Jan Vermeiren

Founding Director

Dr Jan Vermeiren is a Senior Lecturer in Modern German History at the University of East Anglia. He is a co-founder (with Matthew D’Auria) of the Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe, a co-editor of History: The Journal of the Historical Association, and a co-editor of the Routledge series Ideas beyond Borders: Studies in Transnational Intellectual History. Vermeiren studied Modern History, Politics, and German Literature at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Free University of Berlin, and University College London. He is particularly interested in the history of German nationalism and geopolitical thought, the First World …

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Matthew D’Auria

Deputy Director

Dr Matthew D’Auria is a Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of East Anglia. He graduated in International and Political Studies from the University of Naples, l’Orientale. He then completed his PhD, focusing on French national narratives in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, at University College London. Before joining UEA, he taught and conducted research at Sciences Po – Paris, the University of Salerno, and UCL. His main research interest is the relationship between images of the nation and discourses about Europe in the modern age. He has co-edited, with Mark Hewitson, Europe in Crisis: Intellectuals and the European …

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Richard Deswarte

Board Member

Richard Deswarte is a Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of East Anglia. He was previously ESDS Social History Data Manager at the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex. A historian of modern Europe, he researches and publishes on the idea of Europe in the 20th century, Americanisation, Britain and Europe, and visual images, notably political cartoons. In addition, he has professional interests and publications in history and computing, digital history, digital humanities, and Webarchives. A recent work, entitled ‘An American Future? Perceptions of the United States and the Idea of Europe in the Interwar Period’, …

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Fernanda Gallo

Board Member

Dr Fernanda Gallo is a Teaching Fellow in Politics at the Department of Politics, Languages and International Relations at the University of Bath and researcher within the SINERGIA project on Milan and Ticino (1796-1848): Shaping the Spatiality of a European Capital at the University of Lugano, where she obtained her PhD. She previously studied Philosophy at the University of Naples and also holds a Master in Civic Studies. Her research interests are on nineteenth-century political thought, the history of the idea of Europe, transnational European history, Hegel and Hegelianism, as well as Italian politics and history. Amongst her publications are: …

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Florian Greiner

Board Member

Dr Florian Greiner is a Lecturer at the University of Augsburg. He studied History, Political Science, and Public Law at the Universities of Freiburg and Vienna. He then completed his PhD at the University of Potsdam with a dissertation on perceptions and constructions of ‘Europe’ in German, British, and American newspapers in the age of the World Wars. His research focuses on European, American, and transatlantic history in the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of European ideas and integration, as well as on culture, media, and public history. He also works on the history of dying and terminal care …

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Peter Pichler

Board Member

Dr Peter Pichler has worked at the Universities of Graz and Vienna and is now an independent scholar. He studied history, media studies, and philosophy in Graz and Mainz. His fields of expertise are European Union cultural history, metal music studies, and historical theory. He has published four books in this regard: Acht Geschichten über die Integrationsgeschichte. Zur Grundlegung der Geschichte der europäischen Integration als ein episodisches historiographisches Erzählen (Innsbruck, 2011); Leben und Tod in der Europäischen Union (Innsbruck, 2014); EUropa. Was die Europäische Union ist, was sie nicht ist und was sie einmal werden könnte (Graz, 2016); Zeitgeschichte als …

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