Lisbeth Matzer is an assistant professor at the chair of Modern History at the LMU. She obtained her PhD as MSCA-fellow in the “EUmanties” program at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne in 2020. Before joining LMU Munich in late 2020, she lectured courses in modern and contemporary history in Cologne, Halle and Graz. She previously worked as research assistant at the Department of History (Contemporary History, 2016–2017) and the Department of Economic, Social and Business History (2014–2016) at the University of Graz. She studied and obtained her MA degrees in history (2016) and continuing education/adult education (2015) also at the University of Graz.

Project at CAS

Her interests in research and teaching lie in social and cultural histories of Europe from the 19th to 21st century. She especially focuses on histories of European integration, consumption, borderlands, childhood and youth, inequalities and participation, memory and remembrance as well as of authoritarianism, fascism and National Socialism. In her second book project Lisbeth Matzer uses the example of wine and its production, distribution and consumption to develop a product history of European integration since around 1950.