Wulf Kansteiner

Wulf Kansteiner is a historian of 20th century Europe at the Binghamton State University of New York with a research focus on the representation and collective memory of World War II and the Holocaust in Germany. He is interested in mass media representations of these events, especially on television, as well as their impact on postwar historiography and philosophy. In addition, he pursues projects concerned with the theory and practice of historiography, historical culture, media history, and comparative memory studies.

He is co-editor of the journal Memory Studies. His latest publication concerning the workshop’s main topic is “Migrants, Foreigners, Jews and the Cultural Structure of Prejudice: The Nation as Performative Event in US and German TV Crime Dramas," in: Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz, Billie Melman (eds.), Popular National Histories: 1800 to the Present (London: Routledge), 221-248.

International Workshop: Analysing Historical Narratives

Date and Venue

7 - 9 July 2016
House for the History of the Ruhr, Institute for Social Movements, Clemensstr. 17-19, 44789 Bochum


Nicola Brauch, Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz

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