After having written my dissertation about early cultural historiography in Germany between 1880 and 1930 (published 1994) I was working as Assistant Professor at University of Muenster. My focus remained the cultural turns in history and I published articles on body and spatial turn as well as on epistemological problems and the impacts of postmodern thoughts on the humanities. I have also published on epistemological problems of the visualization of history in images, films, and computer games. Between 2005 and 2008 I was Professor at University of Toronto in Canada before accepting a position as chair in theory and methodology of history at University of Goettingen in Germany in 2008. Since 2012 I am also Director of the Centre of Theory and Methodology of the (post-cultural turns) humanities. Currently I am working on two projects: first, an argumentation theory of history that brings postmodern cultural turns experiences tog ether with the rationality of analytic philosophy and second, a theory of visual narrativity.
University of Göttingen
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