The current European faculty has teaching and research strengths in ancient, early modern, modern, and contemporary Europe, with a concentration of scholars who work on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Recent publications focus on migration, consumption and material culture, gender and ethnicity, religion, science and medicine, public health, democracy and popular protest, education, and the legacies of mass violence.
Graduate students can choose primary fields in Modern Europe or Russia, or they can construct a field that bridges traditional geographic or chronological divisions. The program draws on the Department’s strengths in migration, gender, ethnic studies and world history, and it encourages linkages with other regional foci, including the Atlantic World, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and East Asia. In addition, the European History Colloquium offers a forum for graduate students to present their work and to join faculty in discussing current developments in the field.
Faculty in this caucus include: Rich Bellon, Liam Brockey, Denise Demetriou, Emine Evered, Sean Forner, Karrin Hanshew, Leslie Page Moch, Matthew Pauly, Charles Radding, Lewis Siegelbaum, Ronen Steinberg, Emily Tabuteau, Jane Vieth, Mark Waddell, and John Waller.
Europeanists work closely with several interdisciplinary programs and centers and have close ties to scholars of Europe in other colleges and departments.
- Center for European and Russian/ Eurasian Studies
- Jewish Studies Program
- Migration Studies Initiative
- Muslim Studies Program
- Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
- Department of Romance and Classical Studies
- James Madison College
- Lyman Briggs College
- Residential College in Arts and Humanities