Project publications


(with Dion Georgiou), Pop Nostalgia? The Uses of the Past in Contemporary Popular Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2021).

Themed issues

[2021] (with Sabine Stach), Nostalgie (Themenheft), Zeithistorische Forschungen (2021; in preparation).

Historicizing Nostalgia (Forum), History and Theory 57 (2018), No. 2.

Articles and chapters

“Die Hitler-Welle der 1970er Jahre: NS-Vergangenheit und Nostalgie-Debatte,” Nostalgie (themed issue), Zeithistorische Forschungen (2021; in preparation).

“Nostalgia and History: Historicising a Multi-Faceted Emotion,” Michael Hviid Jacobsen (ed.), The Faces of History (Bristol: Bristol University Press, in preparation).

“Brexit, Trump and the Past: Politics of Nostalgia?,” Martina Steber (ed.), Brexit: Past and Future of Britain in Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, in preparation).

“The Meanings of Nostalgia: Genealogy and Critique”, History and Theory 57 (2018), No. 2, 234-250.

Eine kleine Geschichte der Nostalgie,” Merkur 72 (2018), S. 66-73.

“Rückkehr der Geschichte? Die Nostalgie-Welle in den 1970er und 80er Jahren,” Fernando Esposito (ed.), Zeitenwandel: Transformationen geschichtlicher Zeitlichkeit nach dem Boom (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017), 93-117;

“Nostalgia and the Historians,” International Journal for the History of Education 7 (2017), No. 1, 90-93.


Sammelrezension Geschichtstourismus: Groebner, Valentin: Retroland. Geschichtstourismus und die Sehnsucht nach dem Authentischen. Frankfurt am Main  2018 / Ceisel, Christina M.: Globalized Nostalgia. Tourism, Heritage, and the Politics of Place. London  2018, in: H-Soz-Kult, 23.10.2018, <>.

Labour’s Nostalgia: Richard Jobson, Nostalgia and the Post-War Labour Party: Prisoners of the Past, (Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018), History Workshop Journal 86 (2018), 299–302, <>.

Nostalgia: Dwyer, Michael D.: Back to the Fifties. Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties. Oxford 2015 / Cross, Gary: Consumed Nostalgia. Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism. New York 2015, H-Soz-Kult, 16.06.2016, < publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-25312>.

Heike Jenss, Fashioning Memory: Vintage Style and Youth Culture, London: Bloomsbury, 2015, German History 34 (2016), No. 2, 526-528.

Anne Eriksen, From Antiquities to Heritage: Trans- formations of Cultural Memory, New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books 2014 and Astrid Swenson, The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany, and England, 1789–1914, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014′, The American Historical Review 120 (2015), No. 4, p. 1444-1445.

Conference presentations

Conceptualizing Nostalgia: A View from Contemporary History, Nostalgia in the Later Middle Ages, St John’s College, University of Oxford, 21-22 June 2017.

Brexit, Trump etc.: Politics of Nostalgia?, The Trump Presidency: A Historical Assessment from Europe, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 16-17 June 2017;

The West German „Nostalgia Wave“ in the 1970s and 1980s, German History Society Annual Conference, Newcastle, 8-10 September;

The 1970s “Nostalgia Wave” and Popular Culture, Sports and Leisure Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London, 16 May;

Homesick for Yesterday: A History of the “nostalgia wave” 1970s and 80s, Public History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 4 November;

Project presentation, Public History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, 4 November 2015.

From New Towns to Old Cities: Conservation as Nostalgia in the 1970s at Cities and Societies in Transition? The 1970s in Germany and Italy, GHI Rome, 21-22 May 2015.

Nostalgia and the Historians: The 1970s Nostalgia Wave at Nostalgia isn’t
what it used to be Poetologies of and Theory as Nostalgia, Freie Universität Berlin, 17-18 April 2015.

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