James Chappel, 2018–2019 | National Humanities Center

James Chappel (NHC Fellow, 2018–19)

Project Title

Old Volk: The Invention of Old Age in Modern Germany

Duke University

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James Chappel

Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19

James Chappel conceptualized, researched, and drafted a major research article on the history of aging, gender, and temporality in nineteenth century Germany. This became the basis for a chapter in, and a proposal for, his book on aging and global history, tentatively entitled The Ends of Life: The Past and Future of Old Age.