Prof. Dr. Ingrid Lohmann

Professor for Intellectual and Social History of Education

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Universität Hamburg
Faculty of Education
Von-Melle-Park 8
20146 Hamburg

After her studies of education, philosophy, sociology and psychology at the University of Münster, Germany, Ingrid Lohmann was researcher in an interdisciplinary history of science project at the Institute of Didactics of Mathematics, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Her doctoral thesis deals with Schleiermacher's theory of knowledge and the curriculum development during the Prussian educational reforms of the early 19th century.
Her Habilitation thesis is about the relations between Bildung and the evolving concepts of eloquence during the emergence of a bourgeois public sphere in Germany, 1750-1850.

She led several German Research Foundation (DFG) projects on the history of Jewish education and is editor of the History of Jewish Education in Germany series: Jüdische Bildungsgeschichte in Deutschland, 2001 ff., in 2014 with a volume on Naphtali Herz (Hartwig) Wessely's Divre shalom ve-emet (1782-1785).

Together with Christine Mayer she presented a paper on 'Origins of 18th Century Educational Theory and Practice in Rhetoric and Gender Anthropology' at the conference on Education & Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century (1688-1832), University of Cambridge, 2005.

Together with Julika Böttcher she presented a paper on 'Changing Images of Turks and Turkey - Self-Conceptions of German Educationists as Agents of Nation-Building in Imperial Germany and the Ottoman Empire' at the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE 37): Culture and Education, University of Istanbul, June 24-27, 2015.

Ingrid Lohmann is member of the advisory board of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (MCAS)–Jewish Scepticism and of the editorial board of Bildungsgeschichte. International Journal for the Historiography of Education (IJHE)

    Research interests:
    history of public education; history of Jewish education in Germany; privatisation, commercialisation, effects of neoliberalism on public education;
    images of Turks and Turkey in the history of education in Germany
Publications    Research   Series: Jüdische Bildungsgeschichte in Deutschland  (History of Jewish Education in Germany)

Publications & online articles in English:

Commercialism in Education, in European Educational Research Journal vol. 1, 3, 2002, 550-565.  

Universities, the Internet and the Global Education Market, in World Yearbook of Education 2006, 17-32.

Every School as a Small Business. A privatization of the political is occuring worldwide today, in Indymedia Oct. 26, 2006.

The »Good Government« of the education system: Bertelsmann Foundation, in Tertium Comparationis 13 (2007) 2, 234-248.

Educating the Citizen: Two Case Studies on Inclusion and Exclusion in Prussia in the Early 19th Century, in Paedagogica Historica, vol. 43, 1, 2007, 7-27.

Dimensions of Eighteenth-century Educational Thinking in Germany: Rhetoric and Gender Anthropology, (with C. Mayer) in History of Education, vol. 37, 1, 2008, 113-139.

Lessons from the history of education for a 'century of the child at risk' (with C. Mayer) in Paedagogica Historica 45, special issue 1 & 2 (2009), 1-16.

Children and youth at risk. Historical and international perspectives, ed. with Christine Mayer and Ian Grosvenor, Frankfurt am Main et al.: Peter Lang 2009.

Book review: E. Ben-Rafael, O. Glöckner & Y. Sternberg: Jews and Jewish Education in Germany Today. Leiden, Boston 2011. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 12.2 (2013), (E-print link)

Naphtali Herz Wessely (1725-1805), Conservative Revolutionary of Education. English short version of "Vom Versuch, die europäische Aufklärung nach Aschkenas zu importieren", in: Naphtali Herz Wessely - Worte des Friedens und der Wahrheit. Dokumente einer Kontroverse über Erziehung in der europäischen Spätaufklärung. Münster, New York: Waxmann 2014. ResearchGate (2020).

Cleansing the Contact Zone. A Neglected Chapter of German-Turkish Relations in the Long 19th Century. English draft version of "Lieber Türken als Levantiner - Deutsche Kolonialinteressen an der Türkei und die Stimme der Pädagogik im langen 19. Jahrhundert", in: Türken- und Türkeibilder im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert - Pädagogik, Bildungspolitik, Kulturtransfer, ed. by Ingrid Lohmann & Julika Böttcher. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt (tbp) 2020. ResearchGate 2020.

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