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The Soviet Sanatorium: Medicine, Nature and Mass Culture in Sochi, 1917-1991
In this study, I trace the development and influence of a network of concepts, practices and ideas about nature and health in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991 that I call "turning to nature for health." Turning to nature ...
Business, Water, and the Global City: Germany, Europe, and China, 1820-1950
The dissertation examines the evolving role of Germans under the auspices of European imperialism in modern China's hydraulic management and economic globalization. In the early nineteenth-century, Germans were on the ...
War Without Fronts: Atamans and Commissars in Ukraine, 1917-1919
Venice's Colonial Jews: Community, Identity, and Justice in Late Medieval Venetian Crete
This dissertation offers a social history of the Jews of Candia, Venetian Crete's capital, by investigating how these Jews related to their colonial sovereign, their Latin and Greek Christian neighbors, and their diverse ...
The Mediterranean in the English Empire of Trade, 1660-1748
This dissertation reintegrates the Mediterranean into the history of the development of the early modern British Empire. During the seventeenth century, the Mediterranean emerged as a distinct political, legal and commercial ...
Magic Connections: German News Agencies and Global News Networks, 1905-1945
A Nazi news editor declared in 1934 that there were indefinable "magic connections" between news and politics. This dissertation demystifies those links between communications and society. An untold story of news networks ...
Freedom from Value Judgments: Value-Free Social Science and Objectivity in Germany, 1880-1914
This dissertation addresses a central issue in the methodological debates that raged in the German academy around the turn of the twentieth century. The idea of "value-free" social science, or "value-freedom," was passed ...
Between the Arctic & the Adriatic: Polar Exploration, Science & Empire in the Habsburg Monarchy
Exploration was a defining aspect of how European societies encountered and established relations with the wider world. It set the stage for worldwide empires and laid the foundations for understandings of planetary ...
The Question of Questions: The Problem of Statelessness in International History, 1921-1961
This dissertation provides an intellectual history of statelessness from the First World War to the Cold War. Statelessness arose as a distinctive legal and bureaucratic category after 1921. In the following decades, lawyers ...
Learning Ennobles: Study Abroad, Renaissance Humanism, and the Transformation of the Polish Nation in the Republic of Letters, 1517-1605
My dissertation examines how study abroad transformed education and society in early modern Europe. My works centers on Poland, a region often considered peripheral by contemporaries and scholars alike. Through combining ...