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Dr. Noëmie Duhaut

Member of the academic staff, Department of History
Room: 02 305
Phone: +49 6131-39 39428
Fax: +49 6131 39 35326


Personal Details:

Noëmie Duhaut was born in Nancy, France. She studied Eastern European and Jewish history at University College London and the University of Belgrade. She holds a PhD in History (2017) from University College London. Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Posen Society of Fellows, her thesis focused on French Jewish international advocacy in the nineteenth century and investigated how and why the elite of French Jewry constructed a supranational European identity in this period. Prior to joining the IEG in May 2019, she was a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College and subsequently held postdoctoral fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Central European University in Budapest. She held the Kurt-David-Brühl Guest Professorship for Jewish Studies (with a focus on Jewish history and culture in Southeast Europe) at the University of Graz in the 2021-22 winter semester.

Research Interests:

Modern European Jewish history
Jewish politics and diplomacy
Transnational history
History of international law
History of colonialism and imperialism


"A French Jew Emancipated the Blacks": Discursive Strategies of French Jews in the Age of Transnational Emancipations. French Historical Studies, French Historical Studies 44:4 (2021): 645-674. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1215/00161071-9248713
L’Alliance israélite universelle, les Juifs roumains et l’idée d’Europe. Archives Juives 53:2 (2020): 72–89.


Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)
European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS)
French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS)
WAG Postdoc-Netzwerk für Jüdische Studien (Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts)
Society for the Study of French History (SSFH)

Research projects:

A European French patriot? Adolphe Crémieux as a defender of minority rights across imperial lines

Noëmie Duhaut's work deals with the relationship between French, European and Jewish identities in the nineteenth century. Her new research project is a biography of the French Jewish lawyer and statesman Adolphe Crémieux (1796–1880 – a crucial figure in nineteenth-century French, European, and Jewish politics.