Kim Christian Priemel

Professor - History
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Following studies in modern history, public law, and English literature at the Universities of Freiburg and St Andrews, I graduated in 2002 and earned my PhD from Freiburg University with a dissertation in business history in 2007. After stints at the Munich-based Institute of Contemporary History and Viadrina University Frankfurt I was an assistant professor (2009-2016) and a Dilthey Fellow (2012-2016) at Humboldt University Berlin. Upon completion of my Habilitation with a study of the Nuremberg war crimes trials I took up an associate professorship at Oslo in 2016. Since 2018 I have been working as a professor of contemporary European history at IAKH. In the past, I have held research fellowships at the German Historical Institute London, Wolfson College Cambridge, and the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

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Academic interests

Within the broad field of contemporary history my research interests include international legal history, the history of Nazi Germany and Holocaust Studies, labour history, modern media history, and problems of historiographical theory. I am currently working on a book project which is tentatively titled “The End of the World of Print” and which looks into how printing both as an industry and as a means of communication was transformed by the advent of electronics and digital media in the latter half of the twentieth century. Particular emphasis will be placed on what these changes meant for those involved in the industry – printers, compositors, bookbinders, but also authors and managers – as well as for consumers, i.e. readers. The project is both international and transnational in scope, reflecting technological transfer, business relations, trade union internationalism, and different implications of similar changes in various national and cultural contexts.

Tags: Contemporary History, Legal History, Social and Economic History, Holocaust Studies, International Histoy, Theory and method


  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2019). Corporate Liabilities: A Genealogy of Business Accountability under International Criminal Law, In Eric Brousseau; Jean-Michel Glachant & Jérôme Sgard (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Institutions of International Economic Governance and Market Regulation.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780190900571.  kap. 26.
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2019). Stimmen im Kopf. Mithören und Mitmachen in den Nürnberger Prozessen (1945–1949). Zeithistorische Forschungen.  ISSN 1612-6033.  16(2), s 375- 387 . doi:
  • Priemel, Kim Christian; Eichenberg, Julia; Lahusen, Benjamin & Payk, Marcus (2019). Eine Maschine, die träumt. Das Recht in der Zeitgeschichte und die Zeitgeschichte des Rechts. Zeithistorische Forschungen.  ISSN 1612-6033.  16(2), s 215- 231 . doi:
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2018). Im Sande verlaufen? Das Ludwigsburger Ermittlungsverfahren gegen das Einsatzkommando 3 und die justizielle Täterforschung nach 1945, I: Jan Erik Schulte & Michael Wildt (red.),  Die SS nach 1945. Entschuldungsnarrative, populäre Mythen, europäische Erinnerungsdiskurse.  Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  ISBN 978-3-8471-0820-7.  Kap..  s 119 - 144
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2018). Multiple Innovation. Computer und die industriellen Arbeitsbeziehungen in den Druckindustrien Großbritanniens, der USA und Westdeutschlands, 1962-1995, I: Frank Bösch (red.),  Wege in die digitale Gesellschaft. Computernutzung in der Bundesrepublik 1955-1990.  Wallstein Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8353-3290-4.  Kap..  s 198 - 224
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2018). National Socialism and German Business, In Shelley Baranowski (ed.),  A Companion to Nazi Germany.  Wiley-Blackwell.  ISBN 978-1-118-93688-7.  17.  s 281 - 298
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2017). Arbeitsverwaltung vor Gericht. Das Reichsarbeitsministerium und die Nürnberger Prozesse 1945–1949, I: Alexander Nuetzenadel (red.),  Das Reichsarbeitsministerium im Nationalsozialismus. Verwaltung – Politik – Verbrechen.  Wallstein Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8353-3002-3.  13.  s 461 - 493
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2017). Entrées "Flick, affaire"; "IG Farben, affaire"; "Krupp, affaire"; "Ministéres, affaire"; "Taylor (Telford)", I: Olivier Beauvallet (red.),  Dictionnaire encyclopédique de la justice pénale internationale.  Berger-Levrault.  ISBN 978-2-85130-2.  F, I, K, M, T.
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2016). Beyond the Saturation Point of Horror. The Holocaust at Nuremberg Revisited. Journal of Modern European History.  ISSN 1611-8944.  14(4), s 522- 547 . doi: 10.17104/1611-8944-2016-4-522 Show summary
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2016). Pionier- und Präzedenzfälle. Der verschlungene Weg von Nürnberg nach Den Haag. Einsicht. Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts.  ISSN 1868-4211.  16(3), s 12- 21
  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2016). Scorched Earth, Plunder, and Massive Mobilization: The German Occupation of Ukraine and the Soviet War Economy, In Jonas Scherner & Eugene White (ed.),  Paying for Hitler’s War: The Consequences of Nazi Hegemony for Europe.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-04970-3.  15.  s 389 - 426

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  • Priemel, Kim Christian (2016). The Betrayal: The Nuremberg Trials and German Divergence. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199669752.  496 s.

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