Curriculum vitae, October 2004

Department of History
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410
Tel.: (805) 893-2635 / -2992
Fax: (805) 893-8795
932 West Campus Ln.
Goleta, CA 93117-4343
Tel: (805) 968-6703
my homepage:

Academic Appointments
Web Publications

Education (back to top)
  • Ph.D., History, 1992. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
    Dissertation: "Nazi Crimes and Identity in West Germany: Collective Memories of the Dachau Concentration Camp, 1945-1990"
    Principal advisors: Geoff Eley, Michael Geyer
  • M.A., History of Art, 1986. Universität Hamburg, West Germany.
    Thesis: 'From Heroes to Victims: The "Monument to the Victims of National Socialist Persecution and the Resistance Struggle" in Hamburg, 1946-1949.'
    Advisors: Horst Bredekamp, Arnold Sywottek
    1983-84 Universität München, Munich, West Germany.
    1979-83 Universität Freiburg, Freiburg/Br., West Germany.
  • B.A., Physics (magna cum laude), 1979. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.

Academic Appointments (back to top)

  • 1998-present University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of History:
    Associate Professor, Modern German History
  • 1992-1998 University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of History:
    Assistant Professor, Modern German History.
  • 1988 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Residential College:
    Lecturer, Contemporary Europe Program.
  • 1979-83: Tutor and Lecturer on Medieval and Baroque Art and Architecture, and German Language, Institute of European Studies, Freiburg University Foreign Students' Office, Junior Year Program, Deutsch-Japanisches-Institut, all Freiburg, West Germany.

Publications (some texts available on my website) (back to top)

  1. "Die vernachlässigten Massengräber: Der Skandal um dem Leitenberg, 1949-50," Dachauer Hefte 19(2003), 3-23. ARTICLE
  2. Legacies of Dachau: The Uses and Abuses of a Concentration Camp, 1933-2001 (New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001). MONOGRAPH, winner of the 2003 Hans Rosenberg Book Prize of the Conference Group for Central European History. award letter
  3. Zachor! A Guidebook for Commemorating the Holocaust, co-author with Ralph Daniel (Santa Barbara: Holocaust Home Commemoration Project, 1st draft edition 1999, 2nd revised edition 2000, 3rd revised edition November 2001, 4th revised edition January 2003) pages 6-26 of 3rd edition authored by H. Marcuse INTERACTIVE GUIDEBOOK (link)
  4. "Generational Cohorts and the Shaping of Popular Attitudes towards the Holocaust," in: Remembering for the Future (London: Palgrave: 2001), vol. 3, pp. 652-663. ARTICLE
  5. "Experiencing the Jewish Holocaust in Los Angeles: The Beit Hashoah--Museum of Tolerance," on-line journal Other Voices 2:1(Feb. 2000). ARTICLE
  6. "Dachau: The Political Aesthetics of Holocaust Memorials," in: Peter Hayes (ed.), Lessons and Legacies III (Evanston, IL: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1999), 138-168, 278-287. ARTICLE
  7. "The Revival of Holocaust Awareness in West Germany, Israel, and the United States" in: Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker (eds.), 1968: The World Transformed (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998), 421-438. ARTICLE
  8. "Günter Anders," in: John Sanford (ed.), Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture (London: Routledge, 1999), 13f. ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLE
  9. 'Der Buchenwald-Report, translated and revised ed. by David Hackett, in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 38(1998), 799f. REVIEW
  10. Die Deutschland-Akte: Juden und Deutsche in Ost und West, by Michael Wolffsohn, in: German Studies Review 20:2(May 1997), 369f. REVIEW
  11. Dachau: Die Stadt und das Konzentrationslager in der NS-Zeit, by Sybille Steinbacher, in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 36(1996), 777-9. REVEIW
  12. The Buchenwald Report, ed. by David Hackett, on-line in: H-German, Oct. 13, 1995. REVIEW
  13. Resistance against the Third Reich, 1933-1990, ed. by J. Boyer and M. Geyer, in: Journal of Modern History 68:1(March 1996), 249-51. REVIEW
  14. "Architecture and Auschwitz," Journal of Architectural Education 49:2(Nov. 1995), 123-8. REVIEW ESSAY
  15. "Remembering the White Rose in West Germany, 1943-1993," Soundings 22:9(1994), 25-38. ARTICLE
  16. "The Politics of Memory: Nazi Crimes and Identity in West Germany, 1945-1990," Harvard University Center for European Studies Working Papers Series #45, 1993. PAPER
  17. "Die Museale Darstellung des Holocaust an Orten der ehemaligen Konzentrationslager in der Bundesrepublik, 1945-1990," in: Erinnerung: Zur Gegenwart des Holocaust in Deutschland West und Deutschland Ost (Frankfurt: Haag and Herchen, 1993), 79-98. ARTICLE
  18. "Das ehemalige Konzentrationslager Dachau: Der mühevolle Weg zur Gedenkstätte, 1945-1968," in: Dachauer Hefte 6(1990), 182-205. ARTICLE
    (republished by Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag, 1994).
  19. "Denkmale zwischen Vergangenheit und Gegenwart," in: Lernort Gemeinde: Beiträge zur Gemeindepädagogik, 2/1990, pp. 3-5. ARTICLE
  20. "West German Strategies of Commemoration," in: Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies 3:2(1987), pp. 13ff. ARTICLE
  21. "Bemerkungen zum 'Mahnmal für die Opfer von Krieg und Gewaltherrschaft' in Bonn," in: Freimuth Duwe (ed.), Kulturheft 3, (Bonn: Kunst und Kultur, 1985), pp. 87-89. EXPERT TESTIMONY
  22. Steine des Anstosses. Nationalsozialismus und Zweiter Weltkrieg in Denkmalen, 1945-1985 (Hamburg: Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, 1985). BROCHURE
    (co-author with Frank Schimmelfennig and Jochen Spielmann)

Selected Grants and Fellowships (back to top)

  • 2004-05 UC President's Fellowship for the Humanities
  • 1997 Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Bonn, Faculty Exchange Fellowship
  • 1996-97 Center for German and European Studies, Berkeley, grants for research assistance
  • 1996 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, grant for research in Poland
  • 1994 University of California, Santa Barbara, Faculty Career Development Award
  • 1990-1992 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, predoctoral fellowships
  • 1988-1990 Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Bonn, Research Fellowship
  • 1988 Research Fellowship, Program in Comparative Studies of Social Transformations, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • 1985 Grant for publication costs, Ernst Strassmann Foundation, Osnabrück, West Germany.
  • 1984-85 Grant for research and production costs, Hamburg Foundation in Support of Science and Culture, Hamburg, West Germany.
  • 1984 Research grant, Museum for the History of Hamburg, West Germany.

Presentations ('single quotes' indicate translation of title; some texts on-line) (back to top)

  • 9 October 2004: "The Internet as a Venue for Scholarly Interaction with the Public," roundtable at the German Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • 26-29 July 2004: ""Teaching the Holocaust: Causes and Consequences in History," "Interviewing Holocaust Survivors: Techniques of Oral History," and "Holocaust Denial," at a professional development workshop,"Personal Remembrance and History," UCSB (website)
  • 17 July 2003: "Introduction," conference 'Practice follows Truth: On the Relevance of the Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse,' Free University, Berlin (website)
  • 31 January 2003: "The Dos and Don'ts of Using Technology in the History-Social Science Classroom," California History-Social Science Project Technology follow-up seminar, UCSB
  • 4 November 2002: "Age Cohorts and the Lessons of Vergangenheitsbewältigung for the Future of Holocaust Education in Germany," Lessons and Legacies VII Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 31 July 2002: "Das Erbe von Dachau: Vom Gebrauch und Missbrauch eines Konzentrationslagers, 1933-2001," [German translation of my book title, Legacies of Dachau; lecture given in German], Pedagogical Circle, Dachau Castle
  • 30 July 2002: "The History of Youth Encounters in Dachau: Debates and Goals" [title translated from German, lecture given in German], International Center for Youth Encounters, Dachau, Germany
  • 3 May 2002: "Killing Time in the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance," UCSB Public Humanities Initiative, Entertainment Value Conference, UCSB
  • 21 April 2002: "Jews and Germans after the Holocaust," Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, CA
  • 8 April 2002: "Age Cohorts and the Changing Interest in the Holocaust during the 1960s," Conference After Eichmann: Collective Memory and the Holocaust since 1961, Parkes Centre for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, Southampton, England, and Imperial War Museum, London, England
  • 23 February 2002: "Technology in the History-Social Science Classroom," California History-Social Science Project Technology follow-up seminar (outline)
  • 29 November 2001: "Memories of World War II: How the People of Germany Deal with Their Past," UCSB Affiliates, Santa Barbara
  • 7 November 2001: "Kristallnacht in History and Memory," UCSB Hillel, Isla Vista, CA
  • 23 February 2001: "The Shoah Visual History Foundation as a Historical Resource," UCSB Graduate School of Education, Santa Barbara
  • 20 July 2000:"Generational Cohorts and the Shaping of Popular Attitudes towards the Holocaust," Remembering for the Future Conference, Oxford, UK (text, abstract)
  • 26 March 1999: "Adapting Dachau to the Needs of Visitors, 1933-2000," American Association of Geographers Conference, Honolulu (text with notes)
  • 19 February 1998: "Experiencing the Holocaust in Los Angeles: The Museum of Tolerance," UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Conference "Acts of Reconstruction: Museums, Theme Parks, and City Centers," Santa Barbara
  • 12 November 1997: "Will the 'real' Anne Frank Please Stand Up? The Uses of a Holocaust Icon," UCSB History Associates, Santa Barbara
  • 25 October 1997: "Anne Frank and the Lessons of the Holocaust," Santa Barbara City College Phi Beta Kappa, Santa Barbara
  • 25 September 1997: "The Berlin National Memorial to the Victims of War and Tyranny: From Conflict to Consensus," German Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C. (text)
  • 1 July 1997: 'Legends of Postwar History: On the Relationship between the History of Nazism and Political Culture,' Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn, Germany
  • 16 May 1997: "Dachau and the Memory of National Socialism," invited lecture at conference "Geteilte Geschichte: A History Shared and Divided. The Two Germanies 1945-1990," sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, Seattle
  • 21 February 1997: "Former Concentration Camps and the Politics of Identity in West Germany, 1945-1995," Great Lakes Consortium for European Studies Conference, Minneapolis
  • 2 November 1996: "Gender as a Category of Analysis in Holocaust Studies," Lessons and Legacies IV Conference, Notre Dame University, Indiana.
  • 23 May 1996: "1968 and the Holocaust: Germany, Israel, the United States," conference sponsored by the German Historical Institute and the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin.
  • 6 January 1995: "Dachau and Buchenwald as Sites of 'Holocaust' Education in Germany, 1945-Present," American Historical Association Conference, Chicago.
  • 23 October 1994: "Dachau: The Political Aesthetics of Holocaust Memorials," Lessons and Legacies III Conference, Dartmouth, New Hampshire.
  • 6 July 1994: "Symbols and Silences of National Memory: Germany Commemorates the Nazi Era," DAAD Summer Seminar "Contemporary Controversies in German Politics and Culture", University of California, Berkeley.
  • 31 January 1994: "Exhibiting the Holocaust, 1945-1993," UCLA Graduate German History Colloquium, Los Angeles, California.
  • 21 October 1993: "Anti-Nazi Resistance in Monuments and Memorials," slide presentation, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 14 October 1993: "The Politics of Memory: Nazi Crimes and Identity in West Germany, 1945-1990," Harvard University Center for European Studies, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 2 October 1993: "Remembering the White Rose in West Germany, 1943-1993," Conference "The White Rose and Resistance", Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • November 1992: "Collective Memories of the Nazi Concentration Camps in West Germany," conference "Histoire et mémoire des crimes et génocides nazi," Fondation Auschwitz, Brussels.
  • March 1992: "The Moral Discourse about National Socialism: The Reconstruction of Memory in the Federal Republic," Council for European Studies Conference, Chicago.
  • January 1992: 'Exhibiting the History of the Holocaust in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1945-1989,' conference sponsored by the Frankfurt/Main City Office for Science and Art, Arnoldshain, Germany.
  • September 1991: "Politics and Ethics in West Germany: Coming to Terms with the National Socialist Past, 1945-1990," German Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles.
  • April 1991: 'Concentration Camps and Post-War History: The Example of Dachau,' biannual conference of memorial sites (sponsored in 1991 by the Lower Saxony State Center for Political Education), Lohheide/Bergen-Belsen, Germany.
  • September 1990: Slide Presentation, 'Commemorative Art in the Federal Republic and the German Democratic Republic,' Evangelisches Zentrum, Hamburg-Rissen, West Germany.
  • July 1990: 'The History of the Former Dachau Concentration Camp 1945-1990,' Provisional Center for International Youth Encounters, Dachau, West Germany.
  • March 1990: 'The Victims of National Socialism in Public Memory,' City Historical Museum, Cologne, West Germany.
  • January 1987: 'Considerations about the Memorialization of the Former Gestapo Headquarters,' City Cultural Center, Offenbach am Main, West Germany.
  • July 1985: Expert Testimony, public hearing about the planned Bonn National Memorial, Bonn, West Germany (sponsored by the German Social-Democratic Party).
  • February 1984: "Neuengamme 1945-1970," First Working Conference on the History of the Concentration Camp Neuengamme and Its Subcamps, Hamburg, West Germany.

World Wide Web Publications (back to top)

On the internet I have created and maintain pages and sites about the people and topics listed below. For links, see my homepage, listed in the header of this CV, especially <http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/index.html#researchpages>:

  • Günther Anders (1902-1992) [link; 3 hits/day]
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site [link; 25 hits/day]
  • German History links [link; 11 hits/day]
  • Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) [link; 75 hits/day]
  • Martin Niemöller's Quotation "First they came for the Communists…" [link; 10 hits/day]
  • UCSB Holocaust Oral History Project [link; 3 hits/day]
  • UCSB General Education Reform History (link)
  • Courses I teach, most notably <http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/index.html#courses>:
    • Holocaust lecture courses (33D, 133D)
    • Holocaust reading seminar (133Q)
    • Post-1945 German history lecture course (133C)
    • German History research proseminar (133P)
    • World History, 1700-present (2C); formerly Western Civilization, 1715-present (4C)
    • Graduate reading (200E) and research seminars (233AB)

Languages (back to top)

  • German: native proficiency
  • Dutch: reading knowledge
  • French: reading knowledge

Computer skills (back to top)

  • operating systems: Windows 98, 2000 (advanced); UNIX (intermediate)
  • word processing: Microsoft Word 97, 2000 (advanced)
  • internet: advanced knowledge of html and Dreamweaver for web authoring
  • Other software: Excel (spreadsheets), Powerpoint (presentations)
    ProCite 4 (bibliographic database software)
    Adobe Photoshop (image editor)
    also proficient with OCR and image scanning software

CV roughly current as of Oct. 2004, page last modified 10/20/2004
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