In 1944, Nazi officials decided to shelter critical factories in massive underground tunnels. This project will be the first to detail the history of the underground dispersal and relocation projects. This study will look at businesses, government, and local relationships through traditional archive research and web technology; discover the effectiveness of the tunnel projects; and learn why only some projects are memorialized.
This is the companion site to my dissertation for the PhD in Modern European History at George Mason University. I’ll be posting information about the dissertation writing process, the research, and the analysis and results in the form of a blog. This is contains a digital version of the prospectus presented to the History PhD Colloquium in December 2010.
Adviser – Marion Deshmukh, GMU (European History: European cultural history, history of modern Germany and Austria, German and Austrian art history)
Reader – Mills Kelly, GMU (European History: Modern East Central Europe, 1989 as a global phenomenon, historical pedagogy, human trafficking)
Reader – Todd Presner, UCLA (European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanities, and cultural geography)
Reader – Steve Barnes, GMU (European History: Modern Russian and Soviet History, Totalitarianism, Cold War Europe)