Skip to main content
Charles W. Ingrao

Charles W. Ingrao

Professor // History
Emeriti Faculty

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Ph.D. Brown University, 1974



European History. Early Modern Europe and Habsburg History.

Professor Ingrao has a B.A. degree from Wesleyan (1969) and a Ph.D. from Brown (1974). His areas of specialty are Early Modern Europe, Habsburg and Central European History. He served as editor of the Austrian History Yearbook (1997-2006) as general editor of the Purdue University Press "Central European Studies" series, and as director of the Scholar's Initiative for the Former Yugoslavia (1997-). His publications include: The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994; The Hessian Mercenary State: Ideas, Institutions, and Reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785, Cambridge University Press, 1987; In Quest and Crisis: Emperor Joseph I and the Habsburg Monarchy, West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press, 1979; Josef I. Der "vergessene" Kaiser, Vienna: Styria Verlag, 1982, revised and expanded German edition; The Germans & the East (2005); Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholars' Initiative (2009). Over the past three decades he has focused on issues of ethnic conflict and coexistence in contemporary central Europe, and European overseas exploration, expansion and colonization 

Website (Scholar's Initiative: Confronting the Yugoslave Controversies)

Interviews on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer:

"Slobodan Milosevic”, 9-23-1998

Slobo Go: Voices of Protest,” 8-19-1999

"Inside Kosovo,” 11-23-1999

"The People’s Will: Yugoslav Elections,” 9-27-2000

"Milosevic Arrest,” 4-2-2001  [TRANSCRIPT ONLY]

"Move to Extradict: The Road to the Hague,” 6-25-2001

List of Publications

ingrao_one.jpg Joseph I ingrao_two.jpg
The Hessian Mercenary State:  Ideas, Institutions, and Reform under Frederick II, 1760-1785 The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 German History special issue Nenaucena Lekcija:srednjoeuropska ideja i srpski nacionalni program Conflict in Southeastern Europe at the End of the Twentieth Century:  A Scholars' Initiative
ingrao_three.jpg ingrao_four.jpg ingrao_five.jpg