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Prof Jonathan Osmond 

Professor Jonathan Osmond
Position:Research Professor in Modern European History

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74251
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building Room 5.42

Research Interests

  • German art in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Social and cultural history of the German Democratic Republic
  • German rural society

Selected Publications

Jonathan Osmond (2011) German art collections and exhibits since 1989: the legacy of the GDR. German Monitor No 74. pp 215-36.

Ausma Cimdina and Jonathan Osmond (2006) Power and Culture: Hegemony, Interaction and Dissent. Edizioni Plus – Pisa University Press.

Jonathan Osmond (2006) Politische Symbolik in der deutschen Kunst. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte. No 20. pp 22-30.

Patrick Major and Jonathan Osmond (2002) The Workers’ and Peasants’ State: Communism and Society in East Germany under Ulbricht 1945-71. Manchester University Press.

Jonathan Osmond (1993) Rural Protest in the Weimar Republic: The Free Peasantry in the Rhineland and Bavaria. Macmillan and St Martin’s Press.

Research Projects

Building the Devil’s Bridge: Studies in German art + history since 1800

Impact and Engagement

Trustee of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Invited speaker at conference "Die andere Moderne? Bildwelten in der DDR - Perspektiven einer Neubewertung", Weimar October 2012

Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Potsdam University 2007 and 2011