Anne Bruch

joined the Georg Eckert Institute as a research fellow in January 2015. As a team member of the DFG project »Der Educational Films in the Interwar Period« her prime focus is Italy and France.

She studied modern history, social and economic history, political science and Italian studies at the Universities of Hamburg, Florence, Oxford and Rome. After graduating with a Magister Artium degree she commenced a PhD at the University of Rostock with Prof. Wolf D. Gruner as her supervisor. In her doctoral thesis she investigates the historical and political concepts of republican federalists during the Risorgimento, 1796-1865.

As the recipient  of a DFG research grant she worked from 2008 to 2014 as a research fellow at the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration History and European Studies at the University of Hamburg. There she was part of the research team of the DFG project »Advertising Europe«, which examined the medial construction of European identity and the task of 'making Europeans' through official information films released between 1948 and 1973.  The project was supervised by Prof. Gabriele Clemens.

Since 2009 she has taught courses in Modern and Contemporary European & Italian History at the University of Hamburg and has worked for adult and youth education programmes.  Additionally, she was responsible for conceptualising and co-organising the 2012 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (UCL) in London (»BASTA! Patterns of Protest in Modern Italy: History, Agents and Representation«, together with Dr. Rada Bieberstein from the University of Tübingen). At the next German Historikertag, which will be held at the University of Hamburg in September 2016, she will be organising the »Doktorandenforum«,

Selected Publications

  • "'La lunga strada per l'unità europea'. The Construction of European Identity through Official Information Films produced by the Italian Government in the 1950s and 1960s". In: Amodeo, I.; Liermann, C.; Pichler, E & Matteo, S. (Hrsg.): Why Europe? German-Italian Reflections on a Common Topic. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016, S. 37-44.
  • with Eckhardt Fuchs & Michael Annegarn-Gläß: "Introduction: Education Films. A Historical Review of Media Innovation in Schools". In: JEMMS, 8.1, 2016, S. 1-13.
  • "Meglio di ieri. Educational Films, National Identity, and Citizenship in Italy from 1948 to 1968". In: JEMMS, 8.1, 2016, S. 78-90.
  • "Educational Film Studies. A Burgeoning Field of Research". In: JEMMS, 8.1, 2016, S. 120-129.
  • with Gabriele Clemens: Werben für Europa. Die mediale Konstruktion europäischer Identität durch Europafilme, Paderborn: Schöningh, 2016.
  • with Eugen Pfister: ‘What Europeans saw of Europe’. Medial Construction of European Identity in Information Films and Newsreels in the 1950s, in: Journal of Contemporary European Research Volume 10, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 26-43.
  • L'influenza di Gian Domenico Romagnosi sul pensiero democratico italiano, in: La chute du Royaume d’Italie (1814) et la culture du Risorgimento, sous la direction de François Bouchard et Tatiana Crivelli, Tours 2013, p. 75-89.
  • Munizipale Identität und bürgerliche Kultur im Risorgimento. Die Bedeutung der Stadt für Carlo Cattaneos föderal-demokratische Konzeption, in: Jahrbuch zur Liberalismus-Forschung 22 (2010), p. 165-179.
  • Das Verhältnis von Region und Nation im Risorgimento, in: Wissenschaft – Bildung – Politik. Special edition to mark the 80th birthday of Ludwig Hammermayer, eds Wolf D. Gruner and Paul Hoser, Hamburg 2008, p. 289-317.
  • Absolutistische Reformen und liberale Forderungen. Die Auseinandersetzung um die Verfassungsfrage im dänischen Gesamtstaat 1830 – 50, in: Reformen in der Geschichte. Special edition to mark the 60th birthday of  Wolf D. Gruner, ed Anke John. (Rostocker Beiträge zur Deutschen und Europäischen Geschichte, vol. 14), Hamburg 2005, p. 61-87.
  • Italien auf dem Weg zum Nationalstaat. Giuseppe Ferraris Vorstellungen einer föderal-demokratischen Ordnung, Hamburg 2005.