Jun.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Borutta


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Manuel Borutta
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft
Kulturgeschichte des Mittelmeerraums
Office: GA 4/150
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Phone: 0234 / 32-29049
Fax: 0234 / 32-14065
Email: manuel.borutta(at)rub.de

Office hours:
16-17h (Please send an advance notice of your visit via email)
Cancelled on Oct 23th and 30th, 2017.

Manuel Borutta is Juniorprofessor for Mediterranean history at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He joined the faculty in 2010. After publishing his award-winning PhD thesis and teaching at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Universität zu Köln he was a fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, at the Université Paris II and the German Historical Institute in Paris and at the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme in Aix-en-Provence. He has a background in German and Italian, French and Algerian, Western European and Mediterranean history, and he has worked extensively on issues of nation-building and colonization, anti-Catholicism, secularisation and the culture wars, gender, media and emotions, migration and memory. His main interest is currently in connected history approaches and their contribution to an understanding of the Mediterranean entanglements between Southern Europe and Northern Africa during the colonial and postcolonial period. Recent publications include Braudel in Algier. Die kolonialen Wurzeln der 'Méditerranée' und der 'spatial turn' (Historische Zeitschrift 2016), Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France: Comparative Perspectives (PalgraveMacMillan 2016, ed. with Jan C. Jansen), Frankreichs Süden: Der Midi und Algerien, 1830-1962 (Francia 2014), Die Wiederkehr des Mittelmeerraumes: Stand und Perspektiven der neuhistorischen Mediterranistik (Neue Politische Literatur 2013, with Fabian Lemmes), A Colonial Sea: The Mediterranean, 1798-1956 (Routledge 2012, ed. with Sakis Gekas), Antikatholizismus. Deutschland und Italien im Zeitalter der europäischen Kulturkämpfe (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht ²2011), Genealogie der Säkularisierungstheorie. Zur Historisierung einer großen Erzählung der Moderne (Geschichte und Gesellschaft 2010).

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