Dominik Matter, M.A.
SNSF Project Member, European und Global History
Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel, Gellertstrasse 27, P.O. Box
CH-4020 Basel
Office 2.5

Tel: +41 (0)61 207 48 80

  • European and Global History of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • History of Swiss Foreign Relations
  • History of the Diplomatic Service of Switzerland
  • Diplomats as Transnational Actors
  • Digital Humanities

Academic Career

since October 2015: Member of the SNSF-project «A Global History of Swiss Diplomacy 1848–1975» at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel

since January 2015: Researcher at the Research Project Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (Dodis)

November 2014–October 2015: Assistant for European and Global History at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel

2011–2014: Student Assistant at the Research Project Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (Dodis)


Education

Since October 2015: Doctoral studies in History at the University of Basel

2011–2014: Graduate studies at the University of Berne. Final degree: Master of Arts in History and Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State (ATS)
Master's Thesis: «Post aus der Schweiz». The Swiss Foreign Relations during the Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970

2007–2011: Undergraduate studies in History at the University of Berne. Final degree: Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy

Books

«SOS Biafra». Die schweizerischen Aussenbeziehungen im Spannungsfeld des nigerianischen Bürgerkriegs 1967–1970 (Quaderni di Dodis 5), Bern 2015.Further information and download: dodis.ch/q5


Edited Volumes

With Sacha Zala; Marc Perrenoud; Ursina Bentele; Pierre Brodard; Vincent Juillerat; Maurizio Rossi; Ruchti, Franziska; Sibille, Christiane; Steiner, Yves (Eds.): Diplomatische Dokumente der Schweiz, Documents Diplomatiques Suisses, Documenti Diplomatici Svizzeri, Band 26, 1.1.1973–31.12.1975, Zürich; Locarno; Genève (upcoming).


Journal Articles

Historische Gedächtnislücken? Eine transnationale Gegenveranstaltung im «Super-Jubiläumsjahr» 2015 (Tagungsbericht), in: Traverse. Zeitschrift für Geschichte 23 (2016/1), S. 157–162.


Unpublished Talks

«Resetting Swiss Diplomacy». The Diplomatic Service of Switzerland during the Cold War (1945–1975), Research Colloquium European Global Studies at the Institute for European Global Studies, May 12, 2015.

«Resetting Swiss Diplomacy». Der diplomatische Dienst der Schweiz während des Kalten Krieges, 4. Schweizerische Geschichtstage, University of Lausanne, June 10, 2016.

«Resetting Swiss Diplomacy». The diplomatic service of Switzerland during Cold War; Vortragsreihe des Laboratoire d'analyse de la gouvernance et de l'action publique en Europe (LAGAPE), University of Lausanne, November 16, 2016. 

With Julian Wettengel: A Global History of Swiss Diplomacy – Ein Praxisbericht aus der Welt der Digital Humanities; Presentation at the Forschungsstelle für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte of the University of Zurich, March 7, 2017.

Globale Lebensläufe schweizerischer Diplomaten – Ein Werkstattbericht, Colloquium for Doctoral Students of Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch, University of Basel, June 1, 2017.