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Holger M. Meding

Professor of Iberian and Latin American History

Department of History
Iberian and Latin American History
D-50923 Cologne

Office: 0.020 (Philosophikum)

Phone: #49-(0)221-470-5241
Fax:     #49-(0)221-470-4996
E-Mail: holger.meding(at)

Consultation and Crediting Services

  • Consultation: Bachelor and Master Studies in History, Bachelor and Master in Area Studies America
  • Crediting: Bachelor and Master Studies in History, Area Studies Latin America, Area Studies Eastern and Central Europe (ROME), Public History, North American Studies; Crediting of exam results for applications for postgraduate studies in History

Office hours

Given the ongoing Corona pandemic, office hours are largely held digitally. Homework and documents can be sent to me electronically.

If you have any questions, I am available by e-mail.

In case of recognition of external achievements, please send me your documents as pdf. If necessary, the recognition can be done online.

If a direct contact is necessary or seems to be useful, please send me an e-mail. I will then send a "link" for a consultation appointment through a Zoom videoconference (usually Mondays from 12am onwards). The registered persons will be placed in the Zoom waiting room and admitted by me - according to the order of registration - individually.

Face-to-face appointments are possible in principle, but are to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Key publications

  • Panama. Staat und Nation im Wandel, 1903 - 1941 (Lateinamerikanische Forschungen, Beihefte zum Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas, Bd. 30), Cologne, Weimar, Vienna 2002
  • La ruta de los nazis en tiempos de Perón, Buenos Aires 1999
  • "Der Weg". Eine deutsche Emigrantenzeitschrift in Buenos Aires, 1947 - 1957, Berlin 1997

Main research topics

  • Intelligence/ Secret Services in Latin America
  • German-Latin American relations
  • Migration, state and nation building in Latin America