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Jana Osterkamp welcomes Peter Becker as Visiting Fellow in Munich

Austrian Historian joins LMU's CAS in February and March 2019 - Workshop "The Emperor's Office" in March


Upon invitation from Dr Jana Osterkamp, Postdoc at the Graduate School and member of the CAS Young Center, Professor Dr Peter Becker, Professor for Austrian History of the 19th and 20th History at the Institute of Austrian Historical Research at the University of Vienna, joins the "Center for Advanced Studies" (CAS) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as Visiting Fellow in February and March 2019. 

Peter Becker's research focuses on cultural and political history. He also works on state, politics and social integration in the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states as well as internationalism in the Habsburg Monarchy and in the First Republic.

On 7 and 8 March 2019, Jana Osterkamp and Peter Becker will host the international workshop "Das Büro des Kaisers. Neuere Ansätze in der historisch-soziologischen Politikfeldanalyse" [The Emperor's Office: Recent Approaches in Historical-Sociological Policy Analysis] in Munich. Both have been project leaders of the D-A-CH research group "The Emperor's Desk: Place of Politics and Decision in the Habsburg Monarchy - Franz Joseph I and his Cabinet Office" since February 2018.

Other speakers and discussants of the workshop in Munich will include Milan Hlavačka (Prague), Patrick Joyce (Manchester), Sandrine Kott (Geneva), Uwe Müller (Leipzig), Michael Pammer (Linz), Frithjof Benjamin Schenk (Basel), and Jan Županič (Prague).

Registration is required for participating in this workshop; please contact the CAS via email.

The "Center for Advanced Studies" at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is a forum for intensive interdisciplinary academic exchange. It promotes cooperation between outstanding researchers from various LMU departments and fosters participation of visiting scholars in research and academic life at LMU.

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