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MemberRob Boddice

…press, 2017).
·         The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2016).
·         Edward Jenner (Stroud: The History Press, 2015).
·         (editor) Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014).
·         (editor) Anthropocentrism: Humans, Animals, Environments (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011).
·         A History of Attitudes and Behaviours toward Animals in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Bri…

Rob Boddice works at the Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. An historian of science, medicine and the emotions, he is the author of The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and the editor of Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave, 2014). His forthcoming books include Pain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017) and The History of Emotions (Manchester University Press, 2017). Boddice is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

MemberMarko Demantowsky

Since 2012 Professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (and Head of the Departement for Social Sciences Education incl. History, Geography, Philosophy, Religion and Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Before 2012 has has hold different positions at German universities: Assistant Professor (Bochum), Visiting Professor (Jena, Siegen) or Research Assistant (Münster, Dortmund, Leipzig). Selected List of Publications and Presentations

MemberMahmoud Elewa

My name is Mahmoud Elewa I am a PhD student in History at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. I’m interested in the modern history of Oman, East Africa and the Indian Ocean World. My doctoral research focuses on the history of the African diaspora in Oman. Prior to beginning the PhD program at Concordia University in 2019, I was an M.A Candidate in History at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario where my research focused on the history of the nineteenth century Indian Ocean Slave Trade from East Africa to the Eastern Arabia. In this work I analyzed the history of the slave resistance of African pearl divers who escaped slavery from the Trucial Coast and fled to Muscat in the twentieth century where they sought manumission at the British Political Agency.

MemberJohannes Bernhardt

I am a cultural historian with focus on the Hellenistic period and museum studies. 1999-2005 studies of Ancient History, Modern History and Archaeology in Freiburg and Paris, 2012 PhD in Freiburg. 2007-2010 Assistant Professor in Freiburg, 2011-2014 in Mannheim, 2015-2016 Postdoc at the Centre for Mediterranean Studies in Bochum. 2017 move to the Badisches Landesmuseum to develop a digitisation concept for the Friedrich Creuzer Collection; since 2018 lead of the Creative Collections project, which is dedicated to the development of new formats for citizen participation and the establishment of new approaches such as design thinking and barcamps.

MemberSean Hannan

Sean Hannan (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2016) is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His research focuses on the intellectual history of Christianity, with emphases on late antiquity, North Africa, and the philosophy of time. While his doctoral project dealt with temporality in the works of Augustine of Hippo, his current research broadens out to incorporate alternative accounts of time drawn from antiquity and the Middle Ages. At MacEwan, he has a mandate to make use of methods from the digital humanities when teaching courses on ancient, medieval, and early modern history.

MemberMads Langballe Jensen

I am a historian of early modern political thought, working on topics from the German Reformation to the Early Enlightenment and from Denmark/Norway to the Coast of West Africa. I am particularly interested in how different theories of natural law were used to justify and legitimise interests in different religious, political, commercial and colonial conflicts in early modern history.   My first project was a contextual study of the political philosophy of the Wittenberg reformer Philipp Melanchthon and the first formulations of Protestant natural law theories. It investigated the different theories of natural law which Melanchthon developed and the purposes for which he applied (or didn’t apply) them in his political philosophical works. An early fruit of this project was an article on Melanchthon’s commentary on Aristotle’s Politics published in History of Political Thought.