Teaching

At Uppsala University, San Francisco State University, and Columbia University, Ben Martin has taught a wide range of topics in modern European history and in the history of culture and ideas, as well as courses on historical theory and methods and MA-level writing workshops. Below are links to some of his course syllabi and other teaching materials, grouped thematically. (Some syllabi are still gradually being added...)

Alessandro Grussu, Roma - EUR - Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Alessandro Grussu, Roma - EUR - Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, via photopin.com, creative commons license.

History of Culture and Ideas

Permanence, authenticity, and the future of modernity: an interview (European Culture and Politics MOOC, Univ Groningen).

The Idea of Europe in History (Euroculture program, Uppsala University)

Modern European Cultural & Intellectual History (San Francisco State University)

Crisis and Creativity: The Cultural History of Interwar Europe, Masters seminar (San Francisco State University)

Crisis and Creativity: Undergraduate seminar (San Francisco State University)

photo credit: N. Erwin, Wrenches via photopin.com, creative commons license.

photo credit: N. Erwin, Wrenches via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Theory, Methods, and Workshops

Methodology seminar (Euroculture program, Uppsala University)

Historical theory and methods (MA-level, Roads to Democracy Program, History Department, Uppsala University)

Theory and Methods (MA program in Global Environmental History, Uppsala University)

© Juan Sarabia / Pink plastic bag

© Juan Sarabia / Pink plastic bag

Environmental Humanities

European Environments: How a New Climate is Changing the Old World (Euroculture Intensive Program 2014)

Humans and the Environment (Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, Liberal Arts)

Publication of the best student papers from the 2014 program: European Environments (Benjamin G. Martin, ed., University of Groningen online, 2016)


Harald Hoyer, Berlin - 25 years Fall of the Wall, via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Harald Hoyer, Berlin - 25 years Fall of the Wall, via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Modern European History

"The Swedish Model", lectures and seminars for the undergraduate-level Historikerprogrammet (History Department, Uppsala University)

Europe's Twentieth Century (San Francisco State University)

Western Civilization, 1500 to the Present (San Francisco State University)

Walt Jabsco, Kessler, Sommerfeld and Schoneberg (Stolpersteine), via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Walt Jabsco, Kessler, Sommerfeld and Schoneberg (Stolpersteine), via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Comparative Genocide

Holocaust and Genocide (San Francisco State University)

Stephen Zucker, Raphael's School of Athens, via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Stephen Zucker, Raphael's School of Athens, via photopin.com, creative commons license.

Great Books

Contemporary Civilization (Columbia University, 2003-2005)