Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, professor of history, is one of seven UC Berkeley faculty to be awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship.
Altogether, the foundation awarded fellowships to 173 scholars, artists and scientists, and this year Berkeley led the program with the most fellows on any one campus awarded the honor. The awards help recipients pursue a special project for six to 12 months. The award is intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.
Hoffmann is a social and intellectual historian of modern Europe. Hoffmann’s research explores the history of political concepts like cosmopolitanism, democracy and human rights as well as the everyday life in cities at moments of historical rupture.