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Markus J. Prutsch
University of Helsinki
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-German
|Interests:||Diplomacy and International Relations
European History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Markus J. Prutsch, born in 1981 (Wagna, Austria), studied History (M.Phil.) and Political Science (M.Phil.) at the Universities of Salzburg (Austria) and Heidelberg (Germany). Between 2003 and 2006, he worked as research assistant at the Universities of Salzburg and Heidelberg and as associate member of the Military History Research Institute in Potsdam (Germany). In 2006, he became researcher at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), where he received his M.Res. (2007) and Ph.D. (2009; awarded with special mention), specialising on early 19th century political history and theory with a particular interest in post-Napoleonic constitutional transfer and reception processes. Since September 2009, Markus J. Prutsch is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Helsinki within the international research project "Europe 1815-1914", funded by the European Research Council.
In December 2005, Markus J. Prutsch was conferred the Best Graduate of the Year Award by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. In June 2009, he was awarded the Bruno-Kreisky-Prize for Political Literature for his book: Fundamentalismus. Das ‘Projekt der Moderne' und die Politisierung des Religiösen. Markus J. Prutsch has lectured at conferences and universities in Spain, Hungary, Sweden and the United States to name but a few. His main fields of interest are: European political and constitutional history; political theory and philosophy; comparative politics; political anthropology.