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Heikki Lempa
History

Heikki Lempa

Professor of History

Office: Comenius Hall 307
Phone: 610-861-1315
Email: lempah@moravian.edu

Education

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

Teaching: My classes on modern German, European, and global history explore politics, culture, the history of everyday life, emotions, education, and the body. I also teach courses on the Holocaust and How Was Hitler Possible.

Current Research: A book-length project, "Spaces of Recognition. Honor and Civil Society in Classical Germany, 1700-1914" explores, through a series of case studies, how the sense and practices of honor changed in Germany and how these changes were connected to the development of civil society from 1700 to 1914.  The manuscript is currently under review. I am also working with Derek Hillard (Kansas State) and Russell Spinney (New Mexico) on a collection of essays titled "Feelings Materialized. Emotions, Bodies, and Things in Modern Germany." My new research project probes the history of the German body in a global context, 1700-1914.  

Selected Publications

Books:

  • 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).

Articles and Chapters:

  • “Emotions, Gender, and the Body. The Case of Nineteenth-Century German Spa Towns” in Deborah Simonton, ed. Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience. London: Routledge, 2017, 362-73.
  • “Techniques of Epicurean Masculinity: The Playing Method in German Education, 1774-1820" in Katharine Faull, ed. Masculinity, Senses, Spirit. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011, 81-105.
  • “Introduction” in Paul Peucker and Heikki Lempa, eds. Self, Community, World: The Moravians in the Atlantic World. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2010, 15-30.
  • “Moravian Education in the Eighteenth-Century Context” in Paul Peucker and Heikki Lempa, eds. Self, Community, World: The Moravians in the Atlantic World. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2010, 269-89.
  • “Patriarchalism and Meritocracy. Evaluating Students in Late Eighteenth-Century Schnepfenthal.” Paedagogica Historica. International Journal of the History of Education, 6:2006, 727-49.
  • “The Spa: Emotional Economy and Social Classes in Nineteenth-Century Pyrmont.” Central European History, 1:2002, 37-73.
  • “Historia, tunteet ja instituutiot. Lähtökohtia tunteiden historiaan” in Timo Soikkanen, ed., JÄLJILLÄ. Kirjoituksia historian ongelmista. Vol. 1. Turku: Kirja-Aurora, 2000, 167-85.
  • “Bildung der Affekte. Der pädagogische Philanthropismus und die Entstehung des Bildungsbürgers” in Erich Donnert, ed., Europa in der Frühen Neuzeit. Vol. 4. Köln: Böhlau, 1997, 215-28.
  • “Dietetiikka, affektit ja ruumis. Saksalainen 1700-luvun filantropismi ja kasvatuskäytännön muutos” in Heikki Mikkeli and Timo Joutsivuo (eds.), Terveyden Lähteillä. Länsimaisen Terveyskäsitysten kulttuurihistoriaa. Helsinki: Suomen Historiallinen Seura, 1995, 121-49.
  • “Zur Bildungsgeschichte einer sächsischen Stadt—Wittenberg in den pädagogischen Umwälzungen des 18. Jahrhunderts” in Stefan Oehmig (ed.), 700 Jahre Wittenberg. Lokale, nationale und internationale Wirkungen. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 1995, 313-27.
  • “Peter Villaumes Gedanken von der Bildung der Triebe im Zusammenhang der Entstehung der deutschen Bildung” in Zwischen Wörlitz und Mosigkau. Heft 40 (1994), 24-27.