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Professor Jan Palmowski

Professor Jan Palmowski

Visiting Professor







Jan Palmowski graduated in History and Economics at the University of York in 1991, and completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 1995. He was awarded a Senior Scholarship at Lincoln College in 1993, and in 1995 he was elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church, Oxford. He was Head of School of Arts & Humanities at King's College London 2008-2012.


At King's College London since 1999, Jan Palmowski was the sole awardholder for an AHRC-funded research project on Constituting the German Nation: The Construction of National Identity through Constitutional Theory and Practice, 1898-1998 (2001-2004).

The project was concluded by a major international conference, and a book arising from this was published by Stanford University Press (Citizenship and National Identity in Twentieth Century Germany, ed. with Geoff Eley - see Dr Palmowski's research profile page).

Professor Palmowski has completed a monograph on the invention of national identity in the GDR, a book that looks at how the state constructed a national identity, and at the impact this had on everyday life. He is also investigating the construction of identity in the European Union and its member states.

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