"Difference rules. Governing ethnically diverse populations in the British and the Habsburg empires"
Open Lectures Winter 2013/14
- Date: Oct 31, 2013
- Time: 02:15 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Benno Gammerl (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin)
- Benno Gammerl works at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for the History of Emotions, in Berlin, where he focuses on homosexuality and emotional life in rural West Germany between 1960 and 1990. His first book scrutinized British and Austro-Hungarian policies of citizenship and nationality.
- Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
- Room: Library Hall
For more details please contact buethe(at)mmg.mpg.de.
When nationalising and democratising tendencies escalated globally in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, imperial formations ruling over populations divided along multiple lines of ethnic differentiation had to confront a number of challenges. This held equally true for “Western” maritime and “Eastern” continental empires, especially when it came to questions of nationality and citizenship. Which prohibitive or enhancing power mechanisms and which strategies, from integration though equalisation and recognition to discrimination, did they employ to master these challenges?