PD Dr. Jonas Kreienbaum

Historisches Institut der Universität Rostock
Neuer Markt 3
18055 Rostock


E-Mail: jonas.kreienbaumuni-rostockde

Research Interests

  • Empires and Colonialism

  • Postcolonial North-South-Relations

  • Economic Crises

  • Mass Violence and Genocide

  • Global History

Biography

  • since 2021 Privatdozent at the Universität Rostock

  • 2012-2021 lecturer at the chair for European and Modern History at the Universität Rostock (Prof. Dr. Ulrike von Hirschhausen)

  • 2013-2020: Working on a habilitation thesis entitled “Das Öl und der Kampf um eine Neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung – Die Bedeutung der Ölkrisen der 1970er Jahre für die Nord-Süd-Beziehungen,” habilitation colloquium 10 July 2020 at the University of Rostock

  • 2018-2019: Research Scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung

  • 2016: Post-Doc Scholarship at the German Historical Institute in London

  • 2008-2013: several teaching assignments at the Humboldt-Universität

  • 2008-2013: Working on a PhD-thesis entitled “A sad fiasco. Koloniale Konzentrationslager um 1900” (A Sad Fiasco. Colonial Concentration Camps around 1900), funded by an Elsa-Neumann scholarship, defended on 11 June 2013 at the Humboldt-Universität

  • 2008: Completed as Magister Artium with a thesis on “Koloniale Gewaltexzesse um 1900 – Ein internationaler Vergleich” (Colonial Excesses of Violence – An International Comparison)

  • 2001-2008: Studies in History, Philosophy and Political Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Nottingham

  • Born in Bochum in 1982

Memberships/Functions

  • Founding member of the Arbeitskreis Geschichte – Gesellschaft – Gewalt (History –Society – Violence)

  • Member of the German Association for British Studies

  • Member of the German Historical Society

  • Member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

  • Member of the Transimperial History Network
  • Member of the Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands

Publications and Talks

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Monographs and Edited Volumes

  • Das Öl und der Kampf um eine Neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung – Die Bedeutung der Ölkrisen der 1970er Jahre für die Nord-Süd-Beziehungen, Berlin 2022.

  • A Sad Fiasco. Colonial Concentration Camps in Southern Africa, 1900-1908, New York 2019.

  • The Imperial Cloud (theme issue of the Journal of Modern European History 14 (2016) 2; with Christoph Kamissek).

  • “Ein trauriges Fiasko”. Koloniale Konzentrationslager im südlichen Afrika 1900-1908, Hamburg 2015.

Articles (Selection)

Articles (Selection)

  • “Colonial Policy, Colonial Conflicts and War before 1914”, in: 1914-1918 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 25.1.2022, DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11556.

  • “Lusaka 1970. Die ökonomische Refokussierung der Bündnisfreien auf ihrem dritten Gipfeltreffen”, in: Jürgen Dinkel/Steffen Fiebrig/Frank Reichherzer (eds.): Nord/Süd. Perspektiven auf eine globale Konstellation, Berlin/München/Boston 2020, pp. 195-208.

  • “‘Neocolonialism’ Revisited: An Empirical Enquiry into the Term’s Theoretical Substance Today”, in: Comparativ 29 (2019), 2, pp. 44-64. (with Ulrike von Hirschhausen)

  • “Der verspätete Schock – Sambia und die erste Ölkrise 1973/74”, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 43 (2017), H. 4, pp. 612-633.

  • “Eurozentrismus, europäische Geschichte und das Problem der Empires”, in: Journal of Modern European History 14 (2016) 4, pp. 469-474.

  • “An Imperial Cloud? Conceptualising Interimperial Connections and Transimperial Knowledge”, in: Journal of Modern European History 14 (2016) 2, pp. 164-182. (with Christoph Kamissek)

  • “A Shared Malady: Concentration Camps in the British, Spanish, American and German Empires”, in: Journal of Modern European History 14 (2016) 2, pp. 245-267. (with Aidan Forth)

  • “‘Wir sind keine Sklavenhalter’ – Zur Rolle der Zwangsarbeit in den Konzentrationslagern in Deutsch-Südwestafrika (1904-1908)”, in: Christoph Jahr/Jens Thiel (eds.): Lager vor Auschwitz. Gewalt und Integration im 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin 2013, pp. 68-83.

  • “‘Vernichtungslager’ in Deutsch-Südwestafrika? Zur Funktion der Konzentrationslager im Herero- und Namakrieg (1904–1908)”, in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 12 (2010), pp. 1014-1026.

Latest Talks

Latest Talks

  • “Die ‚Years of Possibility‘ – Ökonomische Dekolonisierung, Entwicklungsdenken und Ölkrisen in den 1970er Jahre,” 22nd June 2022 as part of the ie.talks of the Institut für Internationale Entwicklung at the Universität Wien
  • “Von Pretoria und Windhuk nach Auschwitz? Über mögliche Kontinuitäten zwischen kolonialer und nationalsozialistischer Gewalt,” as part of the lecture series “Was war der Holocaust?,” 26th April 2022 at the Universität Trier
  • “Braucht es ein neues Erinnern?,” talk and roundtable, 10th March 2022 at the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung in Bremen
  • “Energy & Imperialism,” January 2022 as part of the lecture series “New Approaches to Energy History” of the Universität Freiburg and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities
  • “Between Panic and Feelings of Empowerment. Emotional Reactions to the First Oil Crisis and the Debate over a New International Economic Order,” November 2021 at the conference “The Decade of Disenchantment? – The Global 1970s” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin

  • “From Cooperation to Friction. OPEC-NOPEC relations in the 1970s,” June 2021 at the conference “Energy Transitions and International Organizations” at the Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam
  • ""Koloniale Ursprünge? Die Debatte um den Weg von Windhuk nach Auschwitz,"" 18th May 2021 at the University of Rostock

  • “A History of Violence. Railway Construction and local labourers in German South West Africa, 1903-1909,” 5th to 6th May 2021 at the conference “Colonial Capitalism in Action” (online)

  • “Deutschlands koloniale Vergangenheit. Paul Pogge und unser rassistische Erbe,” 10th March 2021, digital roundtable organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung MV

  • “Colonial Concentration Camps in South Africa,” 3rd March 2021 at the online workshop “Camp Orders in Comparison 2.0“ hosted by University of Siegen (online)