Department of History
David Nirenberg, Professor of History and the College, is the eighth bearer of the Historian Prize of the City of Münster. The Prize, which has been awarded since 1981, recognizes a prominent work of historiography. For the 2017 selection, the jury unamimously chose Nirenberg's Anti-Judaism: A History of Western Thought, lauding it as both "remarkably readable" and rigorously researched. In Anti-Judaism, Nirenberg argues that anti-Semitism has colored Western culture from antiquity to the present, albeit in shifting forms.