Dr. Marius Turda is a Marie Curie Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. He has written extensively on the history of ideas, historiography and nationalism in Central Europe and the Balkans. He is one of the co-editors of Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1789-1945), Texts and Commentaries, 2 vols. (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2005), and editor of The Garden and the Workshop. Disseminating Cultural Creativity in East-Central Europe (Budapest: The Central European University and Europa Institut, 1998).2005 0-7734-6180-9
Focuses on the ways in which biological discourses of race and ethnicity affected and shaped nationalism and the idea of national superiority in Central Europe between 1880 and 1918. Emanating from Britain, Germany and France, various discourses on racial superiority and survival of the fittest deeply intermingled with the hospitable terrain of nationalist doctrines. Their interaction in Central Europe, however, has never been analysed thoroughly.