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I hold an MA (I. Staatsexamen) in History, German and Pedagogics from Freiburg University and a PhD from Durham University. Research and teaching interests include migration studies, German and global history, and First World War studies. My monograph on German diasporic nationalism during the nineteenth century was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. A co-authored monograph is forthcoming with Oxford University Press and entitled ‘Enemies in the Empire. Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War’. Related public engagement activities are funded by an AHRC impact grant. I am also investigator on the DAAD-funded project 'Promoting German Pop Music Studies in the UK'. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, an executive committee member of the Association for German Studies (AGS), and co-director of the Midlands German Network.

Teaching Activity

  • LG3120 Global Germany
  • LP1028 The Making of the Modern World
  • LG3204 Research Dissertation
  • LG2026 German Politics and Society


  • I. Staatsexamen, Freiburg University: History, German, Pedagogics 
  • PhD Durham, German Department
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Contact Details

Room: MB767
Phone:  0121 204 3771
Email: S.Manz@aston.ac.uk 
Fax: 0121 204 3788
Consultation hours:
Tuesday 11.00-13.00;
Wednesday 11.00-13.00

External positions

Executive Committee

1 Jun 20175 Dec 2020

Peer Review College

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2020


31 Jan 2010 → …


1 Jan 2004 → …

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Research Output

Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon

Manz, S. (ed.), Panayi, P. (ed.) & Stibbe, M. (ed.), 18 Sep 2018, 1st ed. Routledge. 298 p. (Routledge Studies in First World War History)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Zuwanderung und die Transformation urbaner Klangwelten. Deutsche Musiker in Edinburgh und Glasgow 1840–1914

    Translated title of the contribution: Immigration and the Transformation of Urban Soundscapes. German Musicians in Edinburgh and Glasgow 1840-1914Manz, S., 1 Jun 2017, In : Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte. 1, p. 48-64

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Constructing a German diaspora: The “greater German empire”, 1871-1914

    Manz, S., 1 Jul 2014, New York (US): Routledge. 360 p. (Routledge studies in modern European history)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Enemies in the Empire: Civilian Internment in the British Empire during the First World War

    Manz, S. & Panayi, P., 2020, Oxford. 384 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Internment during the First World War: A Global Mass Phenomenon

    Manz, S., Panayi, P. & Stibbe, M., 18 Sep 2018, Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon, 1st Edition. Manz, S., Panayi, P. & Stibbe, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 1-23

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Ethnic identity in a globalised world: the German community in Richmond and Kingston since 1970

    Author: Zuhl, T., 2009

    Supervisor: Manz, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy

    Sozialpolitik und repression in der DDR: Ostberlin 1971-1989

    Author: Burdumy, A., 27 Jun 2012

    Supervisor: Manz, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Research Fellow University of Pretoria, South Africa

    Stefan Manz (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014

    Stefan Manz (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)