Reader in History and Head of History Subject Area
Dr Ahnert read history at St John’s College in Cambridge, graduating with a PhD in 1999. After working in the Munich office of an international management consultancy firm for some time, he accepted a three-year research fellowship at Edinburgh, which was associated with a project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, on the Science of Man in the Scottish Enlightenment. He was appointed to a lectureship in History in 2005, and subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Max-Planck Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen. In 2010 – 2011 he was the Rosanna and Charles Jaffin Founders’ Circle Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, with additional support from the Herodotus Fund.