Researchers: Lea Levenhagen
I am a PhD student at the Institute for Franconian Regional History at the Universities of Bamberg and Bayreuth and a member of the research project “The London Moment”. After completing my Bachelor’s degree in History and Linguistics, I completed my Master’s degree at the University of Tübingen in 2021. In my M.A. thesis “A Journey into the Unknown – Discursive Negotiations of Female Migration from Britain to Australia in the Colonial Press 1850-1900”, I examined prevailing images of women between British Victorianism and colonial life realities and their reception in the Australian press landscape. In doing so, I focused on the power of constituted discourses in the context of gender history.
My doctoral research will focus on financial and economic experts in exile in London during the Second World War. The aim of this project is to decipher how, on the one hand, the governments in exile were financially secured and, on the other hand, how the post-war economic order was discussed, which ideas and ideals prevailed and how the various political and non-political actors communicated with each other, thus also making a significant contribution to European integration.