PD Dr. Hedwig Richter

Biography

Since 2016: Researcher at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

2016: Habilitation in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Greifswald with a study titled “Modern Elections in the Nineteenth Century: A History of Democracy in Prussia and the U.S.A.”.

2011 to 2016: Assistant professor in the Department of History, Chair for Contemporary History, at the University of Greifswald

2011: Postdoctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

2009 to 2011: Postdoctoral fellow at the Graduate School in History and Sociology, Bielefeld University

2009: Completion of doctoral degree from the University of Cologne with a thesis titled “A Pious Lifeworld and a Global Horizon under the East German Communist Dictatorship: The Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine [Unitas Fratrum, also known as the Moravian Church] in the Soviet occupation zone and the German Democratic Republic, 1945-1990"

2008: Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

2005: Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

2005 to 2009: Doctoral studies scholarship from the German Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany; doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne

Student of history, German language, and philosophy at Heidelberg University, the Queen’s University of Belfast (Northern Ireland), and the Free University of Berlin; completion of a teaching degree in these subjects

Selected Publications

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zus. mit Ralph Jessen: Elections, plebiscites, and festivals. In: Robert Gellately (Hg.): The Oxford illustrated history of the Third Reich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018; S. 85-117

Macht ist menschlich. Die männliche Gewaltherrschaft hat eine lange Geschichte. Ausgerechnet Donald Trump könnte nun helfen, sie zu beenden. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 30. Januar 2018
online

Geschlecht und Moderne. Analytische Zugänge zu Kontinuitäten und Umbrüchen in der Geschlechterordnung im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. In: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte. 57(2017); S. 111-130

Moderne Wahlen. Eine Geschichte der Demokratie in Preußen und den USA im 19. Jahrhundert. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2017
Zugl.: Greifswald, Univ., Habil.-Schr., 2016

zus. mit Hubertus Buchstein (Hg.): Kultur und Praxis der Wahlen. Eine Geschichte der modernen Demokratie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017

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