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Felix Fuhg

Lupe [1]

Center for Metropolitan Studies
TU Berlin
Hardenbergstraße 16-18
10623 Berlin

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Felix Fuhg is a German historian with particular interest in modern British history. In his research he particularly looks at the cultural formation of global cities and urban transformation and investigates social, economic and cultural changes driven by post-war globalization. In the last couple of years, he has taught a variety of modern history courses in B.A. and M.A. programs in which he and his students asked for the impact of industrialization and de-industrialization on cities, the urban history of popular culture and current debates on urban heritage and contemporary urban planning in historical contexts.

After studying History, Political Science and Philosophy in Göttingen, Berlin and Vienna, he received his B.A. from Georg-August University Göttingen and his M.A. from Free University Berlin. From 2015 until 2018 he was DFG Research Fellow at the International Graduate Programm Berlin - New York - Toronto: „The World in the City. Global Metropolitanism from the 19th Century to the Present.“ In 2019 he graduated from from Humboldt University with his Phd project ‘Growing Up in the Metropolis. London’s Working Class Youth and the Making of Post-Victorian Britain, 1957-71’.

His dissertation comes out by Palgrave Macmillan in late 2020. He recently published his article ""Days of Future Passed“: Jugendkulturelle Alltagspraxis in London und die Geschichtszeit der 1960er Jahre“ in Historische Anthropologie. In 2018, his paper "Ambivalent Relationships: London's Youth Culture and the Making of the Multi-Racial Society in the 1960s“ was published by the journal Britain and the World and is freely available on https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/brw.2018.0285 [3].

Together with Tobias Becker, Felix Fuhg currently edit a special volume on "Europeansising British Cultural History“ for the journal Contemporary British History. In his new research project he looks at the entangled history of Northrhine-Westphalia and the Industrial North of England from the 19th century to the present. He also works on an urban history of the Bonner Republic.


Urban History, History of London, Postimperial City, Cities and Consumption, Historical Anthropology, Youth Cultures, History of Work and Leisure, Migration History


Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute London

since 10/2017
Guest lecturer, M.A. programme “Historical Urban Studies”, Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin

since 05/2015
DFG Fellow at the International Graduate Research Program Berlin - New York - Toronto, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin

since 05/2015
PhD candidate Humboldt University Berlin

2011 – 2014
Master of Arts in „History of the 19th and 20th Century“ at Free University Berlin

2009 – 2010
Study of History, Philosophy and Political Science at University of Vienna

2007 – 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Modern History and Philosophy at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen


Book Review “Sneeringer, Julia: A Social History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany: Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69, London: Bloomsbury Press, 2018”, in: Germany History. (forthcoming)

“Ambivalent Relationships. Youth Culture in London and the Making of the Multicultural Society in the 1960s”, in: Britain and the World, Volume 11 Issue 1, Page 4-26. Link: www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/brw.2018.0285 [4]

Conference Report (with Marlène de Saussure) “Imperial Port Cities in the Age of Steam. Towards a Comparative History of Entanglements“, H-Net. Link: www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php [5]

Book Review “Andresen, Knud; van der Steen, Bart (Hrsg.): A European Youth Revolt. European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2016”, H-Soz-Kult. Link: www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-26071 [6]

“Globales Kapital zerstört die Metropole. Johnsons Bilanz vor der Bürgermeisterwahl in London”, SWR2, Kulturgespräch am 4.5.2016. Link: www.swr.de/swr2/kultur-info/johnsons-bilanz-vor-der-buergermeisterwahl-in-london/-/id=9597116/did=17382426/nid=9597116/1p9qbek/index.html [7])

Unterfangen Globalgeschichte. Und wie sie von der Digitalisierung der Geisteswissenschaften profitieren kann, Zeitgeschichte-online. (forthcoming)

Tagungsbericht New Directions in Global History (Centre for Global History, University of Oxford). H-Soz-Kult. Link: www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-4482 [8]


“Ambivalent Relationships. Youth Culture in London and the Making of the Multicultural Society in the 1960s”, Writing the History of Noise, 2nd International Conference of the Research Network "Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change", University of Reading, 6 - 7 September 2018. (forthcoming)

"Made in Britain? The Transnational in 1960s’ Pop and Fashion“, Britain and the World, Annual Conference of the British Scholar Society, University of Exeter, 21 - 23 June 2018. (forthcoming)

"Growing Up in the Metropolis: Working Class Youth Culture in London and the Making of Post-Victorian Britain, 1958-71“, German Historical Institute London, 22 May 2018.

"Der Traum von einem neuen (alten) Großbritannien. Jugendkultur in London in der Nachkriegszeit und die Entstehung eines post - viktorianischen Selbstbildes“, Research Colloquium Prof. Thomas Mergel, Humboldt - Universität zu Berlin, 15 November 2017.

"High - Rise. Jugendkultur, der soziale Wohnungsbau in London und die Verkündung des Endes des traditionellen Arbeiterbezirkes in den 1960er Jahren“, Research Colloquium Prof. Alexander Nützenadel, Humboldt - Universität zu Berlin. 8 September 2017.

“The Transformation of the Metropolis. Youth - Cultural Experience of Urban Change in L ondon the 1950s and 1960s”, Forschungskolloquium IGK 1705: “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present”, Center for Metropolitanstudies, Technical University Berlin, 22 June 2017.

"Aufwachsen in der Metropole. Jugendkulturen in London im Zeitalter der Globalisierung, 1958 - 1971“, Research Colloquium Prof. Arnd Bauerkämper, Friedrich - Meinecke - Institut, Free University Berlin, 7 June 2017.

“Teenagers Future. London’s Labour Market, the Youth Employment Service and Britis h Youth Cultures in the 1960s“, Workshop „The De - industrialising City: Urban, architectural and socio - cultural perspectives“, German Historical Institute London, 12 – 13 December 2016.

“The Metropolitan Experience. Youth Culture as an Urban Phenomenon“, Workshop “ How to Write and Conceptualize the History of Youth Cultures“ am Center for Metropolitanstudies, 30 June - 2 July 2016.

“Experiencing the Global in the Local. The Everyday Life of London’s Working Class Teenager in the 1960s”, Britain and the World Annual Conference, King’s College London, 22 - 24 June 2016.

"Aufwachsen in der Metropole. Jugendkulturen in London in der Zeit der Globa lisierung, 1958 - 1974”, Workshop „ Räume, Märkte, Szenen: Neue Arbeiten zur Popgeschichte “, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam in cooperation with Exzellenzcluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung (Humboldt University Berlin), 15 April 2016 .

“Place Matters. British Working Class Youth Cultures and the Globalization of London, 1958 - 1974”, Urban History Group Conference "Re - Evaluating the Place of the City in History“, University of Cambridge, 31 March – 1 April 2016 .

"Die Welt in der Stadt und die Entst ehung britischer Jugendkulturen in den 1960er Jahren“, 13. Doktorandenforum „ Neue Wege in die Zeitgeschichte, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam 11. - 12. Februar 2015 .

Workshop "Das Prekäre in der Stadt. Eine Geschichte der städtischen Arbeiterklasse in Europa“, Education Programme of SPD Berlin Mitte, 21 January 2015.

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