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Prof. Dr. Dorothee Brantz

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Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies
Speaker of the International Graduate Research Program 2012-2018

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Center for Metropolitan Studies
TU Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 16-18
HBS-6, Raum 107
10623 Berlin
Tel +49(0)30314284-06
Fax +49(0)30314284-03

Areas of Research

Comparative Transatlantic History (Germany, France, USA)
Urban History
Urban Environmental History
History of Human-Animal Relations
War and the Environment in the 20th Century
Social Theory and Historical Methods

Current Research Projects

„In der Natur des Krieges: Berlins Weg vom Krieg zum Frieden, 1944-1990“

„City Seasons: On the Nature of Change in Urban Space“
(Initial financing from TU Berlin 9/2015-5/2016)

Curriculum Vitae

since 04/2015
Executive Director of the Institute of Art History and Historical Urban Studies

since 10/2013
University Professor/W3 Modern History and Urban History

since 05/2012
Speaker of the International Graduate Research Program DFG 1705/1: Berlin-New York-Toronto: “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalisation from the 19th Century to the Present”

05-10/2010
Parental Leave

since 2009
Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies

2008-2010
Executive Director of the Translatlantic Graduate Research Program DFG 1015 „Geschichte und Kultur der Metropolen Berlin und New York im 20. Jahrhundert"

10/2007-09/2013
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin) for Modern History and Urban History, Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin

08/2005-2007
Assistant Professor for Comparative European and Transatlantic History, Department of History, University at Buffalo/State University of New York (SUNY)

12/2004-06/2005
Thyssen-Heideking Fellow, Department of Anglo-American Studies, University of Cologne

09/2004-08/2005
Visiting Research Fellow, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

Summer 2004
Center of Great Lakes Culture Fellow, Newberry Library, Chicago:

09/2003-07/2004
Postdoctoral Fellow, SSRC–Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

09/2003
Ph.D. (with distinction) in Modern European History, University of Chicago
Richard Saller Dissertation Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago

09/2002-06/2003
Lecturer in the B.A. Program, Department of History, University of Chicago

09/1998-08/2002
Preceptor in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), University of Chicago

01-09/1998
International Dissertation Research Fellow (IDRF), Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

08/1995
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Books

Dorothee Brantz, Slaughterhouse Cities: Paris, Berlin and Chicago, 1780-1914 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University: forthcoming).

Dorothee Brantz, Sasha Disko, Georg Wagner-Kyora (eds.), Thick Space: Approaches to Metropolitanism (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012).

Dorothee Brantz und Sonja Dümpelmann (eds.), Greening the City: Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth-Century (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011).

Dorothee Brantz (ed.), Beastly Natures: Human-Animal Relations at the Crossroads of Cultural and Environmental History (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010).

Dorothee Brantz und Christof Mauch (eds.), Tierische Geschichte: Die Beziehung von Tier und Mensch in der Kultur der Moderne (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2009).

Articles and Chapters

 “Landscapes of Destruction: Capturing Images and Creating Memory Through Photography“ in: Cambridge History of the Second World War. Co-Edited by Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze (Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2015), 725-748.

"Chicago," "Meat Industry," "Skyscrapers," and "Washington, D.C.," in: USA-Lexikon. Schlüsselbegriffe zu Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Kultur, Geschichte und zu den deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen. Edited by Christof Mauch and Rüdiger B. Wersich. 2nd revised and extended edition (Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2013).

“Metropolitane Welten: Zum Urbanisierungsdiskurs in der anglo-amerikanischen Stadtgeschichtsforschung,“ in: Informationen für Moderne Stadtgeschichte (2, 2012): 62-68.

“Introduction,” in: Thick Space: Approaches to Metropolitanism. Co-edited with Sasha Disko and Georg Wagner-Kyora (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012), 9-27.

„Das Zusammenleben von Mensch und Tier: Was wäre der Eine ohne den Anderen?“ Multikosmos (Juli 2011): 1-8.

“Introduction,” in: Greening the City: Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century. Co-edited with Sonja Dümpelmann (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011), 1-13.

"Risky Business: Disease, Disaster and the Unintended Consequences of Epizootics in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century France and Germany," in: Environmental History (January 2011): 35-51.

"Chicago: Der Burnham Plan als städtische Vision," in: Stadtvisionen 1910/2010: Berlin, Paris, London, Chicago. Edited by Harald Bodenschatz et al. (Berlin: DOM Publishers, 2010): 54-8.

"Introduction," in: Beastly Natures: Animals, Humans, and the Study of History (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010): 1-13.

"Environments of Death: Trench Warfare on the Western Front, 1914-1918," in: War and the Environment: Military Destruction in the Modern Age. Edited by Charles Closmann (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2009): 68-91.

"On the Nature of Urban Growth: Building Abattoirs in 19th-Century Paris and Chicago" Cahiers Parisiens 5 (2009): 17-30.

“Tierische Geschichte: Einleitung” (zusammen mit Christof Mauch), in: Tierische Geschichte: Die Beziehung von Mensch und Tier in der Kultur der Moderne. Edited by Dorothee Brantz and Christof Mauch (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2009).

“Forum: The Nature of German Environmental History” German History 27 (January 2009): 113-30.

„Kulturgeschichte ohne Paradigmen: Eine Antwort auf Lynn Hunt“ Historische Anthropologie 16 (3, 2008): 443-9.

“Die ‚animalische Stadt’: Die Mensch-Tier-Beziehung in der Urbanisierungsforschung” Informationen für Moderne Stadtgeschichte (1, 2008): 86-100.

“Der natürliche Raum der Moderne: Eine transatlantische Sicht auf die (städtische) Umweltgeschichte,” in: Clios Natur: Vergleichende Aspekte der Umweltgeschichte. Edited by Norbert Finzsch (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2008).

“The Domestication of Empire: Human-Animal Relations at the Intersection of Civilization and Acclimatization in the Nineteenth Century,” in: A Cultural History of Animals: The Age of Empire, 1800-1920. Edited by Kathleen Kete (Oxford: Berg Publishers, December 2007): 73-93.

“The Natural Space of Modernity: A Transatlantic Perspective on (Urban) Environmental History,” in: The Historian's Nature: Comparative Approaches to Environmental History. Edited by Ursula Lehmkuhl and Hermann Wellenreuther (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2007): 195-225.

“Epizootics” in Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals. Edited by Marc Bekoff (Westport: CT: Greenwood Press, 2007).

“Animal Bodies, Human Health, and the Reform of Slaughterhouses in Nineteenth-Century Berlin,” Food and History 3 (November 2006): 193-215.

“The Place of Nature in the City in Twentieth-Century Europe and North America: Conference Report” (together with Sonja Dümpelmann) Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC 38 (Spring 2006): 163-8.

“Animals in History: Conference Report” (together with Christof Mauch) Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC 37 (Fall 2005): 126-33.

“How Parasites Make History: Pork and People in the Nineteenth Century” Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC 36 (Spring 2005): 69-79.

“The Kosher Slaughter Controversy,” in: Antisemitism: A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution. Edited by Richard S. Levy. (ABC-Clio, 2005): 402-3.

“Stunning Bodies: Animal Slaughter, Judaism, and the Meaning of Humanity in Imperial Germany” Central European History 35 (2, 2002): 167-94.

“Recollecting the Slaughterhouse” Cabinet, A Quarterly Magazine of Art and Culture (September, 2001): 118-23.

Reviews in:
Journal of Modern History, H-German, Journal for the History of Biology, H-Urban, Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Organization of Conferences and Lecture Series

11/2015
“Inhabited Futures/Constructed Pasts” Fourth Annual Graduate Conference IGK Berlin-New York-Toronto, University of Toronto and York University (together with Elisabeth Asche, Noa Ha and Daniel Tödt)

2/2015
“Tiere unserer Heimat: Auswirkungen der SED Ideologie auf gesellschaftliche Mensch-Tier Verhältnisse in der DDR” TU Berlin (together with Anett Laue)

11/2014
“Metropolitan Temporalities” Third Annual Graduate Conference IGK Berlin-New York-Toronto, TU Berlin (together with Eyke Vonderau)

9/2014
“Ubiquitous yet Unique: Green Spaces in Cities from the 18th Century to the Present”
Main Panel at 12th International Conference of the European Association for Urban History (together with Peter Clark)

11/2012
“Urban–Activism–Scholarship: Global Discourses in Local, Historical and Contemporary Contexts,” First Annual Conference of the IGK Berlin-New York-Toronto, TU Berlin (together with Elisabeth Asche, Bota Kassymbekova and Emily Bereskin)

05/2012
“Urbanisierung im 20. Jahrhundert,” GSU Konferenz IRS Erkner and CMS TU Berlin (together with Christoph Bernhardt).

08-10/2010
Exhibition: “Stadtvisionen 1910|2010 – Berlin Paris London Chicago: 100 Jahre „Allgemeine Städtebau-Ausstellung in Berlin," (Member of the Scientific Advisory Board), Architekturmuseum, TU Berlin

06/2009
„The City and the State of Exception/State of Emergency: Ausnahmezustand and the Urban Condition," Fifth Annual Conference of the TGK Berlin-New York, TU Berlin (together with Elisabeth Asche and the Fellows)

04-07/2009
„Geschenke der Amerikaner: Das Architekturerbe der Alliierten Präsenz in West-Berlin," Lecture Series TU Berlin (together with Adrian von Buttlar)

09/2008
"In Search of the Postfordist City: Concepts and the Meaning of Urban Space and Society," Fourth Annual Conference of the TGK Berlin-New York, Fordham University New York (together with Sasha Disko/New York, Cordelia Polinna/Berlin, Katja Sußner/Berlin, Rosemary Wakeman/New York).

08/2008
“Big Buildings: Concepts of Competition and Order since the Nineteenth Century,” Main Conference Section, Ninth International Conference of the European Association for Urban History, Lyon (together with Celina Kress).

07/2008
"Umweltgeschichte und Umweltzukunft: Zur gesellschaftlichen Relevanz einer jungen Disziplin," Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (together with Bernd Herrmann/Göttingen, Christof Mauch/Munich, Joachim Radkau/Bielefeld, Frank Uekötter/Munich).

07/2008
"The Role of the City in Urban Environmental History," Fifth Roundtable for Urban Environmental History, TU Berlin (together with Christoph Bernhardt/IRS).

12/2005
"The Place of Nature in the City in Twentieth-Century Europe and North America," International Conference at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC. (together with Sonja Dümpelmann/Auburn University).

05/2005
"Animals in History," International Conference of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, Literaturhaus Köln (together with Christof Mauch/GHI).

Doctoral Students

Marcela Arrieta Narváez, “Changing the Borders of the City: Water and Power at the Rural-Urban Fringe of Bogotá, 1920-2010” (since 2012)

Sabine Barthold, “Global Re-scaling of Urban Ecological Governance. The Role of Global City Networks in Interurban Knowledge Production and Policy Transfer” (since 2012)

Diana Bienge, “Dämmerung im Neuen Westen: Das Erblühen eines Kulturmilieus in Berlin­ Charlottenburg der zwanziger Jahre“ (since 2011)

Antonio Carbone, “Producing the ‘Good Airs’: Cholera, Yellow Fever and Their Impact on the Meat Processing Industry and Urban Space in Buenos Aires, 1867 – 1874“ (Second Advisor, together with Michael Goebel, FU Berlin) (since 2012)

Robin Kellermann „Waiting Times: Emergence, Experience and Material Representations of Waiting for Public Transportation in Berlin and London, 1850 – 2015” (Second Advisor, together with Liudger Dienel, TU Berlin) (since 2015)

Katharina Knaus “The Home on Airbnb: A study on the practices of hosting in New York City” (since 2015)

Schiva Shadravan, “Exploring the Historical Evolution of Built Environment and its Impact on the Sense of Place: The Karim Khan Zand Street in Shiraz” (since 2014)

Anett Laue, “Das „sozialistische“ Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1949-1990“ (since 2012)

Marlène de Sassure “The Urban Accelerated. From Colonial to Global Metropolitanism in Marseille” (since 2015)

Veronika Settele, “Vom Tier zum Fleisch. Eine Geschichte der industriellen Nutztierhaltung in Deutschland, 1950 – 1980” (Second Advisor, together with Paul Nolte, FU Berlin) (since 2015)

Gesa Trojan, “Tastes of the Old Home in the New World. 
Food Practices of Jewish Immigrant Communities in Toronto at the Beginning of the 20th Century“ (since 2015)

Beatrice Walthall “Reordering Food, Space, and Time: Civil Society in the Transition Towards Sustainable Urban Food Systems” (since 2015)

Completed:
Esther Sattig, “Das Zigeunerlager Ravensburg-Ummenwinkel: Die Verfolgung der oberschwäbischen Sinti“ (Second Evaluator, First Evaluator Wolfgang Benz)
Defended July 2014

Stefan Höhne, "Der Passagier – Praktiken und administrative Techniken in urbanen Infrastrukturen des Transits"
Defended September 2013 (Winner of the Best Dissertation Prize of the Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung/GSU, 2014)

Elitza Stanoeva, “Constitutions of Urban Spaces between Political Ideology and Habitual Social Praxis: Urban Development in Sofia, 1879-1979"
Defended July 2013

Asta von Schröder, “Images and Messages in the Embellishment of Metropolitan Railway Stations, 1850-1950“ „Second Evaluator, First Evaluator Adrian von Buttlar)
Defended August 2012

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