Nils
Roemer

University of Texas at Dallas
Ruth Meltzer Distinguished Fellowship

Research Topic

Chronology, Geography, and the Perception of Jewish History between Baroque and Enlightenment

Modern Jewish Travel and Travel Writing

Bio

Nils Roemer is Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. His fields of interest are Jewish cultural and intellectual history addressing questions of popular culture and memory. He published “London and the East End as Spectacles of Urban Tourism” (JQR 99.3 [2009]: 416–434). Roemer will study central European Jewish travelers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Fellowship

1999–2000

Devoting an entire year of study to the subject of Christian Hebraism, especially in early modern Europe.

2011–2012

Applying an interdisciplinary approach to the richness and diversity of travel writing.