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Heikki Lempa

Heikki LempaAssociate Professor of History (2001)

  • Filosofian tohtori, University of Turku, Finland
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago

Email: hlempa@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-861-1315
Office: Comenius Hall, Room 307
Personal Website: home.moravian.edu/public/hist/lempa/

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Cultural history of Modern Germany, 1700-1945; history of emotions, history of masculinity, history of education, history of the body, history of gymnastics, history of dancing, history of walking, social history of medicine


Heikki Lempa, Associate Professor, joined the history department in 2001. He received his FT from University of Turku, Finland in 1993 and PhD in European History from the University of Chicago in 1999. His classes on modern European and German history explore politics, culture, history of everyday life, emotions, education, and the use of historical knowledge.

  • Self, Community, World. Moravian Education in a Transatlantic World. Edited by Paul Peucker and Heikki Lempa. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2010.
  • Beyond the Gymnasium. Educating the Middle-Class Bodies in Classical Germany. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 
  • Bildung der Triebe. Der deutsche Philanthropismus (1768-1788). Turku: Turun yliopisto, 1993.
Recent Activities of Note


  • Heikki Lempa, associate professor and chair of history, and Paul Peucker, adjunct history instructor, have edited and contributed to a new book titled Self, Community, World: Moravian Education in a Transatlantic World. The book, which came out in January 2010 from Lehigh University Press, includes contributions to the history of Moravian education in the 18th and 19th centuries.