Roger Chickering

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Roger Chickering
Occupation Historian, author
Notable work(s) The Great War and Urban Life in Germany: Freiburg, 1914-1918

Roger Chickering is an American historian of the German Empire and World War I. He was a professor at Georgetown University, retiring in 2010.


Chickering received his doctorate in 1968 at Stanford University, where he studied with Gordon Craig. Imperial Germany and a World Without War: The Peace Movement and German Society, 1892-1914, published in 1975, was based on his dissertation.


Professor of History, BMW Center for German and European Studies (Joint Appointment in the Department of History), Georgetown University, 1993-2010 Research Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 2008-2009 Research Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC Research Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 1996-97 Professor of History, University of Oregon, 1981-94 Visiting Research Fellow, Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt, Freiburg i. Br., 1991-92 Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, Spring Semester 1991 Visiting Research Fellow, Institut für neuere Geschichte, Ludwigs- Maximilians-Universität, Munich, 1984-85 Visiting Research Fellow, Friedrich-Meinecke Institut, Free University of Berlin, 1976-77 Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon, 1974-81 Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon, 1968-74 Instructor of History, Stanford University, 1967-68

Chickering retired from Georgetown University in 2010. He began his career as a historian focusing on the German Empire, his interests increasingly migrated to the First World War. During his career, he published multiple monographs, edited volumes, and articles.[1]

Selected Publications[edit]

  • War in an age of revolution, 1775-1815. German Historical Institute. 2010. OCLC 429025603. 
  • Freiburg im Ersten Weltkrieg: Totaler Krieg und städtischer Alltag 1914-1918. Schoeningh Verlag, 2009.
  • The Great War and Urban Life in Germany: Freiburg, 1914-1918. Cambridge UP, 2007.
  • A world at total war : global conflict and the politics of destruction, 1937-1945. German Historical Institute. 2005. OCLC 54852979. 
  • Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918. 2d ed. Cambridge UP, 2004
  • Karl Lamprecht: A German Academic Life (1856-1915). New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1993.
  • We Men Who Feel Most German: A Cultural Study of the Pan-German League, 1886-1914. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984.
  • Imperial Germany and a World Without War: The Peace Movement and German Society, 1892-1914. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1975.
  • "The Reichsbanner and the Weimar Republic, 1924-26," The Journal of Modern History Vol. 40, No. 4, December 1968.


  1. ^ "Roger Chickering". Retrieved April 8, 2012.