Andreas Rödder’s main fields of interests cover the history of the Conservatives in mid-Victorian England, German history and international politics in the inter-war period as well as in post-War Europe, the European revolutions and German re-unification of 1989/90 and the change of values in 20th century Western societies.
He has written five major books, comprising “Stresemann’s Legacy. Julius Curtius and German Foreign Policy 1929-1931“ (“Stresemanns Erbe. Julius Curtius und die deutsche Außenpolitik 1929-31”, Schöningh 1996), “The Political Culture of the English Conservatives between Rural Tradition and the Modern Industrial Age 1846-1868” (“Die radikale Herausforderung. Die englischen Konservativen zwischen ländlicher Tradition und industrieller Moderne“, Oldenbourg 2002), a history of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1969-1990 („Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1969-1990“, Oldenbourg 2004), and of German Reunification („Deutschland einig Vaterland. Die Geschichte der Wiedervereinigung“, Beck 2009). His most recent book bearing the title “21.0. A short history of our time“ (“21.0 Eine kurze Geschichte der Gegenwart”) was published in September 2015 (Beck) and received rave reviews as “mastering the apparently impossible”.
Andreas Roedder gained his Staatsexamen from the University of Tübingen in 1991 and his PhD from the University of Bonn in 1995. He taught as an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of Stuttgart, where he gained his Habilitation in 2001. Since 2005 Andreas Rödder has been Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, focussing on international history in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was Visiting Fellow at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich (2001/02), Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, MA (2004) and Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and the German Historical Institute London 2012/13.