Professor Madeleine Herren-Oesch

Brief Biography

Madeleine Herren-Oesch is professor of modern European history at the University of Basel and director of the Institute for European Global Studies - Europainstut. She was associate professor at the University Zurich before being elected full professor of modern history at the University of Heidelberg in 2004 and was one of the directors of the cluster of excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context" at Heidelberg between 2007 and 2012.

Her research addresses issues in global history and the history of Europe in the 19th-20th centuries with a focus on boundaries and their transgression; on concepts of the mutual influence of global, local and national actors; and on the transfer of knowledge and information:

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