Prof. Ursula Lehmkuhl

Buber Fellow: 
Senior Fellow Description: 

Ursula Lehmkuhl teaches the history of international relations, Atlantic history, the history of the Cold War and migration history. Her research interests include colonial, migration and environmental history, the history of Anglo-American relations during the 19th century, the history of Canadian and American foreign relations 20th century and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood. She published several books, among them Enemy Images in American History (1997), Pax Anglo-Americana: Machtstrukturelle Grundlagen anglo-amerikanischer Asien- und Fernostpolitik in den 1950er Jahren (1999), Atlantic Communications: The Media in American and German History from the 17th to the 20th Century (2004) and History and Nature: Comparative Approaches to Environmental History (2007). From 2007 to 2010 she served as First Vice President and then Acting President of Freie Universitaet Berlin. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Historical-Cultural Studies Research Center (HKFZ) and the „Forschungszentrum Europa. Strukturen langer Dauer und Gegenwartsprobleme” (FZE), both at the University of Trier. She is the academic director of one of the largest immigrant letter collections in Europe, the Nordamerika-Briefsammlung, situated at the Research Library Gotha in Thuringia. In cooperation with Norbert Finzsch (University of Cologne) she currently directs a DFG-funded research project on settler imperialism in North America and Australia during the first half of the 19th century.

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