Past Member

Thomas Jasper Ahnert

Historical Studies
Field of Study
Early Modern Intellectual History
From 9/2010 – 6/2011:

The aim of Thomas Ahnert’s research is to explain the reception and transformation of Newton’s ideas in German Enlightenment thought as part of a broader intellectual history of erudition in the eighteenth century. In doing so, he is focusing on the influence of two key intellectual concerns: philosophical eclecticism and metaphysics.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
Cambridge University, England Ph.D., 1999
Cambridge University, England B.A., 1994
University of Edinburgh 2018 Professor
University of Edinburgh 2014–2018 Reader
University of Edinburgh 2009–2014 Senior Lecturer
University of Edinburgh 2005–2009 Lecturer
University of Edinburgh 2002–2005 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
McKinsey & Co. 2001–2002 Management Consultant