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Stefan Tetzlaff

Employment | Education | Publications | Teaching Experience | Fellowships and Awards | Conference Presentations and Invited Talks | Research Projects Initiated | Professional Activities and Academic Service | Professional Affiliations

Employment nach oben

2017-2018

Leibniz Centre for Modern Oriental Studies / Humboldt University, Berlin | Postdoctoral Fellow, Project "Modern India in German Archives, 1706-1989"

2017

German Historical Institute, London | Postdoctoral Fellow in Colonial and Global History

2015-2016

Centre for South Asian Studies, French National Research Centre (CNRS), Paris | Postdoctoral Fellow, Project "Engineers and Society in India"

2015-2016

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi Visiting Research Fellow

2010-2015

Department of History, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen | Research Associate, Research Project "The Motorization of the Mofussil"


Education
nach oben

2015

University of Göttingen
Dr. phil., Mediaeval and Modern History
Dissertation: "The Motorization of the 'Mofussil': Automobile Traffic and Social Change in Rural North India, c. 1915 – 1939"
Committee: Petra Terhoeven, Ravi Ahuja, Ingo Köhler, Douglas Haynes (Dartmouth College)

2009

Humboldt University / Free University Berlin
M.A., History and Society of South Asia, Political Science, Comparative Literature
Examination Fields:
Modern South Asia, c. 1750 – 1960
Labour and Migration History of Colonial South Asia
History of the Indian Ocean

2007-2008

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Study Year Abroad, Centre for Historical Studies, 2007-08


Publications nach oben

Monographs

The Motorization of the 'Mofussil': Rural and Small-Town India in the Early Automobile Era (c.1915 – 1939) (Book contract signed, under review).

Entangled Boundaries: British India and the Persian Gulf Region During the Transition from Empires to Nation States, c. 1880 – 1935. CrossAsia Repository, 2014.

 

Journal Articles (Refereed)

"Making Automotive Manufacture Work: Recruitment and Employment in an Indo-German Engineering Joint Venture in Post-Independent India" (in preparation).

"The Turn of the Gulf Tide: Empire, Nationalism, and South Asian Labor Migration to Iraq, c. 1900-1935" International Labor and Working-Class History, 2011, 79, 01, 7-27.

 

Book Chapters

"A New Passage to India? Westdeutsche Außenwirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaftsbeziehungen mit Indien, ca. 1950-1970". In Christian Kleinschmidt (Ed.), Deutsche Außenpolitik und Außenwirtschafts-beziehungen im Zeitalter des Kalten Krieges. (De Gruyter, forthcoming)

"Markets as Social Spaces: Companies, Consumers and the Creation of a Kerosene Oil Market in South Asia, c. 1880-1940" in B. Bhattacharya/H. Donner (Eds.) Looking for the Consumer: Advertising and Marketing in Modern India. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

"Revolution or Evolution? The Making of the Automobile Sector as a Key Industry in Mid-20th Century India" in Kenneth Bo Nielsen/Arve Hansen (Eds.), Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of change. London: Routledge, 2016.

 

Book Reviews

Everyday Technology. Machines and the Making of India's Modernity – By David Arnold (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013) (Reviews in History, forthcoming)

On Wings of Diesel. Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan – By Jamal J. Elias (Oxford: OneWorld, 2011). Journal of Transport History, 2015, 1.



Teaching Experience nach oben

Teaching assistant for the course "Introduction to Themes in the Study of Modern India I", winter 2012-13, University of Göttingen
- Led weekly discussion sections, coordinated with lecturers, graded papers

Lecturer for "Pilgrims, Merchants, 'Coolies': Migrants in the Indian Ocean, ca. 1650 – 1950", spring 2010, University of Göttingen
- Designed and conducted the course, held weekly class discussions, graded papers

Fellowships and Awards nach oben

Long-term Dissertation Research Grant, German Research Foundation, 2011-15

Dissertation Research Grant, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen, 2014

India Travel Grant, Göttingen Graduate School of Humanities, 2014 & 2010

India Research Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service, 2012 & 2010

Doctoral Fellowship of the German Historical Institute, London, 2011

Research Fellowship of the International Labor Organization, Geneva, 2011

Konrad Adenauer Foundation Study Merit Scholarship, 2007-09

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

"Indo-British Business Deals and Economic Relations Beyond the Empire (c. 1940-70)", paper presented at the South Asia Day, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 23 May 2017.

"Forging 'Crude' Connections across the Indian Ocean: The Global Energy Order and Changes in OPEC-India Relations, 1960 to the present", paper presented at the conference "OPEC and the Global Energy Order – From its Origins to the Present Time", NYU Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2017.

"Competition, Coordination and Control: Road and Rail Transport Between Government
Institutions and Commercial Actors in Interwar India (c. 1920-1939)", paper presented at the Seminar of the Institute for Railways Studies, York, 9 March 2017.

"Between Cities and Villages: Agro-Commercial Capital, Road Transport Enterprise and Small Towns in the Meerut Region, c. 1919-1947", paper presented at the South Asian History Seminar, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 28 February 2017.

"'A New Passage to India': East and West German Foreign Policy and Economic Cooperation with India until 1972", paper presented at the Humboldt India Project Workshop, Humboldt University Berlin, 25 November 2016.

Between Cities and Villages: Agro-Commercial Capital, Road Transport Enterprise and Small Towns in the Meerut Region, c. 1919-1947", paper presented at the Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, 21 October 2016.

'Industrial Policy, Technical Cooperation and Business Interests in the Making of the Truck-Manufacturing Joint Venture TELCO/Mercedes-Benz, 1954-1969', paper presented at the Deutscher Historikertag, Hamburg, 21 September 2016.

"State Policy, Technical Knowledge and Manpower Requirements: General Observations and A Study of Workforces in the Automotive Industry in Post-independent Indi", paper presented at the European Conference on South Asian Studies, Warsaw, 27 July 2016.

"Motor Lorry vs. Bullock Cart: Road Transport between Modernizing Agents and Peasant
Households in Central and Western India During the Great Depression", paper presented at the Department of History, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, 29 April 2016.

"Transport Business, Agrarian Structure and Government Intervention: Meerut District and Division during the Great Depression (c. 1930-40)", paper presented at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 13 April 2016.

"Changing Contours of a Commodity and Its Labor Force: Production Relations, Labor
Circulation and Bus Services Around the Coalfields of Eastern India, 1935-40", paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Labor History, New Delhi, 23 March 2016.

"Divergent passages to India: East and West German Foreign Policy and Economic
Relations with India before 1970", paper presented at the Conference 'German Foreign
Policy and External Economic Relations in the Cold War Era', Marburg, 11 March 2016.

"Motor Lorry vs. Bullock Cart: Perspectives on Road Transport between Modernizing Agents and Peasant Households During the Great Depression", paper presented at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, 4 February 2016.

"Motorization and State Formation in Interwar India", paper presented at the European
Conference on South Asian Studies, Zurich, 24 July 2014.

"Transport Business, Agrarian Structure and Government Intervention: Meerut District and Division during the Great Depression (1929-35)", paper presented at the Conference 'Informal and Everyday Markets - Histories of Business and Entrepreneurship in India since the 19th century', Göttingen, 19 June 2014.

Research Projects Initiated

"Industrial Policy, Technical Cooperation and Business Interests in Mid-Twentieth Century Indian Automotive Engineering: Hindustan Motors/Morris Motors and TELCO/Daimler-Benz, c. 1942-1969" (research project, supported by French National Research Agency, 2015-16; German Historical Institute, London, 2017; German Research Foundation, 2017)

"The Motorization of the 'Mofussil': Automobile Traffic and Social Change in Rural North India, c. 1925-1970" (research project, funded by German Research Foundation, 2011-15)

Professional Activities and Academic Service

Panel co-organized (with Nitin Sinha), "Reinterpreting South Asian State-Formation:
Communication-Spatialities and State Structures", at the European Conference on South Asian Studies, Zurich, July 2014

Manuscript reviewer for Oxford University Press (India)

Manuscript reviewer for journals Mobility in History & Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für
Südasienforschung

Professional Affiliations

European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS)

European Oil & Gas Archives Network

International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility

Maharashtra Studies Group (affiliated with Association of Asian Studies)

German Association for Asian Studies, Hamburg