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Name  Helmut Smith

Education  Yale University (1992)
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Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  The Butcher's Tale, The Continuities of Germa, German nationalism and religi, Protestants - Catholics and Jews, La Rumeur de Konitz

Helmut Walser Smith is Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History at Director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University[1]. His teaching and writing focus on modern German history, especially the long nineteenth century. He has served on the editorial boards of Central European History and the Journal of Modern History and in 2011-12 is President of the Conference Group on Central European History of the American Historical Association. From 2005-2008, he was Director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt.


  • German Nationalism and Religious Conflict (Princeton, 1995)
  • The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town (New York, 2002)
  • Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914, ed. (Oxford, 2002)
  • Exclusionary Violence: Antisemitic Riots in Modern German History, co-ed. with Werner Bergmann and Christhard Hoffmann (Ann Arbor, 2002)
  • The Holocaust and other Genocides: History, Representation, Ethics, ed. (Nashville, 2002)
  • The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race across the Long Nineteenth Century (New York, 2008)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History, ed. (Oxford, 2011).
  • References

    Helmut Walser Smith Wikipedia