Annika Mombauer
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Biography <p>Annika Mombauer is&nbsp;Professor of&nbsp;Modern European History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She joined the Open University in 1998. She studied history at the Westf&auml;lische-Wilhelms-Universit&auml;t in M&uuml;nster, Germany, and at the University of Sussex where she was awarded a D.Phil in History in 1998. In 2003, she was a visiting fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.</p><p>From 2006 until 2011 she was the Secretary of the<a href="http://www.germanhistorysociety.org/" rel="nofollow"><u>German History Society</u></a>.</p><p>She is a member of the Editorial Board of<a href="http://www.1914-1918-online.net/" rel="nofollow"><u>1914-1918 Online</u></a>(Encyclopedia of the First World War).</p><p>Between 2009 and 2013 she chaired the History Department&rsquo;s Research Steering Group and the D30 REF panel, and she is currently chairing the D28 panel for REF2021 at the Open University.</p><p>From 2014 to 2016, she&nbsp;was Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Arts.</p>
Description <p>Annika Mombauer is&nbsp;Professor of&nbsp;Modern European History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She joined the Open University in 1998. She studied history at the Westf&auml;lische-Wilhelms-Universit&auml;t in M&uuml;nster, Germany, and at the University of Sussex where she was awarded a D.Phil in History in 1998. In 2003, she was a visiting fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.</p><p>From 2006 until 2011 she was the Secretary of the<a href="http://www.germanhistorysociety.org/" rel="nofollow"><u>German History Society</u></a>.</p><p>She is a member of the Editorial Board of<a href="http://www.1914-1918-online.net/" rel="nofollow"><u>1914-1918 Online</u></a>(Encyclopedia of the First World War).</p><p>Between 2009 and 2013 she chaired the History Department&rsquo;s Research Steering Group and the D30 REF panel, and she is currently chairing the D28 panel for REF2021 at the Open University.</p><p>From 2014 to 2016, she&nbsp;was Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Arts.</p>
Job title Professor of Modern European History
Research overview <p>Annika Mombauer&#39;s&nbsp;research interests are in nineteenth and twentieth-century European history, in particular Imperial Germany and the origins of the First World War, in the history of the First World War and in its historiography.</p><p>She has published widely on German military planning in the years before the First World War, and has contributed to the historiographical debate on the nature of the Schlieffen Plan. She has edited primary sources on the origins of the First World War, and&nbsp;published a German language book on the July Crisis of 1914. She is currently working on a comparative history of the Battle of the Marne of 1914 to be published by Cambridge University Press.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2011 she organised, together with Professor John R&ouml;hl,<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20161005112646/http://www.open.ac.uk:80/Arts/fischer-controversy/index.shtml"><u>an international conference</u></a>to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Fritz Fischer&rsquo;s publication<em>Griff nach der Weltmacht</em>, which sparked the infamous Fischer controversy. The conference took place on 13-15 October 2011 at the German Historical Institute in London. She has edited some of the conference proceedings which were published in a special issue of<em>The Journal of Contemporary History,</em>entitled<a href="http://jch.sagepub.com/content/current" rel="nofollow"><u>&lsquo;The Fischer Controversy after 50 Years&rsquo;</u></a>(April 2013; 48, 2).</p><p>In May 2019, she organised (with colleagues in the History Department) a Royal Historical Society Symposium entitled Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the centenary of the First World War, 2013-2019<b><font color="#008000" face="Helvetica">,</font></b>jointly funded by the Royal Historical Society and the Open University.&nbsp;https://royalhistsoc.org/rhs-symposium-ou-2019/</p><p>She would be interested to hear from prospective PhD students wishing to research a topic in modern German or European history.</p><h2>Publications</h2><h3>Monographs</h3><p><em>Die Julikrise. Europas Weg in den Ersten Weltkrieg</em>, Beck Verlag, Munich, 2014</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chbeck.de/Mombauer-Julikrise/productview.aspx?product=13110273" rel="nofollow">http://www.chbeck.de/Mombauer-Julikrise/productview.aspx?product=13110273</a></p><p>(Also published in Danish: A Mombauer:<em>Julikrisen. Europas Veu ind I F&oslash;rste Verdenskrig</em>, Ellekaer, 2014)</p><p><em>The Origins of the First World War. Controversies and Consensus</em>, Longman, 2002</p><p>(Also published in Serbian&nbsp;- ISBN 978-86-7102-452-5&nbsp;and Croatian translation&nbsp;- ISBN 978-953-303-726-4 -&nbsp;with a new foreword, 2014)</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<u>Find out more about this book</u>;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/291" rel="nofollow"><u>IHR review&nbsp;</u></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=10421050197678" rel="nofollow"><u>H-Net review</u></a></p><p><br /><em>Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War</em>, Cambridge University Press, 2001&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<u>Find out more about this book</u>;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/seligmannMat.html" rel="nofollow"><u>IHR review&nbsp;</u></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=138801060114248" rel="nofollow"><u>H-Net review</u></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Edited Volumes</h3><p><em>The Origins of the First World War: diplomatic and military documents</em>, Manchester University Press, 2013<a href="http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9780719074219" rel="nofollow"><u>Find out more about this book</u></a></p><p>&lsquo;The Fischer Controversy after 50 Years&rsquo;, special issue of<em>The Journal of Contemporary History</em>, April 2013, 48 (2)</p><p><em>The Kaiser. New Research on Wilhelm II&rsquo;s role in Imperial Germany</em>, Cambridge University Press, 2003 (edited with Wilhelm Deist)<a href="http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521824087" rel="nofollow"><u>Find out more about this book&nbsp;</u></a><br />&nbsp;</p><h3>Chapters in edited volumes</h3><p>&#39;The July Crisis&#39;, in<em>1914-1918 online</em></p><p>&#39;Diplomatie und Kriegsausbruch&#39;, in Gerhard Hirschfeld et al (eds),<em>Enzyclop&auml;die Erster Weltkrieg</em>, 2nd edn, Sch&ouml;ningh, Paderborn 2014, 1015-1020.</p><p>&lsquo;Germany and the Origins of World War One&rsquo;, in Matthew Jeffries (ed.),<em>Ashgate Reseach Companion to Imperial Germany</em>, Ashgate, London&nbsp;2014, 413-431</p><p>&lsquo;Germany&rsquo;, in Holger Herwig and Richard Hamilton (eds),<em>War Planning 1914,</em>Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 48-79&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521110969" rel="nofollow"><u>Find out more about this book</u></a></p><p>&lsquo;Der Moltke Plan. Modifikation des Schlieffenplans bei gleichen Zielen?&rsquo;, in Hans Ehlert, Michael Epkenhans and Gerhard P. Gro&szlig; (eds),<em>Der Schlieffenplan. Analyse und Dokumente</em>, Paderborn, Sch&ouml;ningh 2006, pp.79-99</p><p>&lsquo;Das Bild Helmuth von Moltkes in der Biography&rsquo;, in Michael Epkenhans, Stig F&ouml;rster and Karen Hagemann (eds),<em>Milit&auml;rische Erinnerungskultur. Soldaten im Spiegel von Biographien, Memoiren und Selbstzeugnissen</em>, Paderborn, Sch&ouml;ningh 2006, pp.132-151</p><p>&lsquo;The Coming of War, 1914&rsquo;, in Gordon Martel (ed),<em>A Companion to Europe, 1900-1945</em>( Blackwell Companions to European History), Oxford, Blackwell 2006, pp.180-194</p><p>&lsquo;Wilhelm, Waldersee and the Boxer Rebellion&rsquo;, in Annika Mombauer and Wilhelm Deist (eds),<em>The Kaiser. New Research on Wilhelm II&rsquo;s role in Imperial Germany</em>, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-82408-7, pp.91-118.</p><p>&lsquo;Helmuth von Moltke: A General in crisis?&rsquo;, in Matthew S. Seligmann and Matthew Hughes (eds),<em>Leadership in Conflict, 1914-1918</em>, Leo Cooper, London 2000, pp. 95-116, 0-85052-751-1.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h3>Journal Articles</h3><p>&#39;The German Centenary of the First World War&#39;,<em>War&amp; Society</em>, 36, 2017, pp.276-288</p><p>&#39;Sir Edward Grey, Germany, and the Outbreak of the First World War: A Re-Evaluation&#39;,<em>International History Review</em>, April 2016, 38, No.2, 301-325</p><p>&#39;Guilt of Responsibility? The hundred-year debate on the origins of the First World War&#39;,<em>Journal of Central European History</em>, December 2015,&nbsp;48, 541-564</p><p>&#39;Julikrise und Kriegsschuldfrage&ndash; Thesen und Stand der Forschung&#39;,<em>Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte</em>, Spring 2014</p><p>&#39;The July Crisis&#39;,<em>History Today</em>, June 2014</p><p>&#39;Der hundertj&auml;hrige Krieg um die Kriegsschuldfrage&#39;, in<em>Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht</em>, 65, 5/6 2014, pp.303-337</p><p>&lsquo;The Fischer Controversy, Documents and the&ldquo;Truth&rdquo; About the Origins of the First World War&rsquo;,<em>The</em><em>Journal of Contemporary History</em><em>April 2013</em><em>48 (2),</em>pp. 290-314</p><p>&lsquo;Introduction: The Fischer Controversy 50 years on&rsquo;,<em>The</em><em>Journal of Contemporary History</em>April 2013 48 (2), pp.231-240</p><p>&lsquo;The First World War: Inevitable, Avoidable, Improbable or Desirable? Recent Interpretations on War Guilt and the War&rsquo;s Origins&rsquo;,<em>German History</em>, vol. 25, No 1, 2007, pp.78-95</p><p>&lsquo;The Battle of the Marne. Myths and Reality of Germany&rsquo;s&ldquo;fateful battle&rdquo;&rsquo;,<em>The Historian</em>, vol.68, No 4, Winter 2006, pp.747-769</p><p>&lsquo;Of War Plans and War Guilt: the Debate surrounding the Schlieffen Plan&rsquo;,<em>The Journal of Strategic Studies</em>, vol. 28, 5, 2006, pp.857-885</p><p>&lsquo;From Imperial Army to Bundeswehr: continuity and change in the role of the military in German history&rsquo;, Review Article,<em>The Historical Journal</em>, 47, 1 (2004), pp.1-7</p><p>&lsquo;Vom kurzen Krieg zum Ersten Weltkrieg: Der deutsche Kriegsverlauf im August und September 1914&rsquo;,<em>HISTORICUM</em>, (Vienna) December 2001</p><p>&lsquo;Germany&rsquo;s Last Kaiser - Wilhelm II and political decision-making in Imperial Germany&rsquo;,<em>New Perspective</em>, Volume 4, Number 3, March 1999<a href="http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~semp/wilhelmii.htm" rel="nofollow"><u>Online article</u></a></p>
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