Photo: Annette Frick

Chancellor’s Professor of History and Director of the Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 1998 and Class of Spring 1999


Gerald D. Feldman received his doctorate at Harvard University in 1964 and was an expert in the area of German and European history. He taught history at the University of California at Berkeley beginning in 1963, and, since 1994, had served as Director of the Institute of European Studies. He was the author of numerous essays, studies, and books on the history of the German workers’ movement and the role of the unions, the inflation period during the 1920s, and the political culture in Weimar. In 1995 Feldman won the German Studies Association’s DAAD Book Award for his work The Great Disorder: Politics, Economics, and Society in the German Inflation, 1914-1924. The same year, he and his co-authors received the Financial Times/Booz Allen Hamilton Business Book Award for their in-depth work The German Bank, 1870-1995.