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Professor Dr. Ralph Jessen

Modern History



Department of History
Modern History
50923 Köln

Philosophikum, room 3.129



Office hours

summer term 2019 (during summer break)

Wed, July 24th, 9-11

Wed, August 7th, 9-11

Wed, August 21st, 9-11

Thu, September 5th, 9-11

Thu, September 26th, 9-11

Please register for the office hours by signing in the lists hanging out on my notice board. If you have urgent matters to discuss, please contact me via e-mail for an alternative appointment.




Fields of Research

  • Modern German history
  • 19th and 20th century
  • History of police, policing and crime in 19th century
  • History of the modern welfare state
  • History of the GDR, especially social history and history of the intellectual elites
  • History of West Germany since 1945
  • History of historiography
  • Social and cultural history of competition in modern societies