Privatdozentin Dr. Caroline Rothauge

Alfried Krupp Junior Fellow
(October 2021 - September 2022) 

  • Studies in Applied Cultural Sciences, Modern and Contemporary History and Journalism at the Universities of Lüneburg and Santiago de Compostela
  • Research Assistant and Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Fellow of the “Institute for the History and Future of Work” (IGZA) at the International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” (re:work) at Humboldt-University Berlin and Fellow at the Collaborative Research Centre 1015 “Otium/Leisure. Borders, Spatio-temporality, Practices” (Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg)
  • until 10/2021 Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Fellow project: ‘Modern’ Times in Germany. Processes of Temporal Transformation between Appropriation and Defence since the End of the 19th Century

Pros and cons regarding daylight saving time, proposals concerning the ‘correct’ use of ‘free time’ or calls for punctuality: On the one hand, the discussions in Germany about how ‘time’ should be arranged, used and evaluated show continuities since the end of the 19th century. Since then, some concepts of time and temporal regimes have become accepted to such an extent that one hardly notices, much less reflects on their abstract character. On the other hand, definitions of time and temporal specifications imposed ‘from above’ have again and again provoked conflicts. These were rooted in other temporal assumptions and resulted in modified ways to handle time.
Starting from a phase ‘around 1900’ and applying a history of knowledge-perspective as well as praxeological approaches, this project aims to investigate those dynamics between appropriation and defence in Germany up to the 1970ies in the long run. It thus contributes to understanding the equally complex and contingent processes of temporal transformation in Western societies during ‘(high) modernity’.