Pat M. Glazer Chair in the Jewish Studies Program
Mark Roseman was educated in the UK at the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick. He held posts at the Universities of Aston and Keele before taking a chair at the University of Southampton in 2000. He joined Indiana University as a joint appointment in History and Jewish Studies in January 2004.
Roseman began his research working on the post-1945 reconstruction of Germany and on Allied policy in the period of Occupation. This resulted in a number of publications including Recasting the Ruhr 1945-1957. Manpower, economic recovery and labour relations (Berg Publishers 1992) and Neither punitive nor powerless. Western Europe and the division of Germany (Aston Papers in European Politics and Society Number 2, Birmingham 1993, ISBN 1 85449 0141, 50pp). He also worked extensively on the long-term impact of National Socialism and war on Germany, with a number of seminal articles on this theme.
In 1996, Roseman began work on the biography of Marianne Ellenbogen, a German-Jewish woman who survived underground in Nazi Germany. The resulting book, The Past in Hiding published by Penguin in 2000, with other editions in Italy, Germany and the USA, was an exercise in detective work and in the study of memory. It won four major international prizes including the Fraenkel prize, awarded by the Wiener Library, (2000), the Jewish Quarterly's Wingate Literary Prize (2001), the Lucas Prize Project Mark Lynton prize (2002) and one of the premier German literary awards, the Geschwister Scholl Prize for the German edition "‘‘In einem unbewachten Augenbli" (2003). Iwas also short listed for the Koret book awards and the James Tait prize.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Wannsee conference Roseman wrote a new history of that infamous meeting with the UK title The villa, the lake, the meeting. Published in 2002, this volume has since appeared in 11 international editions and has established itself as the standard text on the conference. In 1998 Roseman was awarded an Alexander Humboldt Fellowship for research on a little-known resistance group in Germany, with a number of articles in print, and a monograph on the way. He is also engaged in a broad study on Nazi perpetrators.
As well as this single author research, Roseman has organized or co-organized five international conferences, two of which are already published Generations in Conflict. Youth rebellion and generational identity in Germany 1770-1968 (Cambridge 1995) and (with Carl Levy) Three postwar eras in comparison. Western Europe 1918-1945-1989 (Palgrave 2002). Two other volumes will appear shortly, one of them with Indiana University Press.
Roseman has received two teaching awards, including funding for a project under the UK's History 2000 programme, designed to enhance the quality of teaching in the classroom.