Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

"Entanglements of State and Civil Society: the Deutsche Tribüne and the Re-emergence of Open Opposition, 1830-32" by Matthew Bunn, UT Austin (New Work in Progress Workshop)

Mon, February 10, 2014 | GAR 4.100

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Matthew Bunn is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at UT Austin. He completed his Bachelor's Degree at Dartmouth College in 2003 with majors in History and Philosophy and holds a Master's Degree from UA-Tuscaloosa in History. His dissertation, "Censorship, Intellectuals, and German Civil Society, 1815-1866" investigates the relationship between censors, authors, and publishers in the German Confederation. The interaction of these parties produced a distinctive set of understandings about scholarship, the role of state servants, and the role of the press in society. Thus, censorship had profound consequences for public communication even where it seemingly "failed" to stem the growth of a politicized public sphere in nineteenth-century Germany. One of the chapters of his dissertation, examining the censorship of the radical journal called the Hallesche Jahrbücher, will appear in a revised form in Central European History this fall.

Dr. David Crew, IHS Fellow, Professor of History, and Distinguished Teaching Professor, UT Austin

This workshop is part of the 2013-14 New Work in Progress series for advanced graduate students. Learn more about upcoming NWP workshops at:

If you're interested in attending, please reply to Courtney Meador by 9am on Friday, Feb. 7.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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