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Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Axel Springer Fellow - Class of Spring 2019


Peter Holquist, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses on Russia and modern Europe, particularly on Russia’s experience in the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and questions of continuity and change from the imperial period into the era of Stalin. Holquist received a BA from Indiana University, and PhD, with distinction, from Columbia University, and taught for nine years at Cornell University. The founder and editor of the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Holquist also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Modern History. He is author of Making War, Forging Revolution: Russia’s Continuum of Crisis, 1914-1921 (Harvard, 2002), associate editor of Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction (Thomson-Gale, 2006), and co-editor of several volumes, including Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914-1945 (Pittsburgh, 2012). His work has been supported by the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Cullman Center, and the Hoover Institution, and he is the recipient of a Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grant and an ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Grant.

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