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Dr. Anette Schlimm

Winter Semester 2016/17

Anette Schlimm – Portrait Anette Schlimm is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History at LMU Munich. She studied history and political sciences in Oldenburg and Södertörns (Sweden) and received her PhD in contemporary history from the University of Oldenburg in 2011 with a thesis on social engineering among British and German transport experts in the first half of the 20th century. Her research interests are the history of social engineering, the history of democracy, European rural history in the modern era and theoretical questions of historiography.

As a Junior Researcher in Residence, Anette will focus on her Habilitation which deals with forms and developments of politicization and government in rural Europe between 1850 and 1950. She will work on a multi-level analysis of collective political and economic action in rural societies and their interdependences. The international workshop on "Acting Together: Political and Economic Spaces of Collective Action in Modern Rural Europe, ca. 1850‒2000" in February 2017 will discuss institutionalized as well as spontaneous patterns of collective action, particularly common economic activities, communal protests, or political and economic associations in modern rural Europe by bringing together historians, cultural anthropologists and political scientists.