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Dr Nadine Rossol

Senior Lecturer
Department of History
Dr Nadine Rossol
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872305

  • Location

    5NW.8.14, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Autumn term Monday 2-3 Thursday 4-5

Profile

Biography

I studied History and Italian at the University of St Andrews and wrote my PhD thesis in German History at the University of Limerick where I also had a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship. I taught modules in German and European history in Limerick before I joined the University of Essex in September 2010. I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. At the moment I amworking on a book examining the role of the police as educator of the population in Germany from the 1920s to the 1950s.Having been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Ispent the academic year 2011/2012 in Germany to carry out more research for this project. The Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute at the Free University Berlinserved as host institution formy research stay. www.fu-berlin.de/campusleben/vorgestellt/2011/110921_rossol/index.html BA/ Leverhulme Small Grant, 2015-2017: Writing about a Revolution: Emotions, Agency and Expectations of the German Revolution in 1918 In this project, funded by the British Academy, I want to explore how ordinary Germans tried to make sense of the revolution, how they formulated new ideas of participation and articulated their demands, hopes or fears in a rapidly changing time period. The sense of living in a time of rupture--rather than continuity--outlived the revolutionary events. These experiences of uncertaibty, change, disappointment but also of challenges, new opportunities, appropriation and hopes do not figure in the examination of long-term results of the revolution. But they are essential to understand how a society dealt with a rupture that fundamentally altered politics and society. I am working on an edited source collection that focuses on school essays of male teenagers who wrote about their experiences in the German Revolution in November 1918. The book will be published byBe.bra Wissenschaft Verlagin early 2018. This collection of essays provides insight into how the revolution was written about and interpreted by those youngsters who had experienced it in their hometown Essenas well as by those who had imagined the revolution far from home. Half of the school essays were written by pupils who had participated in a harvest aid scheme in the Pomeranian countryside in October 1918 and on hearing about the revolution, they returned back home.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

German history, especially social and cultural history of Weimar and Nazi Germany

European cultural and urban history

police history

Conferences and presentations

I took part in the BBC Radio 4 programme 'In Our time' with Melvyn Bragg on the topic of Rosa Luxemburg's life and death -www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08lfc77

Teaching and supervision

  • The Making of the Modern World since 1750 (HR100)

  • Votes for Women! Life and Work for Women in Twentieth Century Britain (public history module) (HR213)

  • Human Rights in Historical Perspective (HR291)

  • The Third Reich (Special Subject) (HR630)

  • Research Project (HR831)

  • The Past in Hiding: Legacies of War, Holocaust, Occupation and Collaboration in Post-1945 Europe (HR943)

Publications

Books (1)

Rossol, N., (2018).Kartoffeln, Frost und Spartakus. Weltkriegsende und Revolution 1918/19 in Essener Schüleraufsätzen. be.bra Wissenschaft Verlag

Journals (6)

Rossol, NS., (2017). Policing, Traffic Safety Education and Citizenship in post-1945 West Germany. Journal of Contemporary History

Rossol, NS. and Dunnage, J., (2015). Building Ideological Bridges and Inventing Institutional Traditions: Festivities and Commemorative Rituals in the Fascist and Nazi Police. Crime History and Societies. 19 (1)

Rossol, N., (2010). Performing the Nation: Sports, Spectacles, and Aesthetics in Germany, 1926–1936. Central European History. 43 (4)

Rossol, NS., (2010). Review Essay: Chancen der Weimarer Republik. Neue Politische Literatur. 55 (3)

Rossol, NS., (2008). Flaggenkrieg am Badestrand. Lokale Möglichkeiten repräsentativer Mitgestaltung in der Weimarer Republik. Zeitschrift Für Geschichtswissenschaft. 56 (7/8)

Rossol, NS., (2008). Weltkrieg und Verfassung als Gründungserzählung der Republik. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. 50-51

Chapters (7)

Rossol, N., (2017). Die deutsche Polizei im Wandel der Gesselschaften und politischen Systeme: 'Volkspolizei' von 1918/19 bis in die 1950er-Jahre. "Das deutsche Volk und die Politik." Hugo Preuss und der Streit um Sonderwege. "Das deutsche Volk und die Politik." Hugo Preuss und der Streit um Sonderwege. 251. 276

Rossol, NS., (2015). Incapable of Securing Order? The Prussian Police and the German Revolution 1918/19. Germany 1916-23 A Revolution in Context. Germany 1916-23 A Revolution in Context. 59. 82. 9783837627343

Rossol, NS., (2014). Politische Symbolik bei Massenveranstaltungen des deutchen Sports zwischen den Weltkriegen. Die Spiele gehen weiter Profile und Perspektiven der Sportgeschichte. Die Spiele gehen weiter Profile und Perspektiven der Sportgeschichte. 27. 47. 9783593501697

Rossol, NS., (2011). Repräsentationskultur und Verfassungsfeiern der Weimarer Republik. Demokratiekultur in Europa: Politische Repräsentation im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Demokratiekultur in Europa: Politische Repräsentation im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. 261. 280. 9783412207137

Rossol, NS., (2011). Visualising the Republic: State Representation and Public Rituals in Weimar Germany. Weimar Culture Revisited. Weimar Culture Revisited. 139. 159. 9780230109421

Rossol, NS., (2010). Fahne, Adler und Hymne. Kulturpolitische Grundsatzdebatten in der Weimarer Republik. Der Reichskunstwart. Kulturpolitik und Staatsinszenierung in Deutschland 1918-1933. Der Reichskunstwart. Kulturpolitik und Staatsinszenierung in Deutschland 1918-1933. 136. 156

Rossol, NS., (2003). Ordinary Police Work? The Anti-Semitic Policy of Cologne's City Police in the Third Reich. Conflict and Legality: Policing mid-twentieth Century Europe. Conflict and Legality: Policing mid-twentieth Century Europe. 79. 94

Other (2)

Rossol, NS., (2014).Commemoration and Cult of the Fallen in Germany post-1918,1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2014-10-08

Rossol, NS., (2014).Veterans' Organisations (Germany),1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2014-10-08

Grants and funding

2015

Writing about a Revolution, Emotions, Agency and Expectations of German Revolution in 1918

The British Academy

Contact

nrossol@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872305

Location:

5NW.8.14, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Autumn term Monday 2-3 Thursday 4-5