Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte

Welcome to the website of the Department of Medieval and Modern History!


The SMNG mourns the loss of Rebekka Habermas, who passed away on 21 December. It is with great gratitude that we look back on the years of research and teaching together. She will be sorely missed in our midst.

Read the obituary in the FAZ.

The academic memorial service for Prof Dr Rebekka Habermas will take place on 24 April 2024 from 15.15 to 17.00 in the Paulinerkirche, Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen. All those who feel connected to her are cordially invited.
Please register here by 9 April 2024.

Research Seminars and Events

Annual Lecture

This year's Annual Lecture will take place on Thursday, 13 June 2024, from 18:00-20:00, followed by a reception in the KWZ, room 0.602/0.603. All staff and students of the department are cordially invited. The speaker will be
Professor Johannes Paulmann (Mainz): "Konvivialität und Humandifferenzierung: Vorstellungen und Praktiken des Zusammenlebens von der Gegenwart bis in die Urgeschichte".

Research Seminars

Modern and contemporary history seminar
Thu., 11.04., 18:00–20:00 Uhr, KWZ 1.701, Mathis Klockow, (Oxford): Was politisch ist, kann nicht privat bleiben. Die Politisierung häuslicher Gewalt gegen Frauen in den 1970er Jahren am Beispiel des Frauenhauses Köln

Please visit the respective teaching and working area websites for full seminar schedules.

Current Events

  • Workshop: Guelphs in the Province of Hanover

    The Working Group on the History of the 19th and 20th Centuries of the Historical Commission for Lower Saxony and Bremen and the Institute for Regional Historical Research are jointly organising a workshop on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city of Hanover: The Guelphs in the Province of Hanover: The so-called preliminary vote on the separation of the Province of Hanover in 1924 and the German Hanoverian Party. The workshop will take place on 17 May 2024 at the Conference and Event Centre Alte Mensa, Adam-von-Trott-Saal, Wilhelmsplatz 3, 37073 Göttingen. You can find the programme here.
    Please register by email by 8 May 2024.