Prof. Dr. Nadir Weber
After studying history and sociology at the University of Bern and the EPHE Paris, Nadir Weber completed his PhD in 2013 with a study on the interdependence of foreign relations and ruling practices in the 18th century at the University of Bern, where he worked as an SNSF project collaborator, assistant, and finally senior assistant at the Department of Modern History. Starting in 2014, his postdoctoral project on Animals in Courtly Society took him to the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität Munich (2014/15), the EPHE Paris, and the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles (2015/16) as an SNSF mobility fellow, and to the interdisciplinary Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz (2016-2018) as a Marie S. Curie Fellow. In the academic year 2018/19, he represented the professorship of Early Modern History at the Université de Lausanne. He then led the SNSF-Ambizione-Project «Falcons in Courtly Society» at the University of Bern, which also took him to Humboldt University as well as the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin as a visiting researcher in 2020/21. For his research he was awarded, among others, the Prix Jubilé of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (2012) and the Haller Medal of the University of Bern (2020). He is an editorial board member of the «Schweizerische Zeitschrift für die Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts» and co-editor of the book series «Tiere in der Geschichte I Animals in History» published by Böhlau-Verlag. Since September 2022, Nadir Weber is Assistant Professor with a focus on Modern History (Early Modern Period) at the Department of History of the University of Lucerne, where he leads the SNSF-Eccellenza-Project «Republican Secrets: Silence, Memory, and Collective Rule in the Early Modern Period».