The History Department at Moravian College

Heikki Lempa

Heikki Lempa

Office: Comenius Hall 307
Phone: 610-861-1315
Email: hlempa [at] moravian.edu
Homepage: http://home.moravian.edu/public/hist/lempa/

Teaching:My classes on modern European and German history explore politics, culture, the history of everyday life, emotions, education, and the use of historical knowledge. I also teach courses on the Holocaust, History of Masculinity in Modern Europe, and History of Emotions.

Current Research: A book-length project that explores, through a series of case studies, how the sense and practices of honor changed in Germany and how these changes shaped the German man from 1700 to 1945. The project was conceived during my visits to the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel in 1997 and 1998. Archival research on the topic continued during my visits to Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft in Göttingen (1999), University of Erfurt and Research Library of Gotha (2004, 2005, 2006), and University of Halle (2008, 2009).

Selected Publications

Books:

  • Self, Community, World: Moravian Education in a Transatlantic World. Edited by Paul Peucker and Heikki Lempa. (Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2010).
  • Beyond the Gymnasium: Educating the Middle-Class Bodies in Classical Germany. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007).
  • Bildung der Triebe: Der deutsche Philanthropismus (1768-1788). (Turku: Turun yliopisto, 1993).

Articles and Chapters:

  • “Moravian Education in the Eighteenth-Century Context” in Paul Peucker and Heikki Lempa, eds. Self, Community, World: The Moravians in the Atlantic World. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2010, 269-89.
  • “Techniques of Epicurean Masculinity: The Playing Method in German Education, 1774-1820" in Katharine Faull, ed. Masculinity, Senses, Spirit. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, Forthcoming.
  • “Patriarchalism and Meritocracy. Evaluating Students in Late Eighteenth-Century Schnepfenthal.” Paedagogica Historica. International Journal of the History of Education, 6:2006, 727-49.
  • “The Spa: Emotional Economy and Social Classes in Nineteenth-Century Pyrmont.” Central European History, 1:2002, 37-73.
  • “Historia, tunteet ja instituutiot. Lähtökohtia tunteiden historiaan” in Timo Soikkanen, ed., JÄLJILLÄ. Kirjoituksia historian ongelmista. Vol. 1. Turku: Kirja-Aurora, 2000, 167-85.
  • “Bildung der Affekte. Der pädagogische Philanthropismus und die Entstehung des Bildungsbürgers” in Erich Donnert, ed., Europa in der Frühen Neuzeit. Vol. 4. Köln: Böhlau, 1997, 215-28.
  • “Dietetiikka, affektit ja ruumis. Saksalainen 1700-luvun filantropismi ja kasvatuskäytännön muutos” in Heikki Mikkeli and Timo Joutsivuo (eds.), Terveyden Lähteillä. Länsimaisen Terveyskäsitysten kulttuurihistoriaa. Helsinki: Suomen Historiallinen Seura, 1995, 121-49.
  • “Zur Bildungsgeschichte einer sächsischen Stadt—Wittenberg in den pädagogischen Umwälzungen des 18. Jahrhunderts” in Stefan Oehmig (ed.), 700 Jahre Wittenberg. Lokale, nationale und internationale Wirkungen. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 1995, 313-27.
  • “Peter Villaumes Gedanken von der Bildung der Triebe im Zusammenhang der Entstehung der deutschen Bildung” in Zwischen Wörlitz und Mosigkau. Heft 40 (1994), 24-27.