Udi Greenberg

Associate Professor of History

Udi Greenberg studies and teaches modern European history, intellectual history, and international history. His scholarship and teaching focuses especially on the intersection of ideas, institution building, and Europe's interactions with the world.

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His first book, The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2014), traces the intellectual, institutional, and political journey of five influential political theorists from their education in Weimar Germany to their participation in the formation of the Cold War.  It argues that both Germany’s postwar democratization, and the German-American alliance, were deeply shaped by these émigrés’ attempts to revive intellectual, religious, and political projects first developed in Weimar Germany. In 2016, it was awarded the Council of European Studies’ Book Prize (for best first book in European studies 2013-2015). Chinese and German translations are forthcoming.

He is currently working on a second book-length project, tentatively titled From “Enemies of the Cross” to “Brethren in Faith”: Global Politics and the End of Europe’s Protestant-Catholic War, 1885-1965. This project explores the intersections between twentieth-century religious thought and global politics. It investigates how transformations in global politics--first the rise of the Cold War, and then the process of European decolonization in Asia and Africa--helped fascilitate the end of the prolonged religious animosities between Protestants and Catholics. Drawing on multiple sources and archives, this project uncovers the relationship between dramatic intellectual and international transformations.

At Dartmouth, he teaches a wide variety of classes on Modern European history. In 2016, he was elected by the senior class as Dartmouth’s best professor, and was awarded the Jerome Goldstein Award, Dartmouth's top teaching prize.

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306 Carson Hall
HB 6107
Jewish Studies
B.A. Hebrew University
Ph.D. Hebrew University

Selected Publications

The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2014).

“Germany’s Postwar Reeducation and its Weimar Intellectual Roots, Journal of Contemporary History 46:1 (2011) 10-32.

Works in progress

Currently working on a book manuscript which explores the role of religion Europe's shift from national imperialism in the late nineteenth century to decolonization and integration in the mid 20th century.