Scholars 2004

2004 Past - Cities, Historical Legacy

Lifschitz Avi

Avi Lifschitz 1

University of Oxford, Faculty of History and Lincoln College 

"Debating Language: Academic Discourse and Public Controversy in the Berlin Academy under Frederick the Great"

Summary of Research, June 2006



January 2017

University College London (UCL)

Having completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford and held a Junior Research Fellowship there, Avi Lifschitz was appointed in 2007 to a Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) in European History at University College London (UCL). Since 2013 he has been Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at UCL. He is the author of Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century (2012); editor of Engaging with Rousseau and Rousseau’s Imagined Antiquity (both 2016); and co-editor of Rethinking Lessing’s Laocoon (2017) and Epicurus in the Enlightenment (2009). His current projects include the first modern English edition of a wide range of philosophical works by Frederick II of Prussia (for Princeton University Press). He has held research fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, UCLA, and the universities of Göttingen and Halle.    

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