Amir Theilhaber

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009
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Biographical Summary

Amir Theilhaber is a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the German Historical Institute. He studied International Affairs at Vesalius College – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (B.A.), Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University Jerusalem (M.A.), and History at the Technical University Berlin (Ph.D.). In the fall of 2018, he defended his dissertation on the Orientalist and German foreign minister Friedrich Rosen and the relationship between international politics and Orientalist scholarship. A revised version of his dissertation will be published with De Gruyter in 2020. In the spring of 2019, Amir taught a seminar on the Aryan myth in global contexts at the Centre for Antisemitism Studies (ZfA) in Berlin. During his fellowship Amir is researching US-German Orientalist knowledge circulation from 1865 to 1933.

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Main Areas of Interest

  • Modern Middle Eastern and European History
  • New Diplomatic and Political History
  • Transregional Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Poetics and Religious Poetry