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Maiken Umbach <email@example.com>
University of Manchester
Samuel Alexander Building
University of Manchester
Manchester, Lancs M13 9PL
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-German
|Interests:||European History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
1996: Ph.D., History Department, University of Cambridge, supervised by T. C. W. Blanning
1992: M.A. (Historical Tripos), Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge (First Class)
Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Manchester (lecturer since 1998, tenure since 2001, senior lecturer since 2003)
Visiting appointments at the Freie Universität Berlin (2008), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2004), Harvard University (2002 and 2003), the Australian National University (2001).
Honorary Senior Research Fellow of University College London (2005-).
Research Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1995-98).
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
2008-2011: Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant for directing ‘Relating Identities: Locality, Region, Nation and Empire in Modern European History’ (£69,000)
2008: Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (c. £13800)
2004: $ 5,000 - Graham Foundation for the Study of the Built Environment
2002: £50,000 - Philip Leverhulme Prize
2001: £9815 - AHRB Research Award
2001: £2080 - British Academy Small Research Grant
2000: £4000 - Anglo-German Foundation Award
2000: £1500 - Goethe Institute Manchester Award
1998: University of Cambridge Prince Consort Prize awarded annually for the best Cambridge thesis in the humanities).
1998: Seeley Medal (awarded sporadically by the University of Cambridge for Ph.D. theses of outstanding merit).
Federalism and Enlightenment in Germany, 1740-1806, Hambledon/London Books, 2000.
German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1930, in press with Oxford University Press.
in preparation: Decentred Dictatorships: The Regional in Hitler’s Germany and Franco’s Spain, co-authored monograph with Xosé-Manoel Núñez (contract under negotiation with OUP)
B. EDITED WORKS
Municipalism, Regionalism, Nationalism. Hybrid Identity Formations and the Making of Modern Europe. Guest editor of special issue of the European Review of History, 15/3, 2008.
The German Colonial Imagination. Forum with contributions by Lora Wildenthal, Jürgen Zimmerer, Russell A. Berman, Jan Rüger, Bradley Naranch, and Birthe Kundrus. German History, 25/1, 2008.
Vernacular Modernism: Heimat, Globalization and the Built Environment, co-editor with Bernd Hüppauf, Stanford University Press, 2005.
1806: The End of the Old Reich. Forum with contributions by Joachim Whaley, Wolfgang Burgdorf, Peter Wilson, Michael North, and Brendan Simms. German History, 24/3, 2006.
German Federalism: Past, Present, Future, editor, Macmillan/ Palgrave, 2002.
‘The modernist imagination of place and the politics of regionalism: the case of Puig i Cadafalch’, in Joshua Landy and Michael Saler, eds, The Re-Enchantment of the World, Stanford University Press, 2008.
‘Hijacked Heimats. National appropriations of local and regional identities in Germany and Spain, 1930-1945’, co-authored with Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, European Review of History, 15/3, 2008.
‘The civilising process and the emergence of the bourgeois self: music chambers in Wilhelmine Germany’, in Mary Fulbrook, ed., Un-civilising Processes: Excess and Transgression in German Society and Culture, Rodopi: New York, 2007.
‘Regionalism in modern European nation-states’, in Mark Hewitson and Timothy Baycroft, eds, Nationalism in Europe, 1789-1914: Civic and Ethnic Traditions, Oxford University Press, 2006.
‘A tale of second cities: autonomy, culture and the law in Hamburg and Barcelona in the long nineteenth century’, American Historical Review, 110/3, 2005.
‘The Deutscher Werkbund, Globalization and the Invention of Modern Vernaculars’, in Umbach Hüppauf, eds, Vernacular Modernism: Heimat, Globalization and the Built Environment, Stanford University Press, 2005.
‘Federalism in Europe: History and Future Options’, in Joe Drew, ed., Redefining Europe, Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York, 2005.
‘Memory and historicism: reading between the lines of the built environment, c.1900’, Representations 88, 2004.
‘The vernacular international: Heimat, modernism and the global market in early twentieth-century Germany’, National Identities 4/1, 2002.
‘History and federalism in the age of nation-state formation’, in Umbach, ed., German Federalism: Past, Present, Future, Macmillan/ Palgrave, 2002.
‘Classicism, Enlightenment and the other: thoughts on decoding eighteenth-century visual culture’, Art History, 25/3, 2002.
‘Made in Germany’, in Hagen Schulze and Etienne Francois, eds, Deutsche Erinnerungsorte, II, Munich: Beck, 2001.
‘Reich, Region und Föderalismus als Denkfiguren in der Frühen und der Späten Neuzeit‘, in: Dieter Langewiesche und Georg Schmidt, eds, Die Föderative Nation: Deutschlandbilder von der Reformation bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg, München: Oldenbourg, 1999.
‘Visual culture, scientific images and German small-state politics in the Enlightenment’, Past and Present, 158, 1998.
‘The politics of sentimentality and the German Fürstenbund’, The Historical Journal, 41, 1998.
Refereed conference papers for (selection):
- ‘Centre and Periphery in Italian Fascism and German National Socialism’, Oxford, 2008
- Anglo-American Conference 2007, Plenary Speaker on ‘Constructing the Past as National: Historians and National Identity’
- College Art Association, Feb. 2007, New York, Panel organiser on ‘Following the Red Brick Road’, including paper on ‘Mesopotamian, Hanseatic, or Modern? Arguing about Red Brick in Germany around 1900’
- ‘Collective Memory and the Uses of the Past’, Norwich, July 2006, panel organiser on ‘The Memory of Modernism’, paper on ‘Barcelona Modernism and the Memory Landscapes of Puig i Cadafalch’
- Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Other Modernisms/ Modernism's Others, Vancouver, Canada, October 2004
- ‘Imagining the City’, Cambridge, July 2004
- ‘Second Cities’, Glasgow, April 2004
- ‘Redefining Europe: Federalism and the Union of European Democracies’, Prague, March 2004
- ‘Nationalism in Europe, 1789-1914: Civic and Ethnic Traditions’, German Historical Institute and the German History Society, April 2003
- German History Society AGM on the Built Environment in German History, London, December 2002.
- ‘The Two Unifications of Germany: A Comparative Analysis’, Birmingham (UK), September 2002.
- American German Studies Association Annual Conference, Houston/Texas, Oct. 2000.
- ‘Kulturgeschichte in Practice’, Conference organised by the German Historical Institute in London, Bad Homburg (Germany), June 2000.
- ‘Envisioning Futures’, Annual Conference of the British Social History Society, Cambridge, January 2000.
- Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment, Dublin, June 1999.
- ‘Deutschlandbilder’, Conference organised by the Universities of Tübingen and Jena in Weimar, March 1998.
Invited Research Presentations at the following Universities:
UK: Cambridge (various 1995-2007); Manchester (various 1998-2007); Institute for Historical Research in London (2004 and 1998), Sussex (2005), German Historical Institute, London (2001); Durham (2000); York (1999); Oxford (1998); Leeds (1998).
Germany: Freie Universität Berlin (2008, 2001); Goethe Universität Frankfurt (2008); Humboldt Universität Berlin (2001); Ludwig Maximilian Universität München (1998); Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena (1999).
US: Cornell University (2004); New York University (2002); Georgetown University, Washington (2002); Harvard (2001 and 2002); UC Berkeley (various, 2001); UC Davis (2001); Columbia (2000).
Australia: Australian National University, Canberra (2001); Macquarie University, Sydney (2001); University of Queensland, Brisbane (2001).
RESEARCH ORGANISATION & ADMINISTRATION
- Joint editor of German History (with Dr Paul Betts, Sussex University)
- Director of CultMEP (Centre for Research on the Cultural Forms of Modern European Politics, Manchester)
- Director of International Network ‘Relating Identities’, eight members and a post-doctoral research associate
- Editorial Board, Cultural Analysis (Berkeley)
- until 2007: Director of the MA in Modern European History, University of Manchester
- until 2007: Programme Director of History Honours, University of Manchester
- Organiser of Conferences on: ‘Municipalism, Regionalism, Nationalism: Hybrid Identity Formations and the Making of Modern Europe’, Manchester, 2006; ‘The Vernacular International: Heimat and Modernity’ at Deutsches Haus, NYU, 2002; ‘German Federalism: Past, Present, Future’ Manchester 2000 and Boston, 2002.
- Organiser of Conference Sessions on ‘Following the Red Brick Road’ (CAA, New York, 2007); ‘The Memory of Modernism’ (East Anglia, 2006), ‘Modernist Geographies: Reconfiguring the Sense of Place’ (Vancouver, 2004), ‘Image and Identity: Visual Arguments in Eighteenth-Century European Politics, International Congress of the Enlightenment, Dublin, 1999.
- Co-Convenor (with Dr Stuart Jones) of the History Department Research Seminar, University of Manchester, 2000-1; Convenor of the Cambridge German Studies Group, 1997-8