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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Elvert
Jürgen Elvert is Jean Monnet Professor for European History and Professor of Modern History and History of European Integration at the University of Cologne (since 2001). He has been guest lecturer at the University of Innsbruck in 1996/97, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn from 1999 to 2005 and is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (AIAS) of the University of Aarhus. After his military service in the German Navy and employment in the plant and machine building industry he studied History, English Philology, Educational Science and Sociology in Kiel and at Queen’s University, Belfast, and started his academic career as lecturer at the Christan-Albrechts-University, Kiel, where he stayed until 1999, in the end as assistant professor. His main areas of interest are: Modern European and European integration history, History of the British Isles, Intellectual and Cultural history and Maritime History. He is the responsible editor of two scholarly journals, the review journal “Das Historisch-Politische Buch” and the peer reviewed journal “Historische Mitteilungen”. As editor he is also in charge of two scholarly book series, the “Studies of the History of European Integration” and “Supplements to the ‘Historische Mitteilungen’”. He is member of board of various scholarly institutions and has been president of the Ranke-Gesellschaft, Vereinigung für Geschichte im öffentlichen Leben e.V., since 2000. He is also speaker of the advisory board of the “Stiftung zur Förderung von Schifffahrts- und Marinegeschichte” and works as expert and referee for numerous European institutions and foundations, among them are: De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Commission, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS (Belgium), Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaft (Austria) and The Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Martina Elvert M.A.
Martina Elvert studied Political Sciences and Roman Languages at the University of Bonn before she started up to run her own business. Since 2006 she has been working as project manager at the Jean Monnet Chair for European history, where she is also in charge as copy editor of the review journal „Das Historisch-Politische Buch“. She is a graduate in Cultural Studies (focus: History) of Hagen Open University and is currently working on her Master thesis on the impact of German migrants on 19th-century winegrowing in Australia and the development of an Australian-German cultural heritage.
Benjamin Naujoks M.A.
Benjamin Naujoks is an Academic Assistant and PhD Candidate at the Jean Monnet Chair (held by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Elvert). He is working on his PhD project (working title: “Lithuania and Europe”). He is also editor of the “Historische Mitteilungen der Ranke-Gesellschaft” (HMRG). Main areas of research are i.a.: European History (in particular CEE), History of Lithuania and Economic History. Both at the Jean-Monnet-Chair and within the Framework of the Cologne Global Study Program (CGSP), Benjamin Naujoks is teaching Seminars dealing with Core Questions of European history.
Cedric Rüppel is student assistant at the Jean-Monnet-Chair for European History at the University of Cologne, is on the editorial fort he Studies on the History of European Integration (SHEI) and responsible for the homepage of the Didaktik der Geschichte und Geschichte der Europäischen Integration. He studies Math, German, Geography, History and Education Sciences at the University of Cologne.
Kawtar Salam is student assistant at the Jean-Monnet-Chair for European History at the University of Cologne, is on the editorial fort he Studies on the History of European Integration (SHEI) and at the library of the Didaktik der Geschichte und Geschichte der Europäischen Integration. She studies History, German and Education Sciences at the University of Cologne.
Noam Ittershagen is student assistant at the Jean-Monnet-Chair for European History at the University of Cologne and is on the editorial for the Studies on the History of European Integration (SHEI). He studies History, English and Education Sciences at the University of Cologne.
Prof. Takumi Itabashi