Dr David Lederer

History

Associate Professor

Rhetoric House
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(01) 708 3550

Biography

A cultural and social historian trained in early modern German history (Reformation/Counter-Reformation).  I have taught and researched extensively in Australia, China, the United States and throughout Europe.  

For a complete cv, please see Dr. Lederer's website:

https://sites.google.com/site/drdavidledererseniorlecturer/

Books

  Year Publication
2006 Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe: A Bavarian Beacon.
David Lederer (2006) Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modern Europe: A Bavarian Beacon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 German History in Global and Transnational Perspective
David Lederer (Ed.). (2017) German History in Global and Transnational Perspective London: Palgrave. [Details]
2013 The Politics of Suicide: Special Issue of the Journal of Social History
David Lederer, Maria Teresa Brancaccio & Eric Engstrom (Ed.). (2013) The Politics of Suicide: Special Issue of the Journal of Social History Oxford: Oxford. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Religion and Spirituality'
David Lederer (2019) 'Religion and Spirituality' In: A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Late-medieval, Reformation and Renaissance Age. London: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
2017 'Introduction: The return of the nation'
Lederer D. (2017) 'Introduction: The return of the nation' In: German History in Global and Transnational Perspective. London: Palgrave. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Dragged to Hell: Family Annihilation and Brotherly Love in the Age of the Apocalypse'
Lederer, D (2016) 'Dragged to Hell: Family Annihilation and Brotherly Love in the Age of the Apocalypse' In: DISASTER, DEATH AND THE EMOTIONS IN THE SHADOW OF THE APOCALYPSE, 1400-1700. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Constructing a Wonder. The Influence of Popular Culture on Miracle Books'
David Lederer (2013) 'Constructing a Wonder. The Influence of Popular Culture on Miracle Books' In: Mediale Konstrucktionen in der frühen Neuzeit. Affalterbach: Didymos Verlag. [Details]
2013 'Suicide Statistics as Moral Statisitcs: Suicide, Sociology and the State'
David Lederer (2013) 'Suicide Statistics as Moral Statisitcs: Suicide, Sociology and the State' In: Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe: Historical Perspectives. Dublin: Academic Press. [Details]
2012 'Fear of the Thirty Years War'
Lederer, D (2012) 'Fear of the Thirty Years War' In: FACING FEAR: THE HISTORY OF AN EMOTION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. PRINCETON: PRINCETON UNIV PRESS. [Details]
2009 'Welfare Land: Johann Eberlin von Günzburg and the Reformation of Folly'
Majorie Elizabeth Plummer & Robin Barnes (2009) 'Welfare Land: Johann Eberlin von Günzburg and the Reformation of Folly' In: Ideas and Cultural Margins in Early Modern Germany: Essays in Honor of H.C. Erik Midelfort. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
2005 'Verzweiflung im Alten Reich. Selbstmord während der kleinen Eiszeit'
David Lederer (2005) 'Verzweiflung im Alten Reich. Selbstmord während der kleinen Eiszeit' In: Kulturelle Konsequenzen der kleinen Eiszeit. Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlag. [Details]
2005 'Exorzieren ohne Lizenz…’: Befugnis, Skepsis und Glauben im frühneuzeitlichen Bayern'
David Lederer (2005) 'Exorzieren ohne Lizenz…’: Befugnis, Skepsis und Glauben im frühneuzeitlichen Bayern' In: Dämonische Besessenheit. Zur Interpretation eines kulturhistorischen Phänomens. Bielefeld: Verlag fuer Regionalgeschichte. [Details]
2005 'Honfibú: Nationalität, Männlichkeit und die Kultur der Selbstopferung in Ungarn'
David Lederer (2005) 'Honfibú: Nationalität, Männlichkeit und die Kultur der Selbstopferung in Ungarn' In: Selbstmord als kultureller Praxis. Vienna: Boehlau Verlag. [Details]
2004 'Honfibú: Nationhood, Manhood, and the Culture of Self-Sacrifice in Hungary'
David Lederer (2004) 'Honfibú: Nationhood, Manhood, and the Culture of Self-Sacrifice in Hungary' In: From Sin to Insanity: Suicide in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. [Details]
2003 'Psychiatry in the Sixteenth Century? Spiritual Physic in Early Modern Europe'
David Lederer (2003) 'Psychiatry in the Sixteenth Century? Spiritual Physic in Early Modern Europe' In: Historia de la Psiquiatría en Europa. Madrid: Iberlibro. [Details]
2003 'Die Geburt eines Irrenhauses: Die königlich-bayerische Irrenanstalt zu Giesing/München'
David Lederer (2003) 'Die Geburt eines Irrenhauses: Die königlich-bayerische Irrenanstalt zu Giesing/München' In: Psychiatrie im 19. Jahrhundert. Forschungen zur Geschichte von psychiatrischen Institutionen, Debatten und Praktiken im deutschen Sprachraum. Mainz: Schwabe Verlag. [Details]
2002 'Living with the Dead: Ghosts in Early Modern Bavaria'
David Lederer (2002) 'Living with the Dead: Ghosts in Early Modern Bavaria' In: Witches, Werewolves and Wandering Spirits. Traditional Belief & Folklore in Early Modern Europe. St Louis: Truman State University. [Details]
2001 'The Salzburg Transaction, Part II: Protestant emigration from Austria to America'
The Salzburg Transaction, Part II: Protestant emigration from Austria to America (2001) 'The Salzburg Transaction, Part II: Protestant emigration from Austria to America' In: The Sea in European History. Pisa: Pisa University Press. [Details]
2000 'Melancholie und andere Krankheiten des Geistes: Plädoyer für eine Geschichte der frühmodernen Seelenarznei'
David Lederer (2000) 'Melancholie und andere Krankheiten des Geistes: Plädoyer für eine Geschichte der frühmodernen Seelenarznei' In: Melancholie – Krankheit oder Lebenskunst?. Irsee: Irseer Dialoge. [Details]
2000 'Das Schreiben der Geschichte'
David Lederer (2000) 'Das Schreiben der Geschichte' In: Frühe Neuzeit. Oldenbourg Geschichte Lehrbuch. Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag. [Details]
1998 'The Dishonorable Dead: Elite and Popular Perceptions of Suicide in Early Modern Germany'
David Lederer (1998) 'The Dishonorable Dead: Elite and Popular Perceptions of Suicide in Early Modern Germany' In: Ehrekonzepte in der Frühen Neuzeit. Identität und Abgrenzungen. Berlin: De Gruyter Akademie Forschung. [Details]
1997 'The Mirror: Critical Self-Reflection and the Psychological Origins of European World Domination'
David Lederer (1997) 'The Mirror: Critical Self-Reflection and the Psychological Origins of European World Domination' In: The Propagation of Power in the Medieval West. Groeningen: Groeningen University Press. [Details]
1994 'Aufruhr auf dem Friedhof. Pfarrer, Gemeinde und Selbstmord im frühneuzeitlichen Bayern'
David Lederer (1994) 'Aufruhr auf dem Friedhof. Pfarrer, Gemeinde und Selbstmord im frühneuzeitlichen Bayern' In: Trauer, Verzweiflung und Anfechtung.Selbstmord und Selbstmordversuche in mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Gesellschaften. Tuebingen: Edition Diskord. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'Sociology's One Law: Moral Statistics, Modernity, Religion, and German Nationalism in the Suicide Studies of Adolf Wagner and Alexander von Oettingen'
Lederer, D (2013) 'Sociology's One Law: Moral Statistics, Modernity, Religion, and German Nationalism in the Suicide Studies of Adolf Wagner and Alexander von Oettingen'. Social History, 46 :684-699 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The politics of suicide: Historical perspectives on suicidology before Durkheim. An introduction'
Brancaccio M.;Engstrom E.;Lederer D. (2013) 'The politics of suicide: Historical perspectives on suicidology before Durkheim. An introduction'. Social History, 46 (3):607-619 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The Myth of the All-Destructive War: Afterthoughts on German Suffering, 1618-1648'
Lederer, D (2011) 'The Myth of the All-Destructive War: Afterthoughts on German Suffering, 1618-1648'. German History, 29 :380-403 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Selbstmord im frühneuzeitlichen Deutschland: Klischee und Geschichte'
David Lederer (1999) 'Selbstmord im frühneuzeitlichen Deutschland: Klischee und Geschichte'. PSYCHOTHERAPIE PSYCHOSOMATIK MEDIZINISCHE PSYCHOLOGIE, [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'The Influence of National Unification on the Interpretation of Suicide Statistics in Nineteenth-Century Germany and Italy'
David Lederer & Maria Teresa Brancaccio (2018) 'The Influence of National Unification on the Interpretation of Suicide Statistics in Nineteenth-Century Germany and Italy' Crimino Corpus, . [Details]
2006 'Suicide in early modern Central Europe: An Historiographic Review'
David Lederer (2006) 'Suicide in early modern Central Europe: An Historiographic Review' Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London, . [Details]
2005 'Wieder ein Fass aus Augsburg…’: Suizid in der frühneuzeitlichen Lechmetropole'
David Lederer (2005) 'Wieder ein Fass aus Augsburg…’: Suizid in der frühneuzeitlichen Lechmetropole' Mitteilungen des Instituts für Europäische Kulturgeschichte, . [Details]
2003 '’...welches die Oberkeit bey Gott zuverantworten hat...’ Selbstmord im Kerker während der frühen Neuzeit'
David Lederer (2003) '’...welches die Oberkeit bey Gott zuverantworten hat...’ Selbstmord im Kerker während der frühen Neuzeit' Comparativ, . [Details]
2002 'De cultuurgeschiedenis van de zelfdoding in Vlaanderen: een uitdaging'
David Lederer (2002) 'De cultuurgeschiedenis van de zelfdoding in Vlaanderen: een uitdaging' Archieflink, . [Details]
1998 'Irland entdeckt das Heilige Römische Reich'
David Lederer (1998) 'Irland entdeckt das Heilige Römische Reich' Mitteilungen des Instituts für Europäische Kulturgeschichte, . [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment Scotland, 1670-1740.
Lederer, D (2017) Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment Scotland, 1670-1740. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2017 Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy.
Lederer, D (2017) Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation.
Lederer, D (2016) Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation. OXFORD: Book Review [Details]
2014 We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States.
Lederer, D (2014) We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States. CARY: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation.
Lederer, D (2014) From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War.
Lederer, D (2012) Wallenstein: The Enigma of the Thirty Years War. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2011 Enlightenment and the Creation of German Catholicism.
Lederer, D (2011) Enlightenment and the Creation of German Catholicism. CHICAGO: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2011 Suicide in Nazi Germany.
Lederer, D (2011) Suicide in Nazi Germany. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2011 German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650.
Lederer, D (2011) German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650. WASHINGTON: Book Review [Details]
2011 Reformation and the German Territorial State: Upper Franconia, 1300-1630.
Lederer, D (2011) Reformation and the German Territorial State: Upper Franconia, 1300-1630. WASHINGTON: Book Review [Details]
2010 Drinking Matters: Public Houses and Social Exchange in Early Modern Central Europe.
Lederer, D (2010) Drinking Matters: Public Houses and Social Exchange in Early Modern Central Europe. CAMBRIDGE: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2008 Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography.
Lederer, D (2008) Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography. HONOLULU: Book Review [Details]
2008 The German concordat of 1583. The new orientation of the Pontifical German politics after the council of Trent and its consequences for the relationship of worldly and spiritual violence.
Lederer, D (2008) The German concordat of 1583. The new orientation of the Pontifical German politics after the council of Trent and its consequences for the relationship of worldly and spiritual violence. OXFORD: Book Review [Details]
2007 Church robbers and reformers in Germany, 1525-1547. Confiscation and religious purpose in the Holy Roman Empire.
Lederer, D (2007) Church robbers and reformers in Germany, 1525-1547. Confiscation and religious purpose in the Holy Roman Empire. RED BANK: Book Review [Details]
2007 The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland.
Lederer, D (2007) The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland. WASHINGTON: Book Review [Details]
2004 Religion, government and political culture in early modern Germany: Lindau, 1520-1628.
Lederer, D (2004) Religion, government and political culture in early modern Germany: Lindau, 1520-1628. BOSTON: Book Review [Details]
2004 Double confessionalization in Ireland: Conflicts and coexistence in the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century.
Lederer, D (2004) Double confessionalization in Ireland: Conflicts and coexistence in the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century. WASHINGTON: Book Review [Details]
2002 The place of the dead: Death and remembrance in late medieval and early modern Europe.
Lederer, D (2002) The place of the dead: Death and remembrance in late medieval and early modern Europe. HANTS: Book Review [Details]
2002 On punishment: The confrontation of suicide in Old-Europe.
Lederer, D (2002) On punishment: The confrontation of suicide in Old-Europe. KIRKSVILLE: Book Review [Details]
2002 Death in England: An illustrated history.
Lederer, D (2002) Death in England: An illustrated history. HANTS: Book Review [Details]
2002 Last things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages.
Lederer, D (2002) Last things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages. HANTS: Book Review [Details]
2001 Choosing death: Suicide and Calvinism in early modern Geneva.
Lederer, D (2001) Choosing death: Suicide and Calvinism in early modern Geneva. ANGERS CEDEX 01: Book Review [Details]
2000 A history of madness in sixteenth-century Germany.
Lederer, D (2000) A history of madness in sixteenth-century Germany. KIRKSVILLE: Book Review [Details]
1999 The reformation of ritual: An interpretation of early modern Germany.
Lederer, D (1999) The reformation of ritual: An interpretation of early modern Germany. RED BANK: Book Review [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
2010 Verzweiflung.
David Lederer (2010) Verzweiflung. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
2005 Wolfgang Behringer”, “Sigmund Freud”, “Bernhard Frey”, “Pact with the Devil”, “Psychoanalysis and Witchcraft”, “Suicide”, and “Sympathy.
David Lederer (2005) Wolfgang Behringer”, “Sigmund Freud”, “Bernhard Frey”, “Pact with the Devil”, “Psychoanalysis and Witchcraft”, “Suicide”, and “Sympathy. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
2004 Popular Culture.
David Lederer (2004) Popular Culture. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2011 The myth of the all-destructive war: Afterthoughts on German suffering, 1618-1648.
Lederer D. (2011) The myth of the all-destructive war: Afterthoughts on German suffering, 1618-1648. Reviews [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow European Commission
1990 Developmental Fellowship New York University
2010 Conference Grant Wellcome Trust for the History of Medicine
2018 Alumni Short Visit Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
2003 European Fellowship Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
2005 Research Grant Polish Academy of Sciences/Royal Irish Academy Research
1990 Summer Scholarship Volkswagen Foundation, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
2002 Research Enhancement Grant Maynooth University
1998 Research Grant Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Royal Irish Academy
2000 Research Grant Austrian Academy of Sciences/Royal Irish Academy
2006 Publication Grant Maynooth University
1986 Recruitment Scholarship Michigan State University
1997 Group Study Grant German Academic Exchange Service
2010 Research Grant Wellcome Trust for the History of Medicine
1988 Graduate Scholarship Michigan State University
2014 Alumni Short Visit Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
1998 Senior Study Grant German Academic Exchange Service
2015 Alumni Short Visit Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
2000 Teaching Exchange Grant Vlaamse Gemeenschap/Royal Irish Academy
2012 ARC Distinguished Visitor Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions
2008 Fellow Princeton University, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies
2007 Gerald Strauss Book Prize 16th Century Society
2002 Humboldt Fellow Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
2001 IRC Fellow Irish Research Council
2000 Grants-in-Aid From 2000 to the present: Austrian Academy of Sciences, DAAD, ERASMUS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Royal Irish Academy, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Wellcome Trust
1993 Volkswagen Fellow Institute for European Cultural History, Augsburg
1993 Penfield Scholarship New York University
1991 Fulbright Fellow Fulbright Foundation
1990 Gordon Bauer Scholarship University of Massachusetts
1988 DAAD Fellow German Academic Exchange Service

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American Historical Association Member /
German History Society Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
German History Society, Steering Committee Post-Graduate Officer 2010 / 2014
German History Journal Advisory Board 2015 / 2019

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1988 Michigan State University MA History/German
1980 Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Diploma Russian
1995 New York University PhD History
1985 University of Maryland BA History/German

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
Russian Functional Basic Basic
French Functional Basic Basic
Dutch Functional None Basic
Italian Functional Basic Functional
Latin Functional None None

Reviews

  Journal Role
Social History Guest Editor

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include early modern Europe, the Holy Roman Empire, the Reformation/Counter-Reformation, the History of Emotions, the History of Suicide, Popular Culture, Historical Criminology and Witchcraft Studies.

In addition to numerous short exchanges, I have held teaching posts of one semester or more at the following places:
  • 1995-present: Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University
  • 2006: Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2004-2011: Summer Intensive Course “Renaissance Venice”, Venice, Italy
  • 2001: Visiting Professor, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • 1996: Visiting Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 1992: Adjunct Lecturer, City Colleges of Chicago, European Division
  • 1989 – 1990: Adjunct Lecturer and Graduate Teaching Assistant, UMass, Amherst
  • 1988 – 1989: Adjunct Lecturer, University of Maryland, European Division
  • 1986 – 1988: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University
  • 1984: Undergraduate Peer-Tutor, University of Maryland, European Division