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Germanist , university professor , specialist in literature

Edward Francis Timms, British history professor, researcher. Named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Government of United Kingdom, 2005; recipient State prize for History, Republic of Austria. Fellow: British Academy.

Background

Timms, Edward Francis was born on June 3, 1937 in Windlesham, Surrey, England. Son of John William and Joan Timms.

Education

Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1956—1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1960—1963.

Career

Assistant lecturer in german University Sussex, Brighton, 1963—1965. Lecturer in german University Cambridge, 1965—1991, fellow of gonville and caius college, since 1965. Professor of german University Sussex, 1992—1999, research professor, since 2000.

Director, centre for german-jewish studies University Sussex, Brighton, 1994—2003.

Achievements

  • 2002: Karl von Vogelsang State Prize for the History of Science Society2008: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (cultural history) Karl Kraus - Apocalyptic Satirist, vols. 1 & 2, (biography) Romantic Communist: The Life and Work of Nazim Hikmet. Editor: (annual series) Austrian Studies.

Membership

Fellow: British Academy.

Connections

Married Saime Gülsün Göksu, April 16, 1966. Children: Yusuf, Daphne Susan Leff.

father:
John William

mother:
Joan Timms

spouse:
Saime Gülsün Göksu

children:
Yusuf Timms

Daphne Susan Leff Timms