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Till van Rahden is an associate professor at the Université de Montréal since 2006 where he holds the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies. Before joining the Université de Montréal, he taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Cologne and the University of Bielefeld. Till van Rahden obtained his Ph.D. in History at the University of Bielefeld in 1999 and his M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. His research focuses on European history since the Enlightenment. He is particularly interested in the tension between the elusive promise of democratic equality and the recurrent presence of moral conflicts. Till van Rahden is a member of the Centre canadien d’études allemandes et européennes where he leads the project « Diversité et civilité : la démocratie et la politique d’appartenance depuis les Lumières ». He has been Senior Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Main, the Leibniz Institute for European History, Mainz, and The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. 

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T. van Rahden, Jews and other Germans: Civil Society, Religious Diversity and Urban Politics in Breslau, 1860-1925 (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2008)

T. van Rahden et al. (dir.), Demokratie im Schatten der Gewalt: Geschichten des Privaten im deutschen Nachkrieg (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010).

T. van Rahden, O. Kohns et M. Roussel (dir.), Autorität: Krise, Konstruktion und Konjunktur (Paderborn: Fink, 2016).

« Clumsy Democrats: Moral Passions in the Federal Republic «, German History, vol., 29 (2011), numéro 3, pp. 485-504.

« Jews and the Ambivalences of Civil Society in Germany, 1800 to 1933 – Assessment and Reassessment », Journal of Modern History, vol. 77, (2005): 1024-1047.

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