Who is Who


Martin Kohlrausch

Martin Kohlrausch studied modern history, political science and public law in Tübingen and Berlin, where he took his MA. He also holds an MA in modern history from Sussex University. In 2003 he finished his Ph.D thesis on the monarchy and mass media in imperial Germany at the European University Institute Florence. Based on his Ph.D. he published ‘Der Monarch im Skandal. Die Logik der Massenmedien und die Transformation der wilhelminischen Monarchie’, in 2005. In the following years he taught history at Technische Universität Berlin, was a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute Warsaw and a Dilthey-Fellow of VolkswagenStiftung and lecturer at Bochum University. In 2012 he joined KU Leuven as Associate Professor of European Political History.

Martin prepares an in-depth-study on the rise of modern architects in Central Europe in the first half of the 20th century. He has published widely on the history of mass media and modern European monarchies. In recent years his main interest was the history of experts, on which he published an edited volume (‘Expert Cultures in Central Eastern Europe), a special issue of the Journal of Modern European History and several articles.

Prof. Dr. Martin Kohlrausch
KU Leuven
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Prof. Dr. Martin Kohlrausch
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Helmuth Trischler

Helmuth Trischler studied modern history and German literature in Munich, where he took his M.A. (1984) and Ph.D. (1986) and worked as Post-doc until his habilitation in 1991. He then moved to the Deutsches Museum, where after three years as curator for aeronautics he became director of the Research Institute. He held fellowships in Washington D.C., Oxford and at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Wassenaar. Next to his position as Head of Research at the Deutsches Museum, he is Professor of Modern History and History of Technology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU) and serves, jointly with Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch, as Director of Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. At LMU he is also heading the center Transformations of Knowledge.

Helmuth Trischler has been involved in a multitude of national and European research programs, including the ESF-sponsored networks Tensions of Europe and Inventing Europe from the beginnings. He has published 6 books, 20 edited volumes, and some 100 articles on social history, history of science and technology, transport history and environmental history.