Facultas Docendi for Melanie Arndt and Jasper Trautsch

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Dr Melanie Arndt and Dr Jasper Trautsch, two former postdoctoral researchers and now affiliated researchers of the Graduate School, were awarded with the Facultas Docendi, the academic teaching qualification, by the University of Regensburg. In this way, the responsible university committees honor the two habilitation papers. The habilitation procedures are thus successfully completed.

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Nina Weller succeeds in the BMBF tender "Small Subjects - Great Potentials"

Dr. Nina Weller, a postdoctoral fellow at the Graduate School in Munich from November 2015 to April 2018, has successfully acquired her own postdoctoral position in the funding program "Small Subjects - Great Potentials" [Kleine Fächer – Große Potenziale] of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For the next three years, Weller will conduct research on a project called "Past of the Present: Historical Images, Fiction and Remembrance in Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian Culture" at the Chair of Eastern European Literature (Prof. Dr. Annette Werberger) of the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

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Ivaylo Ditchev

Graduate School welcomes Ivaylo Ditchev as Visiting Research Fellow in Regensburg

The Graduate School for Eastern and Southeast European Studies welcomes Prof. Dr. Ivaylo Ditchev as Visiting Research Fellow. In November and December 2018, the Bulgarian cultural anthropologist will work as visiting scholar at the Graduate School in Regensburg. Lucie Dušková, Irina Onofrei, Eva Schwab and Stefan Gužvica are also currently guests in Regensburg.

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Research Grant to Eva-Maria Walther

Eva-Maria Walther, who has been working on her PhD on Tolerance and Nationalism in Slovakia at the Graduate School in Regensburg, was recently awarded the Leopold Kretzenbacher Scholarship of the Schroubek-Fonds Eastern Europe. The scholarship supports three months of field research in Košice, Slovakia. She also received a BAYHOST Mobility Grant for further field research in Nitra, Slovakia.

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Friederike Kind-Kovács assumes a new position at the Hannah Arendt Institute

Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, Postdoc of the Graduate School in Regensburg, assume a new position at the Hannah Arendt Institute for the research on Totalitarianism at the TU Dresden, officially starting August 1st, 2018. Just a few weeks ago, Kind-Kovács submitted her habilitation thesis on "Central Europe's Starving Children: Humanitarian Child Relief in Budapest After WWI".

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Slata Kozakova wins Literature Prize for Young Talents

Slata Kozakova, who is writing a Ph.D. thesis on Russian Literature here at the Graduate School, won second place in Literature Prizes for Young Talents of the Literaturstiftung Bayern, having framed her work on the City Kulture Festival "kunst and gesund". The laureate's reading took place on April 17th 2018 in the "Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum" in Ingolstadt.

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Award for Master Thesis on “Monster als Figur des Dritten” (“Monster as a Figure of the Third”) in the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski

On December 13, 2017, Philipp Tvdrinić, Ph.D. student at the Graduate School for East and Southeastern European Studies, received a prize from the Polish Ambassador to the Federal Republic for his thesis, “The Monster as a Figure of the Third. Andrzej Sapowskis 'Wiedźmin' in Prose Texts and Computer Games,” completed at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich.

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Graduate School welcomes Mikołaj Szołtysek as Guest Researcher

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is delighted to welcome Dr. habil. Mikolaj Szoltysek as Visiting Research Fellow in Regensburg in November 2017.

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Graduate School welcomes four Guest Researchers

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is delighted to welcome Erika Wolf, Zoran Milutinović, Nebi Bardhoshi, and Lucie Dušková as guest researchers.

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