Jürgen Barkhoff

Professor of German

Trinity College Dublin

Visiting Research Fellow in the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities in conjunction with the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute

Jürgen Barkhoff is Professor of German (1776) at the Department of Germanic Studies at Trinity College, University of Dublin. His main research areas are literature and medicine, science and psychology around 1800, questions of identity in the German speaking world and Europe, and contemporary Swiss literature. He has published widely on these topics. Recent books include Jürgen Barkhoff, Valerie Heffernan (eds.): Schweiz schreiben. Zu Konstruktion und Dekonstruktion des ‘Mythos Schweiz’ in der Gegenwartsliteratur (De Gruyter 2010).

From 2002-2005 he was Director of the Centre for European Studies, from 2007-2011 Registrar of the University, from 2012-2015 Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute and from 2015-2018 Head of School of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. From 2013 to 2018 he led the university-wide, interdisciplinary research theme ‘Identities in Transformation’. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Executive Board of the Coimbra Group of European Universities.