The December 2016 Faculty Spotlight features Dr. Eric Kurlander, professor of History, who will speak on Writing a Global (Transnational) History of (Early) Modern Germany, 1500-1800.
Date: Thursday, 12/1/2016
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Location: Faculty Lounge
All are welcome; lunch is provided!
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Writing a Global (Transnational) History of (Early) Modern Germany, 1500-1800
Over the past twenty years, we have seen a noticeable shift away from the nation-state model of German History. Responding to the rise of world history, post-colonial theory, and subaltern studies, some of the most innovative scholarship in the field of German Studies has begun to approach the history of Central Europe in a global and transnational context. While this new research has largely displaced traditional nationalist, Marxist, and liberal narratives of Central European history, most general histories continue to follow (Prussocentric) models heavily indebted to older historiographies. In this presentation, I would like to outline (briefly) the goals of my new, co-authored book project, Modern Germany: A Global History, employing themes from the first three chapters as examples.