566 Hamilton Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
MA University of Hamburg, 1980
Dr. Phil. University of Hamburg, 1989
Habil. Technical University of Berlin, 2000
Karen Hagemann teaches Modern German and European history, Military history and Women’s and Gender history from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century. Her past research includes studies in the fields of welfare state, social and population policy, labor history, family history and the history of everyday lives, as well as the history of the women’s movement. Newer studies are focusing on the history of the military, war and gender, the history of nations and nationalism, the history of masculinity and citizenship, gender and civil society as well as the gendered construction of collective memories. Her new monograph Prussia’s Wars against Napoleon: History, Culture, Memory was published with Cambridge University Press.
Most Recent Publications
- Revisiting Prussia’s Wars against Napoleon: History, Culture, and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
- Halbtags oder Ganztags: Zeitpolitiken von Kinderbetreuung und Schule nach 1945 im europäischen Vergleich, ed. with Konrad H. Jarausch, (Beltz-Juventa, 2015)
- Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989, ed. with Sonya Michel (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
Graduate Students Advised by Karen Hagemann
- Christopher Arnold
- Brittany Lehman (co-advised with Konrad H. Jarausch)
- Ali Rodriguez
- Alexandria Ruble
- Kristen Twardowski
Courses Offered (as schedules allow)
For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.
- HIST 072-001 – First Year Seminar: Women’s Voices: 20th Century European History in the Female Memory
- HIST/WMST 259—Women and Gender in Europe, 18th–20th Century
- HIST/PWAD 268—(Gateway Course for the Undergraduate Cluster) War, Revolution and Culture: Transatlantic Perspectives, 1750–1850
- HIST/PWAD 263H—(Honors Seminar) War and Gender in Movies: European Warfare in Twentieth Century Feature Films
- HIST/WMST 391—(Undergraduate Seminar in History): Gendering Modern German History, 19th–20th C.
- HIST 462—(Undergraduate/Graduate Reading Seminar): Germany, 1806–1918: Politics, Society and Culture
- HIST 463—(Undergraduate/Graduate Reading Seminar): Germany since 1918: Politics, Society and Culture
- HIST/PWAD/WMST 490—(Joint Graduate/Undergraduate Seminar) Military, War and Gender in Comparative Perspective: The age of World Wars (Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States)
- HIST/WMST 500—(Joint Graduate/Undergraduate Course): Gender, Race and Nation in Europe and Beyond, 18th-20th C.
- HIST/WMST 501—(Joint Graduate/Undergraduate Course): The Gender of Welfare – Comparative Perspectives, 19th–20th C.
- Hist 517—Military, War, and Gender in Comparative Perspective (PWAD 517, WMST 517) HIST/WMST 725—(Graduate Seminar): Comparative/Global Gender History: Gender History and the History of Masculinity in Comparative Perspective
- HIST 712—(Graduate Seminar): Modern European History Colloquium
- HIST/WMST 725—(Graduate Seminar): Comparative/Global Gender History: Gender History and the History of Masculinity in Comparative Perspective
- HIST/WMST 730—(Graduate Seminar) Feminist and Gender Theory for Historians
- HIST/WMST 770—(Graduate Seminar) Readings in European Women’s and Gender History
- HIST 890—(Graduate Seminar) Topics in History for Graduates: History and Memory: An Introduction into Theory, Methodology and Research