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Professor and Director of Carolina Public Humanities
455 Hamilton Hall
Office Hours: W 1:30-3:30 pm and by appointment
Curriculum Vitae


BA Maryville College, 1971
MA Boston College, 1973
PhD Cornell University, 1983

Research Interests

Lloyd Kramer’s interests focus on Modern European History with an emphasis on nineteenth-century France. He is particularly interested in historical processes that shape cultural identities, including the experiences of cross-cultural exchange and the emergence of modern nationalism. Other research and teaching interests deal with the roles of intellectuals in modern societies and the theoretical foundations of historical knowledge. His teaching stresses the importance of reading, discussing, and writing about influential books in various eras of European history and world history. One recurring theme in all of his research and teaching stresses the importance of cross-cultural exchanges in modern world history.

Some Notable Publications

  • Co-author, with R. R. Palmer and Joel Colton, of A History of Europe in the Modern World, 12th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2020)
  • Nationalism in Europe and America: Politics, Cultures, and Identities Since 1775 (UNC Press, 2011)
  • Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions (UNC Press, 1996)
  • Co-editor, Learning History in America: Schools, Cultures and Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 1994)
  • Threshold of a New World: Intellectuals and the Exile Experience in Paris, 1830–1848 (Cornell University Press, 1988)

Graduate Students

  • This faculty member is not accepting applicants for the 2023-2024 cycle
  • Sarah Miles

Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

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  • HIST 53—Traveling to European Cities: American Writers and Cultural Identities, 1830-2000.
  • HIST 151—European History to 1650
  • HIST 391—The Age of the Atlantic Revolutions
  • HIST 466—Modern European Intellectual History
  • HIST 772—Readings in the Intellectual History of Europe