Dr Alexander Sedlmaier

Reader in Modern History


Contact info

E-mail: a.sedlmaier@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 38 3604

Location: Room T18 (Main Arts)


Alexander Sedlmaier works on contemporary German, European and North American history. He has been teaching at Bangor University since September 2007. Between 2017 and 2019 he was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr-University Bochum (see project reporting). Between 2003 and 2007 he was the AF Thompson Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Wadham College, Oxford. Before coming to the UK, he worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Department of History at Technische Universität Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate in 2000.

Contact Info

E-mail: a.sedlmaier@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 38 3604

Location: Room T18 (Main Arts)


Alexander Sedlmaier is interested in the history of protest, social movements, war, and political violence:

  • War-time protest, particularly during Korean War, Vietnam War, and Soviet-Afghan War
  • Protest movements and their dynamic emergence and transformation around the world during the Vietnam War era; an edited volume was published in January 2022; see his recommendations for The best books on the international dimensions of the Vietnam War
  • His book Consumption and Violence looks at the West German radical Left and the new social movements from the double perspective of the history of consumption and the history of violence (German translation with Suhrkamp)
  • Urban social movements
  • Informal housing; he co-edited (with Freia Anders) a collection of essays; the first book to conceptually combine the occupation of buildings with land acquisition and informal settlements in both the Global "North" and “South”
  • Transatlantic relations; his first book examines US-German relations in the era of the First World War
  • Transnational history of large-scale retail; many years ago, he edited a special issue of the Economic History Yearbook

Grant Awards and Projects

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship hosted by the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr-Universität Bochum: The Continuation of Politics with Other Means: War and Protest, 1914−2011. The project extended from 2017-2019 (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/208937/reporting/en?rcn=394339&WT.mc_id=RSS-Feed&WT.rss_f=result&WT.rss_a=394339&WT.rss_ev=a).

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2000 - PhD , Modern History
  • 1994 - MA , History and Philosophy

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