Klaus Nathaus

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Academic interests

I am a social historian working on popular culture in Britain, (West) Germany and the US from the late 19th to the end of the 20th century. I am particularly interested in the history of the voluntary organisation of leisure, the development of public entertainment spaces and the production of popular music from the rise of Tin Pan Alley to the advent of the internet. As a certified historian and a hobby sociologist, I am also interested in the dialogue between the two disciplines.

Courses taught

  • Twentieth-Century Social History in the West: Issues and Approaches (HIS 2317/4317): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2317/
  • The History of Popular Culture and Society in the West, 1880-2000 (HIS 2362/4362): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2362/
  • Historiography and Historical Theory: Accounting for Change and Continuity (HIS 4011): http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS4011/
  • History and the Social Sciences: A Nervous Romance?: Themes and Theories of Social History since the 1960s: http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/iakh/HIS2310/

Background

I studied at Ruhr University in Bochum and Technical and Humboldt University in Berlin, where I graduated in 2001. I received my PhD in 2008 for a dissertation on the comparative history of leisure clubs and associations in Britain and Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries. Subsequently, I worked at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology at Bielefeld University and at the University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, before I came to Oslo in June 2014.

 

Publications

Book

Organisierte Geselligkeit. Deutsche und britische Vereine im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009 (=Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft; 181) (Organised Sociability: German and British Clubs in the 19th and 20th Centuries)

 

Edited Volumes

(with Frédéric Döhl and Gesa ZurNieden:) Erkenntnismöglichkeiten von Genrekonzepten, themed issue of MusikTheorie 30, 1 (2015)

Europop: The Production and Consumption of a European Popular Culture (special issue of European Review of History 20:5 (2013)) (reprinted as: Made in Europe: The Production of Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century, London: Routledge 2014)

(with David Gilgen:) Change of Markets and Market Societies: Concepts and Case Studies, special issue of Historical Social Research 36:3 (2011)

(with Hendrik Vollmer:) End of Messages? The State of the Dialogue between History and Sociology, special issue of InterDisciplines: Journal of History and Sociology 1 (2010)

 

 

Journal Articles

Die Musik der weißen Männer: Zur Kritik des popgeschichtlichen Emanzipationsnarrativs, in: Mittelweg 36, 4-5 (2016), 81-97

‘All dressed up and nowhere to go’?: Spaces and conventions of youth in 1950s Britain, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 41, 1 (2015) (=special issue "Gegenwelten", ed. Astrid Mignon Kirchhof & Nina Leonhard), 40-70 PDF

From Versatility to Art and Authenticity: The Making of Popular Music's Genre Matrix, 1890-1930, in: MusikTheorie 30, 1 (2015), 23-42

Popular Music in Germany, 1900-1930: A Case of Americanisation? Uncovering a European Trajectory of Music Production into the 20th Century, in: European Review of History 20.5 (2013), 755-776 PDF

The Production of Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century Western Europe: Trends in and Perspectives on 'Europop', in: European Review of History 20.5 (2013), 737-754 PDF

(with C. Clayton Childress:) The Production of Culture Perspective in Historical Research: Integrating the Study of the Production, Reception and Meaning of Symbolic Objects, in: Zeithistorische Forschungen / Studies in Contemporary History 10, 1 (2013), 89-100

Nationale Produktionssysteme im transatlantischen Kulturtransfer. Zur „Amerikanisierung“ populärer Musik in Westdeutschland und Großbritannien im Vergleich, 1950-1980, in: Werner Abelshauser et al. (eds.), Kulturen der Weltwirtschaft, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012, 202-227 (= Geschichte und Gesellschaft; 24) (National Production Systems in the Transatlantic Transfer of Culture: The „Americanisation“ of Popular Music in West Germany and Britain Compared, 1950-1980) PDF

From Dance Bands to Radio and Records: The Promotion of Popular Music and the Decline of the "Schlager" Genre in West Germany, 1945-1964, in: Popular Music History 6:3 (2011), 289-309

Turning Values into Revenue: The Markets and the Field of Popular Music in the US, the UK and West Germany (1940s to 1980s), in: Historical Social Research 36, 3 (2011), 136-163

Vereinsgeselligkeit und soziale Integration von Arbeitern in Deutschland, 1860-1914. Mit einem vergleichenden Blick auf den britischen Fall, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft 36 (2010), 1-30 (Clubs and Social Integration of Workers in Germany, 1860-1914. With a Comparative View on the British Case)

Leisure Clubs and the Decline of the Weimar Republic: A Reassessment, in: Journal of Contemporary History 45:1 (2010), 27-50

 

Handbook Articles

Sozialgeschichte und Historische Sozialwissenschaft (Social History and Social Science History), in: Frank Bösch, Jürgen Danyel (eds.), Zeitgeschichte - Konzepte und Methoden, Göttingen 2012, 206-226 (online in Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte, 24. 9.2012, URL: https://docupedia.de/zg/Sozialgeschichte_und_Historische_Sozialwissenschaft?oldid=84656)

Ruhreisenstatut (Ruhr Statute), in: Wolfgang Benz (ed.), Deutschland unter alliierter Besatzung, Berlin 1999, 362-364 (Art. „Ruhr Statute“)

 

Further Articles and Book Chapters

The history of the German popular music industry in the twentieth century, in: Michael Ahlers, Chistoph Jacke (eds.), Perspectives on German Popular Music, London: Routledge 2017, 247-252

Vom polarisierten zum pluralisierten Publikum: Populärmusik und soziale Differenzierung in Westdeutschland, ca. 1950-1985, in: Jürgen Osterhammel, Martin Rempe, (eds.), Kommunikation im Musikleben: Harmonien und Dissonanzen im 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015, 251-275 (From a Polarised to a Pluralised Audience: Popular Music and Social Differenciation in West Germany, c. 1950-1985) PDF

'Moderne Tanzmusik' für die Mitte der Gesellschaft. Diskotheken und Disk-Jockeys in Deutschland, 1960-1978, in: Jürgen Danyel, Alexa Geisthövel, Bodo Mrozek (eds.): Popgeschichte. Band 2: Fallstudien einer Zeitgeschichte des Populären, Bielefeld: transcript 2014, 155-176 ('Modern Dance Music' for the Majority: Discotheques and Disc Jockeys in West Germany, 1960-1978) PDF

Auf der Suche nach dem Publikum: Popgeschichte aus der 'Production of Culture'-Perspektive, in: Alexa Geisthövel, Bodo Mrozek (eds.): Popgeschichte. Band 1: Ansätze und Methoden zu einer Zeitgeschichte des Populären, Bielefeld: transcript 2014, 127-153 (In Search for the Audience: Pop History from the Production of Culture Perspective) PDF

Why was there a 'Rock Revolution' in Britain? Comparing the Production and Evaluation of Popular Music in Britain and West Germany, 1950-80, in: Christiane Eisenberg, Andreas Gestrich (eds.): The Cultural Industries in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Britain and Germany Compared, Augsburg: Wißner 2012, 170-186

Between Club and Commerce: Comparing the Organisation of Sports in Britain and Germany from the Late Nineteenth to the early Twentieth Century, in: Christiane Eisenberg, Andreas Gestrich (eds.): The Cultural Industries in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Britain and Germany Compared, Augsburg: Wißner 2012, 77-91 (reprinted in Wray Vamplew, (ed.), Sports History: Vol. III, London: Routledge 2014)

Was ist politisch am unpolitischen Verein? Freizeitvereine und politische Systementwicklung in der Weimarer Republik, in: Vittoria Borsò et al. (eds.), Die Macht des Populären. Politik und populäre Kultur im 20. Jahrhundert, Bielefeld: transcript 2010, 57-84 (What is „Political“ About Clubs? Leisure Clubs and the Development of the Political System in the Weimar Republic) PDF

(with Hendrik Vollmer:) Moving Inter Disciplines: What kind of cooperation are interdisciplinary historians and sociologists aiming for?, in: InterDisciplines 1 (2010), 64-93 PDF

The Role of Associativity in the Evolution of Modern Sport: A Comment on Stefan Szymanski’s Theory, in: Journal of Sport History 36:1 (2009), 115-122

Soziale Integration in Freizeit- und Geselligkeitsvereinen zwischen 1860 und 1933. Das Beispiel Essen, in: Essener Beiträge 119 (2006), 125-156 (Social Integration in Leisure and Social Clubs between 1860 and 1933: The Example of Essen)

Das Soziale der sozialen Gerechtigkeit – eine Frage von Werten? Voraussetzungen der Bürgergesellschaft aus historischer Perspektive, in: Dis/kurs. Politikwissenschaftliche und geschichtsphilosophische Interventionen 2/2006, 41-46 (The „Social“ of Social Justice – A Question of Values? Conditions for a Civil Society in Historical Perspective)

  • Nathaus, Klaus (2015). "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go"? Spaces and Conventions of Youth in 1950s Britain. Geschichte und Gesellschaft.  ISSN 0340-613X.  41(1), s 40- 70
  • Nathaus, Klaus (2015). From Versatility to Art and Authenticity: The Making of Popular Music's Genre Matrix, 1890-1930. Musiktheorie.  ISSN 0177-4182.  30(1), s 23- 42
  • Nathaus, Klaus (2015). Popular Music in Germany, 1900-1930: A Case of Americanisation? Uncovering a European Trajectory of Music Production into the Twentieth Century, In Klaus Nathaus (ed.),  Made in Europe The Production of Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-79444-3.  Kapittel 2.  s 19 - 41
  • Nathaus, Klaus (2015). The Production of Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century Western Europe: Trends in and Perspectives on 'Europop', In Klaus Nathaus (ed.),  Made in Europe The Production of Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-79444-3.  Introduction.  s 1 - 19
  • Nathaus, Klaus (2015). Vom polarisierten zum pluralisierten Publikum. Populaermusik und soziale Differenzierung in Westdeutschland, circa 1950-1985, I: Sven Oliver Müller; Jürgen Osterhammel & Martin Rempe (red.),  Kommunikation im Musikleben. Harmonien und Dissonanzen im 20. Jahrhundert.  Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  ISBN 9783525300701.  13.  s 251 - 275
  • Nathaus, Klaus (2014). Auf der Suche nac dem Publikum: Popgeschichte aus der 'Production of Culture'-Perspektive, I: Alexa Geisthövel & Bodo Mrozek (red.),  Popgeschichte. Band 1: Konzepte und methoden.  Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-2528-8.  Kapittel 5.  s 127 - 155
  • Nathaus, Klaus (2014). 'Moderne Tanzmusik' für die Mitte der Gesellschaft. Diskotheken und Disk-Jockeys in Deutschland, 1960-1978, I: Bodo Mrozek; Alexa Geisthövel & Jürgen Danyel (red.),  Popgeschichte. Band 2: Zeithistorische fallstudien 1958-1988.  Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8376-2529-5.  Kapittel 8.  s 155 - 179

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  • Nathaus, Klaus (ed.) (2015). Made in Europe The Production of Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-79444-3.  170 s.

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