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MemberTim Lacy

…Society for U.S. Intellectual History

Organization of American Historians

American Historical Association…

I am an educator, historian, and critic. I possess a doctorate in U.S. history from Loyola University Chicago, with specialties in cultural and intellectual history, as well as the history of education. That work resulted in a book, The Dream of a Democratic Culture: Mortimer J. Adler and the Great Books Idea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). I co-founded both the U.S. Intellectual History Blog and the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Articles by me have appeared in the Journal of the History of Ideas, American Catholic Studies, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, U.S. Catholic Historian, Public Seminar, and various encyclopedias. I am currently working on two book manuscripts—one on ‘great books cosmopolitanism’ and another on anti-intellectualism and ignorance in post-WWII America. On top of history and education, I also enjoy talking beer, Catholicism, politics, popular culture, and baseball. When I’m in an analytical mode, I tend, of course, toward historical thinking and qualitative (non-analytic) philosophy.

MemberRichard Schaefer


“A Critique of Everyday Reason: Johann Michael Sailer and the Catholic Enlightenment in Germany,” Intellectual History Review – forthcoming.
“Hopes and Dreams in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Brentano, History and the Jews,” Brentano Studien Eds. Guillaume Fréchette and Denis Fisette – forthcoming.
“A Genealogy of Protestant Reason,” Archaeologies of Confession: Writing the German Reformation 1517-2017 Ed. David Luebke (Berghahn) — forthcoming.
“Brentano’s Philosophy of Religion,” Routledge Handbook of Brentano and the Brentano School Ed. Uriah Kriegel, New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Uncertainty and the Limits of Culture,” Journal of Religion and Society 17 (2015)
“A.D. White and the History of a Religious Future,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Sc…

I am an associate professor of history at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York. My research is focused on Catholic intellectual history in the nineteenth-century in Germany, but I am interested in religious thought in Europe more broadly. I also work in the area of the history of philosophy, and have written a number of pieces on Franz Brentano.

MemberAgustín Cosovschi

I am a currently a postdoctoral fellow working at the Department of Southeastern European History at Humboldt University in Berlin. My research focuses on the political, cultural and intellectual connections of socialist Yugoslavia to the United States and Latin America during the 1960s. I have a Ph.D in History from the University of San Martín (Argentina) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France). More generally, I am interested in Central and Eastern European history, including Yiddish studies, as well as global intellectual history and studies of political and economic transition.