Stephen Foose

Wiss. Koordinator der Kommission "Koloniales Erbe in Hessen";

E-Mail: stephen.foose@uni-marburg.de

  • Dissertationsprojekt

    The British Passport – An Object of Belonging between Nation and Empire in England and Jamaica, 1946-1973

    The following PhD project will examine the British passport in travel during a period of global decolonization, 1958-1975. In placing the passport in the center of it, the project will examine both the material as well as the cultural, social and political experience of the passport during the end of the British Empire. To do this, the experience and practice of travel between England and Jamaica will be introduced as a space in which the passport was altered materially – in production, appearance and content; legalistically – in use and attainability; while being associated with changing notions of imperial imagination and the English nation. First, the project will explore the passport for the imperial elements that were rooted in its structures, production, uses, attainability and external recognition. Second, it will examine the alterations and tensions between imperial imagination and the nation during the end of empire.  To both of these ends, the case of Jamaica has been included to expand the historical perspectives made possible through an object-centered examination, given the patterns of migration to England in the post-45 era, the importance of Jamaica for the British Empire and that it was not only those born within the United Kingdom who were eligible for a British passport.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    11.2021-: Academic Coordinator for the project "Colonial Legacy in Hessen" in the Department of History at University of Marburg

    2020-2021: Research Associate in the Department of Modern History at the University of Marburg

    2018-2019: Research Assistant in the Department of Modern History at the University of Marburg

    2016-2018: Research Assistant at the Center for Conflict Studies Marburg

    2015-2016: Student Assistant at the Center for Conflict Studies Marburg

    2013-2016: Master of Arts in History of international Politics (Geschichte der internationalen Politik) at the University of Marburg

    2007-2009: Bachelor of Arts in History, minor in Political Theory from the University of California, San Diego

    Scholarships and Awards:

    2019 Doctoral Scholarship from the German Historical Institute, London / Promotionsstipendium des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London

    2019 (DAAD) Marburg International Doctorate funding line B – Research Stay Scholarship / Förderlinie B Auslandsaufenthalt Stipendium

    2015 DAAD Stibet I Recipient: Scholarship for Foreign Students in Germany

  • Lehre

    SoSe 21 - Proseminar: "Sport and Colonialism - Macht, Spiele und Netzwerke im Britischen Empire" zusammen mit Eric Hielscher

    WS 2018/19: Britische Dekolonisation im 20. Jahrhundert – Formen und Folgen (Proseminar), Philipps-Universität Marburg, in Zusammenarbeit mit Lena Jur

    SoSe 2018: “Playing for Empire? The role of sport in imperial contexts of the 19th and 20th Century” (Exercise), Philipps-Universität Marburg, with Florian Neiske

    SoSe 2017: “Security and Empire in a global historical context”, at the “Conflict and Challenges in Central Asia from a Transregional Perspective” Summer School on the Al-Farabi University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

  • Vorträge und Konferenzen

    „Materializing Distinction: British Passports, In-/exclusion, and the Colonial Empire”, International Workshop: Eighty Years of “The Lion and the Unicorn” – Society and Identity in Great Britain since World War II, Universität Konstanz, Universität Mannheim und University of Cambridge (online), Juni 2021.

    „Dreaming of Uniformity: The British Nationality Act 1948 and the British Passport”, 9. Junior-Workshop des Arbeitskreises Großbritannien-Forschung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (online), Mai 2021.

    „A British Passport?: Decolonization, Materiality and Mobility between Jamaica and Great Britain, 1948-1973”, Deutches Historisches Institut, London, November 2019.

    „Decolonization and the British Passport: material and mobility (1948-1962)”, 17. Annual International Association of History of Travel, Transit and Mobilities (TTM) Konferenz in Paris, Frankreich, Oktober 2019.

  • Veröffentlichungen

    "The Mental Maps of Brexit Britain: Conflicting Imaginations of Britain’s Role in Europe and the World since the 1970s", Conference Report, HT 05.10.2021 - 08.10.2021 Hybrid (München), in: H-Soz-Kult, 20.22.2021 [www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-9159]

    "„Materialität“. Konzepte und Erkenntnispotenzial jenseits der Geschichte der materiellen Kultur", Tagungsbericht, zusammen mit Pia Eiringhaus, HT 25.09.2018 – 28.09.2018 Münster, in: H-Soz-Kult, 16.11.2018, [www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7945]

    "Security and Empire. Mechanics of Securitization in Imperial Spaces", Conference Report, together with Florian Neiske 16. 3. 2016–18. 3. 2016, Marburg, in: H-Soz-Kult, 16.6.2016; [www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6563]