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Christina Reimann

Researcher

Christina Reimann
Researcher
history
christina.reimann@gu.se

Room number: 1424
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
historia@gu.se
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Christina Reimann

Christina studied History and Political Theory at Sciences Po Paris and graduated in 2008 with a Master thesis on the media representation of the French Third Republic’s “crisis” in the 1930s. In 2014, she received her PhD in History from Humboldt University Berlin with a thesis on the constitutional transformations in late 19th century Western Europe. In 2015/16 she held a fellowship at a research cluster (SFB) at the University of Marburg and at the Leibniz-Institute of European History in Mainz. She is now postdoc-researcher at the CERGU and the Department of Historical Studies. Since 2012, she is affiliated to the French-German research institute Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin.

Christina’s research covers the 19th and early 20th centuries with an emphasis on the “high-modernity”; it is characterized by several overarching topics and approaches:

She conceives her work as a cultural and social history of law, studying the cultural embeddedness of legal rules, their applications in various social contexts and the discursive construction of (constitutional) law. In her PhD dissertation, she studied the education reform debates in France, Belgium and England as constitutional debates and as a representation of the legitimation crisis of liberal constitutionalism (1865 to 1904). Her postdoc project is concerned with the transformations within the domain of social security when the assurance-principle became paramount and state run schemes were introduced (1880 to 1914). Inspired by the Law and Society approach, she looks at the legal practice and cultural appropriations of social security schemes in the particular context of the port cities of Rotterdam and Antwerp.

Both projects are in different ways concerned with the “expansion” of modern statehood – through the introduction of state-run primary education and the creation of statutory social security schemes. She shows that this process was always contested, fragmentary and paralleled by alternative techniques. Her work deals with the very tension marking the era of “high modernity”, that is between an intensified national integration process and an increasing transnationalism due to a new dimension of entanglement between societies.

Christina therefore considers her work as transnational history, studying actors and spaces which counteracted the dynamics and logics of the nation state. In her PhD she scrutinized the transnational connections of education reformers, the entanglement of their actions and discourses within a seemingly “national” debate. In her postdoc project she is concerned with the port cities of Antwerp and Rotterdam seen as “microcosms of transnationalism”, marked by various forms of (human) mobility and (ethnic) diversity. The port cities were particular cases of “borderlands” raising questions about their integration into the (national) security communities.

For a full project description, list of publications and CV, please go to:
https://cmb.hu-berlin.de/team/profil/christina-reimann/

Latest publications

Advertising and the Rule of Law. Law in Representation of Insurance in Late 19th Century Netherlands
Christina Reimann
V. Massimo Minale/V. Amorosi (eds), History of Law and Other Humanities: Views of the Legal World Across the Time, Madrid, Carlos III University of Madrid, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Multiple Sources of Law and Socio-Cultural Boundaries: Social Insurance in the Port Cities of Antwerp and Rotterdam around 1900
Christina Reimann
Andreja Katancevic, Milos Vukotic, Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde and Valerio Massimo Minale (eds), History of Legal Sources: The changing Structure of Law, Belgrade, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Law Publishing and Information Center, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Zwischen Verfassungskrise und Verfassungskult: Der Verfassungswandel in Belgin im späten 19. Jahrhundert
Christina Reimann
S. Bischoff et al. (eds), „Belgium is a beautiful city“? Resultate und Perspektiven der Historischen Belgienforschung, Munster/New York, Waxmann, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Putting the Rural World on the Road of Progress? Experiences of Failure by Local Activists of the Belgian Education League (c. 1865–1884)
Christina Reimann
de Spiegeleer, Christoph / Liberaal Archief (eds), The Civilising Offensive. Social and Educational Reform in 19th Century Belgium , Berlin, DeGruyter Oldenbourg, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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2019

Advertising and the Rule of Law. Law in Representation of Insurance in Late 19th Century Netherlands
Christina Reimann
V. Massimo Minale/V. Amorosi (eds), History of Law and Other Humanities: Views of the Legal World Across the Time, Madrid, Carlos III University of Madrid, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

2018

Multiple Sources of Law and Socio-Cultural Boundaries: Social Insurance in the Port Cities of Antwerp and Rotterdam around 1900
Christina Reimann
Andreja Katancevic, Milos Vukotic, Sebastiaan Vandenbogaerde and Valerio Massimo Minale (eds), History of Legal Sources: The changing Structure of Law, Belgrade, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Law Publishing and Information Center, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Zwischen Verfassungskrise und Verfassungskult: Der Verfassungswandel in Belgin im späten 19. Jahrhundert
Christina Reimann
S. Bischoff et al. (eds), „Belgium is a beautiful city“? Resultate und Perspektiven der Historischen Belgienforschung, Munster/New York, Waxmann, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Putting the Rural World on the Road of Progress? Experiences of Failure by Local Activists of the Belgian Education League (c. 1865–1884)
Christina Reimann
de Spiegeleer, Christoph / Liberaal Archief (eds), The Civilising Offensive. Social and Educational Reform in 19th Century Belgium , Berlin, DeGruyter Oldenbourg, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

2017

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