Ben Martin writes and teaches on the cultural history of twentieth-century Europe. His book, The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture
(Harvard University Press, 2016) tells the story of how the German-Italian Axis sought to create a "New Order" in European cultural life in the 1930s and during WWII.
December 11: I will present a paper in the Higher Seminar of my own department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University. The paper is called “The Rise of the Cultural Treaty: Charting the Role of ‘Culture' in Twentieth-Century International Relations.”
The new special issue of International Politics (vol. 55, n. 6), “The Birth of Global Knowledge” is (finally) available. It includes my article, “International Legal Cooperation in the Nazi-fascist New Order.”
"...a work that rightly deserves to be lauded as groundbreaking..." The book is reviewed in the latest issue of The Journal of Modern History (June 2018).
November 5: I presented in the History of Ideas seminar series at Södertörn University, giving a paper entitled, “The Rise of the Cultural Treaty: Charting the Role of ‘Culture' in Twentieth-Century International Relations (or, Applying digital humanities methods to intellectual history is trickier than I expected).” Thanks to all who came for a highly productive discussion.