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The institute is supported by a scientific advisory board, which offers advise regarding its projects. The following are members of the advisory board:


Christoph Antweiler

Professor for Ethnology at the University of Trier; Doctorate with theoretical work concerning "Internal Criticism of the Cultural-evolutionist Theories of Long-term Cultural Change (1987), Professorship regarding "Urban Rationality in Indonesia" (1995). Research topics: urban ethnology, cognition ethnology, local knowledge, social evolution, development ethnology. Regional areas of research: Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, also South Asia (Nepal). Latest book publication: "Reading Ethnology. A Guide through the Books of the Jungle, Münster etc. 2001: Lit Publishing House. Hobbies: soccer, reading non-ethnological non-fiction and reference books, collecting, travels.


Alastair Davidson

Jg. 1939; Professor of Citizenship Studies at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne (Australia) and Member in the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.


Mary Fenton

Prof. Dr., is Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature at Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Her research interests include early modern British literature and history and the works of poet, John Milton.


Hilaria Gössmann

born 1957 in Tokyo, studies of Japanese and German Language and Literature in Tokyo, Munich, Bonn, Bochum, Trier. Doctorate in 1992 from the University of Trier, professional employee in Japanese Language and Literature at the University of Trier and at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo; since 1995, Professor for Japanese Language and Literature at the University of Trier. Academic emphasis: modern Japanese literature.


Anthony Andrew Hickey

Prof. Dr., is professor of Sociology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate and graduate training in Development Sociology at Cornell University. His research and teaching interests involve the sociology of community, change and interaction of society and the natural environment. He has taught at George Mason University in the U.S. and the University of Hanover in Germany before coming to Western Carolina University. He has also had considerable experience in administering graduate programs at both George Mason and at Western Carolina. He has authored among others: Statistical Techniques for the Social Sciences. Random House 1986 / Network of Assistance: A Vertical Pattern of the Community. The Journal of the Community Development Society and Black Farmers in Virginia, 1930-1978: An Analysis of the Social organization of Agriculture. Rural Sociology. He was a Smith-Lever Fellowship holder while at Cornell and was a Danforth Teaching Associate.


Dirk Hoerder

Prof. Dr., teaches North American Social and Migratory History at the University of Bremen, School of Social Sciences. He also taught at York University in Toronto, at Duke University in Durham, N.C. and at the University of Toronto. His main research emphases cover European Migratory Labor in the Atlantic Economies, the History of Worldwide Migration Systems and the Sociology of Acculturation Events.


Marcel van der Linden

born 1952, Prof. Dr., is the Director of Research at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam and Professor for the History of Social Movements at the University of Amsterdam; editor “The International Review of Social History” and “1999. The Magazine for Social History of the 20th and 21st Centuries”.


Jan Lucassen

born 1947, Prof. Dr., Professor for International und Comparative Social History at the Free University of Amsterdam, main research emphases: Worldwide Labor History (including Migratory Labor, Craftspersons and Day Workers), Labor Movements and Remuneration Considerations.


Peter Marcuse

Peter Marcuse is a lawyer and planner who teaches urban planning at Columbia University in New York City. He has been President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission and chaired the Housing Committee of a Community Board in New York City. He has also taught in both West and East Germany, Australia, the Union of South Africa, Canada, Austria, and Brazil. He has written extensively on housing, urban development, the history of planning, the ethics of planning, and globalization. His most recent books, with Ronald van Kempen: Globalizing Cities: A New Spatial Order? Blackwell 1999; and: Of States and Cities: The Partitioning of Urban Space. Oxford University Press 2002.


Helga Schnabel-Schüle

born 1954, Prof. Dr., Professor for New History at the University of Trier, main research emphases: Social History of the Early Modern Era, Legal History, Women and Gender History, History in Film and Television


Christian Sigrist

Prof. em. Dr., Universität Münster





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