Udi Greenberg studies and teaches modern European history, intellectual history, and international history. His scholarship and teaching focus especially on the intersection of ideas, institution building, and Europe’s interactions with the world. His work has been supported, among others, by the ACLS, Mellon Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the DAAD.
His first book, The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2015), traces the intellectual, institutional, and political journey of five influential political theorists from their education in Weimar Germany to their participation in the formation of the Cold War. It argues that both Germany’s postwar democratization, and the German-American alliance, were deeply shaped by these émigrés’ attempts to revive intellectual, religious, and political projects first developed in Weimar Germany. In 2016, it was awarded the Council of European Studies’ Book Prize (for best first book in European studies 2014-2015). It also appeared in German, Korean, and Hebrew translations.
He is currently working on a second book-length project, tentatively titled Religious Pluralism in the Age of Violence: Catholics and Protestants from Animosity to Peace 1885-1965. This project explores the intersections between twentieth-century religious thought and global politics. It investigates how transformations in global politics–the rise of Nazism, the unfolding of the Cold War, and the the process of European decolonization in Asia and Africa–helped fascilitate the end of the prolonged religious animosities between Protestants and Catholics.
His articles (mostly related to these two book projects) have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Historical Review, Journal of Modern History, Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and Journal of Contemproary History, among others. He has also published several essays on politics, religion, and history in The Nation, Dissent, Boston Review, L.A. Review of Books, n+1 and elsewhere.
At Dartmouth, he teaches a wide variety of classes on modern European and international history. In 2016, he was elected by the senior class as Dartmouth’s best professor, and was awarded the Jerome Goldstein Award, Dartmouth’s top teaching prize.
Steven Barrie-Anthony (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is a researcher, writer and consultant in the area of religion/spirituality and public life. He focuses on the rapidly growing category of people who choose not to identify with particular religions—the so-called religious “nones”—and on their innovative contributions to community formation and civic, political and philanthropic life. He also works in the areas of spirituality and the media, technology and medicine; American mystical and metaphysical religion; and new religious movements.
His academic publications have appeared in numerous scholarly volumes, and he has presented his research at national meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the American Academy of Religion and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. He is currently at work on a book about a particular network of American young adults who eschew “religion” yet who clearly embrace a shared “spirituality,” with a focus on their nontraditional experiments in public life.
Barrie-Anthony has written more than 100 popular essays and articles for publications such as the Los Angeles Times and TheAtlantic.com. He was formerly a staff writer for the LA Times where he covered technology and its personal and social impacts and also wrote about art, architecture, the movie business, literature, the media, crime and politics. His Times pieces were often reprinted in newspapers across the U.S. and internationally. He blogs occasionally for The Huffington Post.
I took a degree in Law (1999) and in History (2003) and I completed my PhD in Early Modern History (2006) at the University of Trieste. I have held fellowships from Alpen-Adria Universität (Klagenfurt 2006), Karl-Franzens Universität (Graz 2007), Max Planck Institute for Legal History (Frankfurt am Main 2013) and I have been visiting Scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris 2016). Since 2008 (2011 full-time) I am researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italian German Historical Institute. As adjunct professor, I teach a course in in History of Historiography at the University of Trent (2014 Atlantic History, 2015 Food History).
My broad areas of research are religious history in the early modern age, Jesuit studies and food history.
My current research explores the historical concept of Patchwork Religion as a spiritual experience characterized by the coexistence of elements from different traditions, religions, exoteric and spiritual movements. In this field of research, I am especially interested in history of food and food habits (ecclesiastical fast, table behaviors, beverages and drunkenness) as essential features of the negotiation between individuals and cultural models.