PD Dr. Stephan Scheuzger

RESEARCH PROFILE

RESEARCH FOCI 

  • Global history, 19th – 21st century
  • History of social policies
  • History of small states
  • History of punishment
  • Dealing with past injustice 
  • History of Marxism und the left
  • Ethnicity, autochthonous groups
  • History of migration
  • Public History
     

Regional Foci

  • Europe: Great Britain, Germany, Liechtenstein
  • Americas: USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Chile, Argentina
  • Africa: South Africa, Guinea
  • South Asia: India

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Recent Publications

Vom Armenwesen zur Sozialhilfe. Institutionelle und organisatorische Entwicklungen der Fürsorge in Liechtenstein (1860er–1980er Jahre) [From Poor-Relief to Social Welfare. Institutional and Organisational Developments of Welfare in Liechtenstein (1860s to 1980s)], co-author with Loretta Seglias, Gamprin-Bendern: Liechtenstein-Institut, 2021.

 

“Die Verantwortung der Wissenschaft. Das Beispiel der Geschichtswissenschaft“ [“The Responsibility of Science. The Example of Historical Scholarship“], in 160 im Quadrat. Wissenschaftsmagazin des Liechtenstein-Instituts und der Universität Liechtenstein, 2 (2021), pp. 59–61.

 

“Contre une vision diffusioniste de la « naissance de la prison »: perspectives sur les débuts de l’histoire mondiale des régimes pénitentiaires modernes” [“Contradicting Diffusionist Understandings of the ‘Birth of the Prison’: Perspectives on the Early Global History of Modern Penitentiary Regimes”] in Socio. La Nouvelle Revue des Sciences Sociales, 14 (2020), pp. 55–75, https://doi.org/10.4000/socio.10506.

 

List of publications

Current Presentations

  • Freie Universität Berlin: “Giving a Voice to People Who Did Not Have a Voice Before? The Role of Testimonies in Truth Commissions’ Production and Presentation of Knowledge about the Past”. Panel: Tensions of Historical Research and Dealing with the Past: Commissioned History and Knowledge Production with and for the Public, Sixth World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, August 16–20, 2022.

  • Universität Bielefeld: “Die globale Geschichte des Gefängnisses im langen 19. Jahrhundert“, Research Colloquium on Global and Entangled History, May 31, 2022.

  • Universität Zürich, Switzerland (Adult Education Centre): “Indigene Bewegungen in der lateinamerikanischen Politik“, Lecture Series: Lateinamerika zwischen Aufbruch und Abgründen, May 16, 2022.

  • Latin American Studies Association, Virtual Congress, San Francisco: “Estudiando movimientos estudiantiles en América Latina en los años sesenta: enfoques de historia global”, Round Table: Miradas teóricas y apuestas metodológicas para analizar a los movimientos estudiantiles de América Latina, May 5–8, 2022.

 

List of presentations

 

 

Organisation of Conferences and Panels

  • Liechtensteinischer Historikerinnen- und Historikertag: “Biographieforschung“, co-organiser, Conference, Gamprin, Liechtenstein, October 21, 2022.

  • “Tensions of Historical Research and Dealing with the Past: Commissioned History and Knowledge Production with and for the Public”, Panel, Sixth World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, August, 16–20, 2022.

 

List of organised Conferences and Panels

Current Courses

Lecture
Der Bau: die globale Geschichte der Gefängnisarchitektur
[Structures of Confinement: The Global History of Prison Architecture]
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Spring term 2022

 

List of courses

 

Portrait of course: Research seminar: “Vom Hängen, Auspeitschen, Deportieren und Einsperren: Globalhistorische Forschungspraxis am Beispiel der Geschichte des Strafens im langen 19. Jahrhundert“, Universität Bern, Frühlingssemester 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX7hXk3-Yr8

 

List of supervised Doctoral and Master Theses

Curriculum Vitae

                                   

Education
2015 Habilitation, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, Venia legendi for Modern History (Neue und Neueste Geschichte)
2003 Doctoral degree in Modern History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland
1995 Licentiate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland, Major: Modern History, First Minor: Philosophy, Second Minor: German Literature

                                   

Career
sicne 2019 Research Fellow, Department of History, Liechtenstein Institute
since 2019 Associated Researcher at the Center for Global Studies of the University of Bern
2018–2019  Associate Professor (Dozentur) for the History of Migration ad interim (job sharing), Institute of History, University of Bern, Switzerland
2017 Guest Scholar at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, USA
seit 2015 Adjunct Associate Professor (Privatdozent), Institute of History, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
2013–2018 Research Professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Institute of History, University of Bern, Switzerland
2013 Guest Scholar, Research Project “Narratives of Terror and Disappearance” of the European Research Council, Institute of Literature, University of Constance, Germany
2011–2012 Fellow at the School of History, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany
2009 Substitute of the Chair for Extra-European History, University of Münster, Germany
2004–2013 Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute of History, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
2002–2004 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Geschichte der ETH Zürich
1997–1998 Scholarship holder of the Swiss National Science Foundation, Universidad Iberoamericana UIA, Mexico City, Mexico
1996–1997 Guest Lecturer at the Department of History, Universidad Iberoamericana, UIA, Mexico City, Mexico
1996–1997 

Scholarship holder of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Faculty of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

1991–2004 Language teacher in adult education (schools of the Migros-Genossenschaftsbund, Berne and Biel, Switzerland; Business Education Center, Bern)

                            

Other
Languages German (mother tongue), English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (passive), Italian (passive)