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Adam A. Blackler

Assistant Professor of History

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Dr. Adam A. Blackler is an assistant professor of history at the University of Wyoming. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2017. Dr. Blackler’s research focuses on German colonialism in Africa and Holocaust & Genocide Studies. His current book project, entitled Heathens, “Hottentots,” and Heimat: The Boundaries of Germanness in Southwest Africa, 1842-1915, explores the transnational dimensions of German colonialism, race, and genocide in German Southwest Africa (DSWA, present-day Namibia), beginning with the arrival of Protestant missionaries in 1842 and concluding with Germany’s entry in World War I. The manuscript contends that after the façade of imperial fantasy gave way to colonial reality, German officials increasingly sought to fortify their presence in Africa using juridical and physical acts of violence.

He is presently co-editing After the Imperialist Imagination: A Quarter Century of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies, a forthcoming anthology on German interactions across the globe, and will publish “The Consequences of Genocide” in A Cultural History of Genocide: The Long Nineteenth Century (forthcoming 2019).
 
Dr. Blackler's Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
 

 
Research Interests

Modern Germany

Colonial/Post-Colonial Africa

Holocaust & Genocide Studies

European Nationalism

Human Rights

 
Publications

Articles

“From Boondoggle to Settlement Colony: Hendrik Witbooi and the Evolution of Germany’s Imperial Project in Southwest Africa, 1884-1894” Central European History 50, No. 4 (December 2017), pp. 449-470
 

Volume Editor

After the Imperialist Imagination: A Quarter Century of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies (Oxford: Peter Lang Press), edited and introduced with Sara Pugach and David Pizzo [Expected Spring 2019]
 

Book Chapters

“Consequences of Genocide,” A Cultural History of Genocide: The Long Nineteenth Century, Bloomsbury Press [Expected Fall 2019]

“Language, Empire, and Nation: Aspiring Settler-Colonists and the Heimat Ideal,” A Quarter Century of Research on Global Germany and Its Legacies (Oxford: Peter Lang Press) [Expected Spring 2019]


Online Articles

“From ‘Erotic Fantasies’ to Colonial Genocide: The Evolution of German Imperial Policy in Southwest Africa after 1884,” Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, May 2018.

“‘A Character Who Makes History’: Hendrik Witbooi and the Evolution of German Imperial Policy in Colonial Namibia,” Cambridge Core Blog, Cambridge University Press

“Interactive Approaches to Teaching Twentieth-Century German History,” AHA Today, American Historical Society, November 2017.

“White Supremacy on Campus: An Ahistorical Campaign of Racial Prejudice,” Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, March 2017.

“Genocide in German Southwest Africa: German Leaders Agree with the Historians—Finally,” Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, September 2016.


Introductions for documents in the online collection German History in Documents and Images: Weimar Republic (1918/19-1933), Eric D. Weitz and Eric S. Roubinek, eds., German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

 

Course Offerings

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

From Kaiser to Kanzlerin: History of Modern Germany

Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy

Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity

Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa

 

  CONTACT:

   History Bldg, room 256

   307-766-5142

   ablackle@uwyo.edu

 

 


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