The Kandersteg Seminar

Every year the Remarque Institute hosts an international seminar for young historians and social scientists. These meetings bring together, by invitation, a small number of scholars from the United States, Europe and elsewhere for an extended informal conversation around a defined topic or field. There are no formal presentations and no prepared paper or publication is expected. The seminar, which lasts four days and takes place in a mountain retreat in Kandersteg, Switzerland, offers younger scholars a chance to meet and get to know people in their field – especially those working in other countries – and offers them an opportunity to present and discuss their work in an international context.

In 2017, the Seminar convened from Wednesday, April 19 to Sunday, April 23.

To view the program, please click here.


Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University

Joanna Curtis, New York University

Holly Edwards, Williams College

Stefanie Gänger, University of Cologne

Katherine Harloe, University of Reading

Gregory Heyworth, University of Rochester

Ofri Ilany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/ NYU Tel Aviv

Marysia Jonsson, New York University

Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago

Nitzan Lebovic, Lehigh University

Jeremy K. Lin, New York University

David Marno, University of California, Berkeley

Adam Mestyan, Duke University

Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame

Ievgennia Sakal, Yale University

Moshe Sluhovsky, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Michael Tworek, Harvard University

Mathura Umachandran, Princeton University

Larry Wolff, New York University 


Information on past Kandersteg Seminars can be found here.