Jan Hennings would welcome enquiries from prospective students interested in working on research topics in:
- Early modern Europe
- Muscovy and Imperial Russia
- History of diplomacy and international relations
- Russian-Ottoman relations
- Travel literature and cultural encounter
MA theses by students who have worked with Jan as supervisor or co-supervisor include:
- 'Ceremonial Representation in Cross-Confessional Diplomacy: The Ottoman Embassy of a Christian Ambassador to Moscow in 1621', Maria Telegina
- 'Diplomatic Intermediaries During Rákóczi’s War of Independence, 1703–1711', Ewelina Sikora
- 'Official Physicians Within the Medical Landscape of the Russian Empire (1760s)', Kateryna Pasichnyk
- 'The Temperance Movement: Alcohol and Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Russia', Anna Smelova
- 'Mapping a City in Motion: European Visitors' Perceptions of Edirne During the Reign of Mehmet IV', Nicholas Crummey
- 'Austro-Hungarian Consuls in Late Ottoman Kosovo (1867-1913)', Sven Mörsdorf (current)
- 'The Role of Sixteenth-Century Travel Literature Collectors in Constructing the Image of the Ottomans: Francesco Sansovino and Richard Hakluyt', Oana Avram (current)
- 'Ethnic Charitiy Associations in Fin-de-Siècle Saint-Petersburg: Categories of Difference in Change', Kseniya Venediktova (current)
- 'Implementations of the Concept of “Russianness” into European Cultural and Social Constructs Through the Exhibitions of Vasily Vereshchagin', Lydia Kotlyar (current)
- 'Russian Muslims and the Bureaucracy of the Hajj in Russian-Ottoman Contexts at the Turn of the Twentieth Century', Ulzhan Rojik (current)
- 'Muscovite Diplomacy and the 1682 Moscow Uprising', Konstantin Meftakhudinov
'Table Set for Diplomats: Food, Drink, and Politics in Polish-Lithuanian Diplomatic Relations, 1674–1696', Ewelina Sikora (current)
Courses taught in previous years:
- The Perfect Ambassador? International Relations and the Origins of Diplomacy, 1500-1800
- Global Comparisons: Russia and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1839 (together with Tijana Krstic)
- Grand Debates in Russian and Eurasian History (together with Charles Shaw)
- Interdisciplinary Methods of Comparative History
- Barbarians, Infidels, and Noble Savages: Stereotypes and Inter-cultural Perception in the Early Modern Period and Beyond
Associate Professor, Central European History, Department of History, 2017-
Assistant Professor, Central European University, Department of History, 2016-17
Visiting Assistant Professor and Gerda Henkel Fellow, Sabanci University, FASS (History), 2014-15
Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, Oxford, 2009-13
Russia and Courtly Europe: Ritual and the Culture of Diplomacy, 1648-1725. New Studies in European History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. Paperback edn. 2018).
Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World c. 1410-1800. Routledge Research in Early Modern History (London and New York: Routledge, 2017. Paperback edn. 2019). Co-edited with T. Sowerby.
'Andrew Marvell in Russia: Secretaries, Rhetoric, and Public Diplomacy', Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (accepted/in press). Co-authored with E. Holberton.
‘Information and Confusion: Russian Resident Diplomacy and Peter A. Tolstoi’s Arrival in the Ottoman Empire (1702–1703)’, International History Review, 41 (2019), 1003-1019.
‘Textual Ambassadors and Ambassadorial Texts: Literary Representation and Diplomatic Practice in George Turberville’s and Thomas Randolph’s accounts of Russia (1568-9)’, in T. Sowerby, J. Craigwood, (eds.), Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), 175-189.
Awards and Honours
ESSA 2017 Book Prize 'for most outstanding recent scholarly monograph on pre-modern Slavdom'. Awarded by the Early Slavic Studies Association | ASEEES for Russia and Courtly Europe.
Elected member of the Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Hedwig-Hintze-Preis. German Historical Association Dissertation Prize 2012
Fritz Theodor Epstein-Preis. German Association of Historians of Eastern European History Dissertation Prize 2012