Mary Lindemann, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in 1949. Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Fellow (1 September 2002 – 30 June 2003)
I devoted all of my NIAS-fellowship year to writing. To that end, I tried to avoid other entangling scholarly commitments as much as was reasonably possible. During my year at NIAS, I wrote four articles and presented three of them at institutes or universities in Germany and Oxford. Another article was finished while at NIAS and will be presented in Berlin in September 2003. All of these articles came out of my research for my larger NIAS project: “Crime, Identity, and Politics in Three Early Modern Cities, 1650-1790”.
In addition, I wrote the introduction to a volume that I also edited while at NIAS, entitled “Ways of Knowing: Ten Interdisciplinary Essays”. This volume is under contract with Brill Academic Publishers and will appear in the series Studies in Central European History, probably during the course of 2004. I completed a polished draft of a monographic study on The Count and the Courtesan: Love, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great. This is a study of a particular cause celebre that took place in Hamburg in 1775-77. The manuscript is about 150,000 words and will be submitted for consideration to either The Johns Hopkins University Press or Harvard University Press by the end of 2003. Finally, I have sketched out, Part One, A Tale of Three Cities, of my larger project on crime and identity and I will use this as the introduction to the book.