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Prof. Konrad H. Jarausch, PhD

Since 1983, Konrad H. Jarausch has been the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and from 1998 to 2006 headed the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) in Potsdam, newly founded following German reunification.

Alongside historiographical works, his research interest is focused on upheavals in German and US society during the 20th century. His most recent works include "Conflicted Memories - Europeanizing Contemporary Histories" (2007, in conjunction with Thomas Lindenberger) and "Gebrochene Wissenschaftskulturen. Universität und Politik im 20. Jahrhundert" (2010).

Konrad H. Jarausch is at the CAS as a visiting fellow in May 2012, having been invited by Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch as part of the research focu "Transatlantic Cultures". During his stay, he will participate in the conference "Academic Culture and International Relations – a Transatlantic Perspective" and will give an evening lecture on 11 May entitled "Contemporary History in Transatlantic Perspective: The American-German Dialogue on Coming to Terms with the Past".