Prof. Rebekka Habermas

Colonial history, history of entangled knowledge, secular and religious studies
Prof. Rebekka Habermas

Prof. Rebekka Habermas is Professor for Modern History at the University of Göttingen. Her main fields of research are colonial history, history of knowledge, and religious history. In the field of colonial history she studies German colonialism as entangled history. Her studies in history of knowledge focus on questions of colonial knowledge, including aspects of material  and museum studies. Her most recent project in this area  looks at the impact colonial objects had on the making of modern European art around 1900. Her expertise in German religious history ranges from questions of how the secular and the religious are shaped and reshaped in a global perspective to mission studies, with a particular interest in protestant and catholic missions in colonial times. All her fields of research aim at combining  micro-history approaches with an entangled history perspective.


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen – Department of Medieval and Modern History

Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
D-37073 Göttingen


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