Institute for social Movements

Mitarbeiterportrait Alrun Berger (M.A.)
Research Associate

Clemensstr. 17-19
44789 Bochum
Room 219

Telefon: +49 (0)234 32 - 22626

alrun.berger@rub.de



Personal

Career/C.V.

Dissertation

„Historical Cultures of the 1960s West German and British Peace Movement"


THIRD-PARTY FUNDED PROJECTS

ZEIT-RÄUME RUHR
Industrial Heritage in South Wales and the Ruhr

Publications

  • The Historical Cultures of the 1960s’ West German Peace Movement: A Learning Process?, in: S. Berger and C. Cornelissen (ed.): Marxist Historical Cultures and Social Movements in Western Europe during the Cold War. Case Studies from Germany, Italy and Other Western European Sates, London 2019, pp. 187-216.
  • Die Onlineplattform (The website) www.zeit-raeume.ruhr. Erinnerungsorte im Netz (Places of Rememberance on the web), in: Stefan Berger / Ulrich Borsdorf / Ludger Claßen et. al. (Hg.): Zeit-Räume Ruhr. Erinnerungsorte des Ruhrgebiets (Zeit-Räume Ruhr. The Places of Memory of the German Ruhr Area), Essen 2019, S. 906-915.
  • "Für'n Tacken Gemischtes" - das frühe „Facebook" des Reviers. Erinnerungsort Trinkhalle (The Kiosk as a Place of Memory of the Ruhr Area), in: Stefan Berger / Ulrich Borsdorf / Ludger Claßen et. al. (ed.): Zeit-Räume Ruhr. Erinnerungsorte des Ruhrgebiets (Zeit-Räume Ruhr. The Places of Memory of the German Ruhr Area), Essen 2019, S. 614-6332.
  • Review: History is unwritten. Linke Geschichtspolitik und kritische Wissenschaft. Ein Lesebuch, in: Mitteilungen des Archivs der Arbeiterjugendbewegung, 2016-I, pp. 38-42.
  • Conference Report: Reconsidering the Political in Contemporary History, 04.03.2016 – 05.03.2016 Berlin, in: H-Soz-Kult, 04.10.2016, http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6725.
  • Conference Report: Marxistische Geschichtskulturen und soziale Bewegungen während des Kalten Krieges in Westeuropa (Marxist Historical Cultures and Social Movements in Western Europe during the Cold War), 29.09.2014 – 01.10.2014 Loveno di Menaggio, in: H-Soz-Kult, 05.05.2015, http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-5970.
  • „Smartphone, also bin ich?“ Versuch einer Kritik anhand Paul Virilios Dromologie, Studienarbeit („Smartphone, so, I am?“ – A critique based on Paul Virilios Dromologie study project), Norderstedt 2013.

Professional Talks

06/19 „Just familiar narratives? A web page for the places of memory of the Ruhr’s inhabitants”, presentation at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Conference (MSA), 25-28 June 2019 at Complutense University Madrid, Spain.
10/18 “Zwischen Zeitlichkeit und Erinnerung: Eine theoretische und praktische Annäherung anhand der Erinnerungslandschaften des Ruhrgebiets und Südwales” (Between Temporality and Remembrance: a theoretical and practical approach on the basis of the landscapes of memory of the German Ruhr Area and British South Wales), keynote presentation at the 6th Berlin Forum for Industrial Heritage and Society on the temporality of industrial heritage, 25-26 October 2018 at Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin
09/18 “The Historical Cultures of the 1960s West German Peace Movement”, presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association (GSA), 27-30 September 2018 at Wyndham Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh, USA
06/18 “Erinnerungsorte im Netz” (Online submitted places of remembrance), presentation and panel moderation at the conference “ZEIT-RÄUME RUHR”, 26-27 June 2018 at Zeche Zollverein, Essen
05/18 “Industrielles Erbe als Erinnerung – Das Ruhrgebiet und Südwales” (Industrial Heritage as a memento of memory – the Ruhr Area and Southwales), presentation at the international conference “Industrielles Erbe – Bedeutung und Visionen für NRW” (Industrial Heritage – Meaning and Vision for NRW), 16-17 May 2018 at Zeche Zweckel, Gladbeck
11/17 „The Cautious Memory Work of the Early 1960s West German Peace Movement“, presentation at the Working Group „Memory Studies in Modern Europe“, 13 November 2017 at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC) of Yale University, New Haven, USA
07/17 “The Role of Sacrifice and Mourning within the West German Peace Movement of the early 1960s”, presentation at the international conference “History, Memory, and Social Movements”, 19.-20. July 2017 at the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr-University Bochum
02/17 “Looking back into the past on their way into the future? Some considerations about the Historical Cultures among the West German Peace Movements of the 1960s (and 1980s)”, presentation at the scientific workshop on “History, Memory, and Social Movements”, 6-9 February 2017 at University of Melbourne, Australia
2014-15, as well as 2016-17 Multiple scientific presentations on the project “Industrial Heritage. South Wales and the Ruhr” in 2014/15 and about the Lieux de Mémoire in the Ruhr Area project in 2016/17
10/15 “Marxist Historical Cultures among the West German Peace Movement of the 1960s”, presentation at the scientific workshop on “Frieden und Konflikt. Theorie und Empirie aus historischer, sozialwissenschaftlicher und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive“ (Peace and conflict. Theory and empiricism from an historical, social and cultural sciences perspective), 6-9 October 2015 at University of Mannheim
09/14 “Historical Cultures among the West German Peace Movement of the 1960s”, presentation at the scientific conference “Marxist Cultures of History and Social Movements during the Cold War”, 29 September – 1 October 2014 at Villa Vigoni (German-Italian Centre for European Excellence), Menaggio, Italy


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Memory Studies Association (MSA)
  • Member of the German Studies Association (GSA)
  • Member of the Ruhr-University Bochum’s Research School
  • Member of the Association for the Promotion of the Institute for Social Movements
  • Member of the “Arbeitskreis Historische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung” (Working group for Historical Peace and Conflict Studies)
  • Student representative at the executive board of the Institute for Social Movements, Bochum (2012 – 2014)
  • Member of the Forum Geschichtskultur an Ruhr und Emscher

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