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 War, and questions of European integration.

His key publications include: The First World War and German National Identity: The Dual Alliance at War (Cambridge, 2016); with Florian Greiner (eds.), The Bonds That Unite? Historical Perspectives on European Solidarity, special issue of European Review of History, 24/6 (2017); with Matthew D’Auria (eds.), Narrating Europe: Conceptions of European History and Identity in Historiography and Intellectual Thought, special issue of History, 103/356 (2018); and with Matthew D’Auria (eds.), Visions and Ideas of Europe during the First World War (forthcoming with Routledge, 2019).

For more information on his research interests and a full list of publications, see: https://people.uea.ac.uk/en/persons/j-vermeiren.