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Universität der Bundeswehr, München
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early modern history, global history, warfare, violence, cultural history, siege warfare, European history, intercultural communications, intercultural encounter, history of knowledge, theory of history and historiography
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Anke Fischer-Kattner is an early modern historian at the Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich. Having studied History and Intercultural Communications in Munich and Oxford, she investigated othering and identification in her doctoral dissertation on European travelers in Africa: Spuren der Begegnung. Europäische Reiseberichte über Afrika 1760–1860 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015). Starting with a visiting assistant professorship at Duke University in 2013, she has extended her field of research to the violent encounters of early modern siege warfare, see The World of the Siege. Representations of Early Modern Positional Warfare (Leiden: Brill, 2019), jointly edited with Jamel Ostwald.


Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Europe, Germany, France, Ethiopia
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Atlantic, British Isles, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Government, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Military, Race, Science, Women