Jan-Henrik
 
Meyer
Assoziierter Wissenschaftler

Contact

Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer
Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

E-Mail: meyer [at] zzf-potsdam.de

Vita

DEGREES

 

2008                PhD, Modern History, Free University Berlin, Germany

2001                MA, Modern History, Political Science, History, Humboldt-University Berlin; study abroad: European Studies (LSE, UK), Political Science (Duke University, USA)

 

CURRENT POSITION AND LATEST UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

 

2020-23  Deputy Project Leader (part-time), Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin, Research Project: Citizen’s Dialogue on Nuclear Energy 1974-83

2019-           Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the History of European Law, Frankfurt, Research Area: History of European Union Law: Research Project: A transnational history of European Environmental Law

2015-2019           Associate Professor, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

                        Researcher/Work Package Manager within the EU-Horizon 2020-funded collaborative Research Project HoNESt: History of Nuclear Energy and Society 

                        Research Project: Environmental Policy of the EU, within consortium: "History of the European Commission 1986-2004", Louvain-la-Neuve

2017-            Associated researcher, ZZF Potsdam in dep. II

2016-17           Visiting Researcher, ZZF Potsdam

2015-16            Associate Professor of European Studies, NTNU Trondheim, Norway

2014-               Visiting Professor / Guest Lecturer

                        Environmental Studies, New York University Berlin, Germany

2010-15 –         Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor

                        European Studies/History, University of Aarhus, Denmark

2008–10           Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow

                        Centre for European & International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth

 

KEY AREAS OF RESEARCH

 

Contemporary European History in global, transnational and comparative perspective:
    Social, Political, Legal and Cultural History
    History of the Public Sphere, Social Movements and Democracy
    Environmental History, Energy History, History of Technology
    History of International Organisations and European Integration
    History of European Environmental Policy and Law
 

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

 

2020-23    Research project Citizen’s Dialogue on Nuclear Energy 1974-83, funded by Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BASE), 3 partners: IZT Berlin, Dialogik Stuttgart, Gorleben Archiv, Lüchow

2015-18            Euratom / Horizon 2020 project HoNESt, project partner

2015                Global Faculty Fund Fellowship, New York University, New York, USA 

2010-14            Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, Transnational Networks in European Environmental Policy – Path Dependent or Learning?, Aarhus University

2013                Rachel-Carson Fellow, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany (6 months)

2010                 Visiting Fellow, Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe", Free University Berlin (2 months)

2008-10            Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, "Protecting the Environment. Transnational Networks in the Emergence of a new EC Policy in the 1970s", University of Portsmouth

2009                Printing Grant for PhD thesis, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Berlin, Germany

2008 & 2006    Travel Grants to attend ESSH and UACES conferences, German Science Foundation

2005-2006        Scholarship in residence, Leibniz Institute for European History, Mainz, Germany

2004-2005        Erasmus Scholarship, Visiting Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

2002-2005        PhD Scholarship, German Science Foundation, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

1998-1999        R. Taylor Cole Scholarship, Duke University, Durham, USA

1997-1998        Erasmus Scholarship, London School of Economics, London

Projects

Publications

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographs

  1. 2010. The European Public Sphere. Media and Transnational Communication in European Integration 1969-1991. (Studies on the History of European Integration 10, edited by Jürgen Elvert). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  2. (with Stefan Vogenauer, et al.) forthcoming 2021. The History of European Union Law. Methodica. Introductions into Legal History Research. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenburg.
  3. In preparation. A Transnational History of European Environmental Law. Second Monograph.

 

Edited Books/Special Journal Issues

  1. In preparation. Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst. Environmental Politics and Policy 1972-1992, edited by C. Becker-Schaum, J.-H. Meyer and Marianne Zepp.
  2. Accepted/forthcoming 2021. Engaging the Atom. The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present, ed. by Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer, and Mar Rubio-Varas, Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.
  3. 2018. Nuclear Installations at the Border, ed. by Arne Kaijser and J.-H. Meyer, Special Issue of Journal for the History of Environment and Society. Vol. 3.
  4. 2017. International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer, New York: Berghahn.
  5. 2014. Global Protest against Nuclear Power. Transfer and Transnational Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s, edited by A. M. Kirchhof and J.-H. Meyer, Special issue of Historical Social Research Vol. 39, No. 1.
  6. 2013. Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-Making 1958-1992, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  7. 2010. Non-State Actors in European Integration in the 1970s, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Special issue of Comparativ Vol. 20, No. 3.

 

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

  1. (with Mechthild Roos) to be submitted. Making Europeans’ lives better. How European Parliament norm entrepreneurs initiated Community social and environmental policies. In Journal of Common Market Studies.
  2. To be submitted. Envisioning and Debating the Sustainability of Nuclear Megaprojects in the EU – a Historical Perspective. Journal of Mega Infrastructure and Sustainable Development.
  3. Accepted/forthcoming 2021. To Trust or not to Trust? Discourses and Practices of Transnational Trust and Trust-Building around the Swedish Nuclear Power Plant Barsebäck near Copenhagen. In Journal of Risk Research.
  4. Accepted/forthcoming 2021. Pushing for a Greener Europe. The European Parliament and Environmental Policy. In Journal of European Integration History 27.
  5. (with Ute Hasenöhrl). 2020. The Energy Challenge in Historical Perspective. In Technology and Culture 61 (1): 295-306.
  6. 2019. A Plea for More Historical Awareness in Environmental Law. In Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History 27: 291-293.
  7. (with Arne Kaijser) 2018. Nuclear Installations at the Border. Transnational connections and international implications. An Introduction. Journal for the History of Environment and Society 3: 1-32
  8. (with Arne Kaijser). 2018. “The World´s Worst Located Nuclear Power Plant”: Danish and Swedish perspectives on the Swedish nuclear power plant Barsebäck. Journal for the History of Environment and Society 3: 71-105.
  9. 2017. Who Should Pay for Pollution? The OECD, the European Communities and the Emergence of Environmental Policy in the early 1970s. In: European Review of History / revue européenne d’histoire 24 (3): 377-398.
  10. 2014. Transnationale Geschichte. Eine Perspektive. In Historische Mitteilungen der Ranke-Gesellschaft HMRG 26 (1): 145-161.
  11. (with Astrid M. Kirchhof) 2014. Global Anti-Nuclear Protest. Transfer and Transnational Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s. In Historical Social Research 39 (1): 165-190.
  12. 2014. Where do we go from Wyhl? Transnational Anti-Nuclear Protest in the 1970s. In Historical Social Research. 39 (1): 212-235.
  13. 2012. L'européanisation de la politique environnementale dans les années 1970. In Vingtième Siècle 113: 117-126.
  14. 2011. Green Activism. The European Parliament's Environmental Committee promoting a European Environmental Policy in the 1970s. In Journal of European Integration History 17 (1) 73-85.
  15. 2010. Greening Europe? Environmental interest groups and the Europeanization of a new policy field. In Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 20 (3): 83-104.
  16. (with Wolfram Kaiser) 2010. Non-state actors in European integration in the 1970s: Towards a Polity of Transnational Contestation. In Comparativ 20 (3): 7-24.

 

Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

  1. (with Arne Kaijser) in preparation. Chernobyl’s Political Impact in Denmark and Sweden. In Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst. Environmental Politics and Policy 1972-1992, edited by Christoph Becker-Schaum, J.-H. Meyer and Marianne Zepp.
  2. Forthcoming 2021. The European Parliament's Legal Committee. In: The History of EU-Law in Transnational and National Perspective, edited by Morten Rasmussen, Oxford: Oxford UP.
  3. Accepted/forthcoming 2021. Taking the Member States to Court. Ludwig Krämer and the Implementation of European Environmental Law in the 1980s and 1990s. In Legal Biographies in European Integration, edited by Philip Robert Bajon and Stefan Vogenauer. Oxford: Hart.
  4. (with Astrid Mignon Kirchhof). Accepted/forthcoming 2021. Revealing Risks: European Moments in Nuclear Politics and the Anti-Nuclear Movement. In Protecting the Environment. Handbook on Contemporary European History, edited by Patrick Kupper and Anna Katharina Wöbse. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
  5. (with Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, and Mar Rubio-Varas) forthcoming 2021. Nuclear Energy and Society in Post-war Europe: An Introduction. In Engaging the Atom. The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present, edited by Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer and Mar Rubio-Varas. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.
  6. (with Paul R. Josephson and Arne Kaijser) forthcoming 2021. Nuclear-Society Relations from the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. In Engaging the Atom. The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present, edited by Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer and Mar Rubio-Varas. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.
  7. (with Albert Presas I Puig) forthcoming 2021. One Movement or Many? The Diversity of Antinuclear Movements in Europe. In Engaging the Atom. The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present, edited by Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer and Mar Rubio-Varas. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.
  8. (with Arne Kaijser) forthcoming 2021. Nuclear Installations at European Borders: Transboundary Collaboration and Conflict. In Engaging the Atom. The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present, edited by Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer and Mar Rubio-Varas. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.
  9. (with Kaijser, Arne, Markku Lehtonen, and Mar Rubio-Varas) forthcoming 2021. Conclusions: Future Challenges for Nuclear Energy and Society in a Historical Perspective. In Engaging the Atom. The History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe from the 1950s to the Present, edited by Arne Kaijser, Markku Lehtonen, Jan-Henrik Meyer and Mar Rubio-Varas. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press.
  10. 2020. "Responding to the European Public? Public Debates, Societal Actors and the Emergence of a European Environmental Policy." In The Environment and European Public Sphere: Perception, Actors, Policies, edited by Christian Wenkel, Éric Bussière, Anahita Grisoni, Hélène Miard and. Winwick: White Horse Press, 221-240.
  11. 2019. Nature. In: Regionalism and Modern Europe: Regional Identity Construction and Regional Movements from 1890 until the Present, edited by Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Eric Storm. London: Bloomsbury, 65-82.
  12. (with W. Kaiser) 2017. International Organizations and Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 1-29.
  13. 2017. From Nature to Environment: International Organisations and Environmental Protection before Stockholm. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 31-73.
  14. 2017. Making the Polluter Pay. How the European Communities established Environmental Protection. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 182-210.
  15. (with W. Kaiser) 2017. Setting Agendas, Building Institutions and Shaping Binding International Commitments. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 317-332.
  16. 2016. Der Haager Gipfel 1969. Von den Krisen der 1960er Jahre zum europäischen politischen System. In: Geschichte der europäischen Integration bis 1989. Quellen und Essays, edited by H. Kaelble and R. Hohls. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 163-174.
  17. (with W. Kaiser) 2013. Beyond Governments and Supranational Institutions. Societal Actors in European Integration. In Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-Making 1958-1992, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Basingstoke. Palgrave, 1-14.
  18. 2013. Challenging the Atomic Community. The European Environmental Bureau and the Europeanization of Anti-Nuclear Protest. In Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-Making 1958-1992, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 197-220.
  19. (with W. Kaiser) 2013. Polity-Building and Policy-Making. Societal Actors in European Integration. In Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-Making 1958-1992, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Basingstoke. Palgrave, 244-262.
  20. 2012. A good European – Hans Edgar Jahn – Anti-Bolshevist, Cold-Warrior, Environmentalist, In Living Political Biography. Narrating 20th Century European Lives, edited by A.C. L. Knudsen and K. Gram-Skjoldager. Aarhus: University of Aarhus Press, 137-159.
  21. 2010. Saving Migrants: a Transnational Network supporting Supranational Bird Protection Policy in the 1970's. In Transnational Networks in Regional Integration. Informal Governance in Europe 1945-83, edited by W. Kaiser, M. Gehler and B. Leucht. Basingstoke. Palgrave, 176-198.
  22. 2009. Tracing Transnational Communication in the European Public Sphere: the Summit of The Hague 1969. In The History of the European Union: Origins of a Trans- and Supranational Polity. 1950-72, edited by W. Kaiser, B. Leucht and M. Rasmussen. Abingdon: Routledge, 110-128.

 

Encyclopedia Entries (peer reviewed)

  1. 2020. Ideas, Actors and Political Practices in the Environmental History of Europe. In Encyclopédie pour une histoire nouvelle de l'Europe [online], https://ehne.fr/en/node/21453
  2. 2020. Idées, acteurs et pratiques politiques de l’histoire environnementale européenne. In Encyclopédie pour une histoire numérique de l'Europe [en ligne], https://ehne.fr/fr/node/21453

Working Papers (peer reviewed)

  1. 2013. Zivilgesellschaftliche Mobilisierung und die frühe europäische Umweltpolitik. Die Vogelschutzrichtlinie der Europäischen Gemeinschaften von 1979. In Themenportal Europäische Geschichte, http://www.europa.clio-online.de/2013/Article=588.
  2. 2011. Appropriating the Environment. How the European Institutions received the Novel Idea of the Environment and made it their own. KFG-Working Paper No. 31, Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe", Free University Berlin, http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/publications/working_paper/WP_31_Meyer_neu.pdf.
  3. 2009. Der Haager Gipfel 1969. Von den Krisen der 1960er Jahre zum europäischen politischen System. In Themenportal Europäische Geschichte, http://www.europa.clio-online.de/2009/Article=364

 

Book Chapters

  1. Forthcoming 2021. Europäische Umweltpolitik nach 1990. In: Geschichte der europäischen Integration nach 1989. Quellen und Essays, edited by H. Kaelble and R. Hohls. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.
  2. 2019. Environmental Policy. In The European Commission 1986-2000 – History and Memories of an Institution, edited by Vincent Dujardin, Éric Bussière, Piers Ludlow, Federico Romero, Dieter Schlenker and Antonio Varsori, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 371-387.
  3. 2019. La politique de l'environnement. In La Commission européenne 1986-2000 – Histoire and mémoires d'une institution, edited by Vincent Dujardin, Éric Bussière, Piers Ludlow, Federico Romero, Dieter Schlenker and Antonio Varsori, Luxembourg: Office des publications de l'Union européenne, 383-401.
  4. 2019. Umweltpolitik. In Die Europäische Kommission 1986-2000 - Geschichte und Erinnerungen einer Institution, edited by Vincent Dujardin, Éric Bussière, Piers Ludlow, Federico Romero, Dieter Schlenker and Antonio Varsori, Luxemburg: Amt für Veröffentlichungen der Europäischen Union, 403-421.
  5. 2019. ’Atomkraft – Nej tak’. How Denmark did not Introduce Commercial Nuclear Power Plants. In Pathways into and out of Nuclear Power in Western Europe: Austria, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, and Sweden, edited by Astrid Mignon Kirchhof, Munich: Deutsches Museum, 74-123.
  6. 2017. Bürgerschaftliches Engagement über Grenzen? Europäische Umweltpolitik und transnationale Vernetzung von Umweltgruppen in den 1970er Jahren. In Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung. Infrastrukturen, Akteure, Diskurs, edited by Jens Ivo Engels, Nina Janich, Jochen Monstadt and Dieter Schott. Frankfurt: Campus, 52-71.
  7. 2014. Getting started: Agenda-setting in European Environmental Policy in the 1970s. In The Institutions and Dynamics of the European Community, 1973-83, edited by J. Laursen. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 221-242.
  8. 2013. Un faux départ? Les acteurs français dans la politique environnementale européenne des années 1970. In Une protection de l'environnement à la française, XIXe-XXe siècles, edited by J.-F. Mouhot and C.-F. Mathis. Seyssel: éditions Champ Vallon, 120-130.
  9. 2008. The Fall and Rise of the European Public Sphere. Path Dependent Responses to European Integration. In Dialogo sull'Europa Vol. III, edited by F. Di Sarcina, L. Grazi and L. Scichilone. Florence: Centro editoriale toscano: 327-340.
  10. 2007. A European Public Sphere at the Summits of The Hague (1969) and Paris (1974)? Indications on the Basis of British, French and German Newspapers. In Beyond the Customs Union: The European Community's Quest for Completion, Deepening and Enlargement, 1969-1975, edited by J. van der Harst. Bruxelles: Bruylant, 341-357.
  11. 2007. Was there a European Public Sphere at the Summit of The Hague 1969? An Analysis of Discourses on the Legitimacy of the EC. In Cultures politiques, opinions publiques et intégration européenne, edited by M.-T. Bitsch, W. Loth and C. Barthel. Bruxelles: Bruylant. 227-245.
  12. 2006. (De-)Constructing Legitimacy in the European Public Sphere. German, French and British Newspaper Comments on the "Constitution" Summit 2004. In Europe in its Making edited by S. Marton. Bucharest: Institutul European. 33-53.
  13. 2004. Europäische Öffentlichkeit aus historischer Perspektive. In Europäische Öffentlichkeit, edited by U. K. Preuß and C. Franzius. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 209-227.

 

Outreach Publications for a General Audience

  1. 2019. What can we learn from studying the History of Nuclear Energy and Society in 20 countries? Policy Brief I of the History of Nuclear Energy and Society Project (HoNESt). http://honest2020.eu/downloads/HoNESt%20Policy%20Brief%20I%20-%20History%20of%20Nuclear%20Energy%20and%20Society.pdf
  2. 2013. How Birds became Europeans. Bird protection activists cooperating across borders for supranational protection. In: Environment and Society Portal. Arcadia http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/how-birds-became-europeans-bird-protection-activists-cooperating-across-borders
  3. 2006. The 1975 Referendum on Britain's Continued Membership in the EEC. In European Navigator http://www.ena.lu?lang=2&doc=21284.

 

Project Reports and Online Publications

  1. 2019. Denmark. Short Country Report (History of Nuclear Energy and Society Project) Final Version 18 March 2019. http://www.honest2020.eu/sites/default/files/deliverables_24/DK.pdf.
  2. (with Gene Rowe, et. al.) 2019. Final Dissemination and Engagement Report. Deliverable 6.3. of the HoNESt - History of Nuclear Energy and Society Project. February 2019." http://www.honest2020.eu/sites/all/themes/Porto_sub/downloads/deliverables/D6.3%20190313.pdf .
  3. (with Ioan Charnley-Parry, et al.) 2018. Report on Dissemination, Communication, Engagement and the Database of Key Stakeholders. Deliverable D6.2. of the HoNESt - History of Nuclear Energy and Society Project. April 2018." http://www.honest2020.eu/sites/all/themes/Porto_sub/downloads/deliverables/D6%202_Report%20on%20dissemination%20communication%20engagement%20and%20database%20of%20key%20stakeholders.pdf
  4. (with Ioan Charnley-Parry, et al.) 2018. Principles for Effective Engagement. Deliverable D5.1of the HoNESt - History of Nuclear Energy and Society Project. http://www.honest2020.eu/sites/all/themes/Porto_sub/downloads/deliverables/D5.1-Principles_fo_Effective_Engagement.pdf .
  5. (with Josep Espluga, et al). 2018. Case Studies Reports: In-depth understanding of the mechanisms for effective interaction with civil society. Selected case studies. Deliverable 4.3 of the HoNESt - History of Nuclear Energy and Society Project. http://www.honest2020.eu/sites/all/themes/Porto_sub/downloads/deliverables/D4.3.pdf .
  6. 2008. An Emerging Transnational Network of Communication on European Affairs? The European Public Sphere at EC Summits 1969-1991. Paper presented at the 7th European Social Science History Conference, Lisbon 26th February – 1st March 2008, http://aei.pitt.edu/7802/01/MEYER_2008_Network_of_transnational_communication.pdf
  7. 2007. Habermas' Dream or Habermas' Nightmare? A Transnational, Participatory European Public Sphere at the Maastricht European Council 1991? In European Voices. Actors and Witnesses of European Integration, Third HEIRS Conference, Geneva 2007, http://www.heirs-eu.org/documents/heirscolloquium2007.pdf.
  8. 2007. Does Mediatisation mean more Conflict? The Case of the European Councils 1969-1991. Paper presented at the Fourth ECPR General Conference, Pisa 2007, Panel PN 367 Contesting the Political Space over Europe, http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/generalconference/pisa/papers/PP568-1.pdf
  9. 2006. A European Public Sphere at the Summits of The Hague (1969) and Paris (1974)? Common Issues and Frames in British, French and German newspapers. In The Making and Unmaking of the European Union: "Fifty-five Years of Crabwalk?" Second HEIRS Conference, Portsmouth 2005, 37-44, http://www.heirs-eu.org/documents/heirscolloquium2005.pdf.

 

Review Essays

  1. 2020. New Publications on Nuclear History. Review Essay on: Augustine, Dolores L.: Taking on Technocracy. Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present, New York: Berghahn Books 2018; Eckert, Astrid M.: West Germany and the Iron Curtain. Environment, Economy & Culture in the Borderlands. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2019; Forstner, Christian: Kernphysik, Forschungsreaktoren und Atomenergie: Transnationale Wissensströme und das Scheitern einer Innovation in Österreich. Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum 2019; Pohl, Natalie. Atomprotest am Oberrhein: Die Auseinandersetzung um den Bau von Atomkraftwerken in Baden und im Elsass (1970-1985). Stuttgart: Steiner 2019. In: NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 28 (4), 629-634.
  2. 2019. Kernkraft, Gesellschaft und Demokratie in den 1970er- und 1980er-Jahren. Sammelrezension zu: Gaumer, Janine: Wackersdorf. Atomkraft und Demokratie in der Bundesrepublik 1980–1989. München  2018 & Schramm, Luise: Evangelische Kirche und Anti-AKW-Bewegung. Das Beispiel der Hamburger Initiative kirchlicher Mitarbeiter und Gewaltfreie Aktion im Konflikt um das AKW Brokdorf 1976–1981. Göttingen  2018. In: H-Soz-u-Kult 4.06.2019. http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-29811 .
  3. 2016. Where did Environmentalism come from? Between the Global and the Local. Review Essay on Zelko, Frank. 2013. Make it a Green Peace. Oxford UP, Rome, Adam. 2013. The Genius of Earth Day. New York: Hill & Wang and Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. 2013. Arming Mother Nature. The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism. Oxford: Oxford UP. In: H-Soz-u-Kult 21.07.2016. http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-22483
  4. 2009. Europäische Integration und Identität. Review Essay on: Seidendorf, Stefan. 2007. Europäisierung nationaler Identitätsdiskurse? Ein Vergleich französischer und deutscher Printmedien. Baden-Baden: Nomos and Müller-Härlin, Maximilian. 2008. Nation und Europa in Parlamentsdebatten zur Europäischen Integration. Identifikationsmuster in Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien nach 1950. Baden-Baden: Nomos. In Historische Literatur 7 (1), 466-469; H-Soz-u-Kult 28.02.2009, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2009-1-172.
  5. 2006. Postwar European integration: Europe recast. Review Essay on: Dinan, Desmond. 2004. Europe recast: a History of European Union. London: Palgrave; Elvert, Jürgen. 2006. Die Europäische Integration. Darmstadt: WBG; Judt, Tony 2005. Postwar. A History of Europe since 1945. New York: Penguin. In Historische Literatur 4 (3): 341-348; H-Soz-u-Kult 22.09.2006, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2006-3-212.
  6. 2006. Reprinted in Jean Monnet Nyheder 28: 30-43, Jean Monnet Centre, University of Aarhus.
  7. 2004. Gibt es eine Europäische Öffentlichkeit? Neuere empirische Studien zu Demokratiedefizit, Legitimation und Kontrolle in Europa. In Berliner Journal für Soziologie 14 (1): 135-143.

 

Book Reviews

  1. forthcoming 2021. Fickers, Andreas; Griset, Pascal (2019) Communicating Europe. Technologies, Information, Events. Basingstoke: Palgrave." H-Soz-Kult.
  2. 2020. Simon Märkl: Big Science Fiction. Kernfusion und Popkultur in den USA. Bielefeld: Transcript 2019. Technology and Culture 61 (3):983-4.
  3. 2019. Dolores L. Augustine: Taking on Technocracy. Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present, New York: Berghahn Books 2018." In: Sehepunkte 19 (7/8), http://www.sehepunkte.de/2019/07/32930.html
  4. 2019. Petric, Hrvoje and Ivana Zebec Silj, eds. 2017. Environmentalism in Central and Southeastern Europe. London: Lexington Books. In: East-Central Europe 46: 161-164.
  5. 2018. Transnational Anti-Nuclear Protest. Tompkins, Andrew. 2016. "Better Active than Radioactive!" Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press. In H-German, September2018, http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=48455
  6. 2018. Milder, Stephen 2017. Greening Democracy. The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In Werkstattgeschichte No. 78, 107-110, https://werkstattgeschichte.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WG78_107-110_Meyer_Greening.pdf
  7. 2018. Kemper, Claudia (ed.) Gespannte Verhältnisse. Frieden und Protest in Europa während der 1970er und 1980er Jahre. Essen: Klartext. In H-Soz-u-Kult, 14.05.2018, https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-27252
  8. 2016. Waldsterben. Birgit Metzger 2015. „Erst stirbt der Wald, dann du!“. Das Waldsterben als westdeutsches Politikum (1978–1986). Frankfurt. Campus. In Neue Politische Literatur 61 (2), 335-336.
  9. 2014. Internationale Umweltpolitik: Thorsten Schulz-Walden. Anfänge globaler Umweltpolitik. Munich: Oldenbourg. In Neue Politische Literatur 59 (1), 168-170.
  10. 2013. Gesellschaftsgeschichte der Atomkraft(kontroverse): Karena Kalmbach 2011. Tschernobyl und Frankreich. Frankfurt. Peter Lang. In Neue Politische Literatur 58 (1), 150-151.
  11. 2013. Lowe, Keith 2012. Savage Continent. Europe in the Aftermath of World War II. London: Viking. In H-Soz-u-Kult, 15.03.2013, http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2013-1-176
  12. 2012. The Making of a European Public Sphere. Media Discourse and Political Contention, ed. by Ruud Koopmans and Paul Statham. 2010. Cambridge. Cambridge UP. In Perspectives on Politics 10 (4), 1105-1106.
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Supervised Dissertations

Melina Antonia Buns, Oslo, Norway

GREEN INTERNATIONALISTS
NORDIC ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION, 1967-1988

submitted in October 2020

Teaching

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2019-                 Courses in European Studies, Free University Berlin FUBIS Summer and Winter School Programme

2015-2019        Courses in European Studies, International Political and Cultural History, NTNU Trondheim, Norway

2014-2015        Courses in Environmental Studies, New York University Berlin

2012-                 Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

2010-2015        Courses in European Studies, Political Science, Global Environmental History, History of Ideas, European History, University of Aarhus, Denmark

2008–2010       Courses in European Studies and European History, University of Portsmouth, UK

2002                Course in International History on China/Taiwan, Humboldt University Berlin

Lectures

Invited Talks

09/2020            Nukleare Geschichte Deutschlands. Lehren aus der Vergangenheit für die Zukunft (Nuclear History of Germany, Lessons from the Past), Evangelische Akademie Loccum

01/2020            „Geschichte schreiben: Das Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Von der Atomeuphorie über die Nuklearkontroverse bis zur Energiewende“ (Writing History: The Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe. From Nuclear Euphoria to Energy Transition), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe

  • Wie man Atomforschung(szentren) historisch untersucht. Internationale Perspektiven" ("How to research nuclear research centres - international perspectives)"

12/2019            Workshop European infrastructures and transnational protest movements, Deutsches Museum / Rachel Carson Centre, Munich

  • ‘Not in anyone’s backyard’ On the multiple levels of protest in high modernity (Invited Keynote)

05/2019            Free University Berlin, University Lecture Series: 

The Nuclear Conflict in Germany – until Eternity? - 8.5. 2019: 17 Uhr (in German)

03/2019           Academy " Abt Jerusalem" of the Lutheran Church of Brunswick

09/2018            Leibniz Associations Day on Sustainable Development Goals, Berlin

  • Between Ambitious Rhetorics and Political Compromise. The EU’s Discourse and Policy of Sustainability

10/2017            The Environment and European Public Sphere: Perception, Actors, Policies, Writing a new History of Europe, EHNE /DHI Paris

  • Actors and Publics in the Europeanization of Environmental Policy

 

Conference contributions (since 2016)

07/2021            European Society for Environmental History Conference, Bristol, UK

  • Roundtable “Writing Nuclear History” – organiser and contributor
  • Environmental Law without Teeth? The Rise of Legal and Economic Instruments in European Environmental Policy since the 1980s

06/2021            Council for European Studies Conference, Online/Rejkjavik, Iceland

  • Making Europeans’ lives better. How European Parliament norm entrepreneurs initiated Community social and environmental policies (paper with M. Roos)

06/2021            Law and Policy in European Integration, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

  • Legal Principles and the Shaping of the Early Environmental Policy of the European Communities

03/2021            Digital Methods and Resources in Legal History, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

  • Actors, Networks, Issues in the Academic Emergence of European Law – a Digital History Approach

    11/2019            The European Commission 1986-2000. History and memories of an institution, Centre for Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen

    • The European Commission and Environmental Policy 1986-2000

    10/2019            Workshop Law meets History, Historical Archives of the European Union, Florence

    • The History of European Environmental Law

    08/2019            European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference: Boundaries in/of Environmental History, Tallinn, Estonia

    • The world’s worst located nuclear power plant: Danish and Swedish cross-border perspectives on the Barsebäck nuclar power plant (joint paper with A. Kaijser)
    • National sovereignty vs transboundary environmental risks: How the European Communities failed to make rules regarding cross-border consultation on nuclear plants in the 1970s

    06/2018            Key Biographies in the Legal History of the European Union, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

    • Taking the member states to court. Ludwig Krämer and the implementation of European Environmental Law in the 1980s and 1990s

    06/2018            La RUCHE Conference “Writing Environmental History in the 21st Century”, Lyon

    • The Pitfalls of Interdisciplinarity and the Clash of Societal Subsystems. Insights from the HoNEST - History of Nuclear Energy and Society project

    06/2018            KFG “The Transformative Power of Europe”, Abschlusskonferenz, FU Berlin

    • Importing ideas – the Polluter Pays Principle, the OECD, and International Economic Experts

    02/2018            How New are Renewables? Historicising Energy Transitions, Forschungszentrum des Deutschen Museums Berlin, organisiert von Helmuth Trischler und Patrick Kupper

    • ”Hvad skal ind – sol og vind!” The Societal Debates on (Nuclear) Energy and the Origins of Danish Energy Transition in the 1970s

    11/2017            Siting Nuclear Installations at the Border, Autoren-Workshop, organisiert von Astrid Kirchhof, Arne Kaijser und Jan-Henrik Meyer

    • Barsebäck: Swedish and Danish Perspectives on a Nuclear Power Plant at the Border (with Arne Kaijser)

    11/2017            Chernobyl’s Political Consequences, Autoren-Workshop, organisiert von Christoph-Becker-Schaum, Marianne Zepp und Jan-Henrik Meyer, Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

    • Swedish and Danish Responses to Chernobyl (with Arne Kaijser)

    10/2017            Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit. Auseinandersetzung um die Nutzung der Kernenergie und insbesondere den Umgang mit hochradioaktiven Abfällen, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik, FU Berlin

    • HoNESt – ein Zwischenstand: Inter- und transdisziplinäre Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse zur Geschichte von Atomkraft und Gesellschaft in 20 Ländern

    09/2017            Borders and Technology, Tensions of Europe Conference, Athens, Panel: Reactors at the Border: Transnational Implications

    • 20 km from Copenhagen Market Square. Danish Perspectives on the Swedish Nuclear Power Plant Barsebäck

    09/2017            Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions, ENIUGH European Congress on World and Global History Conference, Budapest, Panel: Ecological Transformations and Disasters in Global Environmental History

    • Moving ahead, regardless. The Strange Non-Ruptures of Nuclear History

    06/2017            European Society for Environmental History ESEH Conference, Zagreb, Panel: Adapting to Europe: Environmental NGOs and the Europeanization of Environmental Policy-Making in the 1970s and 1980s

    • Getting organized in Brussels. The European Environmental Bureau and the Challenge of Diversity in the 1970s and 1980s

    01/2017            The History of EU-Law in Transnational and National Perspective, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

    • The European Parliament and the Development of EU Law

    12/2016            Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst. Changing Practices, Structures and Perceptions in Environmental Policy and Politics (1970s-1990s), Böll-Stiftung, Berlin

    • The Critique of Nuclear Power and the Search for Alternatives in Denmark

    03/2016            European Social Science History Conference, Valencia, Panel: History of Nuclear Energy and Society: Nuclear power, international organizations and anti-nuclear movements in a comparative and transnational perspective

    • Challenging the Ultimate Resource. Reviewing Social Movement Approaches to the Nuclear Energy Conflict in a Historical Perspective

     

    PUBLIC EVENTS

     

    12/2017            „Internationale Organisations, Environment and Critique of Growth“, book talk, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, moderator: Marianne Zepp

    • Presentation: International Organizations and Environmental Protection

    11/2017            ‚„Better Active than Radioactive“ The transnational origins of the anti-nuclear movement‘, book talk, Heinrich-Böll-foundation, moderator Marianne Zepp

    • Discussant: Jan-Henrik Meyer

    09/2017            “Discussing the Past, Present and Future of Nuclear Power”, Workshop for“Stakeholders” of theProjekts HoNESt – History of Nuclear Energy and Society, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

    • Organisation and Moderation: Jan-Henrik Meyer

    05/2017            5-year Anniversary  of the Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History, organised by Astrid Kirchhof and Jan-Henrik Meyer, Berlin

    • The Great Chernobyl Mystery – How Ignorance become Policy and Politics – Prof. Kate Brown
    • Moderators: Astrid Kirchhof and J.-H. Meyer

    02/2016            Special event of the Berlin-Brandenburger Colloquiums on Environmental History, organised by Astrid Kirchhof and Jan-Henrik Meyer, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin

    • Global Environmental History of the Industrial Revolution – Prof. John R. McNeill
    • Moderators: Astrid Kirchhof und J.-H. Meyer

    Media

    March 2021

    11 March 2021 (10th anniversary of Fukushima), Arte TV

    Interview on nuclear installations at national borders in documentary: An Zéro, Luxembourg

     

    June 2020

    Expert interview in

    Jacobsen, Hanne Østli. 2020. "KLIMASPESIAL ATOMKRAFT. Vi går ikke inn her med mindre vi må."  Morgenbladet, Oslo (Nr. 25/ 26. juni–2. juli 2020).

     

    December 2019

    Expert interview on Habitats Directive with Walter Wilhelm for German Press Agency (dpa) wire service, 4 December 2019

    "Wissenschaft Juristen fordern Ausgehverbot für Katzen" (Lawyers demand keeping Cats indoors)