Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Kathleen Canning, Director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies to speak at UT

Sat, April 5, 2008

Kathleen Canning's research areas include citizenship and gender in the Weimar Republic; European histories of the body, political violence in the aftermath of war, and the politics of social reform and social hygiene in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is currently writing a book entitled Embodied Citizenships: Gender and the Crisis of the Nation in Germany, 1916-1930. She teaches in the areas of modern German history and transnational and comparative gender history.

She is the former North American co-editor of Gender and History and is currently on the editorial boards of the American Historical Review and Central European History. Her book Languages of Labor and Gender. Female Factory Work in Germany 1850-1914, won the Central European Book Prize for 1996/97 and has become an instant classic in its field.

Professor Canning is the current Director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The paper to be discussed on April 18 will be made available before the seminar. Please contact Professor David F. Crew ( for an electronic copy. As lunch will be served, we would appreciate it if you would e-mail David Crew or Professor Tracie Matysik ( by April 16 to let us know that you plan to attend.

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