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Chair of International History and Historical Peace and Conflict Research

In research and teaching, the Chair of International History and Historical Peace and Conflict Research focuses on international and transnational history in a broad sense from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day. Our expertise ranges from the history of human rights, humanitarianism and international humanitarian law to questions of war and peace in international relations more generally. For the 20th century, our main research concentrates on (but is not limited to) the history of the world wars, the history of decolonization and the history of the Cold War.


Meet the Author: Julia Irwin

In next week's colloquium session we are happy to host Julia Irwin from LSU Baton Rouge to talk about her book "Catastrophic Diplomacy. US Foreign Disaster Assistance in the American Century". Guests are welcome to join!

When: 3 June 2024, 17:45
Where: Philosophikum, R. 3.006


Photo: Ludolf Dahmen

The University of Cologne would like to regain its status as a university of excellence. In light of this, Rector Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee highlights the private funding of excellent research within the Colleg Konrad Adenauer and the Hans Kelsen Professorship at the CHL by the Alfred Landecker Foundation. More information.




The new Cologne Center for Advanced Studies in International History and Law (CHL) will benefit from the cooperation between the University of Cologne and the Alfred Landecker Foundation. The funding will strengthen the interdisciplinary cooperation between international law and international history, which is already being intensively pursued by Professor Angelika Nußberger, Professor Claus Kreß and Professor Fabian Klose, Managing Director of the CHL. For further information, see the new homepage.


As part of the CENFAD Lecture Series, Prof. Dr. Fabian Klose will discuss his new project "Enforcing Abolition and the Emergence of Humanitarian Intervention in the Nineteenth Century" on Thursday, 21 March 2024 at Temple University Philadelphia. The event will be held in-person and online via Zoom at 4:30pm EST (9:30pm German time). More information.


Prof. Dr. Fabian Klose will be Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin Programme on Changing Global Orders in 2024. The Oxford Martin Programme on Changing Global Orders brings together international researchers to find answers to the changes in global orders in past and present from a historical and political science perspective. Further topics and sections can be found here.



For more than a year the Cologne/Bonn Academy in Exile supports academics from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia and enables them to conduct their research in a safe environment. More...


"A new field of research with an old pedigree": Prof. Fabian Klose and Dr. Arvid Schors discussed their new book "How to Write International History?" [„Wie schreibt man Internationale Geschichte?”] with the research forum of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, L.I.S.A.

Professor Klose is part of the international research project HINT: Humanity internationalized: cases, dynamics and comparisons (1945-1980).


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