Till van Rahden
Adjunct Research Professor
|Degrees:||M.A. (Johns Hopkins), Ph.D. (Bielefeld)|
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Till van Rahden holds the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies at the Université de Montréal. In 2016, he held research fellowships at the “Leibniz Institute for European History”, Mainz, and the “Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen”, Vienna. In 2017, he was a research fellow at the “Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften,” an Institute for Advanced Studies affiliated with the Goethe University.
He specializes in European history since the Enlightenment and is interested in the tension between the elusive promise of democratic equality and the recurrent presence of diversity and moral conflicts.
In 1993, he received an M.A. in American history from The Johns Hopkins University, and in 1999, he completed his dissertation at the University of Bielefeld which received the “Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History” and was published as Jews and other Germans: Civil Society, Religious Diversity and Urban Politics in Breslau, 1860-1925 (Madison, 2008).
He has co-edited Juden, Bürger, Deutsche: Zur Geschichte von Vielfalt und Differenz 1800-1933 (Tübingen, 2001), Demokratie im Schatten der Gewalt: Geschichten des Privaten im deutschen Nachkrieg (Göttingen, 2010), and Autorität: Krise, Konstruktion und Konjunktur (Munich, 2016). Recent essays include: “Clumsy Democrats: Demons and Devils in Postwar Germany,” in Paul Nolte ed., Transatlantic Democracy in the Twentieth Century: Transfer and Transformation (Munich, 2016), and “Lumpen sammeln: Siegfried Kracauer und die Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts,” in Historische Zeitschrift 305 (2017).