History Professor Michael Miller Named Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin

Michael Miller, professor of history in the UM College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin for the fall semester.

“It is a great honor to have been chosen as a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin for fall semester 2015,” Miller said. “The Academy brings together academics, artists, and policy makers for research and dialogue in a collegial environment.”

Established in 1994, the American Academy in Berlin aims to foster greater understanding and dialogue between the people of the United States and the people of Germany, by highlighting Berlin’s unique culture, politics and history.

Miller’s principal work has been in the fields of modern European history, business history and maritime history. His book, Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History, was awarded the 2013 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history and the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award.

Miller received the Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity in 2014.

The Academy offers fellowships to writers, scholars, policymakers and artists, allowing them to participate in the vibrant life of Berlin and Germany while pursuing their work.

Building on an extensive network of corporate, political, academic and cultural leaders in both Germany and the United States, it has become one of Europe’s most visible and effective institutions fostering transatlantic dialogue.

German newsweekly Der Spiegel called the Academy “the world’s most important center for American intellectual life outside the United States.”

June 16, 2015