Lloyd Kramer is Faculty Director of the Program in the Humanities and a Professor of History. He joined the UNC faculty in 1986 and has often presented lectures on historical subjects at seminars for “Adventures in Ideas.” He has also served on the HHV Faculty Advisory Board, participated in the Program’s long-range strategic planning, led HHV Executive Seminars on the Humanities at off-campus venues, and directed the History Department’s “Project for Historical Education”—a longtime program of seminars for history teachers in the public schools. He became Faculty Director of the HHV in July 2014.
Professor Kramer’s teaching and research focus on Modern European History with an emphasis on nineteenth-century France. He is particularly interested in historical processes that shape cultural identities, including the experiences of cross-cultural exchange and the emergence of modern nationalism. Other research and teaching interests deal with the roles of intellectuals in modern societies and the theoretical foundations of historical knowledge. One recurring theme in all of his research and teaching stresses the importance of cross-cultural exchanges in modern world history.
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