PD Dr. Henning Trüper

CV

Since 2019 Research project Humanitarian Imperatives: Saving Lives from Nautical Disress and Shipwreck in Modern Europe (DFG).

2016-2019 University Researcher / Core Fellow at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

2018 Habilitation Modern History, University of Zurich.

2014-2016 Lecturer and adjunct lecturer at the chair for history of science, Technische Universität Berlin.

2013-2014 Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

2012-2014 M4Human Marie Curie Fellowship Gerda Henkel Foundation, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de recherches historiques, Paris.

2009-2011 Postdoctoral researcher at University Reseach Priority Program Asia and Europe, University of Zurich.

2004-2008 Doctoral Studies at European University Institute, Florence.

2003-2004 Collaborator, Max Weber's Collected Works edition (Munich/Göttingen).

1997-2003 University Studies (M.A.) Medieval and Modern History, Philosophy, German Literature, in Göttingen, Berkeley, Ghent.

Fellowships

February 2019 Visiting Scholar, New York University Abu Dhabi, media studies.

March-April 2019 Visiting Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences / School of History, Australian National University, Canberra.

Research Interests

Cultural history and history of knowledge (late modern), theory of history, historiography, history of philology and Orientalism, history of humanitarianism, saving lives from shipwreck.

Publications

Monographs

  • Orientalism, Philology, and the Illegibility of the Modern World, im Erscheinen bei Bloomsbury Academic, 2020 (zugleich Habilitationsschrift Universität Zürich, Philosophische Fakultät 2018).
  • Topography of a Method: François Louis Ganshof and the Writing of History, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.
  • Die Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte und ihr Herausgeber Hermann Aubin im Nationalsozialismus, Stuttgart: Steiner, 2005 (VSWG-Beihefte, 181).

Edited

  • (with Dipesh Chakrabarty und Sanjay Subrahmanyam) Historical Teleologies in the Modern World, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
  • (with Sven Trakulhun) Biography Afield in Asia and Europe, theme issue in: Asiatische Studien / Etudes Asiatiques 67 (2013), no. 4.
  • (with Niklas Olsen) “Cultural Sites of Historical Writing: Perspectives on Rhetoric, Practice and Politics”, Themensektion in: Storia della Storiografia 53 (2008).

Articles and book chapters

“Aphrodite Stillborn: Heinrich Heine, Humanitarian Imperatives, and the Dead of Shipwreck,” in: History of the Present 9.1 (2019), 27-54.

“The Flatness of Historicity”, in: History and Theory 58.1 (2019), 23-49.

“Epistemic Vice: Transgression in the Arabian Travels of Julius Euting,” in: Christiaan Engberts, Herman Paul (eds.), Scholarly Personae in the History of Orientalism, 1870-1930, Leiden: Brill, 2019, 64-98.

“The Finitude of Personae: Bryce D. Lyon, François Louis Ganshof, and the Biography of Pirenne,” in: Herman Paul (ed.), How to Be a Historian: Scholarly Personae in Historical Studies, 1800-2000, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019, 201-218.

„Welt der Weltphilologie: Die Briefe Uku Masings an Enno Littmann 1933-1943“, in: Deutsche Vierteljahrschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 92.4 (2018), 557-583 [URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41245-018-0069-z].

“Entanglements of Classics and Orientalism in the History of Philology, and of Princeton University, c. 1900,” in: Sabine Schmidtke, ed. Studying the Middle East at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1936-2017, Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2018, 35-44.

“Disciplinarity and Forgetfulness: On the Older Historiography of Global Connections”, in: Cromohs – Cyber Review of Modern Historiography 21 (2017), 18-29.

“La philologie du XIXe siècle: rencontres européennes et mondiales,” in: La Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle 54 (2017), 156-59.

“Heteropsy and Autopsy in Nineteenth-Century Ethiopian Epigraphy,” in: Storia della Storiografia 66 (2015), 121-42.

with Dipesh Chakrabarty und Sanjay Subrahmanyam, “Teleology and History: Nineteenth-Century Fortunes of an Enlightenment Project,” in: dies. (Hgg.), Historical Teloelogies in the Modern World, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, pp. 3-23.

“Save Their Souls: Historical Teleology Goes to Sea in Nineteenth-Century Europe,” in: ebd. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, pp. 117-41.

“Matte farbige Schatten: Zugehörigkeiten des Gelehrtenpolitikers Carl Heinrich Becker”, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 25 (2014), no. 3, pp. 177-211.

“Löwith, Löwith’s Heidegger, and the Unity of History,” in: History and Theory 53 (2014), no. 1, pp. 45-68.

“The Future of Historical Writing: On Christophe Charle, Homo Historicus: Réflexions sur l’histoire, les historiens et les sciences sociales; and Christophe Granger (ed.), A quoi pensent les historiens: Faire de l’histoire au XXIe siècle,” in: La vie des idées/Books and Ideas, 6 February 2014 [URL: http://www.booksandideas.net/The-Future-of-Historical-Writing.html].
“Dispersed Personae: Subject Matters of Scholarly Biography in Nineteenth-Century Oriental Philology,” in: Asiatische Studien 67 (2013), no. 4, pp. 1325-60.

“Biography Afield”, in: Asiatische Studien 67 (2013), no. 4, pp. 1059-74.

“Wild Archives: Unsteady Records of the Past in the Travels of Enno Littmann,” in: History of the Human Sciences 26 (2013), no. 4, pp. 128-48.

“Wie es uneigentlich gewesen: Zum Gebrauch der Fußnote bei Julius Wellhausen”, in: Zeitschrift für Germanistik, N.F. 23 (2013), no. 2, pp. 329-42.

“Suchen und Finden: Notizführung und Grammatik bei Theodor Nöldeke”, in: Thomas Brandstetter, Thomas Hübel, Anton Tantner (eds.), Vor Google: Suchmaschinen im analogen Zeitalter, Bielefeld: Transcript, 2012, pp. 173-201.

“What Condition Our Condition Is in: On Jörn Rüsen, Henner Laass (eds.), Humanism in Intercultural Perspective,” in: History and Theory 51 (2012), no. 2, pp. 246-56.

“Unordnungssysteme: Zur Praxis der Notizführung bei Johan Huizinga”, in: zeitenblicke 10, no. 1 (2011) [URL: http://www.zeitenblicke.de/2011/1/Trueper/index_html, URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-9-30517].

“Primacy of the Historical: On a Few Snippets of Text with a View to Witnessing, Scholarship and Political Experience,” in: History of Political Thought 32 (2011), no. 1, pp. 97-123.

“A Dead Poet’s Society: On Ulrich Raulff, Kreis ohne Meister,” in: La vie des idées/Books & Ideas, 28 March 2011 [URL: http://www.booksandideas.net/A-Dead-Poet-s-Society.html].

“Learning Experiences, Emulating Affects, and Crafting Historicity: Franz Ganshof on Bruges, 1906, 1909,” in: European Review of History, 17 (2010), no. 1, pp. 125-149.

“History Takes Time and Writing Takes Time, Too: A Case Study of Temporal Notions in Historical Text,” in: Storia della Storiografia 53 (2008), pp. 73-96.

with Niklas Olsen: “Cultural Sites of Historical Writing: Introduction,” in: Storia della Storiografia 53 (2008), pp. 43-45.

“Das Klein-Klein der Arbeit. Die Notizführung des Historikers François Louis Ganshof”, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 18 (2007), no. 2, pp. 82-104.

In print

„Japan in Löwiths Kritik der Geschichtsphilosophie“, forthcoming in: Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte 47 (2019).

“Philological Scripts in Cold War Media Theory”, forthcoming in: Javnost – The Public 26 (2019).

“European Uses of History,” forthcoming in: Ann McGrath, Lynette Russell, eds. Companion to Indigenous Global History, London: Routledge, 2020.

Other (web publications, encyclopedia entries)

“Günther Uecker, Work of the Dead, and the Contemporaneity of Art,” in: Matthias de Groof, Ashley D. Kerr, eds. Work Work Work Work Work Work, http://workworkworkworkworkwork.com/guenther-uecker/ [12 June 2019].

Forthcoming

“Karl Löwith (1897-1973),” forthcoming in Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers (2019-2020).

“Friedrich Nietzsche,” forthcoming in Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method Digital Resource – Key Thinkers (2020).

“Teleological Reasoning in History,” forthcoming in: Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method Digital Resource – Theory, Method and Historiography Collection.