Christian Bailey joined the Open University as Lecturer in History in 2011. He received his PhD from Yale University in 2008 and has since been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, a Lecturer at Balliol College, University of Oxford and a Senior Visiting Researcher at the Modern European Research Centre in the History Faculty at the University of Oxford.
He is a Committee Member of the German History Society.
As a mew member of the production module team, Christian Bailey is writing three chapters for the third level module on twentieth century history, A327 Europe 1914-1989: War, Peace, Modernity. He is focusing on ‘(Re)Constructing Eastern Europe after 1945’; ‘Shaking the Cold War Order: Politics and Popular Protest, 1968-1975’; and ‘The “Second Cold War” and the Search for a Social Peace, 1975-1989’.
He also teaches and examines the following modules:
A326 Empires 1492-1973
AA312 Total War and Social Change: Europe 1914-1955
Since joining the department, Christian Bailey has been a member of the ‘War, Conflict and Politics in the 20th Century’ research group. He has written a number of articles concerned with ideas of Europe and processes of Europeanization. His dissertation focused on conceptions of Europe in and beyond interwar and post-Second World War Germany and will soon be published as a monograph by Berghahn Books. As a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, he worked on a comparative history of emotions project, writing articles on the bestowing of honour in Britain and Germany and on the conceptual history of social emotions in Britain, Germany and France from the eighteenth century to the present day. He is currently planning a second book project on the history of love, focusing on love relationships between Jews and other Germans c. 1874-1968, highlighting how conceptions, representations and practices of love changed from the period when civil marriages were instituted in Germany to the high-point of the sexual revolution of the last century. In addition, he is co-operating in an international research project on an ‘entangled history of civility, emotions and virtue’, c. 1870-1920, which seeks to analyse how European conceptions of civility were developed through encounter not only between Europeans but also with non-Europeans, often in a colonial context.
Translation of Frevert, Bailey et al, Gefühlswissen. Eine lexikalische Spurensuche in der Moderne, (New York and Oxford (OUP), 2013)
Forthcoming book, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Conceptions of Europe in Germany, 1926-1950, (New York and Oxford (Berghahn), 2012)
U. Frevert, C. Bailey et al, Gefühlswissen. Eine lexikalische Spurensuche in der Moderne, (Frankfurt a. M./New York (Campus), 2011) Find out more about this book
‚Zusammenfühlen – zusammen fühlen?‘ in Frevert, Gefühlswissen. Eine lexikalische Spurensuche in der Moderne, (Frankfurt a.M./New York, 2011)
Article ‘From an international to a transnational history of European integration: some stages on the journey’ in Korean Journal of European Integration 3
Article ‘The European Discourse in Germany 1939-1950: Three Case Studies’ in German History 28/4 Read this article online
Article ‘The Continuities of West German History: Conceptions of Europe, Democracy and the West’ in Geschichte und Gesellschaft 36/4 More information about this article
‘Honour bestowed and felt? Verdienstorden in the Federal Republic of Germany after 1945’, in J. Brunner (ed.), Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte, (Göttingen, 2010) Find out more
Book chapter with J. Wardhaugh and R. Leiserowitz, 'Intellectual Dissidents and the Creation of European Spaces 1918-1989' in M. Conway and K. Patel (eds.), Europeanization in the Twentieth Century: Historical Approaches, (Basingstoke, 2010) Find out more about this book
See also Open Research Online for further details of Christian Bailey’s research publications.