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Marco Jaimes

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Contact Information

History, 309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Tues., Wed. 2-3:00

Research Interests

Central and Eastern Europe
The Habsburg Monarchy, 1740-1918
Nationalism and Imperialism
Myth and Memory

Research Description

My work focuses on the symbolic role of the monarch in the Bohemian Crownlands of the Habsburg Monarchy in the decades before its dissolution. The growing conflict between Czech and German nationalists was all in the shadow of a large bureaucratic state that tried to quell tensions by fostering loyalty to Franz Joseph, the penultimate monarch. At times, this monarchism worked in tandem with nationalist feelings, but the ideas were also frequently at odds. My research examines the relationship between nationalism and monarchism and the state’s efforts to garner popular support through loyalty to the emperor.


Ph.D., History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2021

M.A., History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2017

B.A., History, University of Chicago, 2013


Fulbright U.S. Student Grant, Czech Republic, 2017-2018
Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, History Department, UIUC, 2016
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (Czech), Academic Years 2015-2017, Summers 2015, 2016, 2017

Courses Taught

HIST 350: 19th Century Romanticism and Politics (Spring 2024)

HIST 200: Introduction to Historical Interpretation: Nationalism (Spring 2024)

HIST 498: Research and Writing Seminar: Empires (Spring 2024)

HIST 200: Introduction to Historical Interpretation: Monarchy (Fall 2023)

HIST 365: Fiction and the Historical Imagination (Fall 2023)

HIST 353: European History 1918 to 1939 (Spring 2022)

HIST 253: Enlightenment to Existentialism (Spring 2022)