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Alexander Schwanebeck

North American Department of the School of History
University of Cologne
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Cologne

E-Mail: aschwane(at)smail.uni-koeln.de

CV

2010 | Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Sciences, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2014 | Master of Arts in History: North American History, Postcolonial History and Contemporary History, Universität zu Köln

2015-2016 | Exhibition Assistent at the Foundation Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik
Deutschland in Bonn

Since 2015 | PhD candidate (Prof. Dr. Barbara Lüthi)
Working Title: Displaying Borderlands: US-Museums and Representations of Postcolonial
Minorities in 19th Century American Southwest

2016 | doctoral fellowship at the German Historical Institute Washington DC for three month
research trip to the United States

since 2016 | doctoral fellowship der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Publication

Schwanebeck, Alexander/Sowade Hanno: „Wir trauern mit Amerika“. Deutschland und der 11. September, Museumsmagazin 1 (2013), published by Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, p.22-23.

Conference Talks

The Museumization of Borders: Representations of Postcolonial Minorities in US-Borderlands in the Second Half of the 20th Century, GHI Colloquium, Washington DC, September 8, 2016.

Displaying Borderlands: US-Museums and Representations of Postcolonial Minorities in 19th Century American Southwest, Young Scholars Forum, 39th Annual Conference of the Historians in the DGFA/GAAS, Heidelberg, Februar 11, 2017.

„Decolonizing Borderlands: Historical US-Museums and Displays of Minorities in 19th Century American Southwest“, Annual International Conference 2017 „Decolonizing Geographical Knowledges“ der Royal Geographical Society, London, August 31, 2017.

„African Americans in Contact Zones. US-Museums and Representations of US-Southwestern Borderlands“, „The Power of Borderland(s): In Media’s Res“ der IRTG Baltic Borderlands Universität Greifswald, June 28, 2017.

„Exhibiting Black Seminole Borderlands“, im Rahmen des Young Scholars Forum, 41st Annual Conference of the Historians in the DGFA/GAAS, Lichtenfels, Februar 9, 2019.

Research interests

  • Museums and Exhibitions
  • United States in 19th Century
  • Postcolonial History
  • American Indian History
  • African American History