Democracy as Local Practice. Citizens, Politics and Elections in West Germany and Italy (1945-1976)
HISDEMAB seminar with Claudia Gatzka
Claudia Gatzka is a historian researching the history of democracy and political communication, tourism and the construction of the “European”. Gatzka studied history and political science as well as European ethnology in Berlin and Bologna. She has been a research associate at the department of History at the University of Freiburg since 2015 and a teaching professor since 2020. Her dissertation on “Democracy as Local Practice. Citizens, Politics, and Urban Electoral Culture in Italy and the Federal Republic 1945-1976” was awarded the Tiburtius Prize in 2017. Among her publications: “Political education and electoral politics: Communists and Catholics as teachers of democracy in early post-war Italy” (European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire, 2022); “Des Wahlvolks großer Auftritt. Wahlritual und demokratische Kultur in Italien und Westdeutschland nach 1945” (Comparativ, 2013, 23-1).
This event is part of the lecture series:
Lecture series in the academic year 2022/23
The Historicity of Democracy Seminar