Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof Dr Christiane Eisenberg



Former Chair British History and Society




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Christiane Eisenberg was professor of British history and Director of the Centre for British Studies.

Before joining Humboldt-Universität in 1998 she worked as a research associate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld and then as an assistant professor at the University of Hamburg. She held a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Professor Eisenberg has published widely, in particular on the social and cultural history of Britain and Germany as well as on methodological problems of historical comparisons and cultural transfer research.

Her main research foci are the history of modern sport and the history of modern market society. This latter research interest includes a long-term analysis of British history from the middle ages to the present. She is currently writing a book on The Sporting Spirit of Capitalism.