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Thomas Adam

Name

[Adam, Thomas]
  • Professor

Biography

Dr. Thomas Adam (Ph.D., Leipzig) is a world-renowned expert in Transnational History and Philanthropy and Civil Society Studies. His research has reached a wide range of audiences in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, and Switzerland and Canada. He is the author of 11 solo-authored books and 34 peer-reviewed articles published in internationally recognized journals. He is also the editor of 12 edited volumes and 37 book chapters. Among his publications is Intercultural Transfer and the Making of the Modern World, the ony textbook available in the field of Intercultural Transfer studies. Dr. Adam is the recipient of the prestigious Feodor Lynen Fellowship, awarded to him for a two-year period by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He spent his research stay as a fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada (1999-2001). For more information on Dr. Adam's scholarly works, please visit http://tadamtransnationalhistory.com/Welcome.html.

In spring 2016 Dr. Adam was appointed founding editor of the Yearbook of Trasnational History. This is the worldwide first periodical publication in the field of transnational history. For more information about the yearbook, please visit http://www.fdupress.org/transnational-history-annual-journal/

Since joining UT Arlington in 2001, Dr. Adam has secured extramural funding from a number of highly regarded American, Canadian, German, and Italian private foundations as well as from government agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, totaling more than  $80,000 (US$). 

Dr. Adam has over five years of administrative experience. He has served as the director of the Ph.D. program in Transatlantic History in the Department of History at UTA. He has been recognized for internationalizing graduate education in History.

Dr. Adam's most recent monographs include "Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in Modern Germany"  (2016, Camden House) and "Transnational Philanthropy: The Mond's Family Private Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe (2016, Palgrave). His book on philanthropy in Modern Germany will be translated to German in 2016 and published by Campus Verlag. He is currently working on two new monographs; one on eugenics and the other on philanthropy in higher education.

Dr. Adam teaches courses on transnational history, intercultural transfer, film and history, eugenics, and German history. Over the course of last eight years, Dr. Adam has mentored and supervised 19 doctoral and master students. Dr. Adam’s mentees have been particularly successful in publishing their work.

Professional Preparation

    • 1998 Ph.D. in Modern History and LiteratureThe University of Leipzig, Germany
    • 1994 Staatsexamen in History and LiteratureThe University of Leipzig, Germany

Appointments

    • Sept 2010 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2007 to Aug 2010 Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2001 to Aug 2007 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • June 1999 to May 2001 Visiting Scholar
      The University of Toronto

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2008 to Present International Society for Third Sector Research
    • Jan 2006 to Present Karl Lamprecht Gesellschaft
    • Aug 2003 to Present Society for German-American Studies
    • Aug 2002 to Present Urban History Association
    • Jan 2000 to Present Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (ARNOVA)
    • Aug 1999 to Present American Historical Association
    • Aug 1999 to Present German Studies Association

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2000 ARNOVA Emerging Scholar Award sponsored by Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations (ARNOVA)
      Description:

      Award given by ARNOVA, the premier association of nonprofit sector scholars & researchers, to doctoral students or junior faculty in nonprofit management/ sector who have significant research actitivities and have created a reputation in their field at an early stage.

    • Sep  2000 George C. Metcalf Postdoctoral Research Grant 2000/2001 sponsored by Vicoria College at the University of Toronto
      Description:

      Awarded to a graduate of Victoria College at the University of Toronto for postgraduate study in History. Preference will be given to a candidate whose interests lie in the fields of British Imperial History or Canadian History.

    • Sep  1998 Herbert Wehner Memorial Fellowship sponsored by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
      Description:

      Support for Publication of revised dissertation

News Articles

    • Dec 2014 Die Stiftung | Portal für Stifter und Philantropen

      This article provides an in-depth analysis of investment strategies for philanthropic funds. I argue that investing funds into state bonds does not protect foudnations from financial losses. 

    • Mar 2014 Als Historiker muss ich vom Vertrauen auf den Staat abraten
      In this interview, I was asked whether I would recommend that foundations acquire government bonds as investments for their assets. I answered that I would not recommend the acquisition of government bonds since the German government has not kept its promise of safeguarding these investments in the 20th century. My research focusses on the investment strategies of foundations and non-profit organizations as well as the legal framework for such investments in Germany over the last two hundred years. German law required for a long time the investment of all philanthropic funds in government bonds and during World War I in war bonds. World War I was in fact funded partially by forcing foundations and non-profit organizations to buy war bonds. After the war, the German government expropriated German foundations by largely devaluing the government and war bonds. In 1925 the German government owed foundations and individuals who had bought government and war bonds about 70 billion marks. The government's decision not to repay this debt but to simply devalue these bonds at a rate of 2.5 percent of their nominal value largely expropriated German foundations and non-profit organizations. The government decreased its domestic debt from 70 to a mere 1.75 billion marks at the expense of the philanthropic sector which was largely ruined as a result.

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Adam's most recent monographs include "Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in Modern Germany"  (2016, Camden House) and "Transnational Philanthropy: The Mond's Family Private Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe (2016, Palgrave).  His book on philanthropy in Modern Germany will be translated to German in 2016 and published by Campus Verlag.

    He is currently working on two new monographs; one on eugenics and the other on philanthropy in higher education in the U.S.

Publications

      Book Forthcoming
      • Transnational Philanthropy: The Mond Family’s Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe from 1890 to 1938, Palgrave Macmillan 2016, pp. 265.

        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      Forthcoming
      • "Stiftungen und Stiften in der DDR: Ein erster quantitativer Überblick"

        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter Forthcoming
      • "From Restructuring to Dissolution: Foundations in East Germay", in: Gregory R. Witkowski and Arnd Bauerkämper (eds.), German Philanthropy in International and Transnational Perspective (accepted as a part of an edited volume to be published with Springer).

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      Forthcoming
      • “Stiften für die Bürgerstadt”, in: Susanne Schötz (ed.). Geschichte der Stadt Leipzig vol. 3: Leipzig 1815 bis 1914.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      Forthcoming
      • “Leipzig als Wiege der deutschen Sozialdemokratie”, in: Susanne Schötz (ed.). Geschichte der Stadt Leipzig vol. 3: Leipzig 1815 bis 1914.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      Forthcoming
      • “Sozialdarwinismus als politisches Handlungsinstrument im 20. Jahrhundert”, in: Angela Schwarz (ed.), Evolution in der Öffentlichkeit.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • „Der Anteil der Staatsanleihen an der Finanzierung staatlicher Haushalte: Eine vergleichende Studie der staatlichen Defizitfinanzierung in den USA und Deutschland vom ausgehenden 18. bis in das frühe 20. Jahrhundert“ in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte vol. 56 (2016)

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • “Museumsvereine und die Finanzierung königlicher und bürgerlicher Kunstmuseen im 19. Jahrhundert”, in: Zeitschrift für Stiftungs- und Vereinswesen vol. 14, no. 2 (2016), pp. 41-45.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Monograph 2016
      • Transnational Philanthropy: The Mond Family's Private Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe from 1890 to 1938

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2015
      • Diplomacy on Campus: The Political Dimension of Academic Exchange in the North Atlantic, co-edited with Charlotte Lerg (special issue of Journal of Transatlantic Studies 13, 4, 2015), pp. 73.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2015
      • “Max Pommer und seine sozialreformerischen, architektonischen und betriebswirtschaftlichen Entwürfe für die Meyerschen Häuser“, in: Stefan Krieg and Dieter Pommer (eds.), Max Pommer: Architekt und Betonpionier (Beucha; Sax Verlag 2015), pp. 102-133.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • “Wissenschaftsförderung im Deutschen Kaiserreich: Die Gründung und Finanzierung der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft im Kontext neuerer Forschungen über das Stiften und Spenden”, in: “Dem Anwenden muss das Erkennen vorausgehen”: Auf der Weg zu einer Geschichte der Kaiser-Wilhelm-/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge Proceedings 6), edited by Dieter Hoffmann, Birgit Kolboske, and Jürgen Renn, Berlin: Edition Opern Access 2015, pp. 195-217.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      •  "The Place of Foundations and Endowments in German History: A Historical-Statistical Approach" (with Gabriele Lingelbach) in: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly vol. 44 number 2 (April 2015), pp. 223-247.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Introductory Remarks: Diplomacy on Campus: The Political Dimension of Academic Exchange in the North Atlantic,” in: Journal of Transatlantic Studies 13, 4 (2015), pp. 299-310.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Stiften und Stiftungen im deutsch-amerikanischen Vergleich von 1815 bis 1945", in: Sitta von Reden (ed.), Stiftungen zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft: Geschichte und Gegenwart im Dialog. Historische Zeitschrift//Beihefte (Neue Folge: Beiheft 66 (Oldenbourg: De Gruyter 2015), pp. 23-50.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Stiften im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert in der deutschen und amerikanischen Gesellschaft", in: Non Profit Law Yearbook 2014/2015, pp. 1-30.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • “Die Genesis und die Gefharen der mündelsicheren Anlage von Stiftungskapitalien”, Zeitschrift für Stiftungs- und Vereinswesen vol. 13, no. 6 (2015), pp. 214-219.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2014
      • „Wissenschaftsförderung im Deutschen Kaiserreich: Die Gründung und Finanzierung der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft im Kontext neuerer Forschungen über das Stiften und Spenden“, in: Dieter Hoffmann, Birgit Kolboske, and Jürgen Renn (eds.), „Dem Anwenden muss das Erkennen vorausgehen“: Auf der Weg zu einer Geschichte der Kaiser-Wilhelm-/Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin: Edition Open Access 2014, pp. 193-214.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • „Profit and Philanthropy: Stock Companies as Philanthropic Institution in Nineteenth century Germany”, in: VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations April 2014 vol. 25 issue 2, pp. 337-351.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • “Die schleichende Entwertung”, in: Die Stiftung: Magazin für das Stiftungswesen und Philanthropie issue 6, 2014 (December 2014), pp. 94-95.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2013
      • „Studienförderung und Stipendienwesen an deutschen Universitäten im 20. Jahrhundert“, in: Matthias Asche and Stefan Gerber (eds.), Studienförderung und Stipendienwesen an deutschen Universitäten von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 2013, pp. 135-147.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • „Studienförderung an deutschen und amerikanischen Universitäten von 1800 bis 1945“, in: Matthias Asche and Stefan Gerber (eds.), Studienförderung und Stipendienwesen an deutschen Universitäten von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag 2013, pp. 149-172.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • “Cultural Excursions: The Transatlantic Transfer of Museums in the Transatlantic World”, in: Andrea Meyer and Bendicte Savoy (eds.), The Museum is Open. Towards a Transnational History of Museums 1750-1940, Berlin: De Gruyter 2013, pp. 103-115.

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Archiv der Stiftung, in: Zeitschrift für Stiftungs- und Vereinswesen 4 (2013), pp. 157-160.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • “Stiften für das Diesseits – Deutsche Stiftungen in der Neuzeit”, in: Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 63 (2012), no. 1-2, pp. 5-20.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • “Der unverzichtbare Beitrag von Stiftungen zur Finanzierung des höheren Schulwesens in Preußen im 19. Jahrhundert”, in: Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education 48 (2012), no. 3, pp. 451-468.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2011
      • Adam, Thomas, Intercultural Transfers and the Making of the Modern World, 1800-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), pp. 158.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • Adam, Thomas and Nils Roemer, eds. Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times. College Station: Texas A&M, 2011.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2011
      • "Travel, Gender, and Identity: George and Anna Ticknor’s Travel Journals from Their 1835/36 Journey to Dresden." Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times, edited by Thomas Adam and Nils Roemer, 189-209. College Station: Texas A&M, 2011.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Adam, Thomas, “Quid Pro Quo oder Stiften als Gabentausch: Adolf Pochwadt als Stiftungsvermittler für die Weimarer Hochschule für bildende Kunst (1917-1925)“, in: Zeitschrift für Stiftungs- und Vereinswesen 9 (2011), no. 4, pp. 121-130.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • “Stifteten Frauen anders als Männer? Stifterinnen und Ihre Stiftungen von 1800 bis 1945”, in: Zeitschrift
        für Stiftungs- und Vereinswesen
        9 (2011), no. 6, pp. 217- 223.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2009
      • Adam, Thomas and Gisela Mettele, eds. Two Boston Brahmins in Goethe's Germany: The Travael Journals of Anna and George Ticknor. Lexington Books, 2009.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • Adam, Manuel Frey and Rupert Graf Strachwitz, eds. Stiftungen seit 1800: Kontinuitaeten und Diskontinuitaeten. Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius, 2009.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2009
      • Adam, Thomas. Buying Respectability: Philanthropy and Urban Society in Transnational Perspective. Indiana University Press, 2009.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2009
      • Adam, Simone Laessig and Gabriele Lingelbach, eds. Stifter, Spender und Mäzene: USA und Deutschland im Vergleich. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2009
      • “Philanthropie und Wohnungsreform in der transatlantischen Welt, 1840-1914“. Stifter, Spender und Mäzene: USA und Deutschland im historischen Vergleich, edited by Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach and Simone Lässig, 41-66. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2009
      • "Introduction", in: Two Boston Brahmins in Goethe’s Germany: The Travel Journals of Anna and George Ticknor. Co-edited by Thomas Adam and Gisela Mettele (Lanham/Boulder/New York/Toronto/Oxford: Lexington Books 2009), pp. 1-20.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2009
      • Adam, Thomas. "Die volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung von Stiftungen und "totem Kapital"." Stiftungen seit 1800, edited by Thomas Adam, Manuel Frey, Rupert Graf Strachwitz, 179-202. Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius, 2009.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 2008
      • Beyond the Nation: United States History in Transnational Perspective (Bulletin of the German Historical Institute Supplement Number 5), co-edited with Uwe Luebken (Washington D.C.: German Historical Institute, 2008)
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • Adam, Thomas. Stipendienstiftungen und der Zugang zu hoeherer Bildung in Deutschland von 1800 bis 1960. Franz Steiner Verlag, 2008.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2008
      • “Introduction”, co-authored with Uwe Luebken, in: Beyond the Nation: United States History in Transnational Perspective. Co-edited by Thomas Adam and Uwe Luebken (Washington D.C.: German Historical Institute, 2008) pp. 1-7.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2008
      • Adam, T. (2008). Social Housing Reform and Intercultural Transfer in the transatlantic world before World War I. In ISTR Conference Working Papers vol. VI. http://www.istr.org/conferences/barcelona/WPVolume/Adam.pdf:.
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Adam, Thomas. "Feminae ante Portas: Frauen als Stifterinnen und Stipendiatinnen von universitären Stipendienstiftungen im Deutschen Kaiserreich." Ariadne Juni 53-54 (2008): 42-50.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2007
      • Adam, Thomas. "Arbeiterbildung und Volkshochschule." Gestalt und Ziel: Beitrage zur Geschichte der Leipziger Erwachsenenbildung, edited by Joerg Knoll, Marion Annett Lehnert, Volker Otto, 32-43. Pro Leipzig, 2007.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2007
      • Adam, Thomas. "Taxation and Political representation: New York and Leipzig in comparison." Taxation, State and Civil Society in Germany and the United States from the 18th to the 20th Century, edited by Alexander Nützenadel and Christoph Strupp, 155-166. Baden-Baden: Nomos Publishers, 2007.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2007
      • Adam, Thomas. "Housing Charities and the Provision of Social Housing in Germany and the United States of America, Great Britain, and Canada in the Nineteenth Century." Charity and Mutual Aid in Europe and North America Since 1800, edited by Bernard Harris and Paul Bridgen, 158-188. New York/London: Routledge, 2007.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • Adam, Thomas. "Stipendien und Stipendienstiftungen an deutschen Universitaeten im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert." Zeitschrift fuer Geschichtswissenschaft, no 10 (2007): 797-821.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2007
      • “Stiften in deutschen Bürgerstädten vor dem ersten Weltkrieg: Das Beispiel Leipzig“, in Geschichte und Gesellschaft [History and Society] No. 1 vol. 33 (Januar-März 2007), pp. 46-72.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2006
      • Adam, Thomas and Ruth Gross, eds. Traveling between Worlds: German-American Encounters. College Station: Texas A&M, 2006.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2006
      • Adam, Thomas. "Cultural Baggage: The Building of the Urban Community in a Transatlantic World." Traveling between Worlds: German-American Encounters, edited by Thomas Adam and Ruth Gross, 79-99. College Station: Texas a & M, 2006.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2006
      • “Stiftungswohnungsbau oder kommunaler Wohnungsbau. Leitvorstellungen über die Wohnungsfürsorge in Leipzig 1880-1930”, in Moderne als Konstruktion II: Debatten, Diskurse, Positionen um 1900, edited by Werner Suppanz and Heidemarie Uhl (Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2006), pp. 107-126.

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • Adam, Thomas. "Buying Respectability. Philanthropy and Cultural Dominance in 19th-Century Boston." Traverse (2006): 29-46.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2006
      • “Nineteenth-century Housing Reform and Family Structure in a transatlantic Perspective”, in Wolkenkuckucksheim – Cloud-Cuckoo-Land – Возбушный замок 10 (2006), issue 2 (September 2006). (http://www.cloud-cuckoo.net/)

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Anthology Work/Essay 2005
      • Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History, edited by Thomas Adam, 1306. Santa Barbara, California/Denver, Colorado /Oxford, England: ABC Clio, 2005.
        {Anthology Work/Essay} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2005
      • Adam, Thomas. "Germany Seen through American Eyes: George and Anna Eliot Ticknor's German Travel Logs." Transatlantic Cultural Contexts: Essays in Honor of Eberhard Brüning, edited by Hartmut Keil, 151-163. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2005.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 2004
      • Adam, Thomas, eds. Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society: Experiences from Germany. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2004
      • Adam, Thomas. "Buergerliches Engagement und Zivilgesellschaft in deutschen und amerikanischen Staedten des 19. Jahrhunderts im Vergleich." Zivilgesellschaft als Geschichte: Studien zum 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, edited by Ralph Jessen, Sven Reichardt, Ansgar Klein, 155-174. Wiesbaden: Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2004.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • Adam, Thomas. "Philanthropy and the Shaping of Social Distinctions in Nineteenth-Century U.S., Canadian, and German Cities." Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society: Experiences from Germany, Great Britain, the United States and Canada, edited by Thomas Adam, 15-33. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2004.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • Adam, Thomas. "Sport und Politik in einer deutschen Grossstadt. Sozialdemokratischer und konservativer Fußball in Leipzig vom Kaiserreich bis zur nationalsozialistischen Machtergreifung." Kulturpolitik und Stadtkultur in Leipzig und Lyon. Ed. Thomas Höpel and Steffen Sammler. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2004. 275-292.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2004
      • “Introduction,” in Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society: Experiences from Germany, Great Britain, the United States and Canada. Edited by Thomas Adam (Bloomington and Indianapolis: IndianaUniversity Press, 2004), pp. 1-12.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • “Notes from Two Big Countries,” in Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft [Journal of Historical Studies 52 (2004) online version, pp. 22-27. (http://www.metropol-verlag.de/_ftp/zfg_heft_10_04_online.pdf)

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2003
      • Adam, Thomas. "Soziale Sicherheit vor der Bismarckschen Sozialgesetzgebung in Leipziger und Dresdner Unternehmen." Wirtschaft und Staat in Sachsens Industrialisierung 1750-1930, edited by Ulrich Heß, Petra Listewnik, and Michael Schäfer, 335-353. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2003.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2003
      • Adam, Thomas. "Wohnarchitektur und Wohnen von sozialen Unterschichten im 19. Jahrhundert." Wohnformen und Lebenswelten im interkulturellen Vergleich, edited by Magdalena Droste and Adolf Hoffmann, 243-253. Frankfurt am Main/Berlin/Bern/Bruxelles/New York/Oxford/Vienna: Peter Lang, 2003.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2002
      • Adam, Thomas and Michael Rudloff. "Mythen sächsischer Geschichtsschreibung. Eine Erwiderung auf Ewald Frie." IWK (2002).
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2002
      • Adam, Thomas. "Der Plagwitzer Konsumverein 1884-1933." Leipziger Kalender (2002): 209-256.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2002
      • Adam, Thomas. "Ein Schritt in die bürgerliche Öffentlichkeit? Frauen und philanthropische Wohnprojekte im transatlantischen Raum des 19. Jahrhunderts." Ariadne, no 42 (2002): 24-31.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • Adam, Thomas. "A Rich Man's Guide to Social Climbing: Philanthropy as a Bourgeois Behavioral Pattern in Nineteenth-Century New York." The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society 32 (2002): 15-24.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • Adam, Thomas. "Transatlantic Trading: The Transfer of Philanthropic Models between European and North American Cities during the nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries." Journal of Urban History (2002): 328-351.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2001
      • Adam, Thomas and James Retallack, eds. Zwischen Markt und Staat: Stifter und Stiftungen im transatlantischen Vergleich. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2001.

        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2001
      • Adam, Thomas. "Bürgergesellschaft und moderner Staat. Ein deutsch-amerikanisch Vergleich." Eigeninteresse und Gemeinwohlbindung: Kulturspezifische Ausformungen in den USA und Deutschland, edited by Roland Becker, Andreas Franzmann, Axel Jansen and Sascha Liebermann, 191-211. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, 2001.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2001
      • “Stadtbürgerliche Stiftungskultur und die Ausformung sozialer Distinktionen in amerikanischen, deutschen und kanadischen Städten des 19. Jahrhunderts”, in Zwischen Markt und Staat: Stifter und Stiftungen im transatlantischen Vergleich. Edited by Thomas Adam and James Retallack (Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2001), pp. 52-80.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2001
      • Philanthropy und politische Macht in deutschen Kommunen”, co-authored with James Retallack, in Zwischen Markt und Staat: Stifter und Stiftungen im transatlantischen Vergleich. Edited by Thomas Adam and James Retallack (Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2001), pp. 106-138. (an English version under the title “Citadels against Democracy” appeared in James Retallack, The German Right, 1860-1920: Political Limits of the Authoritarian Imagination (Toronto/Buffalo/London: University of Toronto Press, 2006), pp. 192-222.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2001
      • Adam, Thomas. "Philanthropic Landmarks: the Toronto Trail from a comparative perspective, 1870s to the 1930s." Urban History Review (2001): 3-21.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2001
      • “Philanthropy and the Shaping of Social Distinctions in nineteenth-century American, Canadian and German cities”, in Maecenata Aktuell no. 28 (June 2001), pp. 6-24.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2001
      • “Wohnarchitektur und Wohnalltag in Leipzig vom Kaiserreich zur Republik” (“Housing Architecture and Everyday Life in Leipzig, 1871-1933”), in Leipziger Kalender 2001, pp. 89-98.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 2000
      • Wohnungsgenossenschaften und ihre Verbände in Sachsen (Housing Cooperatives and their Associations in Saxony). Co-authored with Christoph Ulrich (Chemnitz: Chemnitzer Verlag, 2000), pp. 103.

        {Exhibition Catalog} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2000
      • Adam, Thomas. "How 'proletarian' was Leipzig's social democratic milieu?." Saxony in Geman History. Culture, Society, and Politics, 1830-1933, edited by James Retallack, 255-270. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • Adam, Thomas. "Wie 'proletarisch' war das sozialdemokratische Milieu Leipzigs?." Sachsen in Deutschland. Politik, Kultur und Gesellschaft vor 1918, edited by James Retallack, 97-113. Bielefeld: Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, 2000.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • Adam, Thomas. "Die Beziehungen zwischen Volkshochschule und Universität in den 20er Jahren." Leipzig und Sachsen, edited by Karl Czok and Volker Titel, 100-109. Beucha: Sax Verlag, 2000.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2000
      • Adam, Thomas and Stephan Jaunich. "Die Leipziger Bau- und Konsumgenossenschaften: ein sozialdemokratisches Traditionsmilieu unter der NS-Zeit und in der frühen DDR." IWK, no 2 (2000): 200-209.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 1999
      • Adam, Thomas. Arbeitermilieu und Arbeiterbewegung in Leipzig 1871-1933 (Demokratische Bewegungen in Mitteldeutschland Band 8). Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 1999.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1999
      • Adam, Thomas. 125 Jahre Wohnreform in Sachsen. Zur Geschichte der sächsischen Baugenossenschaften 1873-1998. Leipzig: Antonym, 1999.

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1999
      • Adam, Thomas and Werner Bramke, eds. Milieukonzept und empirische Forschung (=Comparativ. Leipziger Beiträge zur Universalgeschichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaftsforschung Heft 2/1999). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 1999.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1999
      • Bramke, Werner and Thomas Adam, eds. Politische Kultur in Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 1999.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1999
      • Adam, Thomas. "Eugen Diederichs und die Leipziger Volkshochschulbewegung nach dem ErstenWeltkrieg." Romantik, Revolution & Reform. Der Eugen Diederichs Verlag im Epochenkontext 1900-1949, edited by Meike Werner and Justus H. Ulbricht, 119-134. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 1999.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1999
      • Adam, Thomas. "Heinrich Pudor - Lebensreformer und Verleger." Das bewegte Buch. Buchwesen und soziale, nationale und kulturelle Bewegungen um 1900, edited by Mark Lehmstedt and Andreas Herzog, 183-196. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, 1999.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1999
      • Adam, Thomas. "Die Kommunalisierung von Kunst und Kultur als Grundkonsens der deutschen Gesellschaft ab dem ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert. Das Beispiel Leipzig." Die Alte Stadt 26, no 2 (1999): 79-99.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1999
      • Adam, Thomas and Werner Bramke. "Wie bürgerlich war das sozialdemokratische Milieu?." Milieukonzept und empirische Forschung (1999): 30-42.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book 1998
      • Adam, Thomas. Die Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse Leipzig 1887-1997. Leipzig: Pro Leizig, 1998.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1998
      • Adam, Thomas. Die Anfänge industriellen Bauens in Sachsen. Leipzig: Quadrat Verlag, 1998.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1998
      • Adam, Ulrich Hess, Solvejg Hoeppner Kretschmer, and Michael Rudloff, eds. Werner Bramke: Freiräume und Grenzen eines Historikers. Aus Anlaß seines 60. Geburts-tages. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 1998.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1998
      • Adam, Thomas. "Das soziale Engagement Leipziger Unternehmer - die Tradition der Wohnstiftungen." Unternehmer in Sachsen, edited by Ulrich Hess, Michael Schaefer, Werner Bramke, Petra Listewnik, 107-118. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitaetsverlag, 1998.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1998
      • Adam, Thomas. "Leipzig - Die Hochburg der Arbeiterkulturbewegung." Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in Sachsen im 20. Jahrhundert, edited by Werner Bramke and Ulrich Heß, 229-267. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 1998.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1998
      • Adam, Thomas. "Das sächsische Schulgesetz von 1874 und die Etablierung der Fortbildungsschule: Sachsens schulpolitischer Beitrag für die Moderne?." Blätter für deutsche Landesgeschichte, no 134 (1998): 345-360.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1998
      • Adam, Thomas. "'Was las der Arbeiter im Kaiserreich?' Die Leipziger Arbeiterbibliotheken zwischen 1861 und 1914", Mitteldeutsches Jahrbuch, no 5 (1998): 119-132.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1998
      • Adam, Thomas. "Max Pommer (1847-1915)." Sächsische Heimatblätter (1998): 84-94.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 1997
      • Die sächsischen Wohnungsbaugenossenschaften in der DDR (Housing Cooperatives in Saxony, 1945-1989). (Leipzig: Antonym, 1997), pp. 48.

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1997
      • Adam, Thomas. "Erich Schilling (1882-1962). 'Es kommt nicht auf . den Wortschwall von Einheit und Brüderlichkeit an .'." Solche Schädlinge gibt es auch in Leipzig, edited by Michael Rudloff and Mike Schmeitzner, 186-201. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1997.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Encyclopedia Entry 1997
      • Adam, Thomas. "Curt Theodor Geyer." Demokratische Wege. Deutsche Lebensläufe aus fünf Jahr-hunderten. Ein Lexikon, edited by M. Asendorf and R. Bockel, 206-208. Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler, 1997.
        {Encyclopedia Entry} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1997
      • Adam, Thomas. "Meyersche Stiftung - 'Es hat keinerlei Unternehmergewinn zu erfolgen'." Leipziger Kalender (1997): 135-154.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1997
      • Adam, Thomas. "Genossenschaftliches Wohnen in Sachsen. Von den Anfängen bis 1933." Beiträge zur Diskussion. Schriftenreihe des Genossenschaftsverbandes Sachsen, no 1 (1997): 46-51.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1997
      • Adam, Thomas. "Der Arbeitersport in Leipzig zwischen 1861 und 1933. Vom Bierglas zum Fußball." Mitteldeutsches Jahrbuch 4 (1997): 105-121.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 1996
      • Rudloff, Thomas Adam and Jürgen Schlimper. Leipzig - Wiege der deutschen Sozialdemokratie. Berlin: Metropol, 1996.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1996
      • Genossenschaftliches Wohnen in Sachsen. Von den Anfängen bis 1933 (Living in Cooperative Housing in Saxony: From the founding of cooperatives to 1933). (Leipzig: Antonym, 1996), pp. 36.

        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1996
      • Adam, Thomas. "Zur Geschichte der Leipziger Baugenossenschaften." Leipziger Kalender (1996): 249-258.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 1995
      • Adam, Thomas. "Vom Industriedorf zum Stadtteil - die Geschichte zweier Leipziger Stadtteile in der Jahrhundertwende." Region und Regionalität in der Sozialgeschichte des 20. Jahr-hunderts, edited by Werner Bramke and Ulrich Heß, 90-101. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 1995.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      1995
      • Adam, Thomas. "Die politische Neuorientierung des Leipziger Gewerkschaftskartells in den Jahren 1915-1919." Sachsen und Mitteldeutschland, edited by Werner Bramke and Ulrich Heß, 379-395. Weimar/ Cologne/Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 1995.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • April  2016
      The Intercultural Transfer of Soccer in the late Nineteenth Century

      This paper traces the global spread of soccer in the second half of the nineteenth century.

    • January  2016
      “Exams, Libraries, and Christmas Trees: the German Contributions to American Education and Culture”

      This lecture provides an introdcution to the study of transnational history.

    • February  2015
      “Jüdisches Stiften”

      Lecture: “Jüdisches Stiften” presentation at the  Winterschule “Stiftungen und Stiften im Wandel der Zeiten.

    • February  2015
      “Stiften für Bildung: Die Studienförderung an deutschen und amerikanischen Universitäten von 1800 bis 1945 im Vergleich”

      Lecture: “Stiften für Bildung: Die Studienförderung an deutschen und amerikanischen Universitäten von 1800 bis 1945 im Vergleich” presentation at the  Winterschule “Stiftungen und Stiften im Wandel der Zeiten.

    • March  2015
      „Interreligious and Intercultural Traditions of Charity“

      Keynote Address „Interreligious and Intercultural Traditions of Charity“ for the conference “Charity in Jewish, Christina, and Islamic Traditions” St. Louis University, March 26-27, 2015.

    • June  2015
      “The Intercultural Transfer of Soccer in the Late Nineteenth Century”

      Paper given at International Conference “Sport and Society in Transnational Contexts” at the ETH Zürich, June 5-6, 2015.

    • September  2015
      “Emil Max Pommer und seine sozialreformerischen, architektonischen und betriebswirtschaftlichen Entwürfe für die Meyerschen Häuser"

      Lecture given at at the Stadtbibliothek Leipzig, September 11, 2015.

    • September  2015
      "Stiftungen in Ostdeutschland"

      Lecture give at the Maecenata Institut Berlin, September 9, 2015.

    • October  2015
      “Der Anteil der Staatsanleihen an der Finanzierung Staatlicher Haushalte: Eine Vergleichende Studie der Staatlichen Defizitfinanzierung in den USA und Deutschland vom 18. bis in das 20. Jahrhundert“

      This paper provides a comparative study of deficit funding of government operations in Germany and the United States from the late 18th century to the middle of the 20th century.

    • July  2014
      Paper

      “What Were the Influences of the State and the Market on the Fate of Endowments in Germany from the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century?”, paper given at the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), Münster July, 22-25 2014.

    • July  2014
      “Die Tradition des Stiftens in Deutschland und den USA”

      “Die Tradition des Stiftens in Deutschland und den USA”, invited lecture by the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit in Hanover, July 21, 2014.

    • November  2014
      “Stiften im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert in der deutschen und amerikanischen Gesellschaft”

      Keynote Address “Stiften im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert in der deutschen und amerikanischen Gesellschaft” for the conference Hamburger Tage des Stiftungs- und Non-Profit-Rechts, November 14-15, 2014.

    • July  2013
      Paper

      “The Museum Makers: Philanthropy and Bourgeois Practice in the Cities of Nineteenth-Century North America and Germany.”

    • January  2013
      “The Image of Dresden in George and Anna Ticknor’s Travel Journals”

      “The Image of Dresden in George and Anna Ticknor’s Travel Journals”, paper given at the meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013

    • April  2013
      “The Changing Relationship Between Transnational Families and Modern Nation States: Ludwig Mond and Henriette Hertz’ German Philanthropies”

      “The Changing Relationship Between Transnational Families and Modern Nation States: Ludwig Mond and Henriette Hertz’ German Philanthropies” invited guest lecture at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, Italy on April 9, 2013

    • October  2012
      “From Restructuring to Dissolution: Foundations in East Germany”

      “From Restructuring to Dissolution: Foundations in East Germany”, invited paper for the conference “German Philanthropy in Transatlantic Perspective” at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
      Indianapolis, September 30-October 2, 2012.

    • October  2012
      Paper

      “The Concept of Intercultural Transfer as an Alternative to the Concept of National History.”

    • July  2012
      Paper

      “Profit and Philanthropy: Shareholder Companies as Philanthropic Institution in Nineteenth-Century Germany.“

    • May  2012
      Lecture

      “Der interkultuerelle Austausch von Genossenschaftsmodellen zwischen England, Deutschland und den USA (1840-1914).“

    • May  2012
      Lecture

      “Stiftungen und Universitäten.“

    • February  2012
      Paper

      “Cultural Excursions. The Transnational Transfer of Museums in the Transatlantic World.“

    • November  2011
      Lecture

      “Die Tradition des Stiftens in den USA zwischen Wahrnehmung und Realität.“

    • September  2011
      Paper

      “Perception and Reality: A Comparative Study of Philanthropy in Germany and the United States before World War I.“

    • April  2011
      Paper

      “Historische Perspektiven auf die Anlage des Stiftungskapitals in Deutschland und den USA von 1800 bis in die 1950er Jahre.“

    • March  2011
      Paper

      “Zugänge zur Geschichte des Stiftungswesens.“

    • March  2011
      Lecture

      “Paying the Piper: Approaches to and Practices of the private Funding for the Sciences in Germany from the 1870s to the 1950s.”

    • October  2010
      Paper

      “Stiftungswesen und Mäzenatentum (von Frauen) in der Neuzeit.”

    • October  2010
      Lecture

      “Studienförderung in Deutschland und in den USA von 1800 bis 1945 – Ein Vergleich.”

    • March  2009
      Paper

      “Travel, Gender and Identity: George and Anna Ticknor’s Travel Journals.”

    • January  2009
      Paper

      “Teaching Transatlantic History: Intercultural Transfers in the Age of the Nation State.”

    • July  2008
      Lecture

      “Stifter und ihre Stiftungen in New York, Boston und Toronto in der  zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.“

    • July  2008
      Lecture

      “Wohnungsfürsorge zwischen Markt und Philanthropie: Soziale Wohnungsunternehmen in englischen, deutschen
      und amerikanischen Städten vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg im Vergleich.“

    • July  2008
      Paper

      “Social Housing Reform and Intercultural Transfer in the transatlantic world before World War I.”.

    • January  2008
      Paper

      “Financing Higher Education in Nineteenth-Century Germany.”

    • March  2007
      Paper

      “Social Housing Reform in the Transatlantic World before World War I.“

    • January  2007
      Paper

      “Stipendienstiftungen an deutschen Universitäten, 1800 bis 1914.“

    • April  2006
      Paper

      “The Transatlantic Transfer of Models for Social Housing.“

    • September  2005
      Paper

      “The Transatlantic Trade of Cultural and Social Goods.”

    • July  2005
      Paper

      “Social Welfare between Private and State Responsibility.” 

    • March  2004
      Paper

      “Taxation and Political Representation: New York and Leipzig in Comparison.”

    • September  2003
      Paper

      “In Deutschland scheint die Zivilgesellschaft zwar eine Zukunft aber keine Vergangenheit zu haben.”

    • July  2003
      Paper

      „Stadtbürgerliche Stiftungskultur im transatlantischen Vergleich.”

    • July  2003
      Paper

      “Buying Respectability: class and philanthropy in American, Canadian and German society between the 1840s and the 1930s”. Paper
      presented at the Maecenata Institute, Berlin,
      July 10, 2003.

    • March  2003
      Paper

      “Cultural Baggage: The Building of the Urban Community in a Transatlantic World.”

    • September  2002
      Paper

      “Philanthropic Housing Projects in nineteenth-century Boston and Leipzig.”

    • October  2002
      Paper

      “Social Housing and The Urban Elite: Attempts at solving the Social Housing Question in Leipzig
      and Boston.”

    • October  2001
      Paper

      “Heavy luggage: The transfer of social and cultural models in a modern transatlantic community.”

    • May  2001
      Paper

      “Philanthropy and the Shaping of Social Distinctions in nineteenth-century American, Canadian and German cities."

    • April  2001
      Paper

      “Wohnformen für die Unterschichten im 19. Jahrhundert.”

    • November  2000
      Paper

      “How to become a Gentleman? The Philanthropic behavior of the Nouveau Riche in German and North American Cities During the Nineteenth Century.”

    • September  2000
      Paper

      “Jews, Antisemites, & Lifestyle Reform Movements in pre-1914 Germany.”

    • June  2000
      Paper

      “Bürgergesellschaft und moderner Staat – ein deutsch-amerikanischer Vergleich.”

    • April  2000
      Paper

      “'Toronto has come to be known as a philanthropic city': Toronto Philanthropists and Their Philanthropies After the Turn of the Century."

    • December  1999
      Paper

      “Philanthropic Foundations in North American and German Cities in the 19th Century, and the Transfer of Ideas.”

    • November  1999
      Paper

      “Forging a New Elite: Bourgeois Practice and Philanthropy in the Cities of Nineteenth- Century North America and Germany.”

    • October  1999
      Lecture

      “Forging a New Elite: Bourgeois Practice and Philanthropy in the Cities of Nineteenth-Century North America and Germany.”

    • October  1999
      Paper

      “Soziale Sicherheit vor der Bismarckschen Sozialgesetzgebung in Leipziger und Dresdner Unternehmen.”

    • April  1999
      Paper

      “Die Kommunalisierung von Kultureinrichtungen in Leipzig um die Jahrhundertwende.” Paper presented at the
      conference “Kultur im politischen Spannungsfeld” organized by the Institut für
      kulturelle Infrastruktur, Dresden, 29 April 1999.

    • February  1999
      Paper

      “Die Leipziger Bau- und Konsumgenossenschaften: ein sozialdemokratisches Traditionsmilieu unter der NS-Zeit und in der frühen DDR” (co-author Stephan Jaunich).

    • September  1998
      Paper

      “How proletarian was Leipzig’s Social Democratic Milieu?”

    • September  1998
      Paper

      “Heinrich Pudor - Lebensreformer und Verleger.”

    • April  1998
      Paper

      “Wie bürgerlich war das sozialdemokratische Milieu?”

    • April  1997
      Paper

      “Das soziale Engagement Leipziger Unternehmer - die Tradition der Wohnstiftungen.”

    • December  1996
      Paper

      “Erwachsenenbildung in Sachsen und Thüringen: Die Leipziger Richtung.”

    • April  1996
      Lecture

      “Die Ausbildung sozialer und politischer Milieus im Urbanisierungsprozeß - das Beispiel Leipzig.” Paper
      presented at the Sozialgeschichtlicher Arbeitskreis an der Universität Leipzig,
      Leipzig, 12 April 1996.

    • March  1995
      Paper

      “Vom Industriedorf zum Stadtteil - die Geschichte zweier Leipziger Stadtteile in der Jahrhundertwende.”

    • September  1993
      Paper

      “Die politische Neuorientierung des Leipziger Gewerkschaftskartells in den Jahren 1915- 1919.”

  • Past
    •  
      “The Changing Relationship Between Transnational Families and Modern Nation States: Ludwig Mond and Henriette Hertz’ German Philanthropies”

      “The Changing Relationship Between Transnational Families and Modern Nation States: Ludwig Mond and Henriette Hertz’ German Philanthropies” invited guest lecture at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, Italy on April 9, 2013

  • Past
    •  
      “The Changing Relationship Between Transnational Families and Modern Nation States: Ludwig Mond and Henriette Hertz’ German Philanthropies”

      “The Changing Relationship Between Transnational Families and Modern Nation States: Ludwig Mond and Henriette Hertz’ German Philanthropies” invited guest lecture at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, Italy on April 9, 2013

  • Past
    •  
      “What Were the Influences of the State and the Market on the Fate of Endowments in Germany from the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century?”

      “What Were the Influences of the State and the Market on the Fate of Endowments in Germany from the Sixteenth Century to the Twentieth Century?”, paper given at the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), Münster July, 22-25 2014.

  • Past
    •  
      Invited Lecture

      “Die Tradition des Stiftens in Deutschland und den USA”, invited lecture by the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit in Hanover, July 21, 2014.

  • Past
    •  
      The Intercultural Transfer of Soccer in the Late Nineteenth Century

      Historians of sport have paid little attention to the ways in which modern sports such as soccer were transferred from its place of origin to receiving cultures around the world. While it is recognized that this ball game emerged in nineteenth-century English public schools, little is known about the transformations this play underwent in becoming for instance modern-day German soccer and modern-day American football. Applying the model of intercultural transfer, my paper will investigate the process of transfer of this ball game from English public schools to German and Argentine high schools. In the process, the game underwent significant modifications because of the agents of intercultural transfer involved, the methods by which it was transferred, and because of the needs of the receiving societies. Soccer contributed to the creation of a youth culture as much as it stabilized social divisions through the creation of class-specific soccer clubs in the receiving cultures. In the case of Germany, to take just one example, a parallel soccer culture divided into a working-class (Socialist) soccer culture and a middle-class (Liberal) soccer culture emerged. Up until 1933, it was impossible for a Socialist soccer club to play against a Liberal soccer club. In the course of the twentieth century, soccer became central to modern national cultures. And each country began to invent narratives about the birth of soccer in its national confines. The original transfer was often obscured and replaced with nationalistic tales that suggested that soccer was an “original” German or Argentinean invention.

  • Past
    •  
      “The Intercultural Transfer of Soccer in the Late Nineteenth Century”

      Paper given at the International Conference on “Sport and Society in Transnational Contexts” at the ETH Zürich, June 5-6, 2015.

Support & Funding

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    • Sept 2016 to Jan 2018 printing subsidy for German version of my history of philanthropy in Germany sponsored by  - $8000
    • Sept 2016 to May 2017 Teaching Buy-Out for one academic year - declined upon the insistance of the Acting Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Elizabeth Cawthon sponsored by  - $20000
    • Feb 2015 to Feb 2015 Winterschule Krupp Kolleg Greifswald, Germany sponsored by  - $24000
    • Sept 2013 to Sept 2013 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $400
    • May 2013 to May 2013 Library Research Grant sponsored by  - $1800
    • Apr 2013 to Apr 2013 Research Grant sponsored by  - $1500
    • Aug 2012 to Aug 2012 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $995
    • July 2012 to July 2012 Research Grant sponsored by  - $1000
    • May 2012 to May 2012 Visiting Fellowship sponsored by  - $1500
    • Apr 2012 to Apr 2012 Visiting Fellowship sponsored by  - $2500
    • Jan 2012 to Aug 2012 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $1800
    • Mar 2011 to Mar 2011 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $1800
    • June 2008 to July 2008 Summer Stipend sponsored by  - $6000
    • Sept 2007 to Sept 2007 Production Costs Deans Fund sponsored by  - $1000
    • Aug 2007 to Aug 2007 Grant sponsored by  - $6500
    • Jan 2007 to Dec 2009 Research Grant sponsored by  - $4800
    • Jan 2007 to Dec 2008 Grant sponsored by  - $9500
    • Jan 2006 to Aug 2006 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $4500
    • Jan 2005 to Dec 2006 Research and Conference Grant sponsored by  - $11000
    • May 2003 to Aug 2003 Travel Grant sponsored by  - $2600
    • June 1999 to May 2001 Feodor Lynnen Research Fellowship sponsored by  - $74640
    • Sept 1995 to Apr 1998 Doctoral Fellowship sponsored by  - $21600

Students Supervised

Courses

      • HIST 3300-002 Introduction into Transnational History

        This is the only class in our undergraduate program that offers students an introduction to the study of transnational history. Transnational history is a fast growing field of historical inquiry replacing older concepts of national history such as American history. Recognizing the interconnectedness of the human experience, this class focusses on the transfers that occurred between cultures and societies in the last three centuries. Americans would not be able to eat bagels, play football or enjoy the freedoms granted by the American Constitution if their basic ingredients had not been imported from Europe. This class is highly recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate training in the humanities.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 4358-001 Hitler's Germany

        A pivotal event in the history of the twentieth century, Hitler’s Germany continues to elicit fascination, revulsion, and controversy. Dealing with this extraordinary and deeply disturbing historical phenomenon, the seminar explores the origin, nature, and demise of the Third Reich. Beginning with the rise of the National Socialism in Weimar Germany, it goes on to examine the Nazi seizure of power, the centrality of Hitler, the world view and racial agenda of Nazism, and the destruction of the Reich in five years of war and genocide. These and other topics, such as popular opinion and everyday life, will be discussed from a variety of perspectives – cultural, political, and socio-economic – to provide a broad interpretative framework for understanding the genesis, consolidation, and criminality of the Nazi state.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 3300-004 Introduction into Transnational History

        This is the only class in our undergraduate program that offers students an introduction to the study of transnational history. Transnational history is a fast growing field of historical inquiry replacing older concepts of national history such as American history. Recognizing the interconnectedness of the human experience, this class focusses on the transfers that occurred between cultures and societies in the last three centuries. Americans would not be able to eat bagels, play football or enjoy the freedoms granted by the American Constitution if their basic ingredients had not been imported from Europe. This class is highly recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate training in the humanities.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 4357-001 The Communist Dictatorship in Germany, 1949-1989

        This seminar focuses on the history of East Germany (German Democratic Republic) from its founding in 1949 to its demise in 1989/90. Students will be introduced to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Communist East Germany. Topics will include the structure of the political system (parties, government, etc.), opposition, the economic development, popular culture and film in East Germany, and the everyday life experience of East Germans. The class will provide insights into the causes of the 1989 peaceful transformation and the process of regime change in East Germany.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GERM 4322-002 The Communist Dictatorship in Germany, 1949-1989

        This seminar focuses on the history of East Germany (German Democratic Republic) from its founding in 1949 to its demise in 1989/90. Students will be introduced to the political, social, economic, and cultural history of Communist East Germany. Topics will include the structure of the political system (parties, government, etc.), opposition, the economic development, popular culture and film in East Germany, and the everyday life experience of East Germans. The class will provide insights into the causes of the 1989 peaceful transformation and the process of regime change in East Germany.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GERM 4322-002 Bismarck’s Germany

        This class introduces students to the history of Germany from 1740 to 1914. Germany emerged by the end of the nineteenth century as a super power that challenged French and English domination in world affairs. We will explore the creation of the German nation state and the invention of the German culture and identity by looking at traditional historical sources and fictional texts that include novels such as Winnetou and fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HONR 4303-001 Bismarck’s Germany

        This class introduces students to the history of Germany from 1740 to 1914. Germany emerged by the end of the nineteenth century as a super power that challenged French and English domination in world affairs. We will explore the creation of the German nation state and the invention of the German culture and identity by looking at traditional historical sources and fictional texts that include novels such as Winnetou and fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HONR 3304-001 Eugenics in American History

        This class introduces students to the largely forgotten history of eugenics in the United States. We will explore the ways in which eugenics practices such as forced sterilization became a mainstream approach to solving social problems. More than 30 states had adopted laws that permitted physicians to forcibly sterilize Americans deemed “feebleminded” by the 1930s. Following the transnational history approach, this class will locate American eugenics in its global context. Students will learn about the European roots of eugenics and the collaboration between American and Nazi-German eugenicists in the 1930s. Study materials will include traditional reading materials and movies such as The Black Stork and Gattaca.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Community

  • Elected
    • Apr 2015 to  May 2015 “The Fall of European Communism”

      Lecture given at at the Johanniter Humanitarian Group/Dallas Goethe Center, May 8, 2015.

    • Sept 2014 to  Oct 2014 Panelist, Life Experience in East Germany

       Modern Language Department, University of North Texas in Denton 

    • Apr 2016 to  Apr 2016 “The Depiction of Hitler and Nazism in Novels and Films”

      This lecture provided an overview over the portrayal of Hitler in postwar movies and novels. The lecture was given as part of the Dallas Book Festival at the Dallas Public Library.

  • Other
    • Dec 2014 to  Dec 2014 Dissertation/Book workshop

      Participation in the Erich Hochman Manuscript Workshop at SMU – Evaluation of manuscript “Anschluss before Hitler: The Politics of Transborder Nationalism in Interwar Germany and Austria” (December 6, 2014).

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2001 to  Present Community Service

      Introduction to the talk of Margaret Menninger (Texas State University at San Marcos) to the Dallas Goethe Center on January 21, 2005 (The serious matter of Excellence: Constructing a Musikstadt in Nineteenth-Century Leipzig).

      Lecture “The Fall of the Berlin Wall” at the Northeast Branch of the Arlington Public Library, November 9, 2009.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2001 to  Present Reviews of conference submissions

         Reviewer of paper proposals for the panels “European Philanthropy” and “Bequests and Intergenerational Transfers” for the European Research Network On Philanthropy (ERNOP), France 2015.

        Reviewing abstracts for the 11th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) in Münster, Germany 2014.

        Reviewing paper proposals for the 8th International Conference of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) in Barcelona, Spain 2008.

    • Jan 2001 to  Present Outside Evaluation for Foundations

      Review of major research grants for the New Eurasia Foundation (collaboration of Russian government and European Union).

      Review of grant proposals for the Council of the Humanities of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

      Review of grant applications for Swiss National Science Foundation.

      Review of grant proposals for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

      Review of applications for summer fellowships (summer 2011) for the NEH.

    • Jan 2001 to  Present Advisor for Media Productions

      Advisor for production of documentary on working-class culture and trade unions in Leipzig before 1914 (Docfilm Karnick & Richter OHG, Germany)

  • Other
    • Jan 2001 to  Present Reviews of book projects and article submisisons for

          Continuity and Change (UK)

          German Studies Review (U.S.)

          Housing Studies (U.S.)

          International Journal of Public Policy (UK)

          International Review of Administrative Sciences (UK)

          Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society (U.S.)

          Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (U.S.)

          Journal of Historical Studies (ÖZG) (Austria)

          Journal of Urban History (U.S.)

          Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (U.S.)

          TRAVERSEA (U.S.)

          Urban History (Canada)

          Cengage Learning (U.S.)

          German Historical Institute/Cambridge University Press (U.S./UK)

          Houghton Mifflin (U.S.)

          Oxford University Press (UK/U.S.)

          Palgrave Macmillan (UK/U.S.)

          Pickering and Chatto (UK)

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 1998 to  Present Conferences organized

      Winterschule at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald “Stiftungen und Stiften im Wandel der Zeiten“, February 9-14, 2015.

      Forty-Fourth Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures “Crossing the Atlantic: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern Times” at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 12, 2009.

      “Young Scholars Forum 2007: “American society beyond the level of national history” (co-organized with Uwe Luebken, German Historical Institute in Washington, DC) at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 29-April 1, 2007.

      “Diskontinuitäten im deutschen Stiftungswesen” at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, January 26/27, 2007 (co-organized with Rupert Graf Strachwitz from the Maecenata Institute and Manuel Frey from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen).

      “Philanthropy in History: German and American Perspectives” at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., March 30-April 1, 2006 (co-organized with Gabriele Lingelbach from the University of Trier and Simone Lässig from the German Historical Institute).

      Young Scholars Forum 2005: “Crossing the Atlantic: European Dimensions of American History” (co-organized with Christof Mauch, German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.) at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 31-April 2, 2005 (http://www.ghi-dc.org/ysf05/YoungScholarsForum2005_papers.html).

      Thirty-eight Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures “Traveling between Worlds: German-American Encounters” at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 13, 2003.

      “Philanthropy, Patronage & Urban Politics: Transatlantic Transfers between Europe and North America in the 19th and 20th Century” at the University of Toronto, 3-5 May 2001 (http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~retallac/philanthropy.htm).

      “Milieukonzept und empirische Forschung” at the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, 25-26 April 1998.

    • Sept 2001 to  Present Panels organized

      “Longing for ‘the Other:’ Tourism, Migration, and transnational Marriage, 1840s-1990s” for the Fourth European Congress on World and Global History in Paris September 4-7, 2014.  

      “The Place of Dresden in American Memory”, panel at the annual meeting of the AHA in New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013.

      “Intercultural Transfer (I)”, “Intercultural Transfer (II)” series of panels at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Milwaukee/Wisconsin, October 4-7, 2012.

      “The German Diaspora in South America and Africa”, panel at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Milwaukee/Wisconsin, October 4-7, 2012.

      “Hitler in German and American Film”, panel at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Milwaukee/Wisconsin, October 4-7, 2012.

      “Visions and Forms of Philanthropy: A Historical Perspective”, panel at the Tenth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Reseaech at the Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy, July 10-13, 2012.

      “The Appeal of the German University Ideal in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America: Critical Transatlantic Perspectives”, Panel of the Conference Group for Central European History Session 7 at the 122nd Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C., January 3-6, 2008.

      “Soziale Wohlfahrt zwischen privater und staatlicher Verantwortung in Deutschland: Kontinuitäten und Diskontinuitäten.“ Panel at the 27th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in New   Orleans, Louisiana, September 18-21, 2003.

    • Jan 2008 to  Present Editorial Positions

      Book review editor for H-NET Listserv H-GGSC (2008-2010)

      Network coordinator for transnational studies within the German Studies Association (2010-)

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2006 to  Aug 2011 PhD Graduate Advisor

      directing the PhD program in transatlantic history

    • Sept 2007 to  Aug 2009 Tenure and Promotion Committee

      member of department T& P committe and department representative for tyhe COLA T&P committee for 2008-2009 

    • Sept 2011 to  Present Adjunct/Graduate Teaching Committee

      member of committee that evaluates teaching of adjuncts

    • Sept 2006 to  Aug 2011 Advisory Committee

      member of committee that provided advise on critical questions for the department chair of the history department

    • Sept 2009 to  Aug 2011 Executive Graduate Studies Committee

      as PhD advisor non-voting member

    • Sept 2006 to  Aug 2011 Scheduling Committee

      member of committee that scheduled undergraduate and graduate classes 

    • Sept 2004 to  Aug 2012 Faculty Research Enhancement and Nominations

      member of committee that evaluated applications for fdls and reps

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Webb Lectures

      member of committee that organized the Webb Lectures

    • Sept 2003 to  Feb 2004 Search Committee Medieval History position

      member of committee in charge of hiring medievalist

    • Sept 2006 to  Feb 2007 Search Medieval History position

      member of committee in charge of hiring medievalist

    • Sept 2008 to  Feb 2009 Search Progressive Era position

      member of committe in charge of hiring a historian for the progressive era position

    • Sept 2009 to  Feb 2010 Search Migration History position

      member of committee in charge of hiring a migration historian

    • Sept 2004 to  Jan 2008 Humanities Institute/Digital Humanities Iniative Committee

      member of committee that worked on a grant application for the NEH

    • Sept 2011 to  May 2015 Unit Effectiveness

      member of the Unit Effectiveness committee

    • Sept 2012 to  May 2013 Grievance Committee

      member of the Grievance committee

    • Sept 2002 to  May 2009 Webb Lectures Committee

      member of Webb Lectures Committee

    • Sept 2007 to  May 2010 PhD Program review committee

      member of the PhD Program review committee

    • Sept 2004 to  Sept 2005 Library Committee

      member of the Library Committee

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2004 to  Aug 2011 THSO Advisor

      advisor to doctoral student organization

    • Sept 2001 to  Aug 2006 Phi Alpha Thea Advisor

      advisor to undergraduate student organization

    • Sept 2014 to  Present Hearing Oficer

      Hearing Officer

Administrative Appointment

  • 2006
    • Sept 2006 to Aug 2011 - Ph.D. Advisor, Department of History, UT Arlington