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Thomas Prendergast, Graduate Assistant

Thomas Prendergast

Thomas R. Prendergast is a Ph.D. Candidate in History and Nathan J. Perilman Fellow in Judaic Studies at Duke University. His research explores modern East Central Europe from a global and Jewish perspective, in particular how this region shaped concepts of empire, federalism, and internationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has presented his work at conferences in the United States and Europe, including the German Studies Association Conference and American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Conference. In addition, his work has appeared in Comparative Studies in Society and HistoryEast European Jewish Affairs, and 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. In January 2021, he will begin a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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European and Russia
Global Transnational History
Intellectual History
Legal History

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, TR, Yiddish-Language World History and the Emergence of a Jewish Nationalist Politics in Late Imperial Russia, East European Jewish Affairs, vol. 50 no. 1-2 (May, 2020), pp. 78-94, Informa UK Limited [doi]
  2. Prendergast, TR, The Sociological Idea of the State: Legal Education, Austrian Multinationalism, and the Future of Continental Empire, 1880–1914, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 62 no. 2 (April, 2020), pp. 327-358, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]
  3. 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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