Peter Wegenschimmel Receives Research Fellowship
Peter Wegenschimmel, a PhD candidate in Southeast European History at the Graduate School as well as the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Research in Regensburg, will begin a ten-month fellowship at the University of Minnesota (USA) in October 2019. His research stay at the local College of Liberal Arts is funded by a scholarship from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.
As Fellow Peter Wegenschimmel will work on his doctoral project, which is entitled "State Agency and Industry in Post-Socialist Europe: On the Visible Hand in the Organizational History of Two Shipyards during Transformation". Since April 2016 he has been working as a junior researcher at the IOS exploring labour relations in the Uljanik (Croatia) and Gdynia (Poland) shipyards since the 1980s. Since October 2016, he is also associated doctoral candidate of the Graduate School.
Peter Wegenschimmel studied Slavic Studies/Philosophy in Berlin and Cracow. He graduated with a Master's degree at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences in Warsaw, which was funded by the German National Academic Foundation. He was active in the Polish Workers' Initiative. His postgraduate studies are in Labour and Social Law in Wrocław. At the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, he participatied in the "Regional Project on Labour Relations and Social Dialogue for Central Eastern and Southeast Europe".
His main areas of research are labour relations in Central and Eastern Europe and (post-)socialist business history in the disciplines of economic and business history, historical social science, industrial sociology and critical labour studies.