Convenors for Rethinking Modern Europe

Dejan Djokić is Reader in Modern and Contemporary History and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Balkans, Goldsmiths, University of London. He has previously taught at Birkbeck College and Nottingham University and has held research fellowships at Columbia University and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC). His publications include Pašić and Trumbić: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (2010), New Perspectives on Yugoslavia: Key Issues and Controversies (2011, co-editor), Elusive Compromise: A History of Interwar Yugoslavia (2007) and Yugoslavism: Histories of a Failed Idea, 1918-1992 (2003, editor).

Alex Drace-Francis is Associate Professor in the Literary and Cultural History of Modern Europe at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in cultural history, especially of Romania and Southeastern Europe. He has published widely on literacy and social change; on print culture and national identity; on travel and associated cultural practices; and on historiography, literature and history of ideas. He has held research fellowships in London and Sofia, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Axel Körner is Professor of Modern History at University College London and (together with Wendy Bracewell) coordinator of UCL’s Centre for Transnational History. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and a Visiting Professor at the ENS, Paris. His works include Politics of Culture in Liberal Italy (2009), 1848 – A European Revolution? (2nd. ed. 2003) and Das Lied von einer anderen Welt (1997). His book based on his AHRC Project has been published as Explaining America:Imagining the United States in Nineteenth-Century Europe and Latin America (with Nicola Miller and Adam I P Smith).

Stephen Lovell is a Professor in European History at King’s College London. His publications include The Russian Reading Revolution: Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras (2000), Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (2003), Destination in Doubt: Russia since 1989 (2006) and The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (2009).

Lucy Riall is Professor of History at The European University Institute, Florence. She has been a visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and the Freie Universität Berlin. She is the author of Sicily and the unification of Italy. Liberal policy and local power, 1859-66 (1998), Garibaldi. Invention of a hero (2007) and Risorgimento. The history of Italy from Napoleon to nation state (2009). Her article ‘The shallow end of history? On the substance and future of political biography’ is forthcoming in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History in 2010.

Mary Vincent is Professor of Modern European History at the University of  Sheffield.  She co-edited the CUP journal Contemporary European History until  2009 and her most recent book is Spain 1833-2002: People and State (2007). Shorter pieces include articles on the social construction of silence after the Spanish Civil War (in Ben-Ze'ev, Ginio and Winter (eds), Shadows of War (2010)  and the politics of gesture in Franco's victory (Past and Present Supplement 2009). She is currently working on religious violence in twentieth-century Spain.

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