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Pieter M. Judson

Part-time Professor

Department of History


Professor of 19th and 20th Century History.

Since 2014 Pieter M. Judson holds the Chair in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History at the European University Institute in Florence. Before that he taught for 21 years at Swarthmore College as Isaac Clothier Professor of History and International Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University (1987). He has authored many articles and several prize-winning books on several aspects of the history of Habsburg Central Europe, as well as The Habsburg Empire: A New History (Harvard-Belknap, 2016), which has been translated into twelve European and Asian languages. For ten years Judson served as editor of the Austrian History Yearbook, and he is currently President of the Central European History Society of North America. He has received fellowships from Guggenheim, Fulbright, the NEH, the American Academy in Berlin, Phi Beta Kappa, and in 2010 he received the Karl von Vogelsang state prize from the Austrian government for Guardians of the Nation. Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria (Harvard 2006).

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