New Perspectives in the Historical Research of Empires
Thursday evening, 11 July 2019, the opening workshop of a new Anglo-German network on "New Perspectives in East and South East European Studies" takes place at the Graduate School in Munich. From 11 to 13 July "New Perspectives in the Historical Research of Empires" will be explored especially by young scholars from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München and the University of Cambridge. The network and this event are part of a new strategic partnership between both universities. The opening keynote will be delivered by Professor Dr Ekaterina Boltunova (Moscow).
LMU Munich and the University of Cambridge have both long traditions in studying East and South East Europe, but with varying geographic and disciplinary emphases. This partnership intends to pool the respective expertise providing the opportunity for the development of a unique area studies cooperation which in this breadth does not exist anywhere else.
Principal Investigators of the "New Perspectives in East and South East European Studies" network are Professor Dr Martin Schulze Wessel, Chair of East and Southeast European History at LMU Munich, and Dr Hubertus F. Jahn, Reader in the History of Russia and the Caucasus at Clare College in the University of Cambridge.
It is envisaged to broaden the cooperation that already exists between the PIs in Cambridge and Munich through graduate student conferences and invited lectures as well as joint research projects. The goal is to create a network of young scholars who will in the future engage in collaborative research projects clustered around a number of themes that ideally transcend the limits of geographical and disciplinary boundaries.
The Opening workshop in Munich is organized in co-operation with the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies.
On Thursday, 11 July 2017, Professor Dr Ekaterina Boltunova, head of the International Laboratory "Russia’s Regions in Historical Perspective' and Professor at the School of General and Applied Philology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, will give a lecture on "The Last King of Poland: The Coronation of Nicholas I in Warsaw in 1829 and Russian-Polish Historical Memory".