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Title: Interview with Joachim von Puttkamer, December 6, 2011
Authors: von Puttkamer, Joachim
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2011
Abstract: Interview with Joachim von Puttkamer, Professor of East European History at the Friedrich Schiller University and co-director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany. Interview conducted in Jena on December 6, 2011. Professor von Puttkamer is the author of a number of books and articles, including a monograph on schooling in Hungary 1867-1914 (Schulalltag und nationale Integration in Ungarn: Slowaken, Rumänen und Siebenbürger Sachsen in der Auseinandersetzung mit der ungarischen Staatsidee, 1867-1914) published in 2003, and a synthetic overview of East-Central European history and historiography in the 19th and 20th centuries (Ostmitteleuropa im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert) in 2010.
Description: Interview Themes - Puttkamer's path to the study of East-Central Europe and his first monograph on the regulation of factories in pre-revolutionary Russia (2:22) How contemporary politics in Germany have influenced the study of East-Central Europe (11:10) Strengths and weaknesses of Anglo-American, German, and East-Central European academic cultures and historiographies compared (16:42) Relationship between those who study Western Europe and those who study East-Central Europe -- is there a "European" historiography? (25:00) Why aren't East-Central Europeanists writing broader European histories? (32:45) On the origins and activities of the Imre Kertész Kolleg (38:40) How Puttkamer views his own role as a historian of this region (47:52) The most exciting work in the field; opportunities and challenges (56:35)
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