Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann is an associate professor of late modern European history at the University of California, Berkeley. With Sean Franzel, he translated and edited Sediments of Time: On Possible Histories (2018), a collection of Reinhart Koselleck’s essays.

Written by Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Cologne Cathedral stands out from the rubble of a city destroyed during the Second World War. Photographed from a US spotter plane in September 1945. Photo by Bettmann/Getty

Essay/
History
Repetition and rupture

Reinhart Koselleck, the last great theorist of history, sought in the apparent chaos of events a science of experience

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann