Prof. Dr. Friedrich Jaeger

Scientific project development

Academic Career

– since 1998 Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI)

– 1999-2005 Outside Lecturer for Modern History at the University of Bielefeld

– 2001-2019 Executive Editor of the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit

– 2004-2005 Visiting Professor at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

– 2008-2017 Professor for Modern History at the University of Witten/Herdecke


Research Interests

– History of Modern History

– Conceptions of Modernity

– Theory of History and Culture

– History of Historiography

– Human-Animal Studies


Publications (Selection)

Geschichte des Historismus. Eine Einführung, München (C.H. Beck) 1992 (with Jörn Rüsen).

Bürgerliche Modernisierungskrise und historische Sinnbildung. Kulturgeschichte bei Droysen, Burckhardt und Max Weber, Göttingen (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) 1994 (Dissertation).

Amerikanischer Liberalismus und zivile Gesellschaft. Perspektiven sozialer Reform zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts, Göttingen (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) 2001 (Habilitation).

Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, 16 Bde., Stuttgart (Metzler) 2004-2012 (as Executive Editor).

Handbuch der Moderneforschung, Stuttgart (Metzler) 2015 (as editor with Wolfgang Knöbl and Ute Schneider).