Department of History
Old Horticulture
506 E. Circle Dr
Room 256
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Main: 517.355.7500
Fax: 517.353.5599
Email: history [at] msu [dot] edu
Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F

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I am a historian of modern Europe, focusing especially on the era of the French Revolution. I hold a PhD in history from the University of Chicago. My main interests are in the history of violence, transitional justice, and social theory. I have published articles on terror in the eighteenth century and on the commemoration of revolutionary violence in France. I am currently at work on a book manuscript, entitled “The Afterlives of the Terror: Dealing with the Legacies of Violence in Post-Revolutionary France, 1794-1830s.” I regularly teach IAH 202 (Europe and the World), French history, as well as survey courses on modern European history. I also teach an upper level seminar on transitional justice which focuses on how societies deal with legacies of mass violence. I maintain an inexplicable interest in guillotines.

Ronen Steinberg

Position: Assistant Professor

Field: 18th Century, 19th Century, Contemporary, Cultural, Intellectual, Political

Region: Europe & Russia

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Office: 350C Old Hort

Office Hours: Fall 2014: Thursday, 3-5


Phone: (517) 884-4965