Chair for Modern and Contemporary History / North American History

Prof. Dr. Heike Bungert

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Secretarial Office: Maren Thölking

The study of North America’s history is fascinating, not only because Canada occupies the second largest territory in the world and because the United States still has a leading role in global politics, but also because the history of this vast region is marked by diversity and contrasts.

In Münster, one of the few German universities offering classes in North American History, we study the whole breadth of North American History, from its settlement by the ancestors of the American Indians 25,000 B.C.E. to the colonial periods and the creation of Canada and the USA, from the different immigration waves and the resulting close relationships with other countries to domestic developments and contemporary global entanglements.

We have a special focus on the history of Native Americans, German immigration to the United States, religious history (especially Evangelism and Civil Religion), History and Film, transnational entanglements, youth movements and social protests in the United States, as well as the history of conservative women’s movements in the USA. We welcome students and visiting faculty from around the world.


Native American History: Wampanoag homesite Plimoth Plantation
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