Robin de Bruin lectures Modern European History at the European Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the Programme Committee (the representative, advisory board) of the European Studies Programme since 1 September 2016, a delegate of the examinations board of the College of Humanities (the BA) since 1 September 2018 and a delegate of the examinations board of the Graduate School of Humanities (the MA) since 1 September 2020. He has published on European integration history, Europeanisation and domestic change, decolonisation and European integration, the history of technocratic governance, and Nazi rule in Europe. In the (recent) past, he taught courses on the history of political parties, perpetrators of the Holocaust, extra parliamentary political movements in the 1960s and 1970s, “World History” and historiography. He currently teaches courses about European integration history, the history of the idea of Europe, modern imperialism and decolonisation, democracy in the European Union, “mental maps” of modern Europe, and (anti-)statism.
His fields of interest are:
the history of politics: the transformation of the European idea, conservative Europeanism, (neo-)imperialism and European integration, romantic internationalism, (neo-)corporatism, technocratic ideology.
cultural history: work ethic in Europe in the 19th and 20th century, cultural "nationalism", the biography as a historical genre.
Short interview in EuropeNow (journal of the Council for European Studies), January 2020, about teaching, research, and the ways in which the field of European Studies is evolving: https://www.europenowjournal.org/2020/01/15/the-unfinished-history-of-europe-an-interview-with-robin-de-bruin/.