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Sarah Maria Noske

About me

03/2022 Participation at the "Joint Mainz-Oxford-Graduate Workshop: European Histories across Boundaries", organized by the Leibniz-Institute for European History and the University of Oxford, Oxford UK.


since 12/2020 Research assistant at the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History and at the DFG Colloaborative Research Centre/Transregio 138 "Dynamics of Security. Types of Securitization from a Historical Perspective"


since 11/2020–PhD Candidate, Member at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)


10/2017–11/2020 Master in History, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Thesis: "A 'women depot' overseas. Female prisoners in the French penal colony in New Caledonia"

03/2020 Archive and library research in Aix-en-Provences and Paris, France, funded by the German Historical Institute, Paris


07/2019–01/2020 Participation at the Predoctoral Programme (GCSC)


10/2014–10/2017 Bachelor in History, Politics and International Law, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Thesis: "The Hepp-Hepp Riots in Hesse in 1819"


Working title of the dissertation project:

Colonial Microcosms. Places of Commercial Intimacy in the Pacific (ca. 1860–1920)



Prof. Dr. Bettina Severin-Barboutie (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen) and Prof. Dr. Kate Fullagar (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne)


  • Sarah Maria Noske, 'Convicts as Agents of Civilisation'? Deportation to the Penal Colony New Caledonia, in: Bettina Severin-Barboutie (ed.), Guerre et déplacements de populations. Regards croisés sur l'Europe aux XIX et XXe siècles, 2022 [submitted].
  • Sarah Maria Noske, Cartographier les îles. Représentations d'Aotearoa Nouvelle-Zélande après sa re-découverte, in: Faire connaître le monde en découverte, Rennes 2022 [submitted].
  • Sarah Maria Noske, 'Doing Journeys' - Ein vielversprechendes Konzept?, Review: "Lilli Riettiens, Doing Journeys: Transatlantische Reisen von Lateinamerika nach Europa schreiben, 1839-1910, Bielefeld 2021", in: KULT_online 64 (2021),
  • Sarah Maria Noske, Memory-work in Process? The Internment Camp in Gurs, in: Following the Fugitive hrsg. von Anne Friedrichs und Bettina Severin-Barboutie, online verfügbar unter:
  • Sarah Maria Noske, The 'Chemin Walter Benjamin' in the Competition of Remembrance, in: Following the Fugitive hrsg. von Anne Friedrichs und Bettina Severin-Barboutie, online verfügbar unter:
  • Sarah Maria Noske, Review: "Beatrice de Graaf, Ido de Haan, Brian Vick (eds.), Securing Europe after Napoleon, 1815 and the New European Security Culture, Cambridge 2019", in: Hessisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte 69 (2019), p.336–337.
  • Sarah Maria Noske, Raumwahrnehmung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in Gießen, in: Holger Sturm (ed.), Nachbarschaft: Sammelband zur ersten Tagung am 05. Dezember 2015, Gießen [2022],

  • 'Colonial Microcosms. Places of Commercial Intimacy in the Pacific (ca. 1860–1920', Summer School 'Colonial Cities and Border Regions in the Long 19th Century in Inter-imperial and Intra-imperial Comparisons, Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Marburg, 26–29 September 2022.
  • 'Multiple mobilties: Places of commercial intimacy in the Pacific (ca. 1860–1920)' in the panel 'Culture and perceptions of human mobilities', T2M 20th Annual Conference 'Mobilities: Disruption and Reconnections', Padua, 21–24 September 2022.
  • 'Colonial Dreams of New Caledonia: Building a Healthy French Society Overseas' in the panel 'Centralizing the Province, Provincializing the Hexagon: Towards Polyphonic Histories of France', Conference Society for French Historical Studies 'Identity, Inclusion, and Exclusion in the Francophone World', Charlotte, 24-27 March 2022.
  • 'Geschichten aus den Antipoden? Kate McCosh Clarks "Maori Tales and Legends" (1896)', 9-10 December 2021, Workshop Genre, milieux, et écrits académiques.
  • 'Women and their agency in intercultural encounters. (Post-)colonial Histories from the Antipodes (Arbeitstitel Promotion)'. 19–20.October 2020, Doktorand*innen Workshop, Historical Institute, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
  • 'Women and their agency in intercultural encounters. (Post-)colonial Histories from the Antipodes (Arbeitstitel Promotion)' 15–17.September 2020, Summer School in Global and Transnational History: Debating the Past in an Age of Global Disruption, European University Institute, Florenz.
  • 'Island Mappings. Representations of Aotearoa New Zealand after its Rediscovery in the 18th-19th century'. 14–16.October 2019, Tagung, Make the Worlds in Discovery Known, University of Strasbourg.


Summer term 2021 Seminar "Herstory"-"History". Female and male historians in the nineteenth century (together with Prof. Dr. Bettina Severin-Barboutie)


Summer term 2021 Excursion to Berchtesgaden (together with Prof. Dr. Bettina Severin-Barboutie)

Research interests

  • Gender history and comparative colonial history
  • Intercultural encounters
  • New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia