Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: D.Klein@ucc.ie

BA (History; Royal Holloway, University of London) 1996; PhD (University of London) 2004.

Prior to BA studies: language teacher (German as a Foreign Language); boarding school teacher near the Lac de Neuchatel in Switzerland.

2000-2005 Royal Holloway, University of London (Associate Lecturer; sabbatical covers for professors Peter Longerich and Pamela Pilbeam); since October 2005 University College Cork (Lecturer in Modern European History).

Research in French and German archives, with the focus on 1) Franco-German relations and the development of German nationalism in the nineteenth century up to the First World War; 2) Alsace during the period of German annexation (1871-1918). Currently a research monograph on the relationship between Imperial Germany and German-annexed Alsace is in preparation.

Main Teaching areas: 1) European History since the Thirty Years War, in particular 19c and 20c history; 2) German History, with focus on: 19c German nationalism; National Socialism, the Third Reich and the Holocaust; post-1945 history; 3) History of European Anti-Semitism; History of Zionism and of the Middle East conflict.

Representation of University College Cork School of History in EU Commission-funded Erasmus programme of 'tuning' teaching curricula among European universities' History departments (ClioHnet2; Clioh-World); Participation in Clioh-World programme of developing guidelines and teaching material in Transnational History and Regional History.

Extensive activities in the realms of Schools Liaison and Outreach into the Wider Community: 1) organisation of guest lectures at University College Cork, particularly in the realm of Holocaust education in liaison with the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland; 2) Schools essay competition and Schools Open Days; 3) Lectures for secondary schools, intended to promote the study of History (such as the recent lecture on the Fall of the Berlin Wall, including personal experiences and memories).

Since summer 2014 participation in an advisory role in the European project 'Storytelling and Peace', as a member of the Storytelling and Peace Council, an association of 24 professional story-tellers and theatre directors (from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary and Israel [Jewish and Arab]) who use story-telling as a tool towards creating dialogue and as a pathway towards conflict resolution and peace, e.g. in conflict areas such as Israel/Palestine or Iraq (with financial support from the Folke Bernadotte Academy - Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development).


Research Interests

19c and 20c German history, in particular the development of German nationalism; theories of nationalism and regionalism; Franco-German relations in 19c and 20c; History of Anti-Semitism; Alsace.

Research monograph on 'German-annexed Alsace and Imperial Germany' nears completion.

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'German-annexed Alsace and Imperial Germany: A Process of Colonisation?'
Detmar Klein (2014) 'German-annexed Alsace and Imperial Germany: A Process of Colonisation?' In: Roisin Healy & Enrico Dal Lago (eds). Cambridge Imperial & Post-Colonial Studies Series: The Shadow of Colonialism on Europe's Modern Past. London; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2012)'Folklore as a Weapon: The case of German-annexed Alsace 1890-1914'
Detmar Klein (2012) 'Folklore as a Weapon: The case of German-annexed Alsace 1890-1914' In: Timothy Baycroft & David Hopkin (eds). Folklore and Nationalism in Europe during the Long Nineteenth Century. Leiden; Boston; Cologne: Brill. [Details]
(2009)'West, East, and Centre: Patterns of governance in pre-1914 Europe'
Detmar Klein (2009) 'West, East, and Centre: Patterns of governance in pre-1914 Europe' In: Nicholas Atkin & Michael Biddiss (eds). Themes in Modern European History 1890-1945. London; New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2008)'Becoming Alsatian: Anti-German and pro-French cultural propaganda in Alsace, 1898-1914'
Detmar Klein (2008) 'Becoming Alsatian: Anti-German and pro-French cultural propaganda in Alsace, 1898-1914' In: Barbara L. Kelly (eds). French Music, Culture and National Identity, 1870-1939. Rochester: University of Rochester Press. [Details]
(2005)'Leopold von Ranke'
Detmar Klein ; (2005) 'Leopold von Ranke' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'David Friedrich Strauss'
Detmar Klein (2005) 'David Friedrich Strauss' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Gustave LeBon'
Detmar Klein (2005) 'Gustave LeBon' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Arthur de Gobineau'
Detmar Klein (2005) 'Arthur de Gobineau' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Ludwig Feuerbach'
Detmar Klein (2005) 'Ludwig Feuerbach' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Wilhelm Dilthey'
Detmar Klein (2005) 'Wilhelm Dilthey' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2005)'Charles Maurras'
Detmar Klein (2005) 'Charles Maurras' In: Gregory Claeys (eds). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Thought. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'The Virgin with the sword: Marian apparitions, religion and national identity in Alsace in the 1870s'
Detmar Klein; (2007) 'The Virgin with the sword: Marian apparitions, religion and national identity in Alsace in the 1870s'. French History, 21 (4):411-430 [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2012)The English Historical Review, 528 (2012): Review of Annette Jantzen, 'Priester im Krieg: Elsaessische und franzoesisch-lothringische Geistliche im Ersten Weltkrieg (Paderborn, 2010).
Detmar Klein (2012) The English Historical Review, 528 (2012): Review of Annette Jantzen, 'Priester im Krieg: Elsaessische und franzoesisch-lothringische Geistliche im Ersten Weltkrieg (Paderborn, 2010). Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Modern & Contemporary France, 19 (2011): Review of H. Altink and S. Gemie, 'At the Border: Margins and Peripheries in Modern France' (Cardiff, 2008).
Detmar Klein (2011) Modern & Contemporary France, 19 (2011): Review of H. Altink and S. Gemie, 'At the Border: Margins and Peripheries in Modern France' (Cardiff, 2008). Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)The English Historical Review, 125 (2010): Review of Eugene Hynes 'Knock: The Virgin's Apparition in Nineteenth-Century Ireland' (Cork University Press, 2008).
Detmar Klein (2010) The English Historical Review, 125 (2010): Review of Eugene Hynes 'Knock: The Virgin's Apparition in Nineteenth-Century Ireland' (Cork University Press, 2008). Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)French History, 18 (2004): Review of Alfred Pletsch, Frankreich: Geographie, Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Politik.
Detmar Klein (2004) French History, 18 (2004): Review of Alfred Pletsch, Frankreich: Geographie, Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Politik. Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'Battleground of cultures: Politics of identities and the national question in Alsace under German Imperial rule'
Detmar Klein (2006) 'Battleground of cultures: Politics of identities and the national question in Alsace under German Imperial rule' Revue d'Alsace, 132 :503-509. [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2004Royal Holloway College, University of London PHDHistory
1996Royal Holloway College, University of London BAHistory

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork, School of History Lecturer, 2005 - Present01-OCT-05 /
Royal Holloway College, University of London Associate Lecturer, 2000-200501-OCT-00 / 30-SEP-05

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of History Outreach Chair2009 /
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Committee for Student Affairs Committee member2011 /
History Graduate Studies Committee Committee member (plus administration of postgraduate research travel grants)2009 /
History Staff-Student-Committee Secretary2009 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)Colonialism within Europe [Humboldt-Kolleg International Conference at NUI Galway],
Detmar Klein (2012) German-annexed Alsace, Imperial Germany and processes of colonisation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Colonialism within Europe [Humboldt-Kolleg International Conference at NUI Galway], Galway . [Details]
(2011)European Historians Network (CLIOH-World) Conference, Lisbon 2011,
Detmar Klein (2011) Alsace under Imperial German Rule, 1870-1918. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Historians Network (CLIOH-World) Conference, Lisbon 2011, Lisbon . [Details]
(2010)European Historians Network (CLIOH-World) Conference, Pisa 2010,
Detmar Klein (2010) On the Historiography of Regional and Transnational History. [Oral Presentation], European Historians Network (CLIOH-World) Conference, Pisa 2010, University of Pisa . [Details]
(2007)The Voice of the People: The European Folk Revival, 1760-1914 [International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Sheffield],
Detmar Klein (2007) Folklore as a weapon: Alsatian folklorists and their fight against Germanisation, 1890-1914. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Voice of the People: The European Folk Revival, 1760-1914 [International Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Sheffield], University of Sheffield, UK , 06-SEP-07 - 08-SEP-07. [Details]

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent
Latin Functional
Dutch Basic

Outreach Activities

 Description

Guest Professor at the [German-speaking] Andrassy University Budapest for a week in October 2015.

Organisation of Lectures of Invited Guest Speakers:

1) 12 March 2013: Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental; in collaboration with UCC Department of German and with support from the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland.

2) 7 November 2013: Professor Pan Guang (Shanghai): 'The Jews in China during the Holocaust'; with support from UCC School of Asian Studies, the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland and Cork City Council.

Participation and Representation of UCC in CLIOH Erasmus European Network of Historians:

Two Erasmus projects: CLIOHnet2 and CLIOH-World: since 2007; financed by the European Commission, with the task of working out Guidelines for the Teaching of History at universities throughout Europe (including Turkey) as part of the 'Bologna Process'.

1) Conferences in Vilnius (Lithuania),Salzburg (Austria), Bochum (Germany), Trabzon (Turkey), Oulu (Finland), Pisa (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal) and Adana (Turkey).

2) Collaborative European History Network project on 'Teaching Regional and Transnational History', developing curricula and teaching material (such as hard-copy and online readers) for BA and MA modules (inc. e-modules) in Regional and Transnational European History.

 Project partners under the leadership of Steven Ellis (NUI, Galway) and Iakovos Michailidis (University of Thessaloniki): Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Malta, NUI Galway, University of Groningen (NL), University of Padua (I), UCC, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica (SK), University of Suceava (RO), “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi (RO), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Thessaloniki (GR), University of Western Macedonia (GR), University of Vilnius (LT), Ruhr University, Bochum (D), University of Toulouse Le Mirail (F).

Organisation of School Open Days.

School Liaison activities:

1) Liaison and Correspondence with career advisers and history teachers at secondary schools;

2) Development and production of material promoting the study of History;

3) Talks to invited secondary school classes, such as the talk given on 27 November 2014, to 200 secondary school students from counties Cork and Kerry, on the topic of post-war divided Germany and Berlin and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.


Organisation of visits of Secondary School Transition Year students to the School of History.

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Research grant University College Cork, School of History
2010Research grant University College Cork, School of History
2008Research grant UCC - College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Other Activities

 Description

Research Talks

2011: Anti-German humour in Alsace, 1890-1914. UCC German Department Research Colloquium, 7 December 2011;
2007: Between France and Germany: The case of Alsace 1870-1914. UCC Department of French, Research Seminar: 29 March 2007.


Since summer 2014 participation in an advisory role in the European project 'Storytelling and Peace', as a member of the Storytelling and Peace Council, an association of 24 professional story-tellers and theatre directors (from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary and Israel [Jewish and Arab]) who use story-telling as a tool towards creating dialogue and as a pathway towards conflict resolution and peace, e.g. in conflict areas such as Israel/Palestine or Iraq (with financial support from the Folke Bernadotte Academy - Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development).

Teaching Interests

Main Teaching areas: 1) European History since the Thirty Years War, in particular 19c and 20c history; 2) German History, with focus on: 19c German nationalism; National Socialism, the Third Reich and the Holocaust; post-1945 history; 3) History of European Anti-Semitism; History of Zionism and of the Middle East conflict.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Anti-Semitism in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust HI1007Anti-Semitism in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust
2015Culture and ideology in nineteenth-century Europe HI3116Culture and ideology in nineteenth-century Europe
2015War and Peace: the European State System from 1648 to 1990 HI6045War and Peace: the European State System from 1648 to 1990
2015Contemporary International Crises ES4024Contemporary International Crises
2015Europe, Ireland and the Wider World II HI2103Europe, Ireland and the Wider World II