Prof. Dr. Suzanne Marchand

Research activities in Halle

Workshop «From ‚Altertumswissenschaft‘ to Cultural History», together with Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Décultot and Prof. Dr. Anthony Grafton (Princeton), June 21th, 2017, IZEA, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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Curriculum Vitae

Suzanne Marchand is the Boyd University Professor at Louisiana State University History Department, where she joined in 1999. She has published internationally acclaimed books on two important German historical discourses: on German Philhellenism and on German Orientalism. In 2010 she was awarded the prestigious George L. Mosse Prize for the Best Book in Cultural and Intellectual History, given by the American Historical Association. She is currently working on a book about the history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe. (→ Personal Website).

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Research interests

History of the humanities in modern Germany and Europe, especially

– history of the humanities and art history

– history of anthropology and theology

– history of historiography

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Publications (a selection)


German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship. Cambridge et al. 2009

Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970. Princeton, NJ 1996

Edited volumes

Germany at the Fin de Siècle. Co-edited with D. Lindenfeld. Baton Rouge 2004

Proof and Persuasion: Essays on Authority, Objectivity, and Evidence. Co-edited with E. Lunbeck. Brussels 1997

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Articles (2013-2016)

Georg Ebers, Sympathetic Egyptologist. In: For the Sake of Learning. Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton. Ed. by A. Blair and Anja-Silvia Goeing. Leiden and Boston 2016, pp. 917-932

Appreciating the Art of Others: Joseph Strzygowski and the Austrian Origins of Non-Western Art History. In:  Von Biala nach Wien: Josef Strzygowski und die Kulturwissenschaften. Ed. by M. Dglosz and P. O. Scholz. Vienna 2015, pp. 257-285

Where does History Begin? J. G. Herder and the Problem of Near Eastern Chronology in the Age of Enlightenment. In: Eighteenth-Century Studies 47,2 (2014), pp. 157-175

The View from the Land: Austrian Art Historians and the Interpretation of Croatian Art. In: Dalmatia and the Mediterreanean: Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence. Ed. by A. Payne. Leiden 2014, pp. 19-58

Oriental Wisdom in an Era of Western Despair: Orientalism in 1920s Central Europe. In: Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy. Ed. by P. Gordon. Princeton, NJ 2013, pp. 341-360