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modern history educator

Detlef Junker, German modern history educator. With Federal Republic Germany military, 1959-1960. Member Association German Historians, Association German Universities, German Association American Studies, European Association American Studies, Society for Historians American Foreign Relations, Ranke-Society for History in Public Life, German Society for International Relations, Lions Club.

Background

Junker, Detlef was born on June 20, 1939 in Pinneberg, Federal Republic Germany. Son of Walter and Margarethe (Grevsmühl) Junker.

Education

Student, University Innsbruck, Austria, 1961. Student, University Kiel, Federal Republic Germany, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kiel, 1967.

Habilitation, University Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1974.

Career

Assistant professor University Stuttgart, 1967-1970. Postdoctoral research fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1971. German Academic Exchange Service fellow Washington, 1971.

Associate professor University Stuttgart, 1974-1975. Professor modern history University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1975-1994, Curt Engelhorn chair for American history, since 1999. Director German History Institute, Washington, 1994-1999.

Professor modern history University Heidelberg, since 1986, founder Schurman Library. for American History, since 1986, founding director, Heiddberg Center for American Studies.

Achievements

  • He also won four canoe sprint world championship medals with three golds (C-1 500 m: 1971, C-1 1000 m: 1966, 1971) and one silver (C-1 1000 m: 1963).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The German Center Party and Hitler, 1932/33, 1969, The Indivisible World Market, 1975, F.D. Roosevelt: Power and Vision, 1979, Struggle for World Power: The United States and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945, 1988, From World Power To Superpower United States Foreign Relations in the 20th Century, 1995, Power and Mission What Drives America, 2003. Guest editor: Germany and the United States 1940-1985, 86. Co-editor: History and Historiography in the 20th Century, 1972, German Parliamentary Debates, 1970-1971, Latin-America at the End of the 20th Century, 1994, The United States and Germany in the Age of the Cold War, 2 vols.

      , 2001. Editor (series) Personality and History, since 1989, Publications of the German History Institute, since 1994, Transatlantic History Studies, since 1994.

Membership

With Federal Republic Germany military, 1959-1960. Member Association German Historians, Association German Universities, German Association American Studies, European Association American Studies, Society for Historians American Foreign Relations, Ranke-Society for History in Public Life, German Society for International Relations, Lions Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travelling in S. American and southern Europe, tennis, skiing, music, theater plays, dancing.

Connections

Married Heike Thiedemann. Children: Claudia, Julia. Married Anja van der Schrieck.

father:
Walter Junker

mother:
Margarethe (Grevsmühl) Junker

spouse:
Heike Thiedemann

spouse:
Anja van der Schrieck.

child:
Julia Junker

child:
Claudia Junker