Dr Jasmin Nithammer

Dr Jasmin Nithammer

Department of History
Gerda Henkel Research Fellow

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Department of History
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

I am a historian of modern East Central Europe. My main research interest lies in the international, social and economic history of interwar and postwar Poland.

Qualifications

  • PhD in History (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
  • MA in East European Studies (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • BA in History and Slavonic Studies (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Biography

I joined the University of Birmingham as a research fellow in 2018, funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung in the project ‘The Fight Against the Traffic in Women and Children in Interwar Poland’. The project investigated how interwar internationalism affected national policymaking and state building and how national policies shaped activism at the international level.

During my doctoral studies I worked as a research associate at the Herder Institute in Marburg. Previously I worked as an exhibition researcher at the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

Research

Currently I am a Gerda Henkel Research Fellow in the project 'The Liminality of Failing Democracy: East Central Europe and the Interwar Slump', in which I investigate the socioeconomic impact of the Great Depression in interwar Poland.

Publications

Book

  • „Grenzen des Sozialismus zu Land und zu Wasser. Die tschechoslowakische Landgrenze und polnische Seegrenze im Vergleich“ (doctoral thesis), Marburg: Verlag Herder-Institut 2019.

Article

  • “Closing the Abyss of Moral Misery” – Poland, the League of Nations and the Fight against Traffic in Women and Children, (submitted/ under review with East Central Europe).

Book reviews

Michael Kißener / Jan Kusber / Anita Prettenthaler-Ziegerhofer (Ed.): Zwischenräume. Grenznahe Beziehungen in Europa seit den 1970er Jahren, Innsbruck u.a.: Studien-Verl., 2011, in: Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (ZfO), 62 (2013), 4, pp. 694-696.

Dominik Trutkowski, Der geteilte Ostblock. Die Grenzen der SBZ/DDR zu Polen und der Tschechoslowakei, Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2011, in: Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (ZfO), 62 (2013), 3, pp. 551-552.

Conference summary

Das 17. Münchner Bohemistentreffen [The 17th Conference of Experts on Bohemia], in: Bohemia. Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder, 53 (2013), 1, pp. 175-178.

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