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Thomas Prendergast,

Thomas Prendergast

Thomas R. Prendergast is a Ph.D. Candidate in History and Nathan J. Perilman Fellow in Judaic Studies at Duke University. He holds an M.A. in History from Duke University and a B.A. in History and Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago. Drawing on German, Polish, and Yiddish-language sources, his research asks how Eastern Europe’s multinational monarchies legitimized themselves in the face of new, nation-centric theories of statehood around the turn of the twentieth century. He has presented his work at conferences in the United States and Europe, including the German Studies Association Conference, American Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference, Southern Conference for Slavic Studies,  and Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. In addition, his work has appeared in the journal Religions as part of its ongoing special series “Empire, Socialism, and Jews: Writing the Monarchy Back into Austrian History.” From 2017 to 2018, he was a Fulbright Junior Visiting Fellow at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) in Vienna, Austria.

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Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • HISTORY 140S.01, EUROPEAN EMPIRES Synopsis
    Class Bldg 114, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 140S.01, POLSCI 140S.01, SOCIOL 148S.01)
Specialties:

European and Russia
Global Transnational History
Intellectual History
Legal History
Keywords:

Austria--History • Austria--History--1789-1900 • Austria--History--20th century • Bukovina (Romania and Ukraine)--History • Europe, Central • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine)--History • Intellectual history • Jews--Austria • Law--Austria--History • Law--Europe--History • Law--Germany--History • Law--Poland--History • Poland--History--1864-1918 • Poland--History--19th century • Science--Poland--History • Sociology--Europe--History

Recent Publications

  1. Prendergast, T, The Social Democrats of Scholarship: Austrian Imperial Peripheries and the Making of a Progressive Science of Nationality, 1885–1903, Religions, vol. 6 no. 4 (December, 2015), pp. 1232-1248, MDPI AG [repository], [doi]


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