Latin American History, Urban History, Migration History
Michael Goebel has been Professor of Global and Latin American History at Freie Universität Berlin since June 2015.
His latest book (Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism) has been published by Cambridge University Press in 2015 (watch an interview on the book here). It has won the AHA's Jerry Bentley Prize in World History 2016.
Previously he was Assistant Professor at the Freie Universität. In July 2014 he received his Habilitation in Modern History. After his training as a historian of Latin America in Germany and the UK he worked at University College London, the European University Institute in Florence, and Harvard University. His first book (Argentina's Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History) was published by Liverpool University Press in 2011, his articles on the history of migration and the global history of nationalism have appeared in journals such as The American Historical Review, Past and Present and Geschichte und Gesellschaft. A co-founder of the Global Urban History blog, his main current interest is the global history of urban ethnic segregation.
Professor of Latin American and Global History at the Freie Universität Berlin
JFK Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin (Area of Global History)
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence
DFG Postdoc Fellow: International Research Group "Between Spaces", Lateinamerika-Institut, Free University Berlin
Past and Present Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London
Marie Curie Fellow, Doctorate in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla
(see also http://fu-berlin.academia.edu/MichaelGoebel)
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Winter Semester 2017/2018
Colloquium Global History (with Sebastian Conrad)
Summer Semester 2017
Colloquium Global History (with Michaela Hampf)
The Poverty of Progress: An Economic History of Latin America (with Christian Ambrosius)
Summer Semester 2016
Colloquium Global History (with Sebastian Conrad)
A Continent of Crises? An Economic History of Latin America (with Christian Ambrosius)
Winter Semester 2015/2016
Colloquium Global History (with Christof Dejung)
Summer Semester 2015
Winter Semester 2014/2015
Summer Semester 2014
Winter Semester 2013/14
A historian of twentieth-century Latin America by training, Michael Goebel's interest is the history of cities and the history of the Global South. He wrote a book about Paris, migration, and the origins of the Third World (Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2015)) and one about nationalism and the ingrained imaginary of a rural-urban divide in Argentina (Argentina's Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History (Liverpool UP, 2011)). He has also worked on the relationship between nineteenth-century European migration and urban space in the River Plate. Currently he researches the global history of ethnic segregation in cities, especially in Latin America and Southeast Asia, which will likely be his core interest in the coming years.
Winner of the Jerry Bentley Prize for World History 2016.
Reviews: American Historical Review, Global Intellectual History, Journal of Modern History, Journal of the History of Ideas Blog, H-Soz-Kult, Le Mouvement Social, New Left Review, Recensio, Relacões Internacionais, Sehepunkte.
French translation: Paris, capitale du tiers monde: comment est neé la révolution anticoloniale (1919-1939), La Découverte, Paris, 2017.
Argentina’s Partisan Past: Nationalism and the Politics of History, Liverpool University Press, 2011.
Spanish translation: La Argentina partida: nacionalismos y políticas de la historia, Prometeo, Buenos Aires, 2013.
Overlapping Geographies of Belonging: Migrations, Regions, and Nations in the Western South Atlantic, American Historical Association, Washington DC, 2013 (series: Regions and Regionalism in the Modern World, edited by Sebastian Conrad and Prasenjit Duara).
(with Nicola Foote), Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014).
"A Movement from Right to Left in Argentine Nationalism? The Alianza Libertadora Nacionalista and Tacuara as Stages of Militancy," in: Bulletin of Latin American Research, vol. 26, no. 3 (2007), 356-377.
"Los modelos históricos de la ‘Argentina real’: la iconografía del nacionalismo y del populismo, 1955-1973," in: Histoire(s) de l’Amérique latine, vol. 1 (2006): http://www.hisal.org
"La prensa peronista como medio de difusión del revisionismo histórico bajo la Revolución Libertadora," in: prohistoria, no. 8 (2004), 251–265.
"Settler Colonialism in Postcolonial Latin America," in: Edward Cavanagh and Lorenzo Veracini (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Global History of Settler Colonialism (London: Routledge, 2017), 139–151.
(co-authored with Fraser Ottanelli) "Fascism and Anti-Fascism among Italians in Argentina and the United States," in: Alejandro Fernández, Elda González, and José Moya (eds.), Atlantic Crossings. Webs of Migration, Culture and Politics Between Europe, Africa, and the Americas, 1880-2010(London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).
"Fighting and Working in the Metropole. The Nationalizing Effects of WWI Throughout the French Empire, 1916-1930," in: Helmut Bley and Anorthe Kremers (eds.), The World During the First World War (Essen: Klartext, 2014), 99–109.
"Reconceptualizing Diasporas and National Identities in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1850-1950," in: Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel (eds.), Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014), 1–27.
"Italian Fascism and Diasporic Nationalisms in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay," in: Nicola Foote and Michael Goebel (eds.), Immigration and National Identities in Latin America (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014), 235–255.
"Marxism and the Revision of Argentine History in the 1960s," in: Carlos Aguirre (ed.), Militantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios: ensayos sobre marxismo e izquierda en América Latina (Raleigh, NC: A Contracorriente, 2013), 429–458 (reprint)
“'Un movimiento en muchos sentidos incomprensible': percepciones del peronismo en la prensa británica, alemana e italiana, 1973-1976," in: Claudio Panella and Raanan Rein (eds.), El retorno de Perón y el peronismo en la visión de la prensa nacional y extranjera (La Plata: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de la Plata, 2009), 257–285.
"Some Historical Observations on the Relationship Between Nationalism and Political Violence in Argentina," in: Will Fowler and Peter Lambert (eds.), Political violence and the construction of national identity in Latin America (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), 207–225.