Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring

Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring

Professor

Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd)
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Beethovenstraße 15, Room H5 1.11
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35680
Fax: +49 341 97-35698

Abstract

Having studied history and German literature in Hamburg and Dublin and having gained a PhD in history in Munich and a venia legendi in modern history in Cologne, my research interests currently include the history of migration, body and gender history, the history of modern mass culture and the role of food and health in modern societies.

Professional career

  • since 03/2014
    Professor of Comparative Cultural and Social History of Modern Europe, U Leipzig, Germany
  • 11/2012 - 02/2014
    Director, Research Group “Wandel des Politischen”, Potsdam Centre for Research into Contemporary History e.V. (ZZF), Germany
  • 04/2011 - 03/2012
    Acting Full Professor, U Cologne, Germany
  • 10/2010 - 03/2011
    Research Fellow, Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, U Freiburg, Germany
  • 04/2002 - 04/2010
    Assistant Professor, U Cologne, Germany

Education

  • 02/2011
    Introductory Lecture at the University of Cologne / venia legendi for Modern History
  • 06/2010
    Habilitation Colloquium at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne
  • 01/2010
    Submission of the Habilitation Thesis at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne; Title of the Habilitation Thesis: "Foreign Food: The History of Foreign Cuisine in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Fremdes Essen: Die Geschichte der ausländischen Gastronomie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
  • 02/2002
    Doctorate at the LMU Munich with Prof. Dr. Martin H. Geyer in Modern and Contemporary History; Title of the Dissertation: "The Natural Body in German Nude Culture (1890-1930)" (Der natürliche Körper in der deutschen Nacktkultur (1890-1930))
  • 09/1998 - 10/2001
    Doctoral student in the Research Training Group "Gender Difference & Literature" („Geschlechterdifferenz & Literatur“), Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
  • 10/1990 - 06/1998
    Studied History, German Studies and Pedagogy at the University of Hamburg and Trinity College, Dublin
  • Social and cultural history of modern Europe
  • Food studies
  • Migration
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Gender and body history
  • Film and history


  • Pandemic Space: Understanding Quarantine and Responsibilization in Times of Corona
    Möhring, Maren
    Duration: 04/2022 - 03/2025
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd); Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transregionalisierungsprozesse
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  • Arbeitsgruppe „Global Health“ im Leipzig Lab
    Möhring, Maren
    Duration: 10/2019 - 09/2024
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd); Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Transregionalisierungsprozesse
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  • Research Institut Social Cohesion
    Middell, Matthias
    Duration: 12/2018 - 05/2023
    Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Centre for Area Studies; Institut für Praktische Theologie; Kompetenzzentrum für Rechtsextremismus- und Demokratieforschung; Historisches Seminar; Institut für Afrikastudien; Ostasiatisches Institut Sinologie; Institut für Amerikanistik; Institut für Politikwissenschaft; Institut für Soziologie; Institut für Kulturwissenschaften; Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft; Global and European Studies Institute; Institut für öffentliche Finanzen und Public Management; Wilhelm-Wundt-Institut für Psychologie; Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO)
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  • Cultural Entrepreneurs: Between Urban Mass Culture and Transnational Entanglements, 1880–1930
    Möhring, Maren
    Duration: 01/2016 - 12/2023
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Centre for Area Studies; Institut für Kulturwissenschaften; Vgl. Kultur- /Gesellschaftsgeschichte d. modernen Europas (18.-21.Jhd); SFB 1199: Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen
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more projects

  • Möhring, M.; Rückert-John, J. (Eds.)
    Jahrbuch für Kulinaristik. Band 3 ( T. I: Fleischkonsum und Fleischverzicht, T. II: Ernährung im Kontext des aktuellen Fluchtgeschehens).
    Jahrbuch für Kulinaristik. The German Journal of Food Studies and Hospitality. 2021. 3
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  • Möhring, M.; Mackert, N.
    Prävention, ability und Verantwortung in Zeiten von Corona
    Geschichte und Gesellschaft . 2020. 46 (3). pp. 443-455
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  • Möhring, M.
    1964. Lokal global – Jeden Tag anders essen gehen
    In: Fahrmeir , A. (Ed.)
    Deutschland. Globalgeschichte einer Nation. München: C.H. Beck. 2020. pp. 725-729
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  • Möhring, M.
    Die "Welt in einem Haus". Der Berliner Unterhaltungs- und Gastronomiekomplex "Haus Vaterland" in der Weimarer Republik
    In: Cornelißen, C.; van Laak, D. (Eds.)
    Weimar und die Welt. Globale Verflechtungen der ersten deutschen Republik. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 2020. pp. 327-346
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  • Dietze, A.; Möhring, M.
    Einleitung. Produktionswelten der Massenkultur
    Geschichte und Gesellschaft. 2020. 46 (1). pp. 5-24
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more publications

In my courses I mainly deal with questions regarding body and gender history as well as with migration and colonial historical topics. A major aspect is the historically variable handling of social and cultural differences.

  • Reading course: Transregional entanglements in the Atlantic world (Winter 2020/21)

    together with Dr. Antje Dietze

  • Writing a Bachelor Thesis (Winter 2020/21)

  • Body, fat and ability – a history of the present (Summer 2020)

    together with Dr. Nina Mackert

  • Introduction to Comparative Cultural and Social History (Summer 2020)

  • Migration in Modern Europe (Winter 2019/20)

  • Writing a Bachelor Thesis (Winter 2019/20)

  • Methods and Perspectives of Historiography (Winter 2019/20)

  • Introduction to Comparative Cultural and Social History (Summer 2019)

  • Consumption in der GDR (Summer 2019)

  • Writing a Bachelor Thesis (Summer 2019)

  • GDR Homemovies (Winter 2018/19)

  • Writing a Bachelor Thesis (Winter 2018/19)

  • Intersectionality in Research (Winter 2017/18)

  • Writing a Bachelor Thesis (Winter 2017/18)

  • Hunger. Cultural and Socio-Historical Perspectives (Summer 2017)

  • Migrant Gastronomic Economies in Leipzig (Summer 2017)

  • Introduction to Comparative Cultural and Social History (Summer 2017)

  • Mass Culture. Theory and History (Winter 2016/17)

  • (Labor)Migration. Theory and History (Winter 2016/17)

  • Colonial spectacles. Non-Europe in mass cultural enactments around 1900 (Winter 2016/17)

  • Comparative Colonial History (Summer 2016)

  • Film & Gender (Summer 2016)

  • Introduction to Comparative Cultural and Social History (Summer 2016)

  • Eating as a socio-cultural practice (Winter 2015/16)

  • Foreign Food? From Colonial Foodstuffs to Asian Snack-bars (Winter 2015/16)

  • Contemporary History as Gender History” (with Maria Bühner) (Winter 2015/16)

  • Beyond the economy miracle and the economy of scarcity. Consumption in West and East Germany (Summer 2015)

  • Body/Theory. The Body in Cultural Studies (Summer 2015)

  • Introduction to Comparative Cultural and Social History (Summer 2015)

  • The Animal-Human Relationship in Modernity (Winter 2014/15)

  • Recruitment of foreign workers in Western Europe after 1945 (Winter 2014/15)

  • Migration in Modern Europe (Winter 2014/15)

  • Genre: Heimatfilm (Summer 2014)

  • Postcolonial Perspectives in Historigraphy (Summer 2014)

  • From the educational journey to mass tourism? (Summer 2014)