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Monika Krisztina Baar

Monika Krisztina Baar University of Essex, UK
Negotiating Modernity: History of Modern Political Thought in East-Central Europe

Monika Baar  is currently Humboldt Fellow at the Free University of Berlin and assistant professor-elect at the Department of History of the University of Groningen. She holds a PhD in Modern History from the University of Oxford in 2003, an MA from the Central European University in Budapest and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London, as well as an MA in Literature and Linguistics and in History from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.

She was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2003-2005), lecturer at the University of Essex (2005-2007), and research fellow at the Centro Incontri Umani in Ascona, Switzerland (2007-2008).

Her main interests are modern historiography, the intellectual history of the Romantic era, and the history of academies and learned societies, with a regional focus on Central Europe. Her book, Historians and the Nation in the 19th Century, the Case of East-Central Europe, is forthcoming in the Oxford Historical Monographs Series.

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