Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger
Fellow in the project "Conceptions of World Order and Their Social Carrier Groups" (June-July 2022)
Stefan Berger is Professor of Social History and Director of the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr Universitaet Bochum. He is also executive chair of the Foundation History of the Ruhr in Bochum and a Honorary Professor at Cardiff University in the UK. He has worked extensively on comparative labour history, the history of historiography, nationalism, the theory of history, British-German relations, industrial heritage, the memory of social movements and the history of deindustrialization. His latest monograph is ‘History and Identity: How Historical Theory Shapes Historical Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2022.
ProjectThe Memory of Deindustrialization in Global Comparative Perspective
The project brings together deindustrialization studies, social movement studies, heritage studies and memory studies and seeks to provide a new theoretical frame with which to study the role of memory in deindustrialization processes both in the global north and the global south. It makes use of a variety of theories from the theory of history (Koselleck, White) and from memory studies (agonistic memory).