Prof. Dr. Marc Frey

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Prof. Dr. Marc Frey

Professor of Contemporary History – History of International Relations

  • Venia Legendi in Modern History (2004), Ph.D. (1996) and M.A. (1992) from the University of Cologne. Undergraduate and Graduate studies at the Universities of Cologne, Nijmegen and Calgary.

[+] Publications

Books

  • Geschichte des Vietnamkriegs (C.H. Beck: München 1998, 10th. ed. München 2016) (Italian translation Storia della guerra in Vietnam (Einaudi: Torino 2008))
  • Dekolonisierung in Südostasien. Die Vereinigten Staaten und die Auflösung der europäischen Kolonialreiche, 1930-1961 (Oldenbourg: München 2006)
  • Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Niederlande. Ein neutraler Staat im politischen und wirtschaftlichen Kalkül der Großmächte (Akademie Verlag: Berlin 1998)

Edited Volumes and Special Issue Journals

  • (ed.) Asianisms. Regionalist Interactions & Asian Integration (Singapore: NUS Press 2016) (with Nicola Spakowski)
  • (ed.) International Organizations and Development 1945-1990 (Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series) (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2014) (with Sönke Kunkel and Corinna R. Unger).
  • (ed.) Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge Imperial and Postcolonial Studies) (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2011) (with Jost Dülffer)
  • (ed.) Asian Experiences of Development in the 20th Century, (= Comparativ.
  • Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 19.4 (2009), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2010.
  • (ed.) Asianismen seit dem 19. Jahrhundert, special issue of Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung 18:6 (2008) (with Nicola Spakowski)
  • (ed.) Jost Dülffer. Frieden Stiften. Deeskalations- und Friedenspolitik im 20. Jahrhundert (Böhlau: Köln 2008) (with Ulrich S. Soénius and Guido Thiemeyer)
  • (ed.) Regionalism in the Age of Globalism: Concepts of Regionalism (University of Wisconsin Press: Madison 2005) (with Lothar Hönnighausen, James Peacock & Niklaus Steiner).
  • (ed.) The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonization, (M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, NY, and London 2003, and Singapore University Press: Singapore 2004) (with Ronald W. Pruessen & Tan Tai Yong).
  • (ed.) Verfassung, Demokratie, Politische Kultur: U.S.-amerikanische Geschichte in transatlantischer Perspektive. Gesammelte Aufsätze von Jürgen Heideking (WVT Verlag: Trier 2002). (with Heike Bungert & Christof Mauch).
  • American Intelligence and the German Resistance to Hitler. A Documentary History. Ed. by Jürgen Heideking & Christof Mauch with the assistance of Marc Frey (Westview Press: Boulder/CO 1996).

Journal Articles

  • "Neo-Malthusianism and development: shifting interpretations of a contested paradigm", Journal of Global History 6 (2011), 75-97.
  • "Writing the History of Development: A Review of the Recent Literature", Contemporary European History 20 (2011), 215-232 (with Soenke Kunkel).
  • "Experten, Stiftungen und Politik: Zur Genese des globalen Diskurses über Bevölkerung seit 1945" in: Zeithistorische Studien/Studies in Contemporary History, Vol. 4, No 1+2 (2007): 137-159.
  • "Zivilgesellschaft in historischer Perspektive. Die Niederlande und Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert", in: Zentrum für Niederlande-Studien Jahrbuch 16 für 2005 (2006): 11-32.
  • "Das Scheitern des begrenzten Krieges: Vietnamkrieg und Indochinakonflikt" in: Zeithistorische Forschungen 2 (2005): 17-34.
  • "Die Vereinigte Ostindische Kompagnie und Thailand im 17. Jahrhundert. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der eurasischen Interaktion", in: Zentrum für Niederlande-Studien Jahrbuch 15 (2004): 109-133.
  • "Tools of Empire: Persuasion and the U.S. Modernizing Mission in Southeast Asia," in: Diplomatic History 27.4 (2003): 541-566.
  • "Control, Legitimacy, and the Securing of Interests: European Development Policy in Southeast Asia from the late Colonial period to the 1960s", in: Contemporary European History 12.4 (2003): 395-412.
  • "Visions of the Future: The United States and Colonialism in Southeast Asia 1940-1945," in: Amerikastudien/American Studies 48.3 (2003): 365-388.
  • "Drei Wege zur Unabhängigkeit. Die Dekolonisierung in Indochina, Indonesien und Malaya nach 1945," in: Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 50 (2002): 399-433.
  • "Kriegsziele, Politik und Wirtschaft: Deutschland und die Niederlande im Ersten Weltkrieg," in: Zentrum f. Niederlande-Studien Jahrbuch 9 (1998): 174-194.
  • "Trade, Ships, and the Neutrality of the Netherlands in the First World War," in: International History Review, 19.3 (1997): 541-562.
  • "Der Vietnamkrieg in der neueren amerikanischen Forschung," in: Neue Politische Literatur, 42.1 (1997): 29-47.
  • "Deutsche Finanzinteressen an den Vereinigten Staaten und den Niederlanden im Ersten Weltkrieg," in: Militärgeschichtliche Mitteilungen 53 (1994): 327-353.
  • "Historische Biographik und Psychoanalyse", in: Ex Tempore [Nijmegen, The Netherlands] 8 (1989): 68-75.

Book Chapters

  • Introduction“, in: Marc Frey & Nicola Spakowski, eds., Asianims. Regionalist Interactions & Asian Integration (NUS Press: Singapore, 2016), 1-18 (with Nicola Spakowski).
  • “International Organizations, Global Development, and the Making of the Contemporary World Order”, in: Marc Frey, Sönke Kunkel, Corinna R. Unger, eds., International Organizations and Development 1945-1990 (Palgrave: London 2014), 1-22. (with Sönke Kunkel and Corinna R. Unger)
  • “A Revolutionary Process? Decolonization and International Law”, in: Norbert Frei & Annette Weinke, eds., Toward a New Moral World Order. Menschenrechtspolitik und Völkerrecht seit 1945 (Wallstein: Göttingen, 2013), 94-105.
  • “Entwicklungspolitik”, in: Jost Dülffer and Wilfried Loth, eds., Dimensionen internationaler Geschichte (Oldenbourg: München, 2012), 293-312.
  • “Les tentatives de reconquête et leur échec. L'agonie de l'empire hollandais en Asie du Sud-Est”, in: Pierre Brocheux, ed., Les décolonisations au XXè siècle. La fin des empires européens et japonais (Armand Colin: Paris, 2012), 49-63.
  • “Eurasian Interactions: Siam and the Dutch East India Company during the 17th Century”, in: Volker Grabowsky, ed., Southeast Asian Historiography: Unravelling the Myths. Essays in honour of Barend Jan Terwiel (River Books: Bangkok, 2011), 162-177.
  • “Dutch Elites and Decolonization”, in: Jost Dülffer and Marc Frey, eds., Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge Imperial and Postcolonial Studies) (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2011), 56-73.
  • "Selbstbestimmung und Zivilisationsdiskurs in der amerikanischen Aussenpolitik 1917-1950", in:Jörg Fisch, ed., Die Verteilung der Welt. Selbstbestimmung und das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker (Oldenbourg: München, 2011), 157-172.
  • "Die Bundesrepublik und der Prozess der Dekolonisierung", in: Eckart Conze, ed., Die Herausforderung des Globalen in der Ära Adenauer (Bouvier: Bonn, 2010), 179-192.
  • "Decolonization and Dutch-American Relations", in: Hans Krabbendam, Cornelis A. van Minnen & Giles Scott-Smith, eds., Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations 1609-2009 (Boom: Amsterdam & State University of New York Press, Albany 2009), 609-620.
  • "Die Vereinigten Staaten und die Dritte Welt während des Kalten Krieges", in: Bernd Greiner & Dierk Walther, eds., Heiße Kriege im Kalten Krieg (Hamburger Edition: Hamburg 2006), 27-56.
  • "Mao Zedong. Nationalist und Despot", in: Stig Förster et al, eds., Kriegsherren der Weltgeschichte. 22 Historische Portraits (C.H. Beck: München 2006), 357-372. "Concepts of Region in International History", in: Marc Frey, Lothar Hönnighausen, James Peacock & Niklaus Steiner, eds., Regionalism in the Age of Globalism: Concepts of Regionalism (University of Wisconsin Press: Madison 2005): 15-26.
  • "Indoktrination, Entwicklungshilfe und "State Building": Die USA in Südostasien, 1945-1960“, in: Boris Barth & Jürgen Osterhammel, eds., Zivilisierungsmissionen. Imperiale Weltverbesserung seit dem 18. Jahrhundert (Konstanzer Universitätsverlag: Konstanz 2005), 335-362.
  • ”The Indonesian Revolution and the Fall of the Dutch Empire," in: The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonization, eds. Marc Frey, Ronald W. Pruessen & Tan Tai Yong (M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, NY 2003), 83-104.
  • "Introduction," in: The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonization, eds. Marc Frey, Ronald W. Pruessen & Tan Tai Yong (M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, NY 2003), vii-xiv.
  • "Gender, Tropes and Images. A Commentary," in: Jessica Gienow-Hecht & Frank Schumacher, eds., Culture and International History (Berghahn Books: New York 2003), 215-220.
  • "Vietnam: Friedenssuche und Konfliktlösung in vergleichender Perspektive," in: Bernd Wegner, ed., Wie Kriege enden (Schöningh: Paderborn 2002), 281-306.
  • "Anglo-Dutch Relations during the First World War", in: Nigel Ashton & Duco Hellema, eds., Unspoken Allies: Anglo-Dutch Relations since 1780 (Amsterdam UP: Amsterdam 2001), 59-84.
  • "Das Ende eines Kolonialreiches: Dien Bien Phu, 13. März bis 7. Mai 1954," in: Stig Förster, ed., Schlachten der Weltgeschichte. Von Salamis bis Sinai (C.H. Beck: München 2001) (3. ed. München 2003), 358-373.
  • "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Eine amerikanische Legende," in: Philipp Gassert & Christof Mauch, eds., Präsidentenfrauen (DVA: Stuttgart 2000), 179-193.
  • "Bullying the Neutrals: The Case of the Netherlands," in: Roger Chickering & Stig Förster, eds., Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (Cambridge UP: New York 2000), 179-198.
  • "The Neutrals and World War One," in: Forsvarsstudier/Defense Studies 3/2000 (Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, Oslo, Research Papers), 39 pp.
  • "Creations of Sovereignty and the Waning of Influence: Southeast Asian-European Relations after formal Decolonization," (Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Research Monographs 1999/26: Bangkok 1999), 36 pp. Reprinted in Piyanart Bunnag, Franz Knipping & Sud Chonchirdsin, eds., Europe-Southeast Asia in the Contemporary World: Mutual Images and Reflections 1940s to 1960s (Nomos: Baden Baden 2000), 1-40.
  • "Überlegungen zum amerikanischen Anti-Kolonialismus und Südostasien," in: Ralph Dietl & Franz Knipping, eds., Begegnung zweier Kontinente. Die Vereinigten Staaten und Europa seit dem Ersten Weltkrieg (WVT Verlag: Trier 1999), 187-208.
  • "Revolution, War and the Passage of Empire: The United States, France and Indochina, 1945-1960," in: Franz Knipping, Piyanart Bunnag u. Vimolvan Phatharodom, eds., Europe and Southeast Asia in the Contemporary World: Mutual Influences and Comparisons (Nomos: Baden Baden 1999), 193-203.
  • "Deutsch-niederländische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen im Ersten Weltkrieg," in: Deutsch-niederländische Beziehungen in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft, ed. by the Deutsch-Niederländische Gesellschaft e.V. (DNG: Berlin 1999), 95-123.
  • "Die Niederlande als transatlantischer Vermittler, 1914-1920“, in: Ragnhild Fiebig-von Hase & Jürgen Heideking, eds., Zwei Wege in die Moderne. Amerika und Deutschland 1900-1920 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier: Trier 1998), 177-198.
  • "Kriegsziele, Politik und Wirtschaft: Deutschland und die Niederlande im Ersten Weltkrieg," in: Zentrum f. Niederlande-Studien Jahrbuch 9 (1998): 174-194.
  • "Lyndon B. Johnson: Great Society und Vietnam Trauma", in: Jürgen Heideking, ed., Die amerikanischen Präsidenten (Beck: München 1995; 5th ed. 2009), 361-370.

[+] Research

Individual Projects

  • A Global History of the Dutch Empire, 1600 to the Present [book project] (more information coming soon)

Funded Projects

  • A Global History of Urban Development Policies since 1945 - Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2014-2018)

     Urban Development

  • Development beyond Industrialization: Studies on the International History of the Development of Rural Areas since 1950 - Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2015-2018)
  • Anatomy of an Elite: The Influence of Members of the Indian Civil Service on the Foreign Policy of Independent India - Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2014-2017)

     Anatomy of an Elite

  • A career in colonial and postcolonial India – Subimal Dutt: A Political Biography - Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2011-2014)

     A career in colonial and postcolonial India (GER)

  • Colonialism and International Law - Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2010-2013)

     Colonialism and International Law (GER)

  • Asianisms in the 20th Century: Asia as Point of Reference for the (Re)Definition of Spaces, Identities and Power Structures - Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2009-2013)

     Asianisms

[+] Teaching

My teaching interests focus, broadly speaking, on 19th and 20th centuries international history. On a regular basis, I offer lecture courses on European History in the 20th century and on Decolonization. I also like teaching courses on population discourses, development history, Southeast Asia in the 20th century, and African contemporary history. For current courses, see course listings:

 

[+] Functions

Bundeswehr University Munich

  • Beauftragter für DFG-Angelegenheiten an der Universität der Bundeswehr
  • Member, Faculty Council, Faculty of Public Affairs and Social Science
  • Member, Commission for the Promotion of Younger Scholars
  • Liaison professor for younger scholars

Membership

  • International Studies Association
  • Society for the History of American Foreign Relations
  • German Association for American Studies
  • Bavarian America Academy
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband

Editorial Board Member

Referee

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Alexander v. Humboldt Foundation
  • Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • Volkswagen Foundation
  • Thyssen Foundation
  • Deutsche Stiftung Frieden
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Swiss National Fund (SNF)
  • National University of Singapore Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, English Historical Review, Cold War History Journal, Contemporary European History, Journal for Modern European History, International History Review, Amerikastudien/American Studies, Harvard University Press

[+] CV

Research and Teaching Positions

2013
Professor of Contemporary History--History of International Relations, Bundeswehr University Munich Adjunct Research Professor of International History, Jacobs University Bremen
2011-2013
Professor, Helmut Schmidt Chair of International History, Jacobs University Bremen
2006-2011
Associate Professor, Helmut Schmidt Chair of International History, Jacobs University Bremen
2005-2006
Professor of International History and the History of Peace and Conflict Studies (pro tempore), Department of History, University of Cologne
2004-2005
Lecturer, Center for Dutch Studies, University of Münster
2003-2004
Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar
2000-2003
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of History, University of Cologne (DFG Project “The United States and the Dissolution of European Empires”)
2000
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, National University of Singapore (3 months)
1995-2000
Lecturer, North American Studies Program, University of Bonn
1992-1995
Research Assistant, Institute for North American History, Department of History, University of Cologne

Fellowships and Award

2011
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. (Public Policy Scholar, 6 months)
2008
Offermann-Hergarten Award of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cologne
2007
H-Soz-u-Kult/Das Historische Buch 2007 (best book in the category „Non-European History“)
2006
Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation (publication grant)
2003/04
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar, fellow (10 months)
2001
German Historical Institute Washington DC (research grant, 3 months)
2000
European Union, Senior EU-ASEAN fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, National University of Singapore (3 months)
1997
Roosevelt Study Center Middleburg (research grant, 1 month)
1996
Nederlandse Overzee Trustmaatschappij Foundation, The Hague (publication grant)
1995
Morrenstichting, The Hague (research grant, 1 month)
1994
German Historical Institute London (research grant, 3 months)
1994
German Marshall Fund of the United States (research grant, 2 months)
1988/89
State of North-Rhine Westphalia (Stipend for graduate studies at Radboud University Nijmegen (10 months)

Contact

Universität der Bundeswehr München Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften

Historisches Institut

Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
Building 33, Room 3272
85579 Neubiberg

Tel.: +49 89 6004 3133
marc.frey ( at ) unibw.de


Office Hour: Open Office Thursday afternoon and by appointment


Research Interests

  • European Colonialism and Decolonization
  • International Politics of Southeast Asia
  • American Foreign Relations in the 20th Century
  • History of Development Policies and Development Cooperation
  • Civil Society in Comparative Perspectives