Dr.   Suzanne   L.   Marchand 

Professor  - History

Bachelor's Degree(s): 1984: UC Berkeley, History, Highest Honors

Master's Degree: 1985: University of Chicago

PhD: 1992: University of Chicago

Phone: (225) 388-4454

E-mail: smarch1@lsu.edu

Office: 250F Himes

Area of Interest

European intellectual, Modern Europe, Germany

Awards & Honors

2012 Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Prize
2012 Appointed Distinguished Research Master, LSU
2012 Horning Lecturer, Oregon State University
2010 George L. Mosse Prize for the Best Book in Cultural and Intellectual History, given by the American Historical Association
2010 Elected Vice-President of the German Studies Association (will be President in 2013-14)
2009 Selected by LSU as one of 100 campus ‘Rainmakers’
2009 (summer) Fellowship at Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study
2008 Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecturer, University of California, Davis
2005-6 Louisiana Board of Regents, Atlas Grant
2002 Awarded ACLS Burkhardt Fellowships for Associate Professors (taken in 2003-04)
1998 Elected Fellow (for 2000-01) Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin
1997 Awarded Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship for research in Germany, 1997-98
1989 SSRC Dissertation Fellowship
1986 Schevill Fellowship for Intellectual History
1984 Colin Miller prize for best Senior Thesis, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

Books and Edited Books:

German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Religion, Race and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press, 2009).  Winner of the George Mosse Prize for Cultural and Intellectual History, 2009; selected as one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Books, 2010.

Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany,1750-1970 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996).

Germany at the Fin de Siècle: Culture, Politics, and Ideas, eds. Suzanne Marchand and David Lindenfeld (Baton Rouge; LSU Press, 2004).

Proof and Persuasion: Essays on Authority, Objectivity, and Evidence, eds. Suzanne Marchand and Elizabeth Lunbeck (Brussels: Brepols Publishers, 1997).

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002) [one of seven authors] (second edition, 2008; third edition 2010).


Forthcoming Publications:

Many Europes:  Choice, Chance and Conflict in Western Civilization (McGraw Hill, 2013)  (one of three authors).

“Oriental Wisdom in an Era of Western Despair: Orientalism in 1920s Central Europe,” in Weimar Thought, ed. Peter Gordon (forthcoming, Princeton University Press, 2013).

“Has the History of the Disciplines Had its Day?” in Intellectual History Today, eds. Darrin McMahon and Samuel Moyn (forthcoming, 2012 or 2013).

“Philhellenism and Orientalism in Germany,” in Lynchos (2013).

“The View from the Land: Austrian Art Historians and the Interpretation of Croatian Art,” in Portable Archaeology, ed. Alina Payne.


Chapters in books, articles:

(with James Stoner) “A Brief History of Accountability in Higher Education,” in Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 92, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 16-18.

“L’amité Germano-Turque et ses Conséquences,” in L’Orientalisme, les Orientalistes et L’Empire Ottoman de la fin du XVIIIe a la fin du XXe Siècle, ed. S. Basch et al (Paris: Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 2011): 173-185.

“La cassure du continent humaniste: une histoire géologique de la philologie allemande,” in La Philologie allemande, figures de pensée, Revue Germanique Internationale, vol. 14 (2011): 225-237.

“Ignác Goldziher et l’orientalisme en XIXeme siècle en Europe centrale,” trans. Camille Joseph, in Céline Trautmann-Waller, ed., Ignác Goldziher (Paris, 2011): 89-113.

“Arnold Böcklin und die Krise des Neoklassizimus in Deutschland, in Eva Koczizsky, ed., Ruinen in der Moderne: Archaeologie und die Kunste (Bonn, Reimer Verlag, 2010): 161-72.

“La dialéctica en la fiebre de los hallazgos arqueológicos,”  (“The Dialectics of the Antiquities Rush,”) in Istor: Revista di historia 10, nr. 43 (2010).

“Orientalistik and Popular Orientalism in Fin de Siècle Germany,” in After One Hundred Years: The 1910 Exhibition ‘Meisterwerke muhammedanischer Kunst’ Reconsidered, eds. Andrea Lermer and Avinoam Shalem (Leiden, 2010): 17-36.

“On Orientalism and Iconoclasm: German Scholarship’s Challenge to the Saidian Model,” in Cosmopolitan Thought Zones, ed. Kris Manjapra and Sugata Bose (Palgrave, 2010), pp. 260-83.

“What Did the Greeks owe the Orient?  The Question We Can’t Stop Asking (Even Though we Can’t Answer it)” in Archaeological Dialogues 17, no. 1 (2010): 117-40.

“What the Greek Model Can, and Cannot Do for the Modern State: The German Perspective,” in Roderick Beaton, ed. The Making of Modern Greece (Ashgate Press, 2009): 33-42.

“Vokietijos orientalizmas ir Vakaru nuosmukis” in Rytai-Vakarai:Komparatyvistines studijos (East-West:Comparative studies) VI, ed. KFMI, Vilnius, 2007, p. 125-131. {Translation into Lithuanian of “German Orientalism and the Decline of the West”)

“Popularizing the Orient,” in Intellectual History Review 17, no. 2 (July 2007): 175-202.

“The Long Nineteenth Century: A Forum,” in German History, spring 2008.

 “From Antiquarian to Archaeologist? Adolf Furtwangler and the Problem of ‘Modern Classical  Archaeology,” in Peter N. Miller, ed., Momigliano and Antiquarianism: Foundations of the Modern Cultural Sciences (Toronto, 2007): 248-85.
“Nazism, ‘Orientalism,’ and Humanism,” in Anson Rabinbach, ed., Nazism and the Humanities (Oneworld Publications, Oxford, 2007), pp. 267-305.

“Philhellenismus und ‘Furor orientalis,’ [German] in Ludmila Hanisch, ed., Der Orient in akademischer Optik: Beiträge zur Genese einer Wissenschaftsdiszipline, Orientwissenschaftliche Hefte, vol. 20 (2006): 31-42.

“Philhellénisme et orientalisme en Allemagne,” in Philhellénismes et transferts culturels dans l’Europe du XIXe siècle (Revue Germanique Internationale, 1-2 (2005): 9-22.

“Philhellenism and the Furor Orientalis,” Modern Intellectual History, 1, no. 3 (November 2004): 331-358.

“Arnold Böcklin and the Problem of German Modernism,” in Suzanne Marchand and David Lindenfeld, eds., Germany at the Fin de Siecle: Culture, Politics and Ideas (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2004): 129-166.

“Becoming Greek: Johann Joachim Winckelmann is Murdered in Trieste,” in David Wellbery, ed., A New History of German Literature (Cambridge, Mass, 2004): 376-81.

“Embarrassed by the Nineteenth Century,” in Bernard Cook et al eds., Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850: Selected Papers, 2002 (Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 2004): 1-16.

“From Liberalism to Neoromanticism: Albrecht Dieterich, Richard Reitzenstein and the Religious Turn in Fin de Siecle German Classical Studies,” in Out of Arcadia (British Institute of Classical Studies Supplement, 79, 2003), eds. Martin Ruehl and Ingo Gildenhard (London, 2003): 129-60.

“Arnold Böcklin and the End of Neoclassicism,” in The Impact of the Greek Classics on National and European Identities, eds. Pim den Boer and Eric Moormann, Studies of the Netherlands Institute at Athens (Amsterdam: Gieben Publishers, October 2002).

"The Counter-Reformation in Austrian Ethnology," in Worldly Provincialism: German Anthropology in the Age of Empire, eds. Glenn Penny and Matti Bunzl (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003): 283-316.

“Adolf Furtwängler in Olympia,” in Olympia 1875-2000: 125 Jahre deutsche Ausgrabungen, ed. Helmut Kyreleis (Mainz, 2002): 147-162.

Comment on Philip L. Kohl and Perez Gollan, “Religion, Politics, and Prehistory: The Lingering Legacy of Oswald Menghin,” in Current Anthropology 43, number 4 (Aug-Oct. 2002): 578-579.

"The Rhetoric of Artifacts and the Decline of Classical Humanism: The Case of Josef Strzygowski," History and Theory, Beiheft 33 (Dec. 1994):106-30.

"Foucault, die moderne Individualität und die Geschichte der humanistischen Bildung," in Geschichte zwischen Kultur und Gesellschaft: Beiträge zur Theoriedebatte, eds. Thomas Mergel and Thomas Welskopp (Munich: C. H. Beck, 1997): 323-48.

"Leo Frobenius and the Revolt against the West," The Journal of Contemporary History 32, no. 2 (April 1997):153-170.

"Martin Bernal and His Critics" (co-authored with Anthony Grafton), Arion (Sept. 1997): 1-35.

"Nazi Culture: Banality or Barbarism?" The Journal of Modern History (March 1998):108-118.

"Attitude and Institutions" Current Anthropology (February 1998): 33-34.

"Orientalism as Kulturpolitik: German Archaeology and Cultural Imperialism in Asia Minor," in Volksgeist as Method and Ethic, The History of Anthropology, vol. 8, ed. George W. Stocking, Jr. (Madison, 1996): 298-336.                             

"Problems and Prospects for Intellectual History," New German Critique 65 (Spring/Summer 1995):87-96.

"Professionalizing the Senses: Art and Music History in Vienna, 1890-1920," Austrian History Yearbook 21 (1985):23-57.

"The Excavations at Olympia: An Episode in German-Greek Cultural Relations," in Greek Society in the Making, 1863-1913, ed. Philip Carabott (London, 1997):73-85.

"The Ancients and the Moderns in German Museums," in Museums and Memory ed. Susan Crane (Stanford University Press, 2000), pp. 179-199.

"The End of Egyptomania," in Wilfried Seipel, ed., Ägyptomanie: Europäische Ägyptenimagination von der Antike bis heute (Vienna, 2002): 125-134.

“German Orientalism and the Decline of the West,” in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, December 2001.

"The Turfan Expeditions: Classicism, Orientalism, Imperialism," in Zeitschrift der Koldewey Gesellschaft Koldewey Gesellschaft: Bericht über die 40. Tagung für Ausgrabungs-wissenschaft und Bauforschung (May 1998): 31-40.

“Jacob Burckhardt and the Philhellenism of the Future,” in Arion (Winter 2001): 158-170.