Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cologne
Michael Homberg has studied Modern and Medieval History, German Philology and Political Sciences at the University of Cologne, Germany. There, he recently worked as an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary History. He was granted scholarships from the Cusanuswerk, the Max Weber Stiftung and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. His dissertation "Reporter Streifzüge. Metropolitane Nachrichtenkultur und die Wahrnehmung der Welt, 1870-1918" has been awarded the Offermann-Hergarten-Prize. In 2018, he was a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and UC Berkeley.
Michael currently works on the emergence of early computer industries in Europe, the United States and India from the 1960s to the 1990s.
His postdoctoral dissertation explores the roots of the "digital revolution" in India. During his stay at the WCFIA, Michael pursues his studies on the convergences and conflicts of the digital era, the role of international development policy, and the new technological north-south divides.