James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor; Adjunct Professor of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense
562 Hamilton Hall
919-962-3960
hagemann@unc.edu
Curriculum Vitae
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Education

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

Research Interests

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 most recent monograph Revisiting Prussia’s Wars against Napoleon: History, Culture, and Memory was published with Cambridge University Press in 2015 and won the Hans Rosenberg Prize for the best book in Central European History in 2016 by the Central European History Society. A German edition will come out 2019 with Schöningh. The volume Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements, coedited with Donna Harsch and Friederike Brühöfener, was published by Berghahn Books in the spring 2019. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600, coedited with Stefan Dudink and Sonya O. Rose, will be published by Oxford University Press in the fall 2019. Currently she is working on a monograph titled The Forgotten Soldiers: Women, the Military and War. Dr. Hagemann is also the project director of Digital Humanities Project “GWonline, the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on Gender and War since 1600”.

Some Notable Publications

  • Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements, ed. with Donna Harsch and Friederike Brühöfener (Berghahn Books, 2019)
  • War, Demobilization and Memory: The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions, ed. with Alan Forrest and Michael Rowe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • 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)

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

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  • 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 398—Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in Female Experience and Memory
  • HIST/WMST 500—Gender, Race and Nation in Europe and Beyond, 18th-20th C.
  • HIST/PWAD/WMST 517—Gender, Military, and War in Comparative Perspective
  • HIST/WMST 725—Comparative/Global Gender History: Gender History and the History of Masculinity in Comparative and Global Perspective
  • HIST/WMST 730— Feminist and Gender Theory for Historians
  • HIST 742—History and Memory: An Introduction into Theory, Methodology, and Research
  • HIST/WMST 770— Readings in European Women’s and Gender History