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Dr Agnes Arndt

Affiliated Researcher

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Academic career

  • Dr. phil. in Modern History, Freie Universität Berlin, summa cum laude (2012)
  • M.A. in Modern and Contemporary History, Freie Universität Berlin, with distinction (2006)
  • Studies in Modern History, Law and Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of Florence (1999-2005) 

Stays abroad

  • European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford and German Academic Exchange Service, Doctoral Fellow (2007)
  • Max Weber Foundation, Gerald D. Feldman Fellow at the German Historical Institutes in Warsaw, Paris, London (2007)
  • German Historical Institute Warsaw, Doctoral Fellow (2006)

Work experience

  • Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at the Technische Universität Dresden, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger, Associate Researcher (since 2023)
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions, Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, Researcher (since 2014) and Associate Researcher (since 2023)
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte, Lecturer (since 2018)
  • Maternity Leave (2013)
  • Berlin School for Comparative European History (until 2009) and Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kocka, PhD Scholar (2006-2012)
  • Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam, Research Group "Change of the Political in the 20th Century", Prof. Dr. Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Visiting Researcher (2011)
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin, Research Group "Civil Society, Citizenship and Political Mobilisation in Europe", Prof. Dr. Dieter Gosewinkel and Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht, Visiting Researcher (2006-2010)
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin, Research Group "Civil Society: Historical and Social Science Perspectives", Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kocka, EU Project Coordinator (2003-2005)

Linguistic proficiency

  • English (business fluent) 
  • Polish (business fluent) 
  • Italian (fluent) 
  • French (basic) 
  • Czech (basic)

Research and teaching focus

  • European, German and Polish History in Global Perspective from the 19. to the 21. Century
  • History of Knowledge 
  • History of International Law  
  • History of Family and Childhood
  • Social and Cultural History of Economics
  • Comparative History of Co-Transformations 
  • Emotions in the Spheres of Law, Politics and Economics
  • Theories and Methods of Transnational and Comparative Research

Research projects

  • Child Welfare and Child Endangerment. A Social and Cultural History of the Political Economy of Care in the 20th Century 

Scholarships and Awards

Book Prizes:

Awards:

  • Max Planck Society, Postdoc Fellow (2014)
  • Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, Visiting Fellow (2011)
  • Fazit Foundation, Doctoral Fellow (2010)
  • European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, University of Oxford and German Academic Exchange Service, Doctoral Fellow (2007)
  • Max Weber Foundation, Gerald D. Feldman Fellow at the German Historical Institutes in Warsaw, Paris, London (2007)
  • German Historical Institute Warsaw, Doctoral Fellow (2006)
  • Gerda Henkel Foundation, Doctoral Fellow (2006-2009)
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin, Visiting Fellow (2006-2010)
  • Social Science Research Center Berlin, Predoc Fellow (2005)
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Fazit Foundation, Gerda Henkel Foundation, Marga and Kurt Möllgaard Foundation, Max Planck Society, Research Grants (2005-2022)


Expert activities

  • Feeling Violence. Legal Vulnerability and Capitalist Precarity in Germany, in: Agnes Arndt/ Stephanie Lämmert/ Esra Sarioglu (Eds.), Volatility and Vulnerability. Global Historical Perspectives from the 20th Century to the Present, in: History Compass (forthcoming 2024).
  • Volatility and Vulnerability. An Introduction (with Stephanie Lämmert/ Esra Sarioglu), in: Agnes Arndt/ Dies. (Eds.), Volatility and Vulnerability. Global Historical Perspectives from the 20th Century to the Present, in: History Compass (forthcoming 2024).  
  • Feeling Political Through Law. The Emergence of an International Criminal Jurisdiction, 1899-2019, in: Agnes Arndt/ Ute Frevert et. al., Feeling Political. Emotions and Institutions since 1789, London: Palgrave Macmillen 2022, pp. 91-119.
  • Traders and Entrepreneurs. Encountering Trust in Business Relations, in: Benno Gammerl/ Philipp Nielsen/ Margrit Pernau (Eds.), Encounters with Emotions. Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity, New York: Berghahn 2019, pp. 110-132.
  • „Abwanderung und Widerspruch“. Zur Aktualität eines analytischen Konzepts des 20. für das 21. Jahrhundert, in: Administory. Journal for the History of Public Administration/ Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, pp. 247-254.

Organizational activity

  • Co-Organization of the Conference "Debating and Depicting Callousness in Europe and America", Max Planck Institute for Human Development (2018) 
  • Co-Organization of the Conference "Human Rights Movements in East-Central Europe", Center for Contemporary History Potsdam and German Historical Institute Warsaw (2010) 
  • Co-Organization of the Final Workshop of the European Civil Society Network, Social Science Research Center Berlin (2005) 
  • Co-Organisation of the Conference "Markets and Civil Society in Europe", Analistas Socio-Políticos Research Center, Madrid (2004) 
  • Co-Organisation of the Conference "The Future of the European Polity", Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, London (2004) 

Functions and memberships

  • Co-Organization of the Conference "Debating and Depicting Callousness in Europe and America", Max Planck Institute for Human Development (2018) 
  • Co-Organization of the Conference "Human Rights Movements in East-Central Europe", Center for Contemporary History Potsdam and German Historical Institute Warsaw (2010) 
  • Co-Organization of the Final Workshop of the European Civil Society Network, Social Science Research Center Berlin (2005) 
  • Co-Organisation of the Conference "Markets and Civil Society in Europe", Analistas Socio-Políticos Research Center, Madrid (2004) 
  • Co-Organisation of the Conference "The Future of the European Polity", Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, London (2004)