Université de Strasbourg

Thomas Mohnike

Thomas Mohnike

Thomas Mohnike is senior lecturer and director of the department of Scandinavian Studies at the Université de Strasbourg. He had studied in Charleston, S.C., Kiel, Uppsala and Berlin, before writing his doctoral thesis in Freiburg on Imaginative geographies in Sweden before and after the end of the Cold War. He has initiated and coordinated several research and collaboration projects as for example the EUCOR network in Scandinavian Studies (Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg, Tübingen, since 2003/4), and Strasbourg at the discovery of the North. Digitizing and valorization of rare Nordic books of the Bibliothèque nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg (2011-2013). Since 2013, he is the founding president of the French Association for Nordic Studies. With Thomas Beaufils, he is editing Deshima. Journal of the Global history of the North, and with Charlotte Krauss and Urs Urban the book series Globalizing Fiction. Transdisciplinary perspectives on arts & letters as objects of cultural practice. His principle research fields cover the imaginative geographies of Northern Europe, geographies of knowledge of the North, and the cultural history of Nordic (post-)colonialism and nationalism.
Recent publications include Imaginierte Geographien. Der schwedischsprachige Reisebericht der 1980er und 1990er Jahre und das Ende des Kalten Krieges, (2007), Auf der Suche nach dem verlorenen Epos. Ein populäres Genre der europäischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts / À la recherche de l’épopée perdue. Un genre populaire de la littérature européenne du XIXe siècle, edited with Charlotte Krauss (2011), Regards sur l'histoire africaine des pays nord-européens, edited with Thomas Beaufils (2011), and Dreams of Valhalla. An application for iPad – in collaboration with Gabriela Antunes, Giacomo Bottá, Pierre-Brice Stahl, and Arthénon(2013).

As part of his Fellowship, Thomas Mohnike is working on Building the North with words. Geographies of scientific knowledge in European philologies 1850–1950, together with his collaborator Joachim Grage.

Investissements d'Avenir