Mary Fulbrook, MA (Cantab.), AM, PhD (Harvard), FBA, FRHistS

Professor of German History, Director of the European Institute, and Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

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Mary Fulbrook is Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, Professor of German History and Director of the European Institute at UCL. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, as an undergraduate, and at Harvard University, where she did her MA and PhD; she has also held a Harvard Center for European Studies Krupp Fellowship at the LSE, and a Lady Margaret Research Fellowship at New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), Cambridge. 

Mary Fulbrook is currently directing an AHRC collaborative project (2010-2015) on 'Reverberations of War in Germany and Europe since 1945'. Her own strand of this project deals with 'Legacies of Nazi persecution' discussing longer-term consequences among perpetrators as well as victims, and focussing on questions of inter-generational transmission. 

Mary Fulbrook's research interests have ranged across a variety of fields, including religion and society in early modern Europe, the German dictatorships of the twentieth century, Europe after the Holocaust, and historiography and social theory. She has directed an AHRC-sponsored collaborative research project on 'The "Normalisation of Rule'? State and Society in the GDR, 1961-1979' (2002-06), and held a three year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2006-09) for a book on 'Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence through the German Dictatorships'. 

Mary Fulbrook's teaching ranges from introductory courses on German history from medieval times to the present, through to more specialized source-led teaching on the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and MA courses on 'Theoretical Issues in History and Literature', and 'The Making of Modern Europe'. She supervises a number of PhD students and runs regular graduate student seminars and workshops.

Among other professional commitments, Mary Fulbrook has served as Chair of the Modern History Section of the British Academy and is a currently a member of the Council of the British Academy. She was Chair of the German History Society, and was joint founding Editor of its journal, German History. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of German Politics and Society, and of Zeithistorische Forschungen; she has been a member of the Advisory Board (Beirat) of the German Historical Institute London; a member of the Academic Advisory Board (wissenschaftliches Kuratorium) of the Memorial Foundation for the former concentration camps of Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung. 

Mary Fulbrook's contributions to UCL have included nearly a dozen years as Head of the German Department (January 1995 to September 2006) as well as a stint serving on UCL Council, and as Vice-Dean (Interdisciplinarity), Faculty of Arts and Humanities. 

Contact details

Email: m.fulbrook@ucl.ac.uk

In person (Room 301, 17 Gordon Square): by appointment only

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