Till Hilmar

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Education: 
Mag. phil Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria
Areas of Interest: 
Culture / Knowledge, Historical Sociology, Political Sociology

Till’s research interests at Yale include the social meaning of visuality and iconography, historical sociology and social memory studies. With a background in political science, he is interested in researching political culture and the political meaning of the link between social structures and conceptions of individuality. His research interests also cover transformation processes in East-Central Europe after 1989.

Prior to his graduate studies at Yale, he has worked at memorial sites in East-Central Europe and has published on educational and sociological aspects of visits to sites commemorating the victims of National Socialism.

Publications

  • Hilmar, Till (2013): Ausgehend vom historischen Ort, wohin? “Diskursive Orte” der Vermittlungsarbeit zum Nationalsozialismus auf Studienfahrten, in: Linda Erker, Klaus Kienesberger, Erich Vogl, Fritz Hausjell (ed.): Gedächtnis-Verlust? Geschichtsvermittlung und - didaktik in der Mediengesellschaft, Cologne: Herbert von Halem Verlag, pp. 54–69.
  • Hilmar, Till (2010) (ed.): Ort, Subjekt, Verbrechen. Koordinaten historisch-politischer Bildungsarbeit zum Nationalsozialismus, Vienna: Czernin (Verein GEDENKDIENST)
  • Hilmar, Till (2014): Storyboards der Erinnerung. Eine empirische Fallstudie zu Geschichtsbildern und ästhetischer Wahrnehmung beim Besuch der Gedenkstätte Auschwitz-Birkenau, Vienna: New Academic Press.