Dr. Daniel Michael Hadwiger
Research Associate | Department for Historical Research

Daniel Hadwiger joined IRS as a research assistant in the third-party funded research project “Urban Authenticity: Creating, contesting, and visualizing the built heritage in European cities since the 1970s” (UrbAuth) in June 2020. He is responsible for the subproject “Urban Authenticity in the Context of Urban Development and Migration in Marseille" (France). He is also project coordinator of the project “UrbAuth”. Within the framework of the project, he is also involved in works on the visual transmission of the built heritage in Berlin-Brandenburg.

He studied history and European literature at the Universities of Mainz, Université de Bourgogne (Dijon), University of Tübingen and at the Université Aix-Marseille. From 2014 to 2019 he worked on a dissertation on the history of welfare in Germany and France during the Second World War. In July 2019 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Nationale Solidarität und ihre Grenzen. Die deutsche Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt und der französische Secours national im Zweiten Weltkrieg“ at the University of Tübingen. His thesis received the prize of the „Deutsch-Französisches Historikerkomitee/Comité franco-allemand des historiens“. He is associated with the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin.

Projects

Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

“Authenticity” as the purportedly “original”, “pure”, or “true” character of persons, objects or practices has become a major public discourse, a powerful driver of heritage debates and cultural change and a key research issue in the humanities. From theatre and museums studies to heritage conservation and the historical sciences scholars dispute the ways in which authenticity indicates and triggers cultural change in modern societies. While there is a broad consensus among constructivist approaches that historical authenticity was and is always socially and culturally produced, and that there is no such thing as “the pure” or “the original” in terms of materiality, the case of built heritage seems to challenge this approach. Here strong academic and public controversies have emerged on the role and impact of materiality for authenticity. This project is the first to systematically analyse patterns of such discourses in a transnational historiographical perspective. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2021
Hadwiger, D. M. (2021). Marc Angelil: Migrant Marseille: Architectures of Social Segregation and Urban Inclusivity. H-Soz-u-Kult.
Hadwiger, D. M. (2021). Nationale Solidariät und ihre Grenzen: Die deutsche "Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt" und der französische "Secours national" im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (Schriftenreihe des Deutsch-Französischen Historikerkomitees; No. 18). Stuttgart: Steiner.

Selected Publications by Type

Monograph
Hadwiger, D. M. (2021). Nationale Solidariät und ihre Grenzen: Die deutsche "Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt" und der französische "Secours national" im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (Schriftenreihe des Deutsch-Französischen Historikerkomitees; No. 18). Stuttgart: Steiner.
Review in Journal
Hadwiger, D. M. (2021). Marc Angelil: Migrant Marseille: Architectures of Social Segregation and Urban Inclusivity. H-Soz-u-Kult.

Talks

2021
Authentisierungsdebatten im Umgang mit (post)kolonialem Bauerbe in Marseille, 1945–2020

Doktorandenkolloquium DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1913, BTU Cottbus

July/07/2021

Transforming a city's image by destruction. The demolition and reconstruction of the old port of Marseille, 1943-1958

Interrupted Spaces, Engineered Traditions

June/30/2021
Bamberg (digital)

Tor zum Orient? Orientalismus und postkoloniale Spuren im Bauerbe von Marseille

Seminar der Arbeitsgruppe für Kunst und Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

May/28/2021
Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany

2020
Multikulturelle Stadt ohne Monumente? Authentisierungsprozesse im Bauerbe von Marseille, 1945–2015

2. Workshop "Urban Authenticity: Creating, Contesting, and Visualising the Built Heritage in European Cities since the 1970s" (UrbAuth)

October/05/2020
IRS, Erkner, Germany