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6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Talk followed by Networking Reception
John W Boyer (Speaker)
Dean of the College and Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago
Boyer is the Dean of the College and Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History, The University of Chicago and Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His research and teaching focus on the history of modern Europe, especially on the states, the peoples, and the societies of Central Europe since 1700. His special teaching interests are German History from 1740 to 1918; the history of the Hapsburg Empire between 1648 and 1918, and the history of Austria from 1918 to the present; religion and politics in modern European history; and the history of European universities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Boyer has been a coeditor of the Journal of Modern History since 1980. He has received accolades from the Austrian government for his scholarly dedication: in 2004, he was awarded the Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class, in recognition of his work on the history of the Habsburg Empire; in 2006, he received the Austrian State Prize for Modern History.
Boyer is presently completing the "Austria, 1867-1985" volume for the Oxford History of Modern Europe series, published by Oxford University Press. Previous books include Political Radicalism in Late Imperial Vienna: Origins of the Christian Social Movement, 1848-1897 and Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, 1897-1918, both published by the University of Chicago Press.