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Prof. Dr. Dorothee Brantz

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Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies

dorothee.brantz@metropolitanstudies.de [2], Sprechzeiten/Office Hours [3]

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


  • Arbeitsbereiche / Research Fields
  • Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte / Current Research Projects
  • Lebenslauf / Curriculum Vitae
  • Bücher / Books
  • Aufsätze / Articles and Chapters
  • Konferenzorganisation & Vortragsreihen / Conferences & Lecture Series
  • Committees & Editorial Boards
  • Doktoranden / Doctoral Students
  • Mitgliedschaften / Memberships

Arbeitsbereiche / Research Fields

  • European Urban Environmental History
  • History of Human-Animal Relations
  • War and the Environment in the 20th Century
  • Social Theory and Historical Methods

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte / Current Research Projects

DFG Project: „Urbane Jahreszeiten: Zur transatlantischen Natur in städtischen Räumen um 1900 und 2000“ / „City Seasons: On the Nature of Change in Urban Space“ (7/2018-7/2021)
(Anschubfinanzierung der TU Berlin 9/2015-5/2016)

Book Project: “The Cambridge Urban History of Europe” (Editor of Volume 3: The Modern Period (together with Gábor Sonkoly, ELTE Budapest)

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

EU Horizon 2020 ETN: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) for Inclusive and Sustainable Rural-Urban Regions (chaired by Greet de Block, University of Antwerp), Starting: 3/2021

  • Sub-Project ESR 3: “The Extent of Multimodality of TOD Across Times: Pedestrians, Bikes, Trains and Inclusive Development (together with Ruth Odenziel, TU Eindhoven)
  • Sub-Project ESR 5: “TOD Station Areas Revisited: Developing an Analysis of Everyday Sustainable Landscapes” (together with Mattias Quiström, Sveriges Lantbruks- Universitet, Sweden)

Lebenslauf / Curriculum Vitae

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

2012-2018
Speaker of the International Graduate Research Program DFG 1705/1: Berlin-New York-Toronto: “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present”

11/2016
Eötvös-Loránd-Universität Budapest, Guest Professorship, Department of History

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

Bücher / Books

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Dorothee Brantz and Avi Sharma (eds.), Urban Resilience in a Global Context: Actors, Narratives, Temporalities (Bielefeld: Transcript, forthcoming 2020).

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

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Harald Bodenschatz and Dorothee Brantz (eds.), 100 Jahre Groß-Berlin: Grünfrage und Stadtentwicklung (Berlin: Lukas, 2019).

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Dorothee Brantz und Sonja Dümpelmann (Hrsg.), Greening the City: Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth-Century (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011), paperback 2019.

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

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

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

Aufsätze / Articles and Chapters

“Urban and (Rural) History,” in: Handbook of Historical Animal Studies. Edited by Brett Mizelle, Mieke Roscher, and Aline Steinbrecher (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming 2021).

“Resilience: Dynamic Urban Concept or Precarious Neoliberal Strategy?” (together with Avi Sharma) in: Urban Resilience in a Global Context: Actors, Narratives, Temporalities (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2020).

"Metropolitan Natural Histories: Inventing Science, Building Cities, and Displaying the World,” in: Science in the Metropolis. Edited by Mitchell Ash (London: Routledge, 2020).

“Vertical Ecologies: The Balcony Biotopes of Berlin,” in: Botanical City. Edited by Matthew Gandy and Sandra Jasper (Berlin: Jovis, 2020), 101-108.

“Animals in Urban Environmental History” in: Concepts of Urban Environmental History. Edited by Sebastian Haumann, Martin Knoll, and Detlev Mares (Bielefeld: Trancript, 2020), 191-202.

“Grünfrage und Groß-Berlin,“ (together with Harald Bodenschatz) in: 100 Jahre Groß-Berlin: Grünfrage und Stadtentwicklung. Co-edited with Harald Bodenschatz (Berlin: Lukas, 2019), 20-23.

„Epilog: Grüne Fragen,“ in: 100 Jahre Groß-Berlin: Grünfrage und Stadtentwicklung. Co-edited with Harald Bodenschatz (Berlin: Lukas, 2019), 224-227.

"Green Visions: A Dialogue," (together with Avi Sharma) in: Green City: Explorations and Visions of Urban Sustainability. Edited by Simone M. Müller and Annika Mattissek (Munich: RCC Perspectives. Transformations in Environment and Society, 1, 2018): 15-21.

“Assembling the Multitude: Questions about Agency in the Urban Environment” Roundtable: Urban Agency: Debating the Aims and Limits of Urban History, Urban History 44 (1, 2017): 130-136.

"The Urban Politics of Nature: Two Centuries of Green Spaces in Berlin 1800-2014” in: Green Landscapes in the European City. Edited by Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, and Catharina Nolin (London: Routledge, 2017), 141-159.

“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.

Rezensionen in:
American Historical Review, Journal of Modern History, H-German, Journal for the History of Biology, H-Urban, Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Konferenzorganisation & Vortragsreihen / Conferences & Lecture Series

9/2020 (postponed until 9/2021)
Main Session: “The Times are Changing: Cities, Seasons and Urban Life Around the World,” 15th International Conference of the European Association for Urban History/EAUH, Antwerp, Belgium (together with Avi Sharma)

6/2020 (postponed until 6/2021)
Conference: “Exploring Urban Ownership: Materialities and Affects, Privacies and Properties from the 19th to the 21st Century” TU Berlin (together with Christiane Reinecke and Joachim Häberlen)

Every Fall Semester
Public Lecture Series am Center for Metropolitan Studies
TU Berlin (together with Avi Sharma)

11/2019
Symposium: "Bäume-Stadt-Räume: Erleben, Erzählen, Erinnern in Berlin nach Europa“ TU Berlin (together with students oft he MA Historische Urbanistik)

10/2019
Conference: "Biotope City: Die dichte Stadt als Natur” TU Berlin (together with Helga Fassbinder)

8/2018
Main Session: “Imagining Resilient Cities”
14th International Conference of the European Association for Urban History/EAUH, Rome, Italy (together with Avi Sharma)

3/2018
Conference:“100 Jahre Groß-Berlin: Die Grünfrage – Entwicklungsfaktoren der Großstadtregion”
14th Hermann Henselmann Colloquium, Berlin (together with Harald Bodenschatz, Cordelia Polinna, and Sarah Oßwald)

6/2017
Conference: "Urbane Elemente: Licht, Luft, Feuer und Wasser in der Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadtentwicklung“
Conference of the Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung/GSU Nachwuchstagung, TU Berlin

10/2016
Conference: “UrbanTOPIAS Discussing the Challenges of Changing Cities”
5th Annual Conference IGK Berlin-New York-Toronto, TU Berlin (together with the IGK Fellows)

7/2016
Forum: „Stadt: Mensch: Tier“ 6th Meeting of the Forum: Tiere und Geschichte
TU Berlin

11/2015
Conference: “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
Conference: “Tiere unserer Heimat: Auswirkungen der SED Ideologie auf gesellschaftliche Mensch-Tier Verhältnisse in der DDR” TU Berlin (together with Anett Laue)

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

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

11/2012
Conference: “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
Conference: “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
Conference: „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
Lecture Series: „Geschenke der Amerikaner: Das Architekturerbe der Alliierten Präsenz in West-Berlin," Amerika Haus Berlin (together with Adrian von Buttlar).

09/2008
Conference: "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
Main Panel: “Big Buildings: Concepts of Competition and Order since the Nineteenth Century,” Ninth International Conference of the European Association for Urban History, Lyon (together with Celina Kress).

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

12/2005
Conference: "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
Conference: "Animals in History," International Conference of the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, Literaturhaus Köln (together with Christof Mauch/GHI).

Committees & Editorial Boards

  • Historische Kommission zu Berlin (since July 2019)
  • Board of Directors, Urban History Association (USA) (since November 2018)
  • Chair and Board Member Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung (since September 2018, Board Member since January 2008)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (since January 2015)
  • Member Editorial Board Book Series Studies in Urban and Social Change/SUSC from Wiley-Blackwell (since May 2014)
  • Member Editorial Board, Environment and History (since January 2014)
  • Corresponding Editor, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (since December 2013)
  • Board Member (co-chair) Willy-Scharnow-Archiv of Tourism History, TU Berlin (since September 2012)
  • Editorial Board Member, Tierstudien (since May 2011)
  • Editorial Board Member, Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte/IMS (since October 2010)
  • Board Member, Berlin Program for German and Advanced European Studies, FU Berlin/German Studies Association (since October 2007)
  • Advisory Board H-Animal network (launched December 2005)

Doktoranden / Doctoral Students

Current:

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

Helene Heldt, "Die Garnisionsstadt Potsdam im kurzen zwanzigsten Jahrhundert" (since October 2018)

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 May 2015)

Linus Ruegge, “Die Stadt Luzern und «das Grüne»: Eine Geschichte urbaner Natur im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert“ (second advisor, together with Caroline Arni, Universität Basel, since October 2019)

Gesa Trojan, “Memory Mosaic Montreal? Memory as Temporal and Spatial Order in Montreal, 1900-2000“ (since May 2015)

Beatrice Walthall “Reordering Food, Space, and Time: Civil Society in the Transition Towards Sustainable Urban Food Systems” (second advisor, together with Ilse Helbrecht, HU Berlin, since May 2015)

Brianne Wiselowski, "Through the Eyes of Dresden: Aesthetics, Science, and How the Body Became Visible, 1911-1945” (since March 2019)


COMPLETED:

Veronika Settele, „Vom Tier zum Fleisch. Eine Geschichte der industriellen Nutztierhaltung in Deutschland, 1950 – 1980” (second advisor, together with Paul Nolte, FU Berlin) (defended June 2019)

Antonio Carbone, „Good Airs: Buenos Aires in the Epidemic Years, 1867-1871“ (defended June 2019)

Marlène de Sassure “Metropolitanism in Marseille: Temporality of a Discourse, 1900-2016” (defended April 2019)

Katharina Knaus “Airbnb’s Influence on World Tourism Cities and Local Place-Making Processes: A Berlin-New York City Comparison” (defended March 2019)

Marcela Arrieta Narváez, “Heterogeneous Water in the City: Power, Concerned Interactions in the History of Community Aqueducts in Usme, Bogotá, 1980-2015” (defended November 2018)

Schiva Shadravan, “The Changing Facades of Karim Khan Zand Street, Shiraz: Contestation, Fragmentation, Social Integration” (defended at TU Berlin, November 2018)

Anett Laue, „Das „sozialistische“ Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1949-1990“ (defended at TU Berlin, March 2016)

Esther Sattig, “Das Zigeunerlager Ravensburg-Ummenwinkel: Die Verfolgung der oberschwäbischen Sinti“ (defended at TU Berlin, July 2014, second evaluator, first evaluator Wolfgang Benz)

Stefan Höhne, “Der Passagier: Praktiken und administrative Techniken in urbanen Infrastrukturen des Transits" (defended at TU Berlin, September 2013)

Elitza Stanoeva, “Constitutions of Urban Spaces Between Political Ideology and Habitual Social Praxis: Urban Development in Sofia, 1879-1979" (defended at TU Berlin, July 2013)

Asta von Schröder, “Images and Messages in the Embellishment of Metropolitan Railway Stations, 1850-1950“ (defended at TU Berlin August 2012, second evaluator, first evaluator Adrian von Buttlar)

Mitgliedschaften / Memberships

  • Gesellschaft für Stadt- und Urbanisierungsforschung
  • European Association for Urban History
  • European Society for Environmental History
  • American Urban History Association
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Historische Kommission Berlin
  • Baumpatenverein e.V.

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