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"So verglich Comenius 1623 die Tätigkeit der Historiker mit der Sicht durch Fernrohre, die posaunengleich über die Schultern nach rückwärts weisen ..."
Standortbindung und Zeitlichkeit

Bo Stråth (Curriculum Vitae), Professor emeritus, fil.dr, was 2007-2014 Finnish Academy Distinguished Professor in Nordic, European and World History and Director of Research at the Department of World Cultures / Centre of Nordic Studies (CENS), University of Helsinki. In 1997-2007 he was Professor of Contemporary History at the European University Institute in Florence, and in 1990-1996 Professor in History and the University of Gothenburg.

Professor Stråth's research has focussed on philosophy of history and political, social and economic theory of modernity, from a conceptual history perspective with special attention to questions of what keeps societies together or divide them, and how community is constructed. A special field of interest in this perspective is the history of European integration.