Dr Manuel Stoffers (E.P.M.)
Manuel Stoffers is a historian whose present research deals with the history of cycling cultures and the history of cycling as a mode of transport. Stoffers' PhD thesis was on the rise of new modes of history writing in fin-de-siècle Germany and its intellectual, social and political backgrounds. His earliest research publications concerned early-modern cultural and intellectual history. In all cases, Stoffers' main interest lies in the history of collective ideas, cultures, meanings and mentalities.
Stoffers’ areas of teaching are modern history, political culture and the writing and researching of history. For the Maastricht European Studies BA programm he developed and coordinates the first year research training Back to the sources. An introduction to researching the history of European integration. He also teaches in the European Studies MA Workshop The politics of writing history. For the Maastricht Arts & Sciences programm he was the coordinator of a second year BA course on the history of the European state and a third year BA course on the politics of history. He also designed a third year BA tutorial on Researching Political Culture and courses on New Politics and The Politics of National Identity for the Maastricht Arts & Sciences Master.
Manuel Stoffers is Assistant Professor at the Department of History of Maastricht University. He received his Master’s degree in Modern History from the University of Utrecht and holds a PhD from Maastricht University.
Before he started teaching at Maastricht University in 1998, he was a course team leader at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences of the Dutch Open University (1990-1994). In between these two occupations, he received a research grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Between 2019 and 2023 Stoffers was Chair of the Educational Programme Committee of the Ma AC. Earlier, he was (Vice-)Chair of the Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences (September 2009 -August 2015). Between 2007 and 2010 he was member of the UM Education Council OAR and between 2004 and 2008 Chair of the Opleidingscommissie CW.
- Cover of Stoffers, De middeleeuwse ideeënwereld (1994)
- Ordering Stoffers PhD thesis
- 2003 article on the connections between psychology and history in fin-de-siècle Germany and America, focusing on psychologist Hugo Münsterberg
- 1998 summary of Stoffers &Thijs' conclusions on the publication history of Thomas Murner's Logica memorativa (1508)
- 1998 column on Erasmus´ Praise of Folly (in Dutch)
- 2011 interview in the magazine of the Dutch Fietsersbond (in Dutch)
- 2012 Interview with Dagblad De Limburger concerning the Bicycle racing World Championships 2012 (in Dutch)
- 2009 column on Rob Brock, inventor of the Brox transport cycle (in Dutch)
- 2009 column on Dirk Jan Roeleven, De nieuwe fiets (2009) and J. Harry Wray, Pedal Power (2008), (in Dutch)
- 2010 column on the Swiss velogemel snowbike and the chukudu transport scooter from Congo (in Dutch)
- 2010 column on Anne-Katrin Ebert, Radelnde Nationen (2010) (in Dutch)
- 2010 column On the ComfoRide and Leo Janssen, Hoera een lekke band (in Dutch)
- 2011 column on women and bicycle technology on posters from the 1890s (in Dutch)
- 2011 review of J. Ilundain-Aguruzza & Michael W. Austin (eds.),Cycling. Philosophy for everyone (2010) (in Dutch)
- On HPV dreams and on Dutch research of the self-stabilty of bicycles (in Dutch)
- On the etymology of the Dutch word ´fiets´ (in Dutch)
- 2005 column on Herlihy, Bicycle: the history (2004) and Dram Duizer´s history of the Fietsersbond (2005) (in Dutch)
- 2005 column on VeloVision, a remarkable British bicycle magazine (in Dutch)
- On Ruud Filarski,The rise and decline of transportsystems (2004) and the connection between transport policy and history (in Dutch)
- Why the Mitka failed. Review of Luca Berchicci´s 2005 PhD, The green entrepreneur´s challenge. (in Dutch)
- On Chris Hatherley & Tim Cope, Off the rails, (2004) (in Dutch)
- On RCN (in Dutch)
- On recumbent bicycle research
- On the history of HPV DIY building (in Dutch)
- RCN on the US recumbent market (in Dutch)
- On Stevie Smith, Pedalling to Hawaii (2005) (in Dutch)
- On ratio and imagination in bicycle design
- On Dave Horton, ´Environmentalism and the bicycle´ (2006) (in Dutch)
- On the Dutch Biking the ocean project (in Dutch)
- On German bike design and e-bikes (in Dutch)
- On Peter Cox & Frederik Van de Walle, ´Bicycles don´t evolve´ (2007) (in Dutch)
- On the self made tricycle of the Belgian handbiker Albert Lentz (in Dutch)
- Five authors - Peter Delpeut, Marc Van den Bossche, Michael Klonovsky, Christian Ude, Paul Fournel - on their passion for cycling (in Dutch)
- On Dematons, Fiets (2008) and the J-Rad in the Netherlands (in Dutch)
- On the historical relevance of the Human Powered Vehicle movement (in Dutch)
- On the history of the Dutch Human Powered Vehicle movement (in Dutch)
- On the etymology of ´ligfiets´, ´HPV´ and ´velomobiel´ (in Dutch)
- Article on a mnemotechnical classic, Thomas Murner's Logica memorativa (1508)
- English summary of my PhD thesis The age of nervousness and its historians. The rise of the history of mentalities in Germany, 1889-1915
- Russian origin of 'Velomobile'
- Obree Bathurst & Moulton
- 2013 review of Sardar, The Dutch Bike (Premsela/Nai, 2012)
- 2013 In Memoriam Richard Ballantine