Wolfram Kaiser

is Professor of European Studies at the University of Portsmouth, England, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. His book Europa im Museum. Europäisierung als kulturelle Praxis (co-authored with Stefan Krankenhagen and Kerstin Poehls) will come out with Böhlau Verlag in the Spring of 2012. An English version of the book is planned for 2013.


Unreliable narrators

Witness accounts and the institutionalization of European history

“Narrative tolerance” has encouraged an historiographic preference for witness accounts within European cultural institutions. Often, however, narrative authority continues to work beneath a blandly affirmative surface. Questions of reliability aside, is a witness-based history even able to fulfil the necessary task of narrating Europe’s political identity?