Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer

Chair of Southeast and East European History
University of Regensburg

Managing Director
Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

Main Research Areas

  • Social history and historical anthropology of Southeastern Europe; in particular migration history, history of family and kinship, Muslim minorities, state socialism
  • Nation-building in the Balkans
  • History of history writing in Southeastern Europe

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1970 in Kirchdorf a.d. Krems (Austria). 1999 PhD in history awarded by the University of Graz (Austria). 2006 Habilitation (History of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Modern History) awarded by the Free University of Berlin. Since 2008 Professor of Southeast and East European History at the University of Regensburg and managing director of the Südost-Institut, Regensburg (since 2012 Institute for East and Southeast European Studies).


  • Co-editor Südosteuropäische Arbeiten
  • Co-editor Südost-Forschungen
  • Co-editor Handbuch zur Geschichte Südosteuropas
  • Co-editor DigiOst
  • Co-editor Schnittstellen. Studien zum östlichen und südöstlichen Europa
  • Co-editor Studien zur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas
  • Editorial Board Member of Bulgarian Ethnology
  • Editorial Board Member of Central Europe
  • Editorial Board Member of Debatte: review of contemporary German affairs
  • Editorial Board Member of Dve domovini/Two homelands (Ljubljana)
  • Editorial Board Member of Ethnologia Balkanica
  • Editorial Board Member of Etnološka tribina / Ethnological Forum
  • Editorial Board Member of Études Balkanique
  • Editorial Board Member of History of Communism in Europe (2010–2012)
  • Editorial Board Member of Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsforschung
  • Editorial Board Member of Tabula. Journal of the Department of Humanities

Positions, Assignments and Memberships


Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS)
Landshuter Str. 4
D-93047 Regensburg

Phone: +49 941 943-5475
Fax +49 941 943-5427

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