School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-HSG)
SHSS-HSG, Gatterstrasse 1, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
071 224 2730
SHSS - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of General History
fields of research
Early modern republic of letters
Scientific experts past and present
Theory and history of nationalism
further fields of...
Organisation of scholarly and scientific institutions
History of the public critic and intellectual
Since 2012 Chair of General History, University of St. Gallen
2010-2012 Ambizione-Fellowship by the Swiss National Foundation, Chair of Science Studies, ETH Zürich
2007-2010 Research Fellowship at Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge
2001-2006 Assistant Lecturer, Chair of Early Modern History, University of Fribourg (CH)
History of Knowledge, Science and Economics
Organisation of Innovation and Expertise
Vigener Prize 2004, University of Fribourg
The Origins of Nationalism: An Alternative History from Ancient Rome to Early Modern Germany. Cambridge 2012.
Republicans of Letters – Memory Politicians – Global Colonialists: Historians in Recent Histories of Historiography, in: Historical Journal 3 (2012).
The Status of Authors in the Literary Market: A Comparison of Eighteenth-Century England and France, in: Das 18. Jahrhundert (2012).
Compiler into Genius: The Transformation of the Dictionary Writer in Eighteenth Century France and England, in: Hubert Steinke e.a. (ed.): Scholars in Action: The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century, Leiden 2012.
The Organization of Innovation: The History of an Obsession, in: Angewandte Chemie. International Edition 125 (2013), Nr. 52, S. 14118-1412.
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