Mathias Rodorff is a PhD-candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU Munich) with a joint supervision at the Department of History at Dalhousie University. He received a joint master’s degree from the University of Freiburg and the University of Basel, in Modern, Social and Economic History, and Media Studies, funded by the European Campus Program (EUCOR). His dissertation examines how transatlantic processes, the American Civil War and the Canadian Confederation, interacted with local spaces and how public sphere was created in Great Britain and Canada during the 1850s-1870s.
Since July 2018 he is a Research Associate at the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary’s University, and, since January 2019, a Member of the Council of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society.
Currently, Mathias is teaching the second year course “20th Century Germany” at the Department of History at Dalhousie University.
Title of dissertation:
“The American Civil War and the Canadian Confederation in Canada and Great Britain: Its Representation, Impacts and Repercussions in Liverpool, Halifax and Montreal (1856-1873)”
Further information and abstract of the dissertation can be found here: http://www.en.proamhist.amerikanistik.uni-muenchen.de/staff/phd_students/mathias-rodorff/index.html