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Professor of Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century History, European University Institute, Florence

Marcus Bierich Lecture - Class of Fall 2021


Pieter M. Judson holds the Chair in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History at the European University Institute in Florence. Prior, he taught at Swarthmore College as the Isaac Clothier Professor of History and International Relations and as a guest professor at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and at the Silesian University of Opava, in the Czech Republic. Judson holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and is the author of several prize-winning books on the history of Habsburg Central Europe, including The Habsburg Empire: A New History (Harvard-Belknap, 2016), which has been translated into twelve European and Asian languages. Judson is currently the president of the Central European History Society in North America and served for ten years as editor of the Austrian History Yearbook. He has received fellowships from Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, Marshall, International research Center for Cultural Studies (Vienna), American Academy in Berlin, and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2010, he was awarded the Karl von Vogelsang state prize from the Austrian government.

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