Welcome to the chair of Modern Social-, Economic and Technolgical History

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität / Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg
Professur für Neuere Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Technikgeschichte
am Seminar für Geschichtswissenschaft

Address: Holstenhofweg 85, D-22043 Hamburg
Telephone: 040-6541-3362
Fax: -2084
Email address: neumaier@hsu-hh.de
Homepage: https://www.hsu-hh.de/histec/
Chair person/director: PD Dr. Christopher Neumaier
Contact: PD Dr. Christopher Neumaier

Short description: With some exceptions the students of the University of the Federal Armed Forces are young officers mainly from Germany, but also from other countries. However, a program to accept students unrelated to the Armed Forces is going to be established. – Although financed by the Ministry of Defence, the university is part of the Hamburg university system; its curricula in the four departments (Humanities, Social Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) are similar to those taught at the two other Hamburg universities. There is a close cooperation in research and teaching. – Apart from its students, the University differs from other German State universities in two respects: the academic year is divided into terms instead of semesters which means that a B.A. and an M.A. degree can be obtained within two and a half or three and a half years respectively. The students are also required to attend lectures and seminars in a subject of a different department. – For advanced studies in the history of technology, the Universität der Bundeswehr welcomes excellent graduate students as PhD candidates.

Teaching and research faculty: PD Dr. Christopher Neumaier; Agnes Bauer; Normen von Oesen; Dr. Andreas Weiß;
curricula, courses of study and degrees: Geschichtswissenschaft BA/MA, Wahlpflichtfach in den Studiengängen Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaften, Ingenieurwissenschaften, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften; B.A., M.A., Dr. phil.
Focus of scientific research: History of Technology (19th and 20th); urban history; history of knowledge.