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Per Rolandsson

Teaching Associate in Modern European History, Faculty of Arts



I am an intellectual and cultural historian of modern Europe, Central Europe in particular, with an emphasis on interwar political and cultural thought. My main interest is how conceptions of time, space, modern media and modernity intersect during the early to mid-20th-century.

Before coming to Nottingham, I was a graduate student at the University of St Andrews where I obtained an MLitt in Intellectual History and began, subsequently, a PhD in Modern History at the same university with an AHRC DTP-fellowship. I completed my PhD at the University of St Andrews in January 2022 and began teaching at the University of Nottingham in February the same year.

From September 2020 to August 2021, I participated in the ERC-funded research project, 'Between the Times: Embattled Temporalities and Political Imagination in Interwar Europe' as a visiting research student and assistant.

Expertise Summary

- Modern Intellectual History: early to mid-century sociology, phenomenology, historicism, critical theory and neo-Kantianism.

- Media History: the history of journalism and photo-journalism.

- Histories of Emigration and Persecution: the history of intellectual and artistic émigrés in the 20th-century.

- Histories of Time and Space: The experience of time and space during the 'Age of Extremes'.

Teaching Summary

I teach on the following modules:

HIST1001/1002: Learning History

HIST1011: Roads to Modernity

HIST1006: Themes in Early Modern History

HIST3018: Dissertations (History)

HIST4058: Past Futures

Research Summary

I research Central-European history with an emphasis on the intersection between intellectual and press culture. I also specialize in the history of time.

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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