Suzanne Marchand

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2018-Dec 2018)

PhD, Professor, Louisiana State University

Suzanne Marchand is LSU Systems Boyd Professor of European Intellectual History at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Marchand obtained her BA from UC Berkeley in 1984, and her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992. She served as Assistant and then Associate Professor at Princeton University before moving to LSU in 1999. In 2014, she was appointed LSU Systems Boyd Professor, LSU’s highest honor. She is the author of Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750–1870 (Princeton University Press, 1996) and German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Race, Religion, and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which won the George Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association. She is also the coauthor of two textbooks: Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (W.W. Norton, 4th ed., 2013) and Many Europes (McGraw Hill, 2013), and of numerous absurdly arcane articles on the history of the humanities, most of which focus on modern Germany and Austria. In 2017, she founded the Center for Collaborative Knowledge at LSU, whose mission is to enhance cross-college conversations between faculty and students. She is now finishing a history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe and writing a history of Herodotus reception since 1700.


Herodotus Among the Moderns


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Selected Publications

Marchand, S. (2017). Ancient history in the age of archival research. In L. Daston (Ed.), Science in the archives: pasts, presents, futures (pp. 137-158). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

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Marchand, S. (2015). The great war and the classical world. German Studies Review, 38(2), 239-261.

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Marchand, S. (2009). German orientalism in the age of empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

"Religion and the Secular University"

CRASSH Seminar, Cambridge University

"The City in Europe Since 1500"


"Herodotus in the Age of Enlightenment"

School of Classical Studies, St. Andrews University, Scotland

"Porcelain: Another Kind of Classical Education"

School of Classical Studies, St. Andrews University, Scotland

"The Glass Half Full: A Non-Calvinist Approach to the Nineteenth Century"

AHA Annual Conference