Professor Cornelie Usborne

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Professor Cornelie Usborne
PhD (Open), BA (Open)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Historical Research
Department of Humanities, Roehampton University Erasmus House Roehampton Lane London SW15 5PU
020 8392 3000
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Modern History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

modern German history, especially women’s history and social history of medicine (the history of sexuality, reproduction and population policy); the history of crime and the use of visual sources in history; presently researching `Imagined Pleasure, Ambivalent Practice. A cultural history of women’s sexuality in Weimar and Nazi Germany

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Sep-2016 `Abtreibung in der Weimarer Republik. Weibliche Fordrungen und Erfahrungen’, in Lutz Niethammer/Silke Satjukow eds., “Wenn die Chemie stimmt….” Gender Relations and Birth Control in the Age of the “Pill” (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2016)

Edited Book

 Abortion in Weimar Germany: Women's demands and experiences 

01-Mar-2016 `Bio-Politics and Gender in the First World War and Weimar Germany’, in Gabriele Metzler/Dirk Schumann eds., Geschlechter(un)ordnung und Politik in der Weimarer Republik (Bonn: Dietz, 2016);

Edited Book

 The response to pronatalism and eugenics by feminists and ordinary women during the First World War and the new German republic after it.  

01-Oct-2013 Co-editor(with Beat Kümin), Special Forum on `At home and in the workplace: domestic and occupational space in Western Europe since the middle ages’, History & Theory (2013).

Journal articles

03-Jan-2011 `Social Body, Racial Body, Woman’s Body. Discourses, Policies, Practices from Wilhelmine to Nazi Germany, 1912-1945’, Historical Social Research, special issue on `Fertility’ (2011)

Journal articles

01-Jan-2010 Picturing the Past

Special issue, Cultural & Social History, 7, issue 4, with Charlotte Behr and Sabine Wieber

01-Jan-2007 Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany

London/New York: Berghahn Books

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