Research projects

  • Public Debates on Terrorism: The Anarchist Attacks in Western Europe in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
    Book Project, author: Fabian Lemmes

  • History of Anarchism: from the 19th Century to the Present
    Book project, authors: Fabian Lemmes and Heinz-Gerhard Haupt
    The book will be published with Reclam in the series ‘Reclams Universalbibliothek’.

  • Ruhrpolen, mineurs westphaliens, westfalczycy – A migration History between Germany, France and Poland, 1918-1948
    In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger (Bochum)
    Authors: Martin Christoph Kloza (PhD project), N.N..
    An application for third party funding is in progress.

  • Experiences of Deindustrialisation in France and Germany (from the 1960s to the Present)
    In cooperation with Prof. Emmanuel Droit (Strasbourg) and Prof. Stefan Berger (Bochum)
    An application for funding has been submitted.

  • The Modern Mediterranean: Dynamics of a World Region 1800 | 2000

  • Beziehungen zum Feind? Zur Rolle der Wehrmachtseelsorger im deutsch besetzten Europa 1939-1945
    Author: Julika Badstieber (PhD project), supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

  • Binational research project: The
    Evacuations in the Franco-German Border Region 1939-1945

    This Franco-German joint project is headed by Prof. Fabian Lemmes (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Prof. Rainer Hudemann (Universität des Saarlandes) and Prof. Olivier Forcade (Université Paris-Sorbonne). It has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) since 2012. It includes several doctoral and postdoctoral positions.
    The Bochum project group is focusing on the economic and socio-historical dimension of the evacuations. At its core is the dissertation project of Luise Stein.

    Olivier Forcade, Mathieu Dubois, Johannes Großmann, Fabian Lemmes, Rainer Hudemann (Hrsg.): Exils intérieurs. Les évacuations à la frontière franco-allemande(1939-1940), Paris: PUPS, 2017, ISBN : 979-10-231-0573-5.

    The volume presents the results of the research project "'Evacuations in the Franco-German Border Region 1939-1945'. You can find more information here.

  • Evacuations in World War Europe
    Fabian Lemmes, Johannes Großmann, Nicholas Williams, Olivier Forcade, Rainer Hudemann (Hg.): Evakuierungen im Europa der Weltkriege – Les évacuations dans l‘Europe des guerres mondiales – Evacuations in World War Europe, Berlin: Metropol, 2014, 288 S.ISBN: 978-3-86331-213-8 ; 22,00 EUR.

    Wie gingen die europäischen Staaten im Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg mit ihrer Zivilbevölkerung um? Der vorliegende Band stellt den ersten Versuch dar, Evakuierungen als eine eigenständige Form der Bevölkerungsbewegung während der Weltkriege zu konzeptualisieren und anhand aussagekräftiger Beispiele zu beschreiben.

    Comment les États Européens ont-ils géré leurs populations civiles pendant les deux guerres mondiales? S’appuyant sur
    des exemples significatifs, cet ouvrage se lance dans la
    première tentative de conceptualiser et de décrire les éva-
    cuations comme une forme propre de mouvement de
    population en temps de guerre.

    How did European states handle their civilian populations
    during both world wars? The present book constitutes the first
    endeavour to conceptualise and to describe evacuations as
    an independent form of movement of populations by referring
    to significant examples.

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  • Concluding conference of the DFG-ANR project "The Evacuations in the Franco-German Border Region"

    Saarbrücken, 17.–19. September 2015
    Politische Akademie der Stiftung Demokratie Saarland
    Europaallee 18, D-66113 Saarbrücken

    Evacuations were a central experience of the civilian population during the Second World War. Long neglected by research, the large-scale evacuations in the German-French border region have now been comprehensively and comparatively investigated for the first time by historians from the universities of Saarbrücken, Paris-Sorbonne, Bochum and Tübingen. Results of this binational research project will be presented and discussed at the final conference from 17 to 19 September. The conference is being held in cooperation with the Stiftung Demokratie Saarland (SDS).

    The full announcement and the conference programme can be found here.

    You can access the conference report on H-Soz-Kult via this link.