Amerigo Caruso is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Bonn. In November 2017, he was awarded his PhD in History from Saarland University. Before joining the History Department in Bonn, he was a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Padua. He has published widely on the history of nationalism, antifeminism, political violence and social conflicts in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe. He is the author of "'Blut und Eisen auch im Innern'. Soziale Konflikte, Massenpolitik und Gewalt in Deutschland vor 1914" (Campus 2021), an exploration of anti-labor violence and the challenge of mass politics in late Imperial Germany. From April to September 2023 he is a Ludwig and Margarethe Quidde Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Rome pursuing a research project on States of Emergency in Transnational Perspective. Politics, Ideas, and Mentalities in Europe and its Colonies, c. 1800–1960.
Main research interests
European history in the 19th and early 20th centuries; historical studies of violence and security; conservatism, nationalism, and antifeminism; monarchy and elite history.