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Participating Scholars

Uffa Jensen [1]

Uffa Jensen has been conducting research on anti-Semitism for many years. Most notably, his book Gebildete Doppelgänger (2005) has explored new avenues in the investigation of anti-Semitic stereotypes in the educated middle classes. In addition, his research project on transnational psychoanalysis in Berlin, London and Calcutta has contributed important findings to the fields of Postcolonial Theory, Transnational Historiography and History of Science. His long-standing work at the department of History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin has been the basis of various pertinent publications in the field of History of Emotions. Most recently, his publication Zornpolitik (2017) has established innovative approaches to the historical analysis of aversive emotions. Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Jensen has taken up a Heisenberg Professorship at the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism  with the winter term 2017/18. As a member of the Research Group “Hate Pictures“, Jensen will be working on „Jewish Body Images between 1890 and 1920” and the connection between anti-Semitic images and the genesis of anti-Semitic emotions.


Carl-Eric Linsler [2]

Carl-Eric Linsler has been working on the visual repertoire of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic propaganda for many years. Since 2009, he has been advising the Belgian collector Arthur Langerman on questions concerning provenance, authenticity and potential uses for his collection. He joined the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism in 2011 and is currently working on a dissertation project focusing on the transnational history of a Jewish Franco-German family during the First World War.  He is a visiting researcher with the postgraduate research group The Radicalization of Anti-Semitism in Europe (1914-1923), research affiliate at the Frank Family Center of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main and freelance research fellow at the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris. Within the Research Group “Hate Pictures” he fulfills the role of specialist for visual source material, particularly the Langerman Collection.


Jan Plamper [3]

Jan Plamper has been professor of history at Goldsmiths College (University of London) since 2012, following engagements in Tübingen and, from 2008 until 2012, a position as Dilthey Fellow at the department of History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. His book The History of Emotions. An Introduction (2015) is a synthesis which combines historical, ethnological, experimental-psychological, sociological and visual historical approaches. His second research focus is concerned with visual aspects of the Stalin cult.


Susanne Regener [4]

Susanne Regener is professor for Media History/Visual Culture at the University of Siegen and affiliate professor for Cultural and Media History at the University of Copenhagen.  As an established scholar of Visual History, Cultural Studies and Media History, she has been working on the visual dimensions of marginalized social groups and totalitarian institutions such as psychiatric wards and prisons for many years. Within the Research Group “Hate Pictures” Regener fulfils the position of specialist for the role of images, semiotics, visual discourse analysis and methods of visual interpretation. She is currently directing two research projects connected to the Research Group “Hate Pictures”:

  • 1. "Images of Romani People in Ethnographical Amateur Research: The Medial History of the Other in Germany and Denmark (20th and 21st Centuries)"
  • 2. "Images of Indignation: Amateur Practices of Protest Visualization", which investigates, among other phenomena, the visual practices of the Homosexual Movement and Völkisch-Identitarian Movements (in cooperation with Dr. Simon Teune, TU Belin)

For further information see: www.mediengeschichte.uni-siegen.de [5]


Stefanie Schüler-Springorum [6]

As professor of history and director of the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum has been striving for a reorientation of this institution since she took over. She has promoted a diversification and broadening of the institute’s research on anti-Semitism by incorporating aspects of Gender History, Research on Emotions and Visual History. Throughout the last 15 years, Schüler-Springorum has worked on German-Jewish History and the History of Anti-Semitism, as well as on comparative cultural historical and gender historical aspects of war, violence and terrorism in the 20th century. Within the Research Group “Hate Pictures” she holds a coordinating and theory-consolidating position. [7]


Michael Wildt [8]

Michael Wildt is professor of 20th Century German History with a focus on National Socialism at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His topics of research are National Socialism, Holocaust, Perceptions of Social Order in the 20th Century and Visual History. Aside from countless other activities, he has directed the DFG-funded research project Photography under National Socialism. Everyday Visualization of Practices of Communitization and Exclusion 1933-1945. Within the Research Group “Hate Pictures” Wildt will investigate the photographic holdings of the Stürmer Archives in Nuremberg with a special focus on the emotional aspects of the so-called “processions of racial defilement” (“Rassenschande-Umzüge”).

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