CURRICULUM VITAE

Raffael Scheck
Audrey Wade Hittinger Katz and Sheldon Toby Katz Distinguished Teaching Professor of History
Department of History
Colby College
Waterville, Maine 04901 (USA)
E-mail: rmscheck@colby.edu
Personal Home Page: http://www.colby.edu/personal/rmscheck/

EMPLOYMENT

Colby College, since 1994: Assistant Professor 1994-99, promoted to Associate Professor in 1999 and to Full Professor in 2006. History Department Chair 2000-2003, 2005-2008, and 2015-16. Director of Jewish Studies 2011-2014 and 2016-17. Chair of the German & Russian Department, 2017-18. Director of Colby’s Alumni College since 2010.

Bowdoin College, 1993-1994: Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History.

Kantonsschule Wettingen and Kantonsschule Olten (Switzerland), 1986-88 and 1990-92: teacher of German and History.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Universität Basel: Habilitation (a higher degree than a doctorate, traditionally qualifying the recipient for a full professorship at a European university), 24 April 2003. Title of thesis: “Mothers of the Nation: Right-Wing Women in the Weimar Republic.”

Brandeis University: Ph.D. in Comparative European History, May 1993. Title of dissertation: “Intrigue and Illusion: Alfred von Tirpitz in German Right-Wing Politics, 1914-1930,” 395pp. Qualifying examinations passed with honors (distinction in all fields) on 22 March 1990.

Universität Zürich: Lizentiat (equivalent to the M.A.) in May 1988. Major field: “General History” (Modern Period, Middle Ages, Antiquity). Minor fields: “German Literature Since 1700” and “History of the German Language.” Thesis: “Childhood in German Autobiographical Writings 1740-1820,” 150pp.

Konservatorium und Musikakademie Zürich: Musical training as a cello student of Prof. Claude Starck, 1980-1981.

PUBLICATIONS

Submitted for Publication:
—-. Love Between Enemies: Western Prisoners of War and German Women in World War II
—-. “Homosexual Relations between Western Prisoners of War and Civilians in Nazi Germany”
—-. “The Limits of Reciprocity: Western Prisoners of War Court-martialled for Insults to the Führer and Criticism of Nazi Germany, 1940-1945”
—-. “The Treatment of Western Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany: Rethinking Reciprocity and Asymmetrial War”

Forthcoming:
—-. “Community and Gender During War: The Amorous Relationships of Western POWs and German Women in Nazi Germany,” in Local Women, Sexuality and Prisoners of War, 1914-1956: Consorting with the Enemy, ed. by Brian K. Feltman and Matthias Reiss. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. Series: Genders and Sexualities in History.
—-. “Gender and Community During War: The Amorous Relationships of Western POWs and German Women in Nazi Germany,” in The Peoples’ War: The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective, edited by Alexander Wilson, Jonathan Fennel, and Richard Hammond. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
—-. “Les camps de prisonniers de guerre dans l’Aquitaine occupée,” in L’enfermement en Aquitaine (1938-1949), edited by Christophe Lastécouères and Philippe Souleau. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
—-. Sixty-one entries on German prisoner of war camps in occupied France, 1940-1944, for volume IV of the project Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945 by the U.S. Holocaust Museum Research Center, Washington, D.C. (ed. Geoffrey Megargee).

Books:
—-. French Colonial Soldiers as German Prisoners of War during World War II. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
—-. Germany 1871-1945: A Concise History. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2008.
—-. Hitler’s African Victims: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Translations: Une Saison Noire. Les massacres de tirailleurs sénégalais, mai-juin 1940, transl. by Eric Thiébaud. Paris: Editions Tallandier, 2007 (and special edition for the book club “Le grand livre du mois”, 2007). Hitlers Afrikanische Opfer, trans. by Felix Georg Harsch. Hamburg and Berlin: Assoziation A, 2009. Honored as #4 on the top ten non-fiction book list in Germany for 2009.
—-. Mothers of the Nation: Right-Wing Women in Weimar Germany. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2004.
—-. Alfred von Tirpitz and German Right-Wing Politics, 1914-1930. Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press, 1998.

Edited Book:
—-. German-occupied Europe in the Second World War. Co-editor with Fabien Théofilakis and Julia Torrie. Routledge Studies in Second World War History. London, Routledge Publishers, 2019. Co-author of introduction.

Articles and Book Sections:
—-. “Raphaël Lemkin’s Derivation of Genocide from His Analysis of Nazi-Occupied Europe,” Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, 13, no. 1, Special Issue “Revisiting the Life and Work of Raphaël Lemkin” (2019): 113-129.
—-. “Genocide as Organizing Principle in Raphael Lemkin’s Analysis of Nazi-Occupied Europe,” in German-occupied Europe in the Second World War. Edited by Raffael Scheck, Fabien Théofilakis, and Julia Torrie, 83-100. London: Routledge Publishers, 2019.
—-. “Collaboration of the Heart: The Forbidden Love Affairs of French Prisoners of War and German Women in Nazi Germany,” The Journal of Modern History, 90, no. 2 (June 2018), 351-82.
—-. “French Colonial Prisoners in Germany and France during World War II.” In Colonial Soldiers in Europe, 1914-1945: Aliens in Uniform in Wartime Societies, edited by H. J. Storm and Ali Al Tuma, 41-57. London: Routledge, 2016.
—-. “Les Massacres de prisonniers noirs par l’armée allemande en 1940.” In Des Soldats noirs face au Reich. Les massacres racistes de 1940, edited by Johann Chapoutot and Jean Vigreux, 59-100. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2015.
—-. “Une étrange Captivité: le trajet des prisonniers de guerre coloniaux et nord-africains après 1940.” In Des Soldats noirs face au Reich. Les massacres racistes de 1940, edited by Johann Chapoutot and Jean Vigreux, 101-122. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2015.
—-. “Frauenrechtlerin auf dem rechten Flügel der DNVP,” short article for online database on the radical right-wing women’s rights activist Käthe Schirmacher (1865-1930) on the site Engagement und Professionalisierung. Käthe Schirmacher (1865-1930) curated by the University of Vienna (October 2015): http://schirmacherproject.univie.ac.at/die-vielen-biographien-der-kaethe-schirmacher/statements/raffael-scheck/
—-.“French African Soldiers in German POW Camps, 1940-1945.” In Recentering Africa in the History of the Second World War, edited by Judy Byfield, Ahmad Sikainga, Carolyn Brown, and Tim Parsons, 420-38. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
—-. “La victoire allemande de 1940 comme justification de l’idéologie raciale nazie.” In La Guerre de 40. Se battre – subir – se souvenir, edited by Stefan Martens and Steffen Prauser, 143-53. Villeneuve d’Asq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2014.
—-. “Léopold Sédar Senghor prisonnier de guerre allemand. Une nouvelle approche fondée sur un texte inédit.” French Politics, Culture & Society 31, no. 2 (2014): 76-98.
—-. “French African Soldiers in World War II.” In A Companion to World War II, edited by Thomas Zeiler with Dale DuBois, 501-515 (Chapter 31). New York: Blackwell, 2013.
—-. “Vom Massaker zur Kameradschaft? Die Behandlung der schwarzen französischen Kriegsgefangenen durch die deutsche Wehrmacht, 1940-1945.” In Afrika im Blick. Afrikabilder im deutschsprachigen Europa, 1870-1970, edited by Manuel Menrath, 151-168. Zürich: Chronos Verlag, 2012. [“From Massacre to Humanity? The Treatment of Black French Prisoners of War by the German Wehrmacht, 1940-1945”]
—-. “Nazi Propaganda toward French Muslim Prisoners of War.” Holocaust and Genocide Studies 26, no. 3 (2012): 447-77.
—-. “Racial Hatred: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940.” In The Holocaust and World War II: In History and Memory, edited by Nancy E. Rupprecht and Wendy Koenig, 157-72. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
—-. “Des officiers français comme gardiens de leurs propres soldats? Les prisonniers de guerre «indigènes» sous encadrement français, 1943-1944.” In La captivité de guerre au XXe siècle. Des archives, des histoires, des mémoires, edited by Anne-Marie Pathé and Fabien Théofilakis, 251-62. Paris: Armand Colin/Ministère de la Défense, 2012. [“French Officers as Guards of Their Own Soldiers? The ‘Indigenous’ Prisoners Under French Cadres, 1943-1944”]
—-. “Les prémices de Thiaroye: L’influence de la captivité allemande sur les soldats noirs français à la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, French Colonial History 13 (2012), 73-90. [“The Preconditions of the Thiaroye Rebellion: The Influence of German Captivity on the Black French Soldiers at the End of World War II”]
—-. “Women’s Suffrage and Informal Power. Five Case Studies from the Bourgeois Parties of the Weimar Republic.” In: Lady Macbeth’s Sisters: Women’s Power in Political Elites in the Transition from Monarchy to Democracy, edited by Hanneke Hoekstra and Jantine Oldersma. Groningen Studies in Cultural Change. Leuven: Peeters, 2011, 113-38.
—-. “French Colonial Soldiers in German Prisoner of War Camps, 1940-1945.” French History 24, (September 2010), 420-46.
—-. “The Prisoner of War Question and the Beginnings of Collaboration: The Franco-German Agreement of 16 November 1940.” Journal of Contemporary History 45 (April 2010), 364-88.
—-. “Blacks in the French Army,” “Nazis and Black POWs,” “Nazis and Blacks in Europe,” “Rhineland Blacks,” “Black Participation in World War II,” and “Black Participation in World War II,” in Eric Martone, ed., Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture. 2 vols. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2009.
—-. “Kuno Graf von Westarps Kriegsziele und Gedanken zur Kriegführung im Ersten Weltkrieg.” In: “Ich bin der letzte Preuße.” Kuno Graf von Westarp und die deutsche Politik, 1909-1945, edited by Larry E. Jones and Wolfram Pyta. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2006.
—-. “The Massacres of Black Soldiers from the French Army by the Wehrmacht in 1940: The Question of Authorization.” In German Studies Review, 28 (October 2005): 595-606.
—-. “’They Are Just Savages:’ The Massacres of Black Soldiers of the French Army in 1940.” In The Journal of Modern History, 77 (June 2005): 325-44.
—-. “Die Partei als Heim und Familie: Frauen in den Ortsvereinen der Deutschnationalen Volkspartei und Deutschen Volkspartei in der Weimarer Republik.” In „Ihrem Volk verantwortlich.“ Frauen der politischen Rechten (1890-1933). Organisationen – Agitationen – Ideologien, edited by Eva Schoeck-Quinteros and Christiane Streubel. Berlin: trafo-verlag, 2005.
—-. “Höfische Intrige als Machtstrategie in der Weimarer Republik. Paul v. Hindenburgs Kandidatur zur Reichspräsidentschaft 1925.” In Eckart Conze and Monika Wienfort, eds., Adel und Moderne: Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2004, pp. 107-18.
—-. “Women in the Non-Nazi Right during the Weimar Republic: The Case of the German Nationalist People’s Party (DNVP).” In Right-Wing Women Across the Globe, edited by Paola Bacchetta and Margaret Power. London and New York: Routledge, 2002, pp. 141-53.
—-. “Die Verarbeitung des Ersten Weltkrieges in der bürgerlichen Frauenbewegung der Weimarer Republik.” In Der verlorene Frieden. Politik und Kriegskultur nach 1918, edited by Jost Dülffer and Gerd Krumeich. Essen: Klartext Verlag, 2002, pp. 215-228.
—-. “Women on the Weimar Right: The Role of Female Politicians in the Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP).” Journal of Contemporary History. 36(4) (2001): 547-60.
—-. “Zwischen Volksgemeinschaft und Frauenrechten: Das Verhältnis rechtsbürgerlicher Politikerinnen zur NSDAP 1930-33.” In Nation, Politik und Geschlecht. Frauenbewegungen und Nationalismus in der Moderne, edited by Ute Planert. Frankfurt am Main and New York: Campus, 2000, pp. 234-53.
—-. “Swiss Funding for the Early Nazi Movement: Motivation, Context, and Continuities,” The Journal of Modern History 71 (1999): 793-813.
—-. “Women Against Versailles: Maternalism and Nationalism of Female Bourgeois Politicians, 1918-1923,” German Studies Review 22 (1999): 21-42.
—-. “Putschism, (Kapp-Lüttwitz; November 1923),” “Payer, Friedrich von (1847-1931),” “Jünger, Ernst (*1895),” “Salomon, Ernst von (1902-1972),” and “Sonnemann, Leopold (1831-1909),” Modern Germany: An Encyclopedia of History, People, and Culture, 1871-1990, ed. by Dieter K. Buse and Juergen C. Doerr. New York: Garland Publishers, 1998.
—-. “German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic,” German History 15 (1997): 34-55.
—-. “Der Kampf des Tirpitz-Kreises für den uneingeschränkten U-Boot-Krieg und einen politischen Kurswechsel im deutschen Kaiserreich 1916-1917,” Militärgeschichtliche Mitteilungen 55 (1996): 69-91.
—-. “Politics of Illusion: Alfred von Tirpitz and Right-Wing Putschism, 1922-1924,” German Studies Review 18 (1995): 29-49.
—-. “Did the Children’s Crusade of 1212 Really Consist of Children? Problems of Writing Childhood History,” The Journal of Psychohistory 17 (1989): 176-182.
—-. “Aspekte deutscher Kindheit 1740-1820: Die Autobiographie als Quelle für die Geschichte der Kindheit,” Jahrbuch der Kindheit 4 (1987): 11-35.
—-. “Childhood in German Autobiographical Writings, 1740-1820,” The Journal of Psychohistory 15 (1987): 391-422.

Noteworthy Articles in the Press on My Work:
—-. Dossier “Senghor: le manuscrit inconnu,” in Jeune Afrique, 51, no. 2637, 24-30 July 2011, pp. 22-31.
—-. Walid Mebarek, “La propagande allemande auprès des prisonniers arabes,” and Raffael Scheck, “Les Nord-Africains aliénés de la France sont plutôt devenus nationalistes” (Interview), in El Watan, 21, issue no. 6300, 11 July 2011, p. 7.
—-. Benoît Hopkin, “Un document inédit de Léopold Sédar Senghor,” and “’Senghor était à l’époque le seul Sénégalais avec une agrégation’. Entretien: Raffael Scheck explique comment il a authentifié le texte et l’importance de cette période pour l’écrivain,” both in Le Monde, 17 June 2001, section Le Monde du livre, Actualités, p. 2.
—-. “Keine Kameraden. Die Geschichte vom »ritterlichen« Krieg im Westen ist eine zähe Schulbuch-Mär: Während ihres Frankreichfeldzugs 1940 verübten Hitlers Soldaten zahlreiche Massaker an schwarzafrikanischen Gefangenen,” in Die Zeit, section Zeitläufte, 12 January 2006.

Other Media Reports on My Work:
Radio interviews in French, German, or English with (among others) Radio France Internationale, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America (Francophone Africa program), BBC 4, and BBC World News, May 2006, June 2009, August 2009, June 2011, November 2013, August 2019.

Interview for documentary film on Captain Charles N’Tchoréré by Christian Eboulé (France TV 5), 13 January 2018.

Appearance in the film Les 43 Tirailleurs by Mireille Hanon, released in November 2011.

Television interviews with CNN, September 2013, and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Sendung Aspekte, broadcast 21 June 2009.

Book Reviews:
—-. Rob Johnson, True to Their Salt. Indigenous Personnel in Western Armed Forces. London, Hurst: 2017, in Francia-Recensio, 6 July 2018: https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/frrec/article/view/48479.
—. Ruth Ginio, The French Army and Its African Soldiers. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 2017, in Journal of Modern History 90, no. 2 (June 2018): 460-2.
—. Nathan Stolzfus, Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016, in Michigan War Studies Review, 5 April 2017.
—. Elie Poulard, A French Slave in Nazi Germany: A Testimony. Ed. and trans. by Jean V. Poulard, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016, in History: Reviews of New Books 45, no. 4 (July 2017), 105-6.
—-. Peter Fritzsche, An Iron Wind. Europe under Hitler. New York: Basic Books, 2016, in H-DIPLO, 14 January 2017.
—-. Lucie Filipová, Erfüllte Hoffnung: Städtepartnerschaften als Instrument der deutsch-französischen Aussöhnung, 1950-2000. Translated by Nina Lohmann. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz. Abteilung für Universalgeschichte, Bd. 237. Göttingen; Bristol, CT: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015, in Central European History 49, no. 3-4, (December 2016).
—-. Eric Jennings, Free French Africa in World War II. The African Resistance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, in RCAS Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines 50 (no. 3), 2016, 487-8 (published online on 13 September 2016).
—-. Francis R. Nicosia, Nazi Germany and the Arab World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, and David Motadel, Islam and Nazi Germany’s War. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 2014, in The Journal of Modern History 88, No. 3, (September 2016), 658-61.
—-. Fabien Théofilakis, Les prisonniers de guerre allemands. France, 1944-1949. Paris: Fayard
2014, in H-SOZ-KULT, posted on 29 February 2016.
—-. Johann Christoph Allmayer-Beck (with Erwin A. Schmidl, ed.), “Herr Oberleitnant, det lohnt doch nicht!” Kriegserinnerungen an die Jahre 1938 bis 1945, Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau, 2013, in Francia-Recensio, April 2014 (http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2014-1/ZG/allmayer-beck-schmidl_scheck).
—-. Robbie Aitken and Eve Rosenhaft, Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884–1960. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. In German History 32 (1), March 2014.
—-. Jean-Yes Le Naour, Les Soldats de la honte. Paris: Perrin, 2011, in Francia 2012 (at http://www.perspectivia.net/content/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2012-1/ZG/naour_scheck).
—-. Catherine Epstein, Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. In Journal of Modern History 83, No. 4 (December 2011), 959-961.
—-. Hermann Beck, The Fateful Alliance: German Conservatives and Nazis in 1933. The Machtergreifung in a New Light. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008. In German History 28 (2010), 245-6.
—-. Günter Wollstein, Ein deutsches Jahrhundert 1848-1945. Hoffnung und Hybris. Aufsätze und Vorträge. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010, in: H-SOZ-u-KULT, 12 October 2010.
—-. Mythos Rommel. Katalog der Sonderausstellung 18. Dezember 2008 bis 30. August 2009, Stuttgart (Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg) 2008. In Francia-Rezensio 2010/3, at http://www.perspectivia.net/news/francia-recensio-2010-3.
—-. Surviving Hitler and Mussolini – Daily Life in Occupied Europe, ed. by Robert Gildea, Olivier Wieviorka and Anette Warring. In Journal of Contemporary History 44 (2009), 785-7.
—-. Marko Attila Hoare, Genocide and Resistance in Hitler’s Bosnia. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2006. In: German History 27 (2009), 164-5.
—-. Thomas Kühne. Kameradschaft. Die Soldaten des nationalsozialistischen Krieges und das 20. Jahrhundert. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006. In: The Journal of Modern History 80 (2008), 713-15.
—-. Claudia Koonz, The Nazi Conscience. In: European History Quarterly 38 (2008), 654-5.
—-. Manfred Messerschmidt, Die Wehrmachtsjustiz, 1933-1945. In Journal of Modern History 79 (2007), 711-12.
—-. Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Des victimes oubliées du nazisme. Les Noirs et l’Allemagne dans la première moitié du XXe siècle. Paris: le cherche midi, 2007. In: Journal of African History 48 (2007), 493-4.
—. Gregory Mann, Native Sons: West African Veterans and France in the Twentieth Century. In: The Canadian Journal of African Studies 2007.
—-. Jerome S. Legge, Jr., Jews, Turks, and Other Strangers: The Roots of Prejudice in Modern Germany. In: German Studies Review 29 (2006), 237-8.
—-. Hans-Ulrich Wehler, Deutsche Gesellschaftsgeschichte. Band IV. In: German Studies Review 29 (2006), 198-200.
—-. Matthew Stibbe, Women in the Third Reich. In: German History 23 (2005), 422-3.
—-. Kevin Passmore, ed., Women, Gender, and Fascism in Europe 1919-1945. In: German History 23 (2005), 421-2.
—-. Elizabeth Harvey, Women and the Nazi East: Agents and Witnesses of Germanization. In: The Journal of Modern History 77 (2005), 1158-60.
—-. Andrea Süchting-Hänger, Das “Gewissen der Nation”: Nationales Engagement und politisches Handeln konservativer Frauenorganisationen 1900 bis 1937. In: The Journal of Modern History 77 (2005), 224-5.
—-. Hans-Christof Kraus, ed., Konservative Zeitschriften zwischen Kaiserreich und Diktatur. Fünf Fallstudien. In H-GERMAN, November 2004.
—-. Tim Ripley, The Wehrmacht. The German Army in World War II 1939-1945. In: German Studies Review 28 (2004), 648-9.
—-. Jonathan Wright, Gustav Stresemann. Weimar’s Greatest Statesman. In: German Quarterly 77 (2004), 249-50.
—-. Lora Wildenthal, German Women for Empire, 1884-1945. In: Social History 28 (2003), 412-14.
—-. Jan Herman Brinks, Children of a New Fatherland: Germany’s Post-War Right-Wing Politics. In: H-GERMAN, August 2003.
—-. Julia Sneeringer, Winning Women’s Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany. In: H-GERMAN, November 2002.
—-. Ute Planert, Antifeminismus im Kaiserreich: Diskurs, soziale Formation und politische Mentalität. In: Central European History 34 (2001), 258.
—-. Norbert Fintzsch and Dietmar Schirmer, eds., Identity and Intolerance: Nationalism, Racism, and Xenophobia in Germany and the United States. In: German History 18 (2000), 395-97.
—-. Lawrence Sondhaus, Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power Before the Tirpitz Era. In: German Studies Review 22 (1999), 482-83.
—-. Benjamin Lapp, Revolution from the Right: Politics, Class, and the Rise of Nazism in Saxony, 1919-1933. In: H-GERMAN 1998.
—-. David Clay Large, Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich. In: H-GERMAN 1998.
—-. Ulrich Wank, ed., The Resurgence of Right-Wing Radicalism in Germany: New Forms of an Old Phenomenon? In: H-GERMAN 1997.
—-. Roger Woods, The Conservative Revolution in the Weimar Republic. In: H-GERMAN 1997.
—-. John C. G. Röhl, The Kaiser and His Court: Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany. In: Central European History 29 (1997), 423.
—-. Frans Coetzee and Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee, eds., Authority, Identity and the Social History of the Great War. In: German Studies Review 20 (1997), 345-6.
—-. Nancy R. Reagin. A German Women’s Movement: Class & Gender in Hanover, 1880-1933. In: German Studies Review 19 (1996), 165-6.
—-. Gerald D. Feldman, The Great Disorder: Politics, Economics, and Society in the German Inflation, 1914-1924. In: German Studies Review 18 (1995), 342-3.
—-. Roger Chickering, Karl Lamprecht: A German Academic Life (1856-1915). In: The Psychohistory Review 23 (1995), 203-6.

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED LECTURES

“Les Frontstalags allemands en France occupée: un système d’exclusion?” Invited lecture at the Salle Labbé, Besançon, France, 7 November 2018.

“German Society and Politics during the First Total War, 1914-1918,” invited lecture at Williams College, 23 October 2018.

“Community and Gender During War: The Amorous Relationships of Western POWs and German Women in Nazi Germany,” 42nd German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, 27-30 September 2018.

“Community and Gender During War: The Amorous Relationships of Western POWs and German Women,” invited paper for conference “The People’s War? The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective,” Second World War Research Group Annual Conference, King’s College, London, 14-15 June 2018.

“Raphael Lemkin’s Derivation of the Genocide Concept from His Analysis of Nazi-occupied Europe,” 41st German Studies Association conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 5-8 October 2017.

“Collaboration of the Heart: The Forbidden Love Relations of French Prisoners of War and German Women,” Conference “Focus on Europe,” Bates College, 28 January 2017.

Seminar convenor and commentator for “German-occupied Europe in the Second World War,” seminar at the 40th German Studies Association conference, San Diego, California, 29 September to 2 October 2016.

“Thomas Mann and The Magic Mountain: Historical Context,” Colby College, great books series, 21 July 2016.

Closing remarks at conference “Genocide and Human Rights in Comparative Perspective,” Kalamazoo College, 14-16 April 2016.

“Dangerous Liaisons: The Love Affairs of French Prisoners of War and German Women in Nazi Germany,” 39th German Studies Association Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 1-4 October 2015.

“Kriegsgefangene und Zivilinternierte im Ersten Weltkrieg,” Landesarchiv Schleswig-Holstein, Schleswig, 3 July 2015.

“French Colonial Soldiers in German Captivity, 1940-1945: Race and Identity Between Vichy and Nazi Berlin,” History Department, Brandeis University, 27 March 2014.

“French Colonial Prisoners in Germany and France during World War II,” invited talk for the conference “Aliens in Uniform: The Social and Cultural Aspects of the Colonial Military Presence in Europe (1914-1945),” University of Leiden (Netherlands), 10-11 January 2014.

“Léopold Sédar Senghor. Un prisonnier aux mains des Allemands,” and “Des Soldats africains et allemands. Des massacres à la Libération,” Conference Images et histoire. Festival de cinéma et d’histoire, 2ème édition. Institut français du Congo, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 17-22 November 2013.

“Le Frontstalag 222 à Bayonne” [“The German POW Camp 222 in Bayonne”], invited lecture, city of Bayonne (France), 27 June 2013.

“Rechte Frauen in der Weimarer Republik” [“Right-wing women in the Weimar Republic”], invited lecture at the Volkshochschule Aachen, 26 June 2013.

“Die Massaker der Wehrmacht an schwarzen französischen Soldaten” [“The German Amry Massacres of Black French Soldiers”], invited lecture for the Gedenkstätte Neuengamme, Hamburg, 19 June 2013.

“Hitlers Afrikanische Opfer” [Hitler’s African Victims”], invited lecture at the Historical Museum in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), 23 January 2013.

Panel commentator at the thirty-sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4-7 October 2012.

“Des Massacres de prisonniers de couleur en 1940 à une étrange captivité: le trajet des prisonniers de guerre coloniaux et nord-africains 1940-1945 [From the Massacres of Prisoners of Color in 1940 to a Strange Captivity: The Journey of the Colonial and North African Prisoners of War, 1940-1945],” Conference “Les massacres racistes de l’armée allemande en 1940,” Association pour la Recherche sur l’Occupation et la Résistance en Morvan, 19 November 2011.

“Des officiers français comme geôliers de leurs propres soldats ? – Les prisonniers de guerre ‘indigènes’ sous encadrement français, 1943-44 [French Officers as Jailers of Their Own Soldiers? The ‘Indigenous’ Prisoners of War under French Guards, 1943-44],” Conference “Captivité de Guerre” (co-organized by Institut d’histoire du temps présent, Paris, and London School of Economics), Paris, 17-18 November 2011.

“Nazi Propaganda Toward French Muslim Prisoners of War,” Thirty-fifth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 22-25 September 2011.

“Léopold Sédar Senghor comme prisonnier de guerre allemand. Une nouvelle perspective à la base d’un texte inédit [Léopold Sédar Senghor as a German Prisoner of War: A New Perspective Based on an Unpublished Text],” annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society, Toronto (Canada), 2-4 June 2011.

“Zwischen Massaker und Menschlichkeit – Die Behandlung der schwarzen französischen Kriegsgefangenen durch die deutsche Wehrmacht, 1940-1945 [Between Massacre and Humanity: The Treatment of Black French Prisoners by the German Army, 1940-1945],“ invited talk a the University of Luzern (Switzerland), 19 April 2011.

“Liberals, Reactionaries, Priests, and the Great Napoleon: Julien Sorel’s Political Field of Reference,” Winter Weekend of the Maine Humanities Council (on Stendal’s The Red and the Black), Bowdoin College, 11-12 March 2011.

“The Victory Over France as a Vindication of Nazi Racial Ideology,” Thirty-fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Oakland, California, 7-10 October 2010.

“Hitler’s African Victims,” Klahr Holocaust Memorial Center, University of Maine, Augusta, 4 October 2010.

“Hitlers Afrikanische Opfer,” presentation of the German translation of Hitler’s African Victims in Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Köln, Osnabrück, Aachen, Gießen, and Bonn, 24 September to 2 October 2010.

“La route à Thiaroye: L’influence de la captivité sur les soldats noirs français à la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale,” Conference “Fins d’Empire”, annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society, Saint Denis (France), 17-19 June 2010.

“La victoire allemande de 1940 comme justification de l’idéologie raciale nazie,” Conference on La Guerre de 40: Se battre, subir, se souvenir, Université de Lille (France), 9-11 June 2010.

“Racial Hatred: Black African Victims of Nazism,” Middle Tennessee State University Holocaust Conference, 17 October 2009 (keynote speaker).

Panel commentator at the thirty-third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Washington, DC, 4 October 2009.

“French African Soldiers in German POW Camps, 1940-1945,” Conference on Reevaluating Africa and World War II, Africana Studies Center, Cornell University, 17-19 September 2009.

“Hitlers Afrikanische Opfer,” presentation of the German translation of Hitler’s African Victims in Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin, 30 August to 5 September 2009.

“N is for Napoleon,” Winter Weekend of the Maine Humanities Council (on Tolstoy’s War and Peace), Bowdoin College, 7 March 2009.

“German POW Camps in Occupied France as a Space of Transnational Encounter (1940-1944),” Thirty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, San Diego, California, 4-7 October 2007.

“French African Prisoners of War in German Hands, 1940-1945,” Thirtieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 28 September-1 October 2006.

“Informal Power of Women in the Bourgeois Parties of the Weimar Republic,” Conference on Informal Power: Women’s Influence Around Parties and Parliament, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands, 27-29 April 2006.

Invited commentator for workshop Opting for Genocide: To What End? Institut für Sozialforschung, Hamburg, Germany, 23-25 March 2006.

“Marcel Proust’s France: Setting Swann’s Way into a Historical Context,” Conference of the Maine Endowment for the Humanities on Marcel Proust’s novel Swann’s Way, Bowdoin College, 10 and 12 March 2006.

Commentary on session “The New German Man: The (Re-)construction of Masculinities in Interwar Germany,” Twenty-ninth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 29 September-2 October 2005.

“The Executions of Black Soldiers from the French Army by the Wehrmacht in 1940: The Question of Authorization,” Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 6-10 October 2004.

“Kuno Graf von Westarps Kriegsziele und außenpolitische Visionen im Ersten Weltkrieg [Kuno Count Westarp’s War Aims and Foreign Policy Visions in the First World War],” Conference on Count Westarp, Gärtringen (Germany), 22 and 23 May 2004.

“War as Renewal? The Historical Context of The Magic Mountain,” Conference of the Maine Endowment for the Humanities on Thomas Mann’s novel The Magic Mountain, Bowdoin College, 12 and 13 March 2004.

“Die Hinrichtungen schwarzafrikanischer Soldaten aus der französischen Armee durch die Wehrmacht. Motivation und Kontext [The Executions of Black African Soldiers from the French Army by the Wehrmacht. Motivation and Context],“ Habilitationsvortrag (Inaugural Lecture), Universität Basel (Switzerland), 13 January 2004.

Commentary on session “Radicalizing the Nation: The Impact of the First World War on German Nationalism and Political Culture,” 118th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, 8-11 January 2004.

Commentary on session “Antisemitismus, Antifeminismus, Anti-Parlamentarismus. Politische Ausgrenzungsstrategien in Deutschland von 1890 bis 1933,” Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, 18-21 September 2003.

“Racism and Women’s Rights in the Thinking of German Right-Wing Women, 1919-1933,” Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego, California, 3-6 October 2002.

“Höfische Intrige als Machtstrategie in der Weimarer Republik,” Conference on “Adelsgeschichte als Gesellschaftsgeschichte,” Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld, 5-7 March 2002.

Commentary on session “Die Frauenfrage als Heiratsfrage: Marriage, Morality, and Maidenhood in Imperial Germany,” Twenty-fifth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Washington, D.C., 4-7 October 2001.

“Anti-Semitism and Racism in the Politics of German Right-Wing Women,” Graduate Colloquium at the University of Basel (Switzerland), 25 June 2001 (in German).

“National Solidarity over Interest Politics: The Volksgemeinschaft Idea of Bourgeois Women Politicians in the Weimar Republic,” Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Houston, Texas, 5-8 October 2000.

“Yugoslavia as History: An Introduction,” Conference: Ethnic Conflict: Yugoslavia and Beyond. A Conference for Teachers. Lewiston-Auburn College. Organized by the Maine Humanities Council. 24 September 1999.

“The Party as Home and Family? Women in the Local Groups of the German Nationalist People’s Party and the German People’s Party,” Conference on Women and Nationalism at the University of Bremen, 25 June 1999 (in German).

“Family and Motherhood in the Rhetoric of German Women Politicians, 1918-1933,” Maine Women’s Studies Conference, University of Maine, Farmington, 14 October 1998.

“The Role of Women Politicians in the Deutschnationale Volkspartei,” Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Salt Lake City, Utah, 8-11 October 1998.

“‘Guardians of the Race?’ Racism and Anti-Semitism of Right-Wing Women Politicians in the Weimar Republic,” History Department, University of Bremen, 16 June 1998 (in German).

“Joint Protest Actions of German Women’s Groups in the Early Weimar Republic,” Twentieth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Seattle, Washington, 10-13 October 1996.

“German Conservatives and the Introduction of Female Suffrage, 1918-19,” Nineteenth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Chicago, Illinois, 21-24 September 1995.

“Die politische Aktivität von Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz,” colloquium at the German Military Research Institute (Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt) in Freiburg im Breisgau, 14 December 1992.

“Right-Wing Putschism in the Early Weimar Republic: Goals and Strategies, 1922-1924,” Sixteenth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1-4 October 1992.

“Between Hardening and Symbiosis: German Boys in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” Tenth Annual Convention of the International Psychohistorical Association, Hunter College, New York City, 6-9 June 1987.

“Childhood in Autobiographical Writings of the German Speech Area, 1740-1820,” Ninth Annual Convention of the International Psychohistorical Association, Hunter College, New York City, 7-10 June 1986.

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

– Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, April 2019
– Research Grant from the Friends of the Andersonville Prisoner of War Museum, February 2019
– Katz Distinguished Teaching Professorship, Colby College, since 2012.
– Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, April 2011.
– Research Grants from the Social Science Division, Colby College, 1995-2012.
– Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society, April 1998.
– Research Grant from the Bergstrom-Dimmer Fund, March 1998.
– Course Development Grant from the European Community Studies Association for the academic year 1995-96.
– Quadrille Ball Fellowship, Institute for International Education, New York, August 1992.
– Dissertation Year Fellowship, Brandeis University, May 1992.
– Fellowship, Center for International Studies in Politics and History (chairman: Prof. Robert Art), Brandeis University, May 1990.
– Abram L. Sachar Award for Studies and Research Abroad, Brandeis University, April 1990.
– Honors, qualifying examinations, Brandeis University, 22 March 1990.
– Stipend from the Kanton Aargau (Switzerland), 1988.

LANGUAGES:

German (native), French, English, Italian; Latin (writing); Serbian/Croatian (basic knowledge).

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Active concert cellist with a specialization in baroque cello. Concerts with many baroque ensembles, including the Colby College Collegium, Music’s Quill, and ScheckMate duo with theorbo and guitar player Timothy Burris. Since 2017: focus on the first music for solo cello in Northern Italy, 1687-1703.