UCSB Homepage UCSB History Department Homepage Sign In

Albert S. Lindemann

Current Courses

Spring 2014 (current)


Fall 2014 (tentative)


Department Fields

Announcements

There are no announcements

19th and 20th Century Europe


Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1968

Office: HSSB 4236
Spring 2014 Hours: Mon 1:00-1:50/Wed 10:00-10:50 & By Appt
Phone: (805) 893-2267   Fax: (805) 893-8795


I came to UCSB in 1966, still working on completing my dissertation; the end of the school year 2013 marks 47 years of teaching here. In those years, and in previous ones at Harvard and Stanford, I have taught thousands of students in a wide variety of courses. As a classroom teacher, I am committed to upholding rigorous intellectual standards. My pedagogical goals are traditional in the sense that I still cherish the notion of a liberal arts education. At the same time, I enjoy new trends and innovations, most recently computer-related ones. My scholarly efforts, in both books and articles, have been generally in the direction of synthesis and breaking out of strictly academic confines. My books and a large proportion of my university courses have dealt with the history of extremist movements, both on the left (socialism, communism) and right (anti-Semitism, xenophobic nationalism), but I also teach survey courses dealing with modern Europe.

Selected Publications

  • Anti-Semitism before the Holocaust, (Longman, 2000).
  • Esau's Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews, (Cambridge University Press, 1997)
    Antisemitism, A History (Oxford University Press, 2010
  • The Jew Accused: Three Anti-Semitic Affairs (Dreyfus, Beilis, Frank), 1894-1915, (Cambridge University Press, 1991).
    A History of Modern Europe, from 1815 to the Present
  • A History of European Socialism, (Yale University Press 1983)
  • The 'Red Years': European Socialism vs. Bolshevism, 1919-21, (University of California Press, 1974)

Honors and Professional Activities

  • "Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 1993-4", by Academic Senate, for Arts and Humanities.
  • "Distinguished Senior Lecturer," September 1994, University of Wisconsin
  • Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, winter-spring 1997
  • "Outstanding Faculty Member, 1999-2000" (Award of the Residence Halls)