British academy

Professor Edward Timms

Professor Edward Timms
Research Professor in History at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex

Year elected: 2006

He is an internationally acknowledged authority on the cultural and intellectual life of Vienna in the last decades of the Dual Monarchy and the post-WW1 First Republic, with a specific focus on Karl Kraus and Freud; these interests extend widely into related fields including the fate of German-Jewish culture under the pressures of anti-Semitism and the work of refugees from National Socialism.