Peter B Thompson

 Peter Thompson

Contact Information

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

Research Interests

  • Modern Germany, Intellectual History, History of Science and Technology

Research Description

My research interests lie in German intellectual history around the turn of the twentieth century. I previously examined the influence of two distinctly Viennese intellectual currents in the later work of the psychoanalyst, Wilhelm Reich. I am currently working on a project that examines the role of certain World War I technologies in the development of post-war anti-modernist intellectual attitudes.


  • B.A., History, Colby College, 2011
  • M.A., European History, University of Maine, 2014


  • Siebel Fellowship, 2014
  • Nicholson Graduate Student Fellowship, 2017
  • Fulbright Student Award, 2017