Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer

Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University

(FUBiS)

Email
jhmeyer[at]gmx.de

Dr. Jan-Henrik Meyer is an expert in the field of politics and history of the European Union and closely focuses on democracy, public sphere and identity, as well as on environmental and energy policy. He is currently working as a researcher and project manager at the University of Copenhagen as part of the HoNESt project (History of Nuclear Energy and Society), a European interdisciplinary research endeavor. Mr. Meyer analyses nuclear energy from a comparative and transnational perspective and covers topics such as the international anti-nuclear movement as well as the history and the development of nuclear energy in Denmark - a pioneer country in wind energy.

Mr. Meyer has taught various courses in European Studies in Portsmouth (England), Aarhus, (Denmark) and Trondheim (Norway), as well as Environmental Studies at NYU Berlin.

Current FUBiS courses:

  • Since 2015: Associate Professor and Project Manager, Saxo Institut, University of Copenhagen
    Researcher and communications project manager within the collaborative EU Horizon 2020 research project HoNESt: History of Nuclear Energy and Society http://www.honest2020.eu
  • Since 2016: Associated Researcher, The Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam
    From the anti-nuclear movement to renewable energies. Denmark in a transnational perspective. 
  • 2015 - 2016: Associate Professor, European Studies, History Department, NTNU Trondheim, Norway
  • 2014 - 2015: Visiting Professor, Environmental Studies, New York University Berlin
  • 2010 - 2015: Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow, Aarhus, Universitet, Denmark
    Collaborative research project on the history of the European Parliament; Marie-Curie Intra-European project on the European environmental policy.
  • 2008 - 2010: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, University of Portsmouth, UK,
    Project on the beginnings of the environmental policy of the European community
  • 2008: Dr. phil., Freie Universität Berlin
    Dissertation „The European Public Sphere. Media and Transnational Communication in European Integration 1969-1991” (Franz Steiner 2010).
  • 1995 - 2001: Studying Modern History, Political Science and Sociology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
    European Studies, London School of Economics & Political Science an der Duke University.
    Thesis on German memory culture in the 20th century by the example of Remembrance Day
  • 2015 - 2017: NTNU Trondheim, European Studies
    "Introduction to the European Union", "European Culture and Identity", "European Integration Theory", "European Cultural History", "European Security",
  • Since 2014: New York University, Berlin, Department of Environmental Studies
    "Environmental Social Movements", "Environment and Society";
    City Tours in Berlin: Berlin Wall Walks, Berlin’s Memorials, Traces of Berlin’s Rail Terminals
  • Since 2012: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of History, Modern and Contemporary History 
    "Berlin-Brandenburger Colloquium für Umweltgeschichte", Colloquium with international and local speeches on environmental history, with A. Kirchhof
  • 2010 - 2015: Aarhus University, Department of Culture and Society, European Studies
    (amongst others) "European Institutions and Politics", "Contemporary Issues in European Politics", "The History of the Idea of Europe"
    "Methods in Global and International History", "Global Environmental History. Of Nature, Perceptions and Power"
  • 2008 - 2010: University of Portsmouth, European Studies
    (amongst others) "European Union History 1945 to present";"Actors, Networks and Lobbying in the EU", "European Integration", "EU Foreign Policy""Policy and Politics"
  • 2003: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of History
    Proseminar "Chinas Wege in die Moderne. Politische, wirtschaftliche und soziale Modernisierung in Taiwan und der VR China, 1949-89" (together with M. Stoyke)

European Politics and Modern History in transnational perspective

  • European integration: democracy, identities, public sphere; environmental and energy politics
  • Parliamentarianism in Europe and the European Union
  • Environmental politics in international organizations and the European Union
  • History of European Law
  • Media, public sphere, and democracy beyond the national state
  • Memory and history politics in Europe
  • Social movements, esp. anti-nuclear and environmental movements

(selection)

Monograph

  • 2010. The European Public Sphere. Media and Transnational Communication in European Integration 1969-1991. (Studies on the History of European Integration 10, edited by Jürgen Elvert). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

Editor

  • 2017. International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer, New York: Berghahn.
  • 2014. Global Protest against Nuclear Power. Transfer and Transnational Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s, edited by A. M. Kirchhof and J.-H. Meyer, Special issue of Historical Social Research Vol. 39, No. 1.
  • 2013. Societal Actors in European Integration. Polity-Building and Policy-Making 1958-1992, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • 2010. Non-State Actors in European Integration in the 1970s, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. Special issue of Comparativ Vol. 20, No. 3.

Articles

  • 2017. Who Should Pay for Pollution? The OECD, the European Communities and the Emergence of Environmental Policy in the early 1970s. In: European Review of History / revue européenne d’histoire Vol. 24, No. 3, 377-398.
  • 2014. Transnationale Geschichte. Eine Perspektive. In Historische Mitteilungen der Ranke-Gesellschaft HMRG, Vol. 26 (2013/14), No. 1, 145-161.
  • (with Astrid M. Kirchhof) 2014. Global Anti-Nuclear Protest. Transfer and Transnational Exchange in the 1970s and 1980s. In Historical Social Research. Vol. 39, No. 1, 165-190.
  • 2014. Where do we go from Wyhl? Transnational Anti-Nuclear Protest in the 1970s. In Historical Social Research. Vol. 39, No. 1, 212-235.
  • 2012. L'européanisation de la politique environnementale dans les années 1970. In Vingtième Siècle. No. 113, 117-126.
  • 2011. Green Activism. The European Parliament's Environmental Committee promoting a European Environmental Policy in the 1970s. In Journal of European Integration History. Vol. 17, No. 1, 73-85.
  • 2010. Greening Europe? Environmental interest groups and the Europeanization of a new policy field. In Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung. Vol. 20, No. 3, 83-104.
  • (with Wolfram Kaiser) 2010. Non-state actors in European integration in the 1970s: Towards a Polity of Transnational Contestation. In Comparativ.Vol. 20, No. 3, 7-24.

Book Chapters (revised)

  • To be published: 2018. Nature: From protecting regional landscapes to regionalist self-assertion in the age of the global environment. In: Regionalism and Modern Europe: Regional Identity Construction and Regional Movements from 1890 until the Present, edited by Xosé M. Núñez Seixas and Eric Storm. London: Bloomsbury, 65-82.
  • (with W. Kaiser) 2017. International Organizations and Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 1-29.
  • 2017. From Nature to Environment: International Organisations and Environmental Protection before Stockholm. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 31-73.
  • 2017. Making the Polluter Pay. How the European Communities established Environmental Protection. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 182-210.
  • (with W. Kaiser) 2017. Setting Agendas, Building Institutions and Shaping Binding International Commitments. In: International Organizations and Environmental Protection. Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century, edited by W. Kaiser and J.-H. Meyer. New York: Berghahn, 317-332.
  • 2016. Der Haager Gipfel 1969. Von den Krisen der 1960er Jahre zum europäischen politischen System. In: Geschichte der europäischen Integration bis 1989. Quellen und Essays, hg. von H. Kaelble und R. Hohls. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 163-174.

Working Paper (revised)

Book chapters

  • 2017. "Bürgerschaftliches Engagement über Grenzen? Europäische Umweltpolitik und transnationale Vernetzung von Umweltgruppen in den 1970er Jahren." In Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung. Infrastrukturen, Akteure, Diskurs, hg. von Jens Ivo Engels, Nina Janich, Jochen Monstadt and Dieter Schott. Frankfurt: Campus, 52-71.
  • 2014. Getting started: Agenda-setting in European Environmental Policy in the 1970s. In The Institutions and Dynamics of the European Community, 1973-83, edited by J. Laursen. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 221-242.
  • 2013. Un faux départ? Les acteurs français dans la politique environnementale européenne des années 1970. In Une protection de l'environnement à la française, XIXe-XXe siècles, edited by J.-F. Mouhot and C.-F. Mathis. Seyssel: éditions Champ Vallon, 120-130.
  • 2008. The Fall and Rise of the European Public Sphere. Path Dependent Responses to European Integration. In Dialogo sull'Europa Vol. III, edited by F. Di Sarcina, L. Grazi and L. Scichilone. Florence: Centro editoriale toscano: 327-340.

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