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)

Selection of

  • 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


    • Workshop "Internationalization"

      Within the framework of a one-day ideas workshop, participants would like to critically reflect on current concepts and practices of internationalization and consider where Die Junge Akademie can set priorities in this important field of science policy.


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    • Publics under Threat - Berlin

      Valeska Huber and Simon Wolfgang Fuchs host this event with the focus on the Middle East and South Asia. Topics will be protest movements and public spheres, e.g. in the context of the Arab Spring or in Iran.


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      Humboldt Graduate School
      Festsaal (2. OG)
      Luisenstraße 56
      10117 Berlin

      19:00 — 20:30

      im Hintergrund verschwommen: Hände halten Handys
    • Workshop „Global Publics and their Actors“

      Valeska Huber, historian and member of Die Junge Akademie, and the team of her Emmy Noether Research Group “Reaching the People: Communication and Global Orders in the Twentieth Century” will organize a one-day workshop on “Global Publics and their Actors” on September 9, 2022.


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      Academy of Sciences and Humanities

      09:30 — 17:00