Jan Eike Dunkhase

Independent Scholar (Germany)

Paul Oskar Kristeller’s letters from Italy (1934–39)

2022-2023: Fall

Jan Eike Dunkhase is an intellectual and cultural historian based in Berlin with a focus on the history of historiography and the philosophy of history. After receiving his MA in History, Philosophy, and Jewish Studies from Heidelberg University, and his PhD in Modern History from Freie Universität Berlin, he worked as a Research Associate at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University, at the German Literature Archive Marbach, and at Bielefeld University. In 2019 he was a Research Fellow at Bard Graduate Center (NYC).

He is the author of several monographs, among them Spinoza der Hebräer: Zu einer israelischen Erinnerungsfigur (2013), Absurde Geschichte: Reinhart Kosellecks historischer Existentialismus (2015), and Provinz der Moderne: Marbachs Weg zum Deutschen Literaturarchiv (2021), as well as the editor of Reinhart Koselleck’s correspondence with Carl Schmitt (2019).