Project team

​Project Leader



Markus J. Prutsch

Markus J. Prutsch studied History (M.Phil.) and Political Science (M.Phil.) at the Universities of Salzburg (Austria) and Heidelberg (Germany). He received his M.Res. and Ph.D. at the European University Institute (Italy), specialising on early nineteenth-century political history and theory with a particular interest in post-Napoleonic constitutional transfer and reception processes. In 2009, he was awarded the Bruno-Kreisky-Prize for Political Literature for his book: Fundamentalismus. Das ‘Projekt der Moderne’ und die Politisierung des Religiösen. Research fellow at the University of Helsinki (Finland) from 2009 to 2012, he is now senior investigator and research administrator at the European Parliament, responsible for culture and education policies. His recent publications include: Making Sense of Constitutional Monarchism in Post-Napoleonic France and Germany (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences (Oxford University Press, 2014, together with Kelly L. Grotke); and European Historical Memory: Policies, Challenges and Perspectives (European Parliament, 2015).





​Project Team


F. Graevenitz

Fritz Georg von Graevenitz

Fritz Georg von Graevenitz studied history, economics and political science at the University of Mannheim (Germany), University of Heidelberg (Germany), Sciences Po, Paris (France). He holds a PhD in economic and social history from the European University Institute (Italy) on the formation and policy impact of formal and informal international networks and their effect on international markets in the 20th century. During and after his Ph.D. he enjoyed research stays at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC and the University of Heidelberg. In his current position at an international company in the food industry his main focus is on international markets and politics.







K. Graevenitz


Kathrine von Graevenitz

Kathrine von Graevenitz studied economics at the University of Aalborg (Denmark), University of Essex (UK) and the European University Institute (Italy). She completed her Ph.D. in the field of environmental economics in 2013 at the University of Copenhagen. She has benefited from research stays at Arizona State University, University of Mannheim and Paris School of economics. She has practical experience in policy advising from her past position as a Senior Economist at the Danish Economic Councils, a publicly funded think tank advising the Danish Parliament on a variety of policy issues. Her current position at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany, also involves both original research and policy advising at the national as well as the EU level.







Kelly L. Grotke

Kelly Grotke is an intellectual historian who received her doctoral degree (2006) from Cornell University, where she will be a 2015-6 Fellow at the Society for the Humanities. She was a member of the ERC-funded “Research Project Europe 1815-1914” at the University of Helsinki (2009-2012), and remains affiliated with the Erik Castrén Institute at the University of Helsinki. She also works in and writes about finance. Her current book project, Time, History, and Epistemology in the Long Nineteenth Century: A Study in Philosophical Culture, addresses how the gradual fragmentation of natural law in Europe shaped nineteenth-century disciplines, methodologies, and theoretical preoccupations. She is the co-editor (with Markus J. Prutsch) of Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences (Oxford University Press, 2014).





S. Hastings

Stephen Hastings-King

Stephen Hastings-King is a historian of Modern Europe who received a doctoral degree in 1999 from Cornell University. He also studied philosophy with Cornelius Castoriadis at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He is the author of Looking for the Proletariat: Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Problem of Worker Writing (Brill, 2014) and of numerous articles in contemporary French history and social theory. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. He is a visiting fellow in the Cornell University History Department for 2015-6.






Lars Lehmann

Lars Lehmann studied history and general rhetoric at the University of Tübingen, University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of Seville (Spain). He has recently started his Ph.D with a case study on the European Rectors' Conference (CRE) and the coordination of the European research community with European political institutions such as the Council of Europe and the European Communities/European Union in the second half of the 20th century. Since June 2014, he is employed by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and assists the present project Science, Numbers and Politics.









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