Alex Jordan

Dr. Jordan read History and French at University College London and Université Paris-Sorbonne / Paris IV (2006-10). He holds a Master 1 from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris (2010-11), and an MRes and PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (2011-15). He subsequently held a post-doctoral scholarship at the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin (2015-16), and a Marie Curie CO-FUND fellowship at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt (2017-18).

Until now, Dr. Jordan’s research has focused primarily upon the thought of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), one of the towering figures of Victorian intellectual life. He has already published several research articles, in History of European Ideas, Victorian Literature and Culture, The English Historical Review, The Journal of British Studies, The Historical Journal, Historical Research, and The International Journal of the Classical Tradition, and hopes to soon complete a monograph on Carlyle.

From Sep. to Dec. 2018, Dr. Jordan will take a four-month intensive German language course at the Goethe Institut in Göttingen, preparatory to a two-year Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2020). Here, he will begin work on a new post-doctoral project, focusing on the reception and development of Hegelian philosophy in nineteenth-century Germany, not among the so-called “Left” Hegelians, but rather the so-called “Centre” and the “Right”.