Dr Egbert Klautke
Lecturer in the Cultural History of Central Europe
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Personal / Intellectual Biography
I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in the same year as Gwen Stefani. I studied Ancient, Medieval and Modern History and Politics, amongst other things, at the Universities of Heidelberg, Munich, and Manchester. In 1995 I graduated from the University of Heidelberg with an MA in History and Politics. From 1995 to 1998 I held a postgraduate scholarship at the Centre for French Studies at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. In 1999 I was awarded a Dr. phil. at the University of Heidelberg; the same year I took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre Marc Bloch, the Franco-German Research Institute in Berlin. In 2001 I moved to London to take up the DAAD-Lectureship in German History at SSEES, and since 2006 I have been Lecturer in the Cultural History of Central Europe at SSEES.
My main publication to date is a monograph on French and German perceptions of 'americanism' and 'americanisation' in the early 20th century. I am currently writing a history of German 'Völkerpsychologie' or national psychology from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, and preparing to write a short book on the history of Vienna. I have also published on the history of eugenics, antisemitism, and racial theories in Germany. Other research interests include central European urban history, the history of the social sciences, the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, and the history of historiography.
Teaching and supervision
I welcome proposals from MPhil/PhD students who wish to research Central European intellectual and cultural history.
I am currently teaching the following courses:
Urban Culture and Modernity: Vienna, Prague, Budapest, 1857-1938
Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas, 1870-1980
Metropolis: History of Berlin, 1871-1990
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Tuesday 25 May 2010.