Valeska Huber

Year 2019

Universität Wien

Institut für Zeitgeschichte

Spitalgasse 2/4
A-1090 Wien

Portrait of Valeska Huber
Photo: Die Junge Akademie / Katarzyna Mazur

Research areas

  • International and Global History

  • Migration and Mobility

  • Political Communication and Global Publics


  • 2022
    Tenure Track Professorship for Contemporary History

  • 2018
    Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

  • 2017-Present
    Head of the Emmy Noether Research Group, Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 2011-2016
    Research fellow, Colonial and Global History, German Historical Institute London

  • 2007-2011
    Lecturer, Modern and Contemporary History, University of Konstanz

  • 2010
    Fellow, Insitute for Advanced Study Konstanz

  • 2009
    Ph.D., University of Konstanz (Funding, among others, through the German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

  • 2006-2007
    Visiting fellow, Harvard University

  • 2004
    M.Phil., Modern European History, University of Cambridge (Funding from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Arts and Humanities Council, and the European Trust)

  • 2003
    B.Sc., Government and History, London School of Economics and Political Science (Funding through the German Academic Scholarship Foundation)


  • Cambridge University Press, 2013

    Channelling Mobilities: Migration and Globalisation in the Suez Canal Region and Beyond, 1869-1914

  • In: Special Section Journal of Contemporary History: Social Planning in Late Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts, Journal of Contemporary History 52/1 (2017), S. 3-15.

    Global Histories of Social Planning

  • In: Special Section Journal of Contemporary History: Social Planning in Late Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts Journal of Contemporary History 52/1 (2017), S. 95-117.

    Planning Education and Manpower in the Middle East, 1950s-60s

  • In: Eric Tagliacozzo and Shawkat Toorawa (Hg.) The Hajj: Pilgrimage in Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), S. 175-195.

    International Bodies: The Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Emergence of International Health Regulations

  • In: Liat Kozma, Avner Wishnitzer and Cyrus Schayegh (Hg.), A Global Middle East: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880-1940 (London: IB Tauris, 2015), S. 81-108.

    Education and Mobility: Universities in Cairo between Competition and Standardization 1900-1950

  • In: Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education (2015), S. 77-93.

    International Agendas and Local Manifestations: Universities in Cairo, Beirut and Jerusalem after World War I

  • Boris Barth, Stefanie Gänger, und Niels P. Petersson (Hg.), Globalgeschichten: Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven (Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2014), S. 175-204.

    Eine Sprache für alle: Basic English und die Grenzen der Globalgeschichte

  • European Review of History – Revue européenne d’histoire 19/1 (2012), S. 141-161.

    Connecting Colonial Seas: The “International Colonisation” of Port Said and the Suez Canal during and after the First World War

  • In: Jörn Leonhard, Ulrike von Hirschhausen (Hg.), Comparing Empires: Encounters and Transfers in the Long Nineteenth Century (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011), S. 37-59.

    Highway of the British Empire? The Suez Canal between Imperial Competition and Local Accommodation

  • In: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 36 (2010), S. 317-341.

    Multiple Mobilities: Über den Umgang mit verschiedenen Mobilitätsformen um 1900

  • In: Historical Journal 49/2 (2006), S. 453-476.

    The Unification of the Globe by Disease? The International Sanitary Conferences on Cholera, 1851-1894