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Ole Münch

Modern History

+44 020 7309 2018o.muench@ghil.ac.uk
 
 

Ole Münch joined the GHIL in August 2021. His academic career began in Göttingen, where he studied History and Sociology specialising in Victorian Britain, History from Below and the theory of history writing. For his PhD he moved to the University of Constance where he wrote his dissertation about the Rag Fair street market of early Victorian London - a place where migrants from different origins met and mingled. It therefore seems apt that he is now living and working in London. In his new project, Ole is going to shift from the history of migration to the history of migration research, comparing sociological traditions of Interwar England and America.

Responsibilities at the GHIL

  • Research Fellow in British History of the 19th and 20th Century
  • Part of the Public Relations Team

Research Interests

  • Migration History
  • History from Below
  • Micro History
  • Social Theory
  • History of Knowledge

Education and Academic Background

2021– Research Fellow at the GHIL
2013 – 2019 Ph.D, University of Constance
2013 – 2017 Research Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence 16 »Cultural  Foundations of Social Integration«, University of Constance
2004 – 2007 Research Assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Rebekka Habermas, Georg August University, Göttingen
2003 – 2011 Master in Sociology and Medieval and Modern History at the Georg August University, Göttingen
   

Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

Aug 2017 – Dec 2017 Ph.D Stipend of the Baden-Wuerttembergian Graduate Scholarship Programme
Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 Ph.D Research Stipend of the German Historical Institute, London
   

Honours and Distinctions

Dec. 2020 Dissertation Prize of the City of Constance for the Promotion of Young Scholars at the University of Constance
Nov. 2020 Wolfgang J. Mommsen Dissertation Prize of the German Historical Institute London
   
 
 

Publications

 
 

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Cutler Street Market. Interkultureller Austausch im Londoner East End 1780–1850, Moderne Zeit 33, (Göttingen, 2022)

Articles and Chapters

‘Risky Business at Rag Fair. On Interreligious Relations in the Mean Streets of Early Victorian London’, Immigrants and Minorities Journal, 37/1 (2019), 1–23

‘Die Absetzung Richards II. von England (1399) als mitreißende Massenveranstaltung. Oder: Der heilige Körper des Königs und der Versuch ihn zu überwinden – ritualtheoretische Überlegungen’, Robert Gugutzer/Michael Staack (eds): Körper und Ritual. Sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Zugänge und Analysen (Wiesbaden 2015), 219–244

‘Henry Mayhew und die Straßenhändler des viktorianischen London: Ein kultureller Austausch mit sozialen Folgen’, WerkstattGeschichte 22/63 (2013), 83–99
- English translation in: London Journal 43/1 (2018), 53–71

‘Zerstört Geld soziale Beziehungen? Ein sozialtheoretischer Essay’, Kritische Ausgabe 15/23 (2012), 29–33

Reviews and Miscellaneous Publications

Blog contributions:

‘A Spurious Abortion of an Impure Brain’: What did the London Street Traders think about Henry Mayhew?, in: The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates Blog.

Multireligiosity as a Rallying Call: The Petticoat Lane Street Market in the 1850s, in: Global Urban History Blog.