Department of History
College of Liberal Arts
Adam Seipp’s research focuses on war and social change in modern Germany, particularly the period since 1945. He is currently working on a social history of the American military presence in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1945-95 and also examining the role of testimony in shaping narratives of concentration camp liberation in the United States and Germany.
Seipp will use his Arts & Humanities Fellowship to support research for his current book project, Base Politics, Local Politics, and the Cold War Transformation of Germany, 1945-1995, a social history of the American military presence in Germany. This project examines the relationship between the post-1945 transformation of West Germany and the massive foreign military infrastructure that developed along Germany’s Cold War frontier.
In 2005, Seipp received his doctorate in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2011 and to professor in 2015. He received faculty research grants from the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research in 2013 and from the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs in 2008 and 2013.
Seipp has authored two monographs, Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-52 in 2013and The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921 in 2009. In addition, he has published five refereed articles in scholarly journals, eight refereed book chapters, sixteen book reviews in history journals, and twenty-five scholarly presentations at conferences, symposia, and other events.
His research received support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 and 2013, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2009 and 2016, the German Historical Institute in Washington in 2009, and the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota in 2008.