Professor Stefan Manz

Head of Languages and Translation Studies / Professor of German and Global History

Membership of Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)

Stefan Manz Small

I hold an MA (I. Staatsexamen) in History, German and Pedagogics from Freiburg University and a PhD from Durham University. Research and teaching interests include migration studies, German and global history, and First World War studies. My monograph on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. A co-authored monograph is forthcoming with Oxford University Press and entitled ‘Enemies in the Empire. Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War’. Related public engagement activities are funded by an AHRC impact grant. I am also investigator on the DAAD-funded project 'Promoting German Pop Music Studies in the UK'. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, an executive committee member of the Association for German Studies (AGS), and co-director of the Midlands German Network

  • LG3120 Global Germany
  • LP1028 The Making of the Modern World
  • LG3204 Research Dissertation
  • LG2026 German Politics and Society
  • I. Staatsexamen, Freiburg University: History, German, Pedagogics   
  • PhD Durham, 'Migranten und Internierte. Deutsche in Glasgow, 1864-1918'
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Authored Books

Edited Volumes and Special Issues

  • with Matthew Stibbe, Panikos Panayi, Internment in the First World War. A Mass Global Phenomenon, Abingdon New York: Routledge, 2019
  • with Panikos Panayi (ed.), Refugees and Cultural Transfer to Britain, Abingdon New York: Routledge 2013 (also special issue of Immigrants and Minorities)
  • with John Davis, Margrit Schulte Beerbühl (ed.), Transnational Networks. German Migrants in the British Empire, 1660-1914, Leiden: Brill 2012
  • with Ljiljana Saric, Andreas Musolff, Ingrid Hudabiunigg (ed.), Contesting Europe's Eastern Rim. Cultural Identities in Public Discourse, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters 2010
  • with John Davis, Margrit Schulte Beerbühl (ed.), Migration and Transfer from Germany to Britain, 1660-1914, Munich: Saur 2007 (Prince Albert Research Publications)
  • with Andreas Musolff, Jonathan Long, Ljiljana Saric (ed.), Discourses of Intercultural Identity in Britain, Germany and Eastern Europe, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters 2004 (Special Issue of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, vol 25: 5&6, 2004)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Zuwanderung und die Transformation urbaner Klangwelten. Deutsche Musiker in Edinburgh und Glasgow 1840-1914, in Moderne Stadtgeschichte 1/2017, pp. 48-64
  • with Tilman Dedering, 'Enemy Aliens' in Wartime. Civilian Internment in South Africa during World War I, in South African Historical Journal 68/4 (2016), pp. 536-56
  • 'Germans like to quarrel'. Conflict and Belonging in German Diasporic Communities around 1900, in InterDisciplines. Journal of History and Sociology 7/1 (2016), pp. 37-60, DOI: 10.4119/UNIBI/indi-v7-i1-152
  • with Panikos Panayi, The Rise and Fall of Germans in the British Hospitality Industry, c1880-1920, in Food and History 11/2 (2013, publication 2014), pp. 243-66
  • Frontline Agents of Globalisation. The German Merchant Community in Glasgow, 1840s to 1914, in Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte 58/2 (2013), pp. 180-196
  • Negotiating Ethnicity, Class, and Gender. German Associational Culture in Glasgow 1864-1914, in Immigrants and Minorities 31 (2013), pp. 146-170
  • Protestantism, Nation and Diaspora in Imperial Germany, in Nations & Nationalism 18/4 (2012), pp. 744-64
  • Nationalism Gone Global. The ‘Hauptverein Deutscher Flottenvereine im Auslande’ 1898-1918, in German History 30/2 (2012), pp. 199-221
  • Intercultural Transfer and Artistic Innovation. German Musicians in Victorian Britain, in German Life and Letters 65/2 (2012), pp. 161-180
  • Joseph Mainzer (1801-1851) and the Popularisation of Choral Singing in Britain, in Immigrants and Minorities 30 (2011), pp. 1-19
  • Translating Nietzsche, Mediating Literature. Alexander Tille and the Limits of Anglo-German Intercultural Transfer, in Neophilologus 91 (2007), pp. 117-134
  • ‘Enemy Aliens’ in Scotland during the First World War, in Yearbook of the Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies 7 (2005), pp. 83-100
  • Constructing a Normative National Identity: The Leitkultur-Debate in Germany, 2000/2001, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 25: 5&6 (2004), pp. 481-496
  • with Andreas Musolff, Jonathan Long, Ljiljana Saric, Introduction, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 25: 5&6 (2004), pp. 361-368
  • ‘Our sworn, subtle, savage, implacable and perfidious foe!’ - Germanophobia and Spy-fever in Scotland, 1914-1918, in Irish-German Studies 1 (2004), pp. 28-37
  • ‘Wir stehen fest zusammen/Zu Kaiser und zu Reich!’ - Nationalism among Germans in Britain, 1871-1918, in German Life and Letters 55 (2002), pp. 398-415
  • New Evidence on Stobs Internment Camp, 1914-1919, in Hawick Archaeological Society Transactions 2002, pp. 259-269
  • Technologietransfer und Spezialistenwanderung. Eine Augsburger Lagerbrauerei in Glasgow, 1889-1956, in Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte 2 (2000), pp. 225-247

Chapters in Edited Books and Encyclopedias

  • Language Preservation as Colonialist Practice. German Schools Abroad, 1871-1914, in Ulrike Kirchberger (ed.), Global Diasporas in the Age of High Imperialism, Berlin: Lang, 2018

  • ‘Enemy Aliens’ in Scotland in a Global Context, 1914-1919: Germanophobia, Internment, Forgetting, in Tim Grady, Hannah Ewence (eds.), Minorities during the First World War. From War to Peace, London: Palgrave Macmillan 2017, pp. 117-42

  • 'Pandering to the Foreigner'. Deutsche Musiker und nationale Abgrenzung in Großbritannien um 1900, in Sabine Mecking, Yvonne Wasserloos (eds.), Zwischen Inklusion und Exklusion? 'Deutsche' Musik in Europa und Nordamerika, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015, pp. 105-126
  • Glasgow als Reiseziel und Durchgangsstation im 19. Jahrhundert, in Frank-Lothar Kroll, Martin Munke (eds.), Deutsche Englandreisende/German Travels to England 1550-1900, Berlin: Duncker&Humblot, 2014, pp. 81-96
  • America in Global Context: German Entrepreneurs around the World. In Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present, vol. 3, edited by Giles R. Hoyt. German Historical Institute Washington, 2014.
  • Diaspora and Weltpolitik in Wilhelmine Germany, in Panikos Panayi (ed.), Germans as Minorities in World War I, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, pp. 27-46
  • with Panikos Panayi, Introduction: Refugees and Cultural Transfer to Britain: An Introduction, in Stefan Manz, Panikos Panayi (eds.), Refugees and Cultural Transfer to Britain, Abingdon New York: Routledge, 2013, pp. 2-31
  • with John R. Davis, Margrit Schulte Beerbühl, Germans in the British Empire, in idem (eds.), Transnational Networks. German Migrants in the British Empire, 1670-1914, Leiden: Brill, 2012, pp. 1-18
  • Promoting the German Navy in the British Empire. The Central League for German Navy Clubs Abroad, 1898-1918, in ibid., pp. 163-180
  • Expellees, Counterfactualism and Potatoes. Enlargement and Cross-national Debates in Polish-German Relations, in Ljiljana Saric, Andreas Musolff, Ingrid Hudabiunigg, Stefan Manz (ed.). Contesting Europe's Eastern Rim. Cultural Identities in Public Dicourse, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2010, pp. 1-15
  • with John Davis, Margrit Schulte Beerbühl, Introduction: Towards an Anglo-German Histoire Croisée. Migrants, Transfers and Cross-national Entanglements, in idem. (ed.), Migration and Transfer from Germany to Britain, 1660 to 1914, Munich: Saur 2007, pp. 9-18
  • Management Transfer in the Textile Industry: Otto Ernst Philippi at J. & P. Coats, 1878-1917, in Stefan Manz, John Davis, Margrit Schulte Beerbühl (eds.), Migration and Transfer from Germany to Britain, c.1660 to 1914, Munich: Saur 2007, pp. 161-174
  • Deutsche Unternehmer und Ingenieure als Reisende zur Marktorientierung und zur Industriespionage in Groβbritannien im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert, in Klaus J. Bade et. al. (ed.), Enzyklopädie Migration in Europa. Vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart, Paderborn: Schöningh 2007, pp. 523-525
  • Peacemaker and Warmonger. Alexander Tille and the Limits of Anglo-German Intercultural Transfer, in Fred Bridgham (ed.), World War I as a Clash of Cultures, New York: Camden House 2006, pp. 215-230
  • Entry on 17 June 1953 Uprising, in German Culture and Society. The Essential Glossary, ed. by H. Briel, London: Arnold 2002, pp. 74f.


  • For Historische Zeitschrift, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Debatte, geschichte.transnational, hsozkult, Vierteljahreshefte für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, German Politics, Yearbook of German-American Studies. First World War Studies, Jahrbuch für Regionalgeschichte


TV/Radio Interviews and articles on Anglo-German relations, German history, Germans in Britain during World War I for BBC History Magazine, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC One 'Midlands Today', BBC West Midland Radio, BBC 2 'Who do you think you are?', Heir Hunters, New Talk 770 Calgary, The Conversation 

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (elected)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (elected)
  • German History Society (UK)
  • Executive Committe member Association for German Studies (UK)
  • Society for German-American Studies (USA)
  • 2018-20: 'Promoting German Pop Music Studies in the UK', German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2018: AHRC Follow On funding for impact, project 'The German Diaspora during World War I: Remembering Internment Camps in Britain and the Commonwealth'
  • 2015-16: AHRC public engagement grant, project 'The Stobs Internment Camp and the Borders Region during World War I. Local Memories, Global Contexts'
  • 2015: Fellowship at the German Historical Institute Washington DC
  • 2014-15: Gerda Henkel Foundation for project on 'enemy alien' internment in the British Empire during World War I
  • 2012: AHRC-Fellowship for monograph 'The Greater German Empire'
  • 2011: University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA), research visit
  • 2011: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), research, visiting scholar at the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2009-10: Aston Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP) to lead Curriculum Harmonisation Project in Languages and Translation Studies
  • 2007: British Academy International Conference Grant (San Diego, USA)
  • 2003-4: British Academy International Network ‘Migration and Transfer from Germany to Britain, 1660-1914’
  • 2002: Conference of University Teachers of German, publication scholarship
  • Migration Studies
  • Anglo-German Relations
  • German History/Politics/Society
  • Global History
  • First World War studies
Room: MB767
Phone:  0121 204 3771
Fax: 0121 204 3788
Consultation hours:
Tuesday 11.00-13.00;
Wednesday 11.00-13.00