Michael Hau


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Michael Hau graduated from the University of Tübingen (Germany) with an M.A. in history and anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Iowa and spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. In 2005/2006, he returned to the Institute for three months to work on his research project about German sports and work sciences in the 1920s and 30s. He joined the School of Historical Studies in July 2002.

Research area keywords

  • European History
  • German History
  • History of Fascism and Nazism
  • History of Medicine and the Body
  • Social and Cultural History

Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 1999 2019

The Dialectic of Medical Enlightenment: War, Alcohol Consumption, and Public Hygiene in Germany, 1910-1925

Hau, M., 2019, In : History: the journal of the Historical Association. 104, 359, p. 149-168 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Therapie der minderleistung: Sport und Anlagepflege in der Weimarer Republik und im Nationalsozialismus

Translated title of the contribution: Therapy of underperformance: Sports and asset management in the Weimar Republic and during National SocialismHau, M., 2018, Körperführung : Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Biopolitik und Sport. Scholl (Hg.), S. (ed.). Frankfurt Germany: Campus Verlag, p. 131-152 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Performance Anxiety: Sport and Work in Germany from the Empire to Nazism

Hau, M., 17 Mar 2017, 1st ed. Toronto Canada: University of Toronto Press. 361 p. (German and European Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Constitutional therapy and clinical racial hygiene in Weimar and Nazi Germany

Hau, M., Apr 2016, In : Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 71, 2, p. 115 - 143 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review