Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Associate Professor
Office Hours: 
by appointment
3215 Dwinelle
(510) 642 3181
Education: 

Ph.D., Universität Bielefeld, 1999
MA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1993

Research Interests: 

Late Modern Europe: Germany; Transnational History

I am currently working on two books: a short history of human rights and a monograph on Berlin in the 1940s, as it went from capital of the Nazi Empire to shattered metropolis of the Cold War. Recently, I have been involved in organizing conferences and collaborative publications on postcastrophic cities, Europe in the 1940s, human rightssocial rights, socialist internationalismBegriffsgeschichte and German photography

Representative Publications: 

Books

Co-editor, Seeking Peace in the Wake of War: The Reconfiguration of Europe 1943-1947 (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).

Editor, Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Co-editor, Demokratie im Schatten der Gewalt: Geschichten des Privaten im deutschen Nachkrieg (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010).

Editor, Moralpolitik. Geschichte der Menschenrechte im 20. Jahrhundert (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010).

Politics of Sociability: Freemasonry and German Civil Society, 1840-1918. Transl. by Tom Lampert. Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007).

Civil Society, 1750-1914, Studies in European History(Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); Japanese Transl. (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2009); Russian Transl. (Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, forthcoming).

Geselligkeit und Demokratie: Vereine und zivile Gesellschaft im transnationalen Vergleich, 1750-1914, Synthesen. Probleme europäischer Geschichte (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2003).

Co-editor, Der bürgerliche Wertehimmel: Innenansichten des 19. Jahrhunderts (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000).

Die Politik der Geselligkeit: Freimaurerlogen in der deutschen Bürgergesellschaft, 1840-1918.Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000). Winner of the 2002 Hedwig Hintze Prize of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, awarded every two years for the best first book in all historical fields.

 

Selected Articles & Book Chapters

"Germans, Allies, and the Postwar Moment," In Seeking Peace in the Wake of War: The Reconfiguration of Europe 1943-1947,  ed. Olivier Wieviorka et. al. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).

"Germany is No More: Defeat, Occupation, and the Postwar Order," In Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, ed. Helmut Walser Smith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 597-618.

"Gazing at Ruins: German Defeat as Visual Experience," Journal of Modern European History 9 (2011), 328-350.

"Introduction: Genealogies of Human Rights," In Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, ed. Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 1-26.

"Besiegte, Besatzer, Beobachter: Das Kriegsende im Tagebuch," In Demokratie im Schatten der Gewalt: Geschichten des Privaten im deutschen Nachkrieg, ed. Daniel Fulda et al. (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010), 25-55.

"Koselleck, Arendt, and the Anthropology of Historical Experiences," History and Theory 49 (May 2010), 212-236.

"Democracy and Associations in the Long Nineteenth-Century: Toward a Transnational Perspective," Journal of Modern History 75 (2003), 269-299.

"Tocquevilles Demokratie in Amerika und die gesellige Gesellschaft seiner Zeit," In Gemeinwohl und Gemeinsinn: Historische Semantiken politischer Leitbegriffe, ed. Herfried Münkler et al. (Berlin: Akademie, 2001), 303-325.

"Civility, Male Friendship and Masonic Sociability in Nineteenth-Century Germany," Gender & History 13 (2001), 224-248.

"Nationalism and the Quest for Moral Universalism: German Freemasonry, 1860-1914," In The Mechanics of Internationalism: Culture, Society, and Politics from the 1840s to World War I, ed. Martin H. Geyer and Johannes Paulmann (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001), 254-279.

"Brothers or Strangers? Jews and Freemasons in Nineteenth-Century Germany," German History 18 (2000), 143-161.

"Mythos und Geschichte: Leipziger Gedenkfeiern der Völkerschlacht im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert," InNation und Emotion: Deutschland und Frankreich im Vergleich, 19.-20. Jahrhundert, ed. Etienne François et. al. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1995), pp. 111-132.

"Sakraler Monumentalismus um 1900: Das Leipziger Völkerschlachtdenkmal," In Der Politische Totenkult: Kriegerdenkmäler in der Moderne, ed. Reinhart Koselleck and Michael Jeismann (Munich: Fink, 1994), 105-131.

I am regularly contributing reviews to newspapers and journals, most recently to Annales. Histoire, Sciences SocialesMerkur. Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken and Die Zeit.

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