Modern Europe Workshop - “German Diplomacy in the Age of Asian Revolutions: The Case of Persia 1906-1918”

Modern America Workshop
Event date: 
December 2, 2019 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Jennifer Jenkins
University of Toronto
Seminar Series: 
Modern Europe Workshop

“German Diplomacy in the Age of Asian Revolutions: The Case of Persia 1906-1918”

Jennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto


Jennifer L. Jenkins is Associate Professor of German and European history at the University of Toronto, where she held a Canada Research Chair in Modern German History from 2004 to 2014. She is the author of Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Hamburg (Cornell University Press, 2003) and the co-editor, with Geoff Eley and Tracie Matysik, of German Modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar: The Contest of Futures (London: Bloomsbury, 2016). She is finishing Germany’s Great Game: The Reich and Iran in the Age of Empire on German diplomacy in the Middle East before 1914. Future projects include “Germany’s Orient, 1905-1979” and “Tehran 1943: Iran, Europe and the Second World War.” She had held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has been an Associate at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin (2017-2018) and a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University (2013-2014). In December 2019 she will be a Victor Klemperer Fellow at the TU Dresden.

Recent articles include "Fritz Fischer's 'Programme for Revolution': Implications for a Global History of Germany in the First World War," Journal of Contemporary History, 48, 2 (April 2013): 397-417; “Iran in the Nazi New Order, 1933-1941,” Iranian Studies, 49, 5 (November 2016): 727-751 and an article co-authored with Heike Liebau and Larissa Schmid, “Transnationalism and Insurrection: Independence Committees, Anti-Colonial Networks, and Germany’s Global War,” forthcoming in the Journal of Global History (March 2020).

Jack H. Guenther
Middle East and North Africa
19th Century
20th Century