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Scope of the project


Team Members




Dr. Oliver Bange, PhD MA


Office contact:

Universität Mannheim
Seminar für Neuere Geschichte
Schloß, EO 208
68131 Mannheim
+49-621/181-2253 or -2260

Private contact:

Amalienstraße 34
86633 Neuburg a.d. Donau


Selective list of major publications

1. Monograph


"The EEC Crisis of 1963 - Kennedy, Macmillan, de Gaulle and Adenauer in Conflict", Macmillan press, Basingstoke 2000, (in the series 'Issues of Contemporary History', edited by Peter Catterall for the Institute for Contemporary British History - ICBH)

2. articles and papers


"British, American and German Interests behind the Preamble to the Franco-German Treaty from January 1963", in: Gustav Schmidt (ed.), Zwischen Bündnissicherung und privilegierter Partnerschaft: Die deutsch-britischen Beziehungen und die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, 1955-1963, Bochum 1995, pp. 225-280


"Grand Designs and the breakdown of the negotiations for British membership in the EEC in January 1963", in: George Wilkes (ed.), Britain's Failure to enter the European Community, 1961-1963 crises in European, Atlantic and Commonwealth relations, Frank Cass Press, London 1996, pp. 191-212


"Hans von der Groeben - His Life and his Works", in: Journal of European Integration History, Bd. 3 (1997), Nr. 2, Baden-Baden 1997, pp. 115-117

"40 Years after the Signature of the Treaties of Rome: the German Contribution, Conference on the 90th Brithday of Hans von der Groeben", conference report in: Journal of European Integration History, Bd. 3 (1997), Nr. 2, Baden-Baden 1997, pp. 118-120


"Karlsprize, Crisis and Concurrence - Edward Heath and Britain's European Policy in 1963", in: Guido Müller ed.), Internationale Beziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert: Deutschland und der Westen - Festschrift für Klaus Schwabe, (HMRG, Beiheft 30), Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, pp. 298-306

"Deutschland und die britische Beitrittsfrage", in: Rudolf Hrbek, Volker Schwarz (eds.), 40 Jahre Römische Verträge: Der deutsche Beitrag, Festschrift für Hans von der Groeben, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 1998, pp. 278-290


monthly contributions on the media analysis of European topics in the German journal "Medientenor" (Europe ressort), Innovatio Verlag, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, and "Media Monitor International" (chief editor), articles on qualitative media analysis in "Parliamentary Affairs" und "Zuma Nachrichten"


"Deutschlandpolitik in der öffentlichen Meinung", review in: Medien Tenor Forschungsbericht, Nr. 91 (Dezember 1999), p. 43


"Ihn selber wieder einmal reden hören – Dokumente aus Willy Brandts Zeit in Skandinavien und Einblicke in SPD-Interna", in: Nürnberger Nachrichten, 13. December 2000, p. 21

Personal information

Oliver Bange lives with his family in the renaissance city of Neuburg on the Danube in Southern Germany. He studied political science, economic, medieval and contemporary history both at Aachen and at the London School of Economics. As a journalist he worked for various papers and political institutions, helped to devise the method of qualitative media contents analysis and developed for a number of years the media strategies of some major international players. He returned to the LSE to obtain a PhD in international history and has published extensively on the history of European integration, the Cold War, country images and Brandt's Ostpolitik. He held scholarships of the German Historical Institute in London, the European University Institute and the University of London. His book on the 1963 crisis in European and Atlantic relations was published in 2000 by Macmillan both in New York and London. He is currently working on a major work on "Ostpolitik and Détente in Europe, 1966-1975". He speaks fluent English and some French (apart from reading various other languages).