The Time of Modernity

SS111
Spring 21

This course is a study of the idea and experience of time in Western history from the end of the 18th century through the mid-20th century. The onset of modernity led to radical transformations in the temporal dynamics of social processes and lived experience and led to significant changes in the ways that individuals and groups conceptualized their histories and the futures. This course is intended to familiarize students with these changes as they unfolded in European history, and in doing so, both deepen their understanding of modern history and provide them with a new critical perspective on the meaning of “modernity.”

Phillip J. Henry

Phillip J. Henry

Phillip Henry is an intellectual historian of German-speaking Central Europe in the modern era with particular interest in the history of science.