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Marcus Colla

Associate Professor, Modern European Political History
  • E-mailMarcus.Colla@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 22 57
  • Visitor Address
    Øysteins gate 3
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Whither Prussia? Berlin’s Humboldt Forum and the Afterlife of a Vanished State. Central European History. 2-17.
  • Show author(s) (2023). 1989: The Chronopolitics of Revolution. History and Theory. 45-65.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Spectre of the Present: Time, Presentism and the Writing of Contemporary History. Contemporary European History. 124-135.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Rebuilding the Past: East German Preservationists as “Time Activists”. European Review of History. 484-506.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Memory, Heritage and the Demolition of the Potsdam Garnisonkirche, 1968. German History. 290-310.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Politics of Time and State Identity in the German Democratic Republic. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. 223-251.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Constructing the Prussia-Myth in East Germany, 1945-61. Journal of Contemporary History. 527-550.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Prussian Palimpsests: Historic Architecture and Urban Spaces in East Germany, 1945-1961. Central European History. 184-217.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2024). Review: Tobias Becker, ‘Yesterday: A New History of Nostalgia’. TLS - The Times Literary Supplement.
  • Show author(s) (2024). Review: Alexey Tikhomirov, The Stalin Cult in East Germany and the Making of the Postwar Soviet Empire, 1945–1961 . German History. 138-140.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Review: Enrico Heitzer, Martin Jander, Anetta Kahane and Patrice G. Poutrus (eds), After Auschwitz: The Difficult Legacies of the GDR . Central European History. 353-355.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Review: Franziska Klemstein, Denkmalpflege zwischen System und Gesellschaft. Vielfalt denkmalpflegerischer Prozesse in der DDR (1952–1975) . German History. 616-618.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Review: Florian Urban, Postmodern Architecture in Socialist Poland: Transformation, Symbolic Form and National Identity . Journal of Architecture. 468-471.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Review: Clare Copley, Nazi Buildings: Cold War Traces and Governmentality in Post-Unification Berlin. German Politics and Society. 109-112.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Review: Łukasz Stanek, Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War . German History. 651-652.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Review: Andrew Demshuk, Bowling for Communism: Urban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany. German History. 141-143.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Review: Vladimir Kulic (ed.), Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society under Late Socialism . Journal of Contemporary History. 938-940.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Review: Edward Saunders, Kaliningrad and Cultural Memory: Cold War and Post-Soviet Representations of a Resettled City . Urban History. 698-699.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Review: Stephan Ehrig, Marcel Thomas and David Zell (eds), The GDR Today: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to East German History, Memory and Culture. German Studies Review. 645-648.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Review: Roman Krakovsky, State and Society in Communist Czechoslovakia: Transforming the Everyday from WWII to the Fall of the Berlin Wall . Cultural and social history. 535-536.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Review: Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, The Fourth Reich: The Spectre of Nazism from World War II to the Present, . TLS - The Times Literary Supplement.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Review: Cornelia Wilhelm (ed.), Migration, Memory, and Diversity: Germany from 1945 to the Present . Journal of Contemporary History. 225-227.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Review: Albert Earle Gurganus, Kurt Eisner: A Modern Life. German Politics and Society. 132-135.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Review: Paul Stangl, Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin (Stanford, 2018). Reviews in History.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Review: Andrew Demshuk, Demolition on Karl Marx Square: Cultural Barbarism and the People's State in 1968 . H-Soz-Kult. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Review: Simon Ward, Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin: Framing the Asynchronous City, 1957-2012 . German Politics and Society. 96-99.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Review: Matthias Grünzig, Für Deutschtum und Vaterland. Die Potsdamer Garnisonkirche im 20. Jahrhundert . H-Soz-Kult. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2024). Rethinking Socialist Space in the Twentieth Century. Palgrave Macmillan.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2022). Prussia in the Historical Culture of the German Democratic Republic: Communists and Kings.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2024). What, When and Where was Socialist Space in the Twentieth Century?
  • Show author(s) (2024). A Monument to Friendship: Socialist Modernity and the Reconstruction of Tashkent, 1966-1975.

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Reflections and Commentaries

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Powerlessness of the Powerful, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (29 January 2024)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Review of Joachim C. Häberlen, Beauty is in the Street: Protest and Counterculture in Post-War Europe, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (6 December 2023)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Left Behind: Sahra Wagenknecht’s New Populism, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (30 October 2023)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Friedrich Merz and the Fall of the “Berlin Firewall”, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (1 August 2023)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. A New Solidarity? Olaf Scholz on the Future of Europe, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (2 September 2022)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Mikhail Gorbachev: The Last Revolutionary, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (31 August 2022)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Six Months of War in Ukraine: Europe’s Life and Fate, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (23 August 2022)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Turkey plays the Dance of the Go-Betweens in the Ukraine War, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (7 April, 2022)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Revenge of the Scholzomat, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (23 November, 2021)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Germany and Europe: “Ampel” Time for Reform, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (8 October 2021)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. German Elections: Any Colour You Like, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (16 August 2021)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Review of Robert Gellately, Hitler’s True Believers: How Ordinary People Became Nazis, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (13 April 2021)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Germany’s Ordinary New World, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (5 February 2021)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. What is History?, contribution to ‘Head to Head’ section, History Today (August 2020)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Vanishing Hegemon, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (20 April 2020)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. A Thuringian Eruption in Germany, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (11 March 2020)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. What 1989 Unleashed, and What it Didn't, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (4 November 2019)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Review of Brendan Simms, Hitler: Only the World Was Enough, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (11 September 2019)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Germany’s Enigmatic East and the Fate of European Populism, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (3 September 2019)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Burden of Friendship: Germany, Trump and NATO, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (5 July 2019)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Condemned to Become: The Future of the Past in Berlin, Royal Historical Society (8 March 2019)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. A Certain Boredom: Taking Stock of Democracy in 2019, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (4 March 2019)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Merkel Legacy – A Study in Shades, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (2 November 2018)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Germany – A Tale of Two Conservatisms, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (2 October 2018)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Ever-Widening Atlantic, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (15 June 2018)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The AfD and the Politics of German Identity, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (14 May 2018)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Germany gets a Government, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (5 March 2018)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Unending Nightmare for Germany’s SPD, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (30 January 2018)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Favourites of 2017: Pankaj Mishra’s “Age of Anger”, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (18 December 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Breakdown in Berlin, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (27 November 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. German Elections: The Collapse of Consensus, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (26 September 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Turkey’s EU Accession: A Useful Fiction, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (12 September 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Russian ‘Taboo’ and the German Election, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (22 August 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The G20 Hamburg Riots and the German Election, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (17 July 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Merkel-Trump Meeting: NATO, Jobs and Trade, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (20 March 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Merkel's Faustian Bargain with Erdogan, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (6 February 2017)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Trump: Not the Ideal Poster-boy for Euro-Populists, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (28 November 2016)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. Trump, Germany and the New European Order, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (15 November 2016)

  • Colla, Marcus Timothy. The Future of Angela Merkel's Chancellorship, Lowy Institute ‘Interpreter’ (16 September 2016)