Dr Manuel Stoffers
Assistant Professor of History
Manuel Stoffers is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History of Maastricht University. He received his Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of Utrecht and holds a PhD from Maastricht University. Before he started teaching at Maastricht University in 1998, he was a project leader at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences of the Dutch Open University (1990-1994). In between these two occupations, he received a research grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Stoffers’ areas of teaching are modern history, political culture and the writing and researching of history. For the Maastricht European Studies BA programm he developed and coordinates the first year research training Back to the sources. An introduction to researching the history of European integration. He also participates in the European Studies MA Workshop The politics of writing history. For the Maastricht Arts & Sciences programm he was the coordinator of a second year BA course on the history of the European state and a third year BA course on the politics of history. He also designed a third year BA tutorial on Researching Political Culture and a course on New politics for the Maastricht Arts & Sciences Master.
In 2009 Stoffers shifted his research interests to the history of cycling cultures and of cycling as a mode of individual mass transport. Previous research interests focused on modern intellectual history and historiography. His PhD thesis was on the rise of new modes of history writing in fin-de-siècle Germany and its intellectual, social and political backgrounds. His earliest research concerned early-modern cultural and intellectual history.
Since September 2009, Stoffers is (Vice-)Chair of the Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences. Between 2007 and 2010 he was member of the UM Education Council OAR and between 2004 and 2008 Chair of the Opleidingscommissie CW.