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Faculty - Dr. Richard Blanke

Call: 207-581-1919
145 Stevens Hall

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

I teach a variety of courses in modern European history with particular attention to central and eastern Europe, including the introductory survey of European Civilization II (HTY 106), a two-semester intermediate course sequence in 20th Century Europe (HTY 409.410), and alternating two-semester course sequences in Modern Germany (HTY 425.426) and Russian History (HTY 423.424). I also teach a graduate seminar in Modern European Historiography every other year and Senior Seminars on such topics as nationalism, totalitarianism, and “comparing the cultures.” My research has focused on nationalism and the national problems of central Europe; above all, on German-Polish issues. It has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Commission, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Research and Exchanges Board. I am a member of the German Studies Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the National Association of Scholars, the Association for the Study of Nationalities, and the Historical Society.

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5774 Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5774
Phone: (207) 581-1907/1908 | Fax: 207-581-1817 E-mail:
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Orono, Maine 04469
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