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Dr. Lisbeth Matzer

Lisbeth Matzer, Dr.

Assistant Professor


Postal address:

Historisches Seminar
Lehrstuhl für Europäische Geschichte
Postfach 105
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München


Visitor address:

Historisches Seminar
Lehrstuhl für Europäische Geschichte
Schellingstraße 12


K 133




Consultation hours

  • Wednesday, 13.00-15.00 (online or face-to-face)

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Short CV

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Lisbeth Matzer joined the chair of European History at the LMU in late 2020 as assistant professor. Before that she pursued her PhD as MSCA-fellow in the “EUmanties” program at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne (Horizon 2020: MSCA grant No. 713600). She also held positions as lecturer in History of Education at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Summer term 2020) or the Department of Education at the University of Graz (Winter term 2016–2017) and worked as research assistant at the Department of History (Contemporary History, 2016–2017) and the Department of Economic, Social and Business History (2014–2016) at the University of Graz. She studied and obtained her master degrees in history (2016) and continuing education/adult education (2015) at the University of Graz.
Her interests in research and teaching lie in social and cultural histories of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. She especially focuses on histories of consumption, of borderlands, of childhood and youth, inequalities and participation, memory and remembrance as well as of authoritarianism, fascism and/or democratization. In her new project Lisbeth Matzer combines the history of consumption with European Integration history through the investigation of three interconnected pillars: (the branding of) wine as product, regional levels of structural development as national and supranational policy areas and tourism in and to the production areas as a form of consumption.

Her PhD thesis on the Nazi mobilization of youth in occupational and borderland settings was awarded with the Herbert-Steiner-Preis in 2020 (published with Schöningh 2021).

Key Publications

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  • MATZER Lisbeth, Herrschaftssicherung im ‚Grenzland‘. Nationalsozialistische Jugendmobilisierung im besetzten Slowe- nien (1941–1945) (= Nationalsozialistische ‚Volksgemeinschaft‘) (in Vorbereitung bei Schöningh, erscheint im Herbst 2021).
  • LILLIE Karen/MATZER Lisbeth/RIETTIENS Lilli, Power relations, preservation and voice. Introducing the special issue on writing histories of education with autobiographical materials. In: Paedagogica Historica 58 (2022) H. 3, S. 321–328, DOI: 10.1080/00309230.2022.2065643.
  • MATZER Lisbeth, Be(com)ing „German”. Borderland Ideologies and Hitler Youth in NS-occupied Slovenia (1941–1945). In: Journal of Borderlands Studies (2020, online), DOI: (abgerufen am 8.7.2021). (peer reviewed)
  • MATZER Lisbeth, Aufwachsen als Teil der „Volksgemeinschaft“ – Jugendliche Handlungsspielräume im Nationalsozialismus zwischen Hitler-Jugend, Schule und Freizeitvergnügen. In: zeitgeschichte 47 (2020) H. 3, S. 343–363. (peer reviewed) 

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