Laure Guilbert | Associated Researcher

Former Member
Centre Marc Bloch, Friedrichstraße 191, D-10117 Berlin
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Home Institution : Université européenne Viadrina, Francfort-sur-l'Oder, Faculté d'Etudes culturelles, Chaire Axel Springer (Littérature et histoire culturelle judéo-allemandes, exil et migration) | Position : «BRAIN – Marie Curie Fellow» (Cofund project, January 2015-January 2017: Brandenburg Research Academy and International Network). | Disciplines : History |


Laure Guilbert studied history and literature in Lille, Paris and Florence. Her PhD, defended at the European University Institute of Florence, has been published twice: Danser avec le IIIe Reich. Les danseurs modernes sous le nazisme (Dancing with the Third Reich. Modern Dancers under Nazism, Brussels, Éditions Complexe; André Versaille Éditeur, 2011, ebook). While teaching history and theories of performing arts at university (Metz, Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 and Lille 3), she conducted several research missions for the Cité de la Musique and the Centre national de la Danse in Paris. Chief editor for dance books within the Dramaturgy Direction of the Paris national Opera since 2002, she cofounded and presided the aCD from 2007 to 2014 (Association des Chercheurs en Danse: Between 2015 and 2017, she was a «Marie Curie-BRAIN Fellow» ( at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt-an-der-Oder (Axel Springer Endowed Chair for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History, Exile and Migration), where she devoted herself to a postdoctoral research on exile of the German speaking choreographic world under Nazism - a project she is still conducting. 


- Current project: «Migrant Dancing. Exile and Diaspora of the German Speaking Choreographic World. 1933-1949» (transnational history, socicultural networks, material and immaterial circulations, memory and oblivion).


- Post-thesis works on performing arts: historiography, history of critic, history of teaching, oral history, biographies and life stories, artistic creative process, body and archives, history and memory, censorship, dance in camps.


- PhD: sociocultural history of dance during Weimar Republic and the Third Reich (artistic and ideological policies, history of representations and sensibilities, sociocultural networks, history of artworks and practices).


Title of thesis

Danses macabres. La danse moderne en Allemagne dans l'entre-deux-guerres, 1910-1945 (Danser avec le Troisième Reich. Les danseurs modernes sous le nazisme, Bruxelles, Editions Complexe, 2000 ; André Versaille Editeur, 2011).


Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (IUE), Prof. Pierre Milza (Sc. Po)