Dr Heidi Mehrkens

Dr Heidi Mehrkens
M.A., Dr. Phil., TU Braunschweig

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Dr Heidi Mehrkens
Dr Heidi Mehrkens

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The University of Aberdeen School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History
Crombie Annexe
Meston Walk
King’s College
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
Room: 111

Biography

I completed my degree in Modern History, Medieval History and Law at the Technical University of Braunschweig. As a lecturer (2005-2012) I gathered experience in teaching and researching modern European history, with a particular interest in the fields of political cultural history, military history, the history of monarchies and the history of the media in the long nineteenth century.

Between 2012-2016 I worked as a research fellow at the University of St Andrews, before joining Aberdeen's School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History for the AY 2016-17.


Memberships and Affiliations

Internal

Undergraduate Dissertations Coordinator for History, September 2016-

External

Co-editor of the book series ‘Studies in Modern Monarchy’ (Palgrave Macmillan).


Prizes and Awards

AUSA and University of Aberdeen Excellence Awards 2021: Best Personal Tutor

Research

Research Overview

I am a researcher and teacher in European modern history and particularly interested in political cultural history, military and media history as well as the history of the monarchy in the long nineteenth century.

From 2012-2016 I worked as a research fellow with the AHRC-funded research project “Heirs to the throne in the Constitutional Monarchies of Nineteenth-Century Europe (1815-1914)”, based at the University of St Andrews. Together with Frank Lorenz Mueller I have edited two volumes on royal heirs in European monarchies. I am currently writing a book on succession and heirs to the throne in the constitutional political systems of Prussia, France and Great Britain (1815-1914).

Another exciting field of research is the cultural history of nineteenth-century warfare and politically motivated violence. My doctoral thesis on the Franco-Prussian war 1870/71 formed part of the DFG-funded research project “France and Germany at War (18th–20th centuries)” led by Professor Ute Daniel (TU Braunschweig) and Professor Gerd Krumeich (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf).

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Participates in or teaches the following modules:

Level 1           Making History

Level 1           Europe in the 20th Century

Level 2           Birth of Modernity

Level 2           The Face of Battle

Level 2           Global Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century

Level 3           Thinking History

Level 3           Acts of Terror: Violence and Authority in 19th Century Europe

Level 4           Special Subject: European Constitutional Monarchies in the Long 19th Century

Level 4           History in Practice

Level 4           Undergraduate History Dissertation

Level 5           Research Preparation in Historical Studies

Publications

Publications 

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  • ‘Diese armen Geiseln machen immer ein jämmerliches Gesicht’. Über Anfänge des humanitären Völkerrechts (‘Those poor hostages always look miserable’. On the beginnings of humanitarian law)

    Mehrkens, H.

    Krieg Macht Nation. Wie das deutsche Kaiserreich entstand. Bauer, G., Protte, K., Wagner, A. (eds.). Sandstein-Verlag, pp. 336-345, 9 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Heroic Heirs. Monarchical Succession and the Role of the Military in Restoration Spain and France

    Mehrkens, H., Meyer Forsting, R.

    The Price of Peace. Modernising the Ancien Régime? Europe 1815-1848. IB Tauris

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Den Feind studieren: Perspektiven auf den franzoesischen Soldaten in deutscher Kriegsgefangenschaft (1870-1871) (Studying the enemy: perspectives on French soldiers as German prisoners of war (1870-1871))

    Mehrkens, H.

    Les prisonniers de guerre (xve-xixe siecle). Jalabert, L. (ed.). Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp. 65-79, 14 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Der Koenig weint.: Der Tod des Prinzen Ferdinand-Philippe d'Orleans und das 'Neue Frankreich' (The King's Tears.: The death of Prince Ferdinand-Philippe d'Orleans and the 'New France')

    Mehrkens, H.

    Geboren, um zu herrschen?. Widder, E., Holzwart-Schäfer, I., Heinemeyer, C. (eds.). Mohr Siebeck, pp. 231-250, 20 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Ein Opfer des Krieges und der Kriegsgesetze?: Die Beschießung von Bazeilles im Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870 (A victim of war and the laws of war: The bombardment of Bazeilles in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870)

    Mehrkens, H.

    Krieg in der industrialisierten Welt. Majerus, B., Kolnberger, T., Ortner, M. C. (eds.). Caesarpress, pp. 3-24, 22 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • How European was Nineteenth-Century Royal Soft Power?

    Mehrkens, H.

    Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Muller, F., Mehrkens, H. (eds.). Palgrave, pp. 303-308, 6 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Mehrkens, H. (ed.), Muller, F. L. (ed.)

    Palgrave, Houndmills Basingstoke. 319 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duc d’Angoulême: The loyal Dauphin

    Mehrkens, H.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Immer an der richtigen Tür stehen: Die welfisch-preußische Hochzeit 1913 aus britischer Perspektive

    Mehrkens, H.

    Die preußisch-welfische Hochzeit 1913. Daniel, U., Frey, C. (eds.). Appelhans, pp. 81-91, 11 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Prince Imperial Louis Napoléon Bonaparte: A Child of France

    Mehrkens, H.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Sons and Heirs:: Succession and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Mehrkens, H. (ed.), Muller, F. L. (ed.)

    Palgrave Macmillan. 288 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • The impossible task of replacing a model heir: The death of Ferdinand-Philippe d’Orléans and the ‘new France’

    Mehrkens, H.

    Sons and Heirs. Müller, F. L., Mehrkens, H. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 196-210, 15 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Edward (David) Prince of Wales: Monarchy and Motorcars

    Mehrkens, H.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Prince Wilhelm of Prussia: The unwanted successor

    Mehrkens, H.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Ferdinand-Phillipe d'Orleans: The Prince, the President and the Cholera

    Mehrkens, H.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Sinngeschichten: Kulturgeschichtliche Beiträge für Ute Daniel (Meaningful Stories: Cultural-historical contributions for Ute Daniel)

    Frey, C., Kubetzky, T., Latzel, K., Mehrkens, H., Weber, C. F.

    Böhlau. 336 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Décrire la guerre: les correspondants allemands et la campagne 1870-1871 (Describing the war: the German correspondents and the campaign 1870-1871)

    Mehrkens, H.

    1870 - De la guerre à la paix. Belot, R. (ed.). Editions Hermann

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Ludwig Friedrich Freiherr von Münchhausen (1809-1814)

    Mehrkens, H.

    Die Braunschweiger Bürgermeister. Steinführer, H., Böhler, C. (eds.). Appelhans, pp. 329-332, 4 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Wilhelm Albrecht Christian Freiherr von Mahrenholtz (1808)

    Mehrkens, H.

    Die Braunschweiger Bürgermeister. Steinführer, H., Böhler, C. (eds.). Appelhans, pp. 325-328, 4 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • L’occupation militaire de 1870-1871 vue par les Anglais (The military occupation of 1870-1871 seen by the English)

    Mehrkens, H.

    Le Temps des hommes doubles. Chanet, J., Crépin, A., Windler, C. (eds.). Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp. 85-105, 21 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle: L’espace du politique en Allemagne au XIXe siècle (Nineteenth-century history review: The political space in Germany in the nineteenth century)

    Gersmann, G. (ed.), König, M. (ed.), Mehrkens, H. (ed.)

    Société d'Histoire de la Révolution de 1848. 240 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • Website 'Heirs to the Throne in the Constitutional Monarchies of Nineteenth-Century Europe (1815-1914)': http://heirstothethrone-project.net/

    Mehrkens, H.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Das Konterfei des Kaisers. Louis Bonaparte auf der Voyage du Midi (1852)

    Mehrkens, H.

    Wie der gordische Knoten gelöst wurde. Steinbach, M. (ed.). Philipp Reclam, pp. 149-157, 9 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • The Politics of Waiting. The Imperial Couple Napoleon III and Eugenie

    Mehrkens, H.

    Monarchy and Exile. The politics of legitimacy from Marie de Médicis to Wilhelm II. Riotte, T., Mansel, P. (eds.). Palgrave, pp. 230-250, 21 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Rangieren auf dem Abstellgleis. Europas abgesetzte Herrscher 1830-1870

    Mehrkens, H.

    Erbe der Monarchie: Nachwirkungen einer deutschen Institution seit 1918. Biskup, T., Kohlrausch, M. (eds.). Campus Verlag, pp. 37-58, 22 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Statuswechsel. Kriegserfahrung und nationale Wahrnehmung im Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870/71

    Mehrkens, H.

    Klartext

    Books and Reports: Books

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