Jeremy King

Spring 2018 Class Hours

Mon/Wed – 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Office Hours

Mon/Wed – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
(and by appointment)


A major in Russian and East European Studies as an undergraduate at Yale, Jeremy King received his PhD in History at Columbia University, and published his dissertation with Princeton University Press in 2002 as “Budweisers into Czechs and Germans: A Local History of Bohemian Politics, 1848-1948.” Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, he has guest-taught at Williams and Amherst Colleges and at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. He is now completing a book, “Who Is Who? Separate but Equal in Imperial Austria,” concerning constitutional experiments aimed at containing conflict among Germans, Czechs, Poles, Ukrainians, Italians, and other “nations” or “races” in imperial Austria before the First World War.

Selected Publications

Budweisers into Czechs and Germans: A Local History of Bohemian Politics, 1848-1948 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002). Paperback edition, 2005.

“The Municipal and the National in the Bohemian Lands, 1848-1914,” in Austrian History Yearbook, vol. 42 (2011), pp. 89-109.

“The Effects of the Moravian Compromise: Jurists and National Classification, 1906-1914,” in Jiří Malíř and Martin Rája, eds., JUDr. Václav Kounic a jeho doba [Václav Kounic, Esq., and His Times] (Brno: Matice moravská, 2009), 317-26.

“Austria vs. Hungary: Nationhood, Statehood, and Violence since 1867,” in Philipp Ther and Holm Sundhaussen, eds., Nationalitätenkonflikte im 20. Jahrhundert. Ursachen von inter ethnischer Gewalt im europäischen Vergleich (Berlin: Harrassowitz, 2001), pp. 163-182.

“The Nationalization of East Central Europe: Ethnicism, Ethnicity, and Beyond,” in Nancy Wingfield and Maria Bucur, eds., Staging the Past: The Politics of Commemoration in Habsburg Central Europe, 1848 to the Present (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2001), pp. 112-52.

Research interests

Central and Eastern Europe, 1840s-present; nationalism and citizenship; “race” and law; communist and post-communist property rights