Faculty Profiles

Philip Pajakowski
Department Chair
Modern European History (Germany, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East)

Office: 302 Joseph Hall
Office Phone Number: (603) 641-7047
Email Address: ppajakow@anselm.edu

Research Interests

My graduate studies focussed on the history of Central and Eastern Europe, in particular the political history of the Habsburg Empire. My research concerns the political thought and policies of Polish conservative landowners in the empire in the last ha lf of the nineteenth century, and especially their participation in the parliament in Vienna. The project touches on issues of national conflict, the development of parliamentary powers, and the nature of authoritarian government in late imperial Austria.

A related research interest concerns questions of social order and perceptions of political radicalism among Central European elite groups. Through investigating the responses of Austrian officials and established politicians to socialist and anarchist political activity in the late nineteenth century, I hope to illuminate the limits of acceptable political discourse and the character of authoritarianism in Austria.

Current Works in Progress

Authority, Dissent, and Justice in Late Imperial Austria: The Merstallinger Case (book manuscript in progress).

"Liberalism and the Reform in Criminal Justice in Late Imperial Austria" (article manuscript in progress).

Selected Publications

"Ambiguities of Assimilation: The Cracow Conservatives and the Jews," POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry, 23 (2011) 83-102

"Michal Bobrzynski, 1846-1935" in Nation and History: Polish Historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War, eds. Peter Brock and Piotr Wrobel (University of Toronto Press, 2006): 141-164.

"'Populationism' and the Social Policy of Austrian Enlightened Absolutism" in The Industrial Revolution in Historical Perspective, eds. Micheal Thompson and Christine Rider (Krieger Press, 1999).

"History, the Peasantry, and the Polish Nation in the Thought of Michal Bobrzynski" Nationalities Papers 26.2 (1998):249-264.

"Austrian Legislation against Social Radicalism, 1886," The Historian 58.1 (Autumn 1995):35-48.

"Dynamics of Galician Polish Conservatism in the Late Nineteenth Century," Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 43 (1995):19-33.

"The Polish Club, Badeni, and the Austrian Parliamentary Crisis of 1897," Canadian Slavonic Papers 35.1-2 (1993):103-120.


Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1989
Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1982
Bachelor of Arts, Manchester College, 1980

Courses Taught

History 101 (Hi1): Origins of European Civilization
History 328 (Hi28): History of the Habsburg Empire
History 329 (Hi29): History of Modern Germany
History 330 (Hi30): Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century
History 331 (Hi31): History of European Socialism
History 337 (Hi64): History of Russia
History 349: Special Topics: Crime and Punishment in European History.
History 382 (Hi69): Survey of Middle Eastern History

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