Karen Hagemann

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HagemannJames G. Kenan Distinguished Professor; Adjunct Professor of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense

562 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
919.962.3960 (phone)

MA University of Hamburg, 1980
Dr. Phil. University of Hamburg, 1989
Habil. Technical University of Berlin, 2000

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Research Interests

Karen Hagemann  has published widely in Modern German,  European and Transatlantic history (19th-20th centuries), women and gender history and military history. 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 recent book Revisiting Prussia’s Wars against Napoleon: History, Culture, and Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2015) won  the  Hans Rosenberg Prize 2016 by the Central European History Society for the best book in Central European History in 2015.

Recently she submitted the manuscript of the Oxford Handbook of Gender, and War since 1600, which will be published by Oxford University Press at the end of  2018. As the general editor she collaborated for this project with  Stefan Dudink (University of Njimegen) and Sonya Rose (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as co-editors. The collection investigates how gender, an amalgam of ideals and practices that give meaning to and socially differentiate male and female, contributed to the shaping of warfare and the military culture and was at the same time transformed by them. The handbook is related to the Digital Humanities Project GWonline — Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on Gender and War  since 1600, which  has also a Facebook site.

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Most Recent Publications

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/EURO 252—Politics, Society and Culture in Modern Germany (1871–1945)
  • HIST/WMST 259—Towards Emancipation? Women in Modern Europe
  • HIST/PWAD 354—War and Gender in Movies
  • HIST/WMST 391—(Undergraduate Seminar in History): Rethinking Modern Germany: Politics, Society and Gender, 19th-20th C.
  • 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/PWAD/WMST 517—(Joint Graduate/Undergraduate Seminar) Gender, Military, and War 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 742—(Graduate Seminar) History and Memory: An Introduction into Theory, Methodology, and Research
  • HIST/WMST 770—(Graduate Seminar) Readings in European Women’s and Gender History

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