Department of History

Norman Frazier

Ph.D. Student
Research Interests 19th-century Germany: nationalism; urban history; popular music; sound studies.


I am broadly interested in the history of nationalism and the politics of sound in nineteenth-century Germany. My research examines spaces and built environments, particularly within cities, where notions of "Germanness" were negotiated along lines of class, region, and religion. My current project considers nationhood within the acoustic world and everyday music practices of Berlin tenements in the late nineteenth century.