Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies

Christian Wicke

Christian Wicke is Assistant Professor of Political History. He is interested in the politics of history, memory and heritage in the broadest sense, with a particular interest in actors negotiating historical cultures. He teaches ‘The Politics of History’ in the MA History of Politics and Society and ‘Contesting the Past’ within the BA specialisation track on the history of political conflict. He has worked on theories and histories of nationalism, German and Australian history wars, industrial heritage, and social movements and memory. He is the founder of the working group on ‘Memory and Deindustrialisation’ within the European Labour History Network. His relevant publications comprise, e.g., Helmut Kohl’s Quest for Normality (2015), Industrial Heritage and Regional Identities (with Stefan Berger and Jana Golombek, 2018) and Remembering Social Movements (with Stefan Berger and Sean Scalmer, 2021). He is currently working on an article reviewing the relations between the Anthropocene discourse and History, and on a larger project concerning urban movements and memory activism during the 1970s.