract symbols of the Republic and the contested “democratic age.” I am particularly interested in how fascist movements were active in popularizing the idea of corruption in democracies, and how, in the German case, the radical right developed scenarios which made possible the expropriation and the expulsion of Jews and their supposed supporters.