Dr. Vanessa Agnew

Publications (Selected)

Monographs & Edited Volumes

Settler and Creole Reenactment, ed. Vanessa Agnew and Jonathan Lamb (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); Winner Oscar Kenshur Prize for 2009; winner Lewis Lockwood Award for 2009

Rethinking History 11, no. 3 (2007); editor of special issue on historical reenactment

Criticism 46, no. 3 (Summer 2004); co-editor with Jonathan Lamb of special issue on historical re-enactment
 

Past Appointments (Since 2001)

Associate Professor, Department of German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Studies, University of Michigan, 2008–13

Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, 2001–08
 

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships (Since 2001)

Visiting Scholar, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, Dec. 2012–April 2013

Visiting Researcher Award, DAAD, awarded 2012

Research Fellowship (renewal), Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Sept. 2012–Dec. 2012

Associate Professor Support Fund, University of Michigan, awarded 2012

Visiting Fellow, Research School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, awarded 2011

Lewis Lockwood Award for Enlightenment Orpheus, American Musicological Society, awarded November 2009

Oscar Kenshur Prize for Enlightenment Orpheus, Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University, awarded September 2009

Visiting Fellow, Research School of Humanities, Australian National University, awarded 2008; renewed 2009

Dr. Theo and Waltraud Michael Fellowship in Musicology, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar (Musicology Department) at Humboldt-Universität and Forschungszentrum Europäische Aufklärung (Research Center for the European Enlightenment), Potsdam, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, awarded 2006

Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2004

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University, 2001


Scholarly
Interests

* Anglo-German cultural history

* Biology and the history of science

* Travel writing and exploratory travel in the Pacific and Southern Africa

* Music discourses from the 18th century to the present

* Intercultural exchange and knowledge transfer

* Historical reenactment

* Postcolonial theory

* Georg Forster; Charles Burney