teaches Latin American History at the University of Applied Sciences in Münster. Until 2011 she was part of the project “Symbolic Constitution of the Nation: Mexico in the Age of Revolutions, 1786–1848” at the Collaborative Research Centre “Symbolic Communication and Social Value Systems” at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. She has published several articles on the political culture of New Spain/Mexico in the Age of Revolutions and is the coauthor of Orígenes de las instituciones federales. El Poder Ejecutivo en Yucatán, 1823–1824 (Mérida: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, 2012) and co-editor of Constitutional Cultures. On the Concept and Representation of Constitutions in the Atlantic World (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) as well as Constitución, poder y representación. Dimensiones simbólicas del cambio político en la época de la independencia mexicana (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011). She is currently finishing her PhD thesis on the transformation of the political order in Yucatán/Mexico, 1786–1828.
is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute –Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research Braunschweig, coordinating the dfg project “Educational Films in the Interwar Period – Germany, France, and Italy in Comparison.” She is also a lecturer for Contemporary European History at the Technical University of Braunschweig. From 2008 to 2014 she worked at the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration History and European Studies at the University of Hamburg. There she was team member of the dfg project Werben für Europa. Die mediale Konstruktion europäischer Identität durch Europafilme, which examined the medial construction of European identity and the task of ‘making Europeans’ through official information films released between 1948 and 1973. Bruch studied Modern History, Social and Economic History, Political Science and Italian Studies at the Universities of Hamburg, Florence, Oxford and Rome. She has recently submitted her doctoral thesis, which investigates the historical and political concepts of Italian republican federalists during the Risorgimento, 1796–1865.
studied Sociology, Political Science and Science of Education in Münster, Zürich and Berlin. He obtained a Dr. phil. in 2007 and worked for more than five years in the Department of Sociology at the John F. Kennedy-Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin. After positions at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin and at the University of Lüneburg, he is now employed as a sociologist at the Technical University of Dresden. His main research interests include sociological theory, historical cultural sociology, history of sociology and sociology of knowledge. He is currently working on a project examining the intersection of cosmology and social thought in early modernity to gain a venia legendi.
is a lecturer at the Department of History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His main research interests are the histories of ethnicity, race, gender, and youth in the United States and in the transatlantic world. He is the coeditor of Germany and the Black Diaspora: Points of Contact, 1250–1914 (New York; London: Berghahn Books, 2013), More Than Victims: War and Childhood in the Age of the World Wars (New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and the author of We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. His newest book, Our Frontier is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy, will be published with Cornell University Press in 2018.
holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Glasgow. He was postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Anglophone Cultures at the Universities of Rostock and Giessen in Germany. Having obtained an eu-funded Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, he is now Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Black Atlantic Research at the University of Central Lancashire, uk. He is author of Writing the Revolution: German and English Radical Literature, 1819–1848/49 (Zurich: lit, 2011) and co-editor of Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Slavery and Its Discourses (Münster: Waxmann, 2010) with Gesa Mackenthun. Recent publications include an article that engages with the ‘Haitian Gothic’ in Slavery & Abolition (37,1) (2016) and an article that investigates the relation of the horror trope of the zombie to the Haitian Revolution which appeared in Atlantic Studies: Global Currents (14.2) (2017).
Charlotte A. Lerg
teaches American History and Transatlantic Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich where she also serves as managing director of the Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies. Holding an ma in Modern History and Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews and a PhD in History from Tübingen University, she has also taught at the University of Münster and held short term fellowships at the John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress) and at the German-Historical-Institute in Washington, dc. Lerg has written a textbook on the American Revolution in German and her doctoral dissertation on the German perceptions of the United States pre-1848 has been published as Amerika als Argument (Bielefeld: Transcript 2011). Her general research and her publications focus on cultural– and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th century with a particular emphasis on transatlantic relations. She edited Diplomacy on Campus: The Political Dimensions of Academic Exchange in the North Atlantic, a special issue of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies 13.4 (2015), with Thomas Adam. Lerg has just finished her post-doc project/Habilitation on the role of American universities in transatlantic relations, it considers the complex relation of academia, politics, and society before World War One.
Marc H. Lerner
is associate professor in the Arch Dalrymple iii Department of History at the University of Mississippi where he teaches European History during the age of revolution. His research interests focus on the revolutionary era in comparative perspective and he is currently working on a book that examines the transnational age of revolution through a cultural lens. The International William Tell explores how the William Tell story has been used as a revolutionary and republican symbol, but also makes an argument for considering the revolutionary era as a coherent whole. His previous publications include A Laboratory of Liberty: The Transformation of Political Culture in Republican Switzerland, 1750–1848 (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
Michael L. Miller
is Head of the Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and one of the founders of the Jewish Studies Program. Michael received his B.A. in History, Archaeology and Judaic Studies from Brown University, and he received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University, where he specialized in Jewish and Central European History. His research focuses on the impact of nationality conflicts on the religious, cultural and political development of Central European Jewry in the nineteenth century. He has published widely on the Jews of the Habsburg Empire. He is author of Rabbis and Revolution. The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation (Standford: Stanford University Press, 2011). The book appeared in Czech translation as Moravští Židé v době emancipace (Prag: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2015). He is the editor (with Scott Ury) of Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and the Jews of East Central Europe (London: Routledge, 2014). He is currently writing a history of Hungarian Jewry.
Timothy Mason Roberts
is a professor of History at Western Illinois University. In 2013–14 he was a u.s. Fulbright Lecturer at Zhejiang University, China. He is author of “Diplomatische Reaktionen der Vereinigten Staaten während der Revolutionsjahre 1848/49” in Achtundvierziger Forty-Eighters: Die deutsche Revolution von 1848/49, die Vereinigten Staaten und der amerikanische Bürgerkrieg, eds., Wolfgang Hochbruck and Ulrich Bachteler (Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2000): 29–41; Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009); “Lajos Kossuth and the Permeable American Orient of the Mid-Nineteenth Century” in Diplomatic History 39 (2015): 793–818; and editor of This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard (Kent: Kent State University Press, 2018). He is currently writing on the role of French Algeria in Franco-American relations during the nineteenth century. The essay in this volume is based on a keynote address he gave at a 2013 conference “Transatlantic Revolutionary Cultures,” at the Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He expresses his thanks to its convenors Heléna Tóth, Charlotte Lerg, and the conference participants for sharing their research and perspectives.
teaches Modern European History at the Otto Friedrich University in Bamberg. After finishing her PhD at Harvard University, Tóth taught at Boston University before accepting a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where she participated at the international post-graduate research group “Religious Cultures in Europe in the 19th and 20th Century.” 2009–2013 she was a member of the Young Center at the Center for Advances Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Her main research interests include the global history of political exile in the nineteenth century and the cultural history of socialism in Central Europe. She is author of An Exiled Generation: German and Hungarian Political Refugees, 1848–1871 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014); co-editor with Katrina Gulliver of Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience (London: Ashgate, 2014). She has published widely on various social and cultural aspects of political exile and funerary culture in the twentieth century. She is currently working on a book project on the introduction of socialist rites of passage in Hungary and East Germany, 1959–1989.