Wolf Schäfer

Professor of History (Dr. phil., History of Science and Technology and Social History, University of Bremen). Director of the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies (SBIGS) and the Center for Global & Local History. Founding Editor of the Globality Studies Journal and Publisher of the Long Island History Journal.

Posts by Wolf Schäfer

UN Ambassador

In March 2014, Dr. Harald Braun has become The Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York.

A Notable Promotion

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has appointed our colleague Harald Braun as Staatssekretär (State Secretary, equivalent to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State) effective July 2011.

Harald is Research Professor for Global Studies and Diplomacy in the Department of History and at the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies (SBIGS). According to a recent article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, his responsibilities will include international trade, development and economic affairs, international law, cultural affairs, protocol as well as the overall management of the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For a German link announcing this good news, see politik & kommunikation.

Long Island History Journal

Monday, 14 December 2009, volume 21, issue 1, of the LIHJ went online with six articles, eight reviews, a video interview, the first images of its eMuseum and the “enhanced mission” of writing Long Island history into the larger framework of local, national, and global history.

The Editor in Chief, Charles Backfish, summarized the main content of volume 21, issue 1:

The articles in this first online issue of the Long Island History Journal underscore this enhanced mission. Our publisher and Editor at Large, Wolf Schäfer, sets the conceptual stage using a letter written by Albert Einstein (summering in what is now Cutchogue) to illustrate the intersection of global, national and local history. Joshua Ruff, Associate Editor, offers historical perspective on recent tensions on Long Island involving undocumented day laborers. Joseph Tiedemann’s article on Thomas Jones, a loyalist in the era of the American Revolution, examines the plight of a Long Island man of privilege confronted with the realities of a more democratic society. Frank Cavaioli traces the chartering of a prominent area educational institution in response to the area’s changing economic needs. Neil Buffett studies high school students organizing to call attention to environmental conservation, while Associate Editor Noel Gish profiles Lee Koppelman, whose important work as a planner in Nassau and Suffolk Counties spanned several decades and whose Center for Regional Policy Studies was the previous publisher of the LIHJ. This article serves as a companion piece to video excerpts from an interview with Koppelman, which inaugurates what will be an on-going feature of the LIHJ.

Curriculum Vitae
SBS S-329
Research Interests
Global History, Social History, History of Science and Technology, Historical Geography, Historiography and Methodology, Global Studies
Scholarly Works
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