The Research Project Europe 1815-1914

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Markus Prutsch

Tehostekuva Markus J. Prutsch, born in 1981 (Wagna, Austria), studied History and Political Science at the Universities of Salzburg (Austria) and Heidelberg (Germany). In December 2005, he was conferred Best Graduate of the Year Award by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Between 2003 and 2006 Markus J. Prutsch worked as research assistant at the Universities of Salzburg and Heidelberg and as associate member of the Military History Research Institute in Potsdam (Germany). Between 2006 and 2009 he was researcher at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

In June 2009, he was awarded the Bruno-Kreisky-Prize for Political Literature for his book: Fundamentalismus. Das 'Projekt der Moderne' und die Politisierung des Religiösen. Markus J. Prutsch has lectured at conferences and universities in Spain, Hungary, and the United States to name but a few. His main fields of interest are: European political and constitutional history; political theory and philosophy; comparative politics.

Research statement:
Crisis, Populace and Leadership: ‘Modern Caesarism’ from the 18th to the 20th Century

Markus Prutsch