Till Hilmar

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

Till’s research interests include historical sociology, social memory studies and the social meaning of visuality and iconography. 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. In his dissertation, he studies the meaning of „economic memory“ for social relationships and changes in social networks in Central-Eastern European post-socialism.

Prior to his graduate studies at Yale, he has worked at memorial sites and has published on educational and sociological aspects of visits to sites commemorating the victims of Nazism.

Publications

  • Hilmar, Till (2016): Narrating Unity at the European Union’s new History Museum: A Cultural-Process Approach to the Study of Collective Memory, in: European Journal of Sociology, August 2016, 57 (2)
  • Hilmar, Till (2016): Storyboards of Remembrance. Representations of the Past in Visitors’ Photography at Auschwitz, in: Memory Studies, October 2016, 9 (4)
  • Hilmar, Till (2014): Storyboards der Erinnerung. Eine empirische Fallstudie zu Geschichtsbildern und ästhetischer Wahrnehmung beim Besuch der Gedenkstätte Auschwitz-Birkenau, Vienna: New Academic Press.
  • 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)