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Overview of the research projects by our current and former doctoral candidates as well as postdoctoral researchers

Dr. Jan Arend

Stress im (Post-)Sozialismus. Die Karriere einer Selbst- und Gesellschaftsdiagnose in Ostmitteleuropa, ca. 1970–2000 [= Stress between Late Socialism and Transformation. How East German and Czechoslovak/Czech societies dealt with tension and strain, 1970-2000] — (postdoctoral project)

Wie die russische Bodenkunde 'klassisch' wurde. Wissenstransfer und Internationalität des Wissens in Agrarwissenschaften und agrarpolitischer Expertise 1880-1945 [= How the Russian Soil Science became a 'classic'. Transfer and internationality of knowledge in agricultural science as well as agricultural politics 1180-1945] — (doctoral project; completed)

Dr. Melanie Arndt

Tschernobyl. Eine transnationale Geschichte [=Chernobyl. A Transnational History] — (postdoctoral project; completed)

Katharina Anna Aubele, M.A.

Das Engagement vertriebener Frauen in den Anfangsjahren der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in kirchlichen Institutionen, Vertriebenenverbänden und Politik [= The engagement of displaced women in the early years of the Federal Republic of Germany in church institutions, organizations for displaced persons and politics] — (doctoral project; completed)

Annelie Bachmaier, M.A.

Konzeptionen des Fremden in der Prosa Aleksandr Grins [= Agents of Cultural Transfer. Polish Émigré Scholars in the Development of Eastern European Studies in the United States, 1939–1989] — (doctoral project)

Anna Baumgartner, M.A.

Die Münchener Polenschule. Orientalismus, Abenteuer und Exotik in der Malerei Józef Brandts [= Orientalism, adventure and exoticism. The Polish horse and battle scene painter Józef Brandt in Munich (1862-1915)] — (doctoral project)

Kathleen Beger, M.A.

Kleine Bürger für die große Zukunft: Sowjetische Einrichtungen für Kinder und Jugendliche im Vergleich (1925-1965) [= Small Citizens for the Great Future: Comparing Soviet Institutions for Children and Adolescents (1925-1965)] — (doctoral project; completed)

Dr. Mykola Borovyk

The Memory of World War II as a Factor of Collective Identity in Ukraine — (postdoctoral project)

Dr. Čarna Brković

Between Compassion and Social Justice: Humanitarianism in Montenegro during and after the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) [= Between Compassion and Social Justice: Humanitarianism in Montenegro during and after the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY)] — (postdoctoral project; completed)

Dr. Martin Brusis

Postsowjetisches Regieren. Traditionen, Reformdiskurse und Institutionenpolitik [= Governing in Post-Soviet States. Traditions, Reform Discourses and Institutional Politics] — (postdoctoral project)

Fabian Burkhardt, M.A.

Der Präsident und Machtteilung in der Russischen Föderation – eine Institution im Wandel [= The Presidency and Power Sharing in the Russian Federation - A Study of Institutional Change] — (doctoral project; completed)

Alice Buzdugan, M.A.

Stadtliteratur der Zwischenkriegszeit in Rumänien zwischen nationaler Propaganda und Kulturphilosophie [= Urban literature of the interwar period in Romania between national propaganda and cultural philosophy] — (doctoral project; completed)

Mag.a Katalin Cseh-Varga

Rebellische (Spiel)Räume und Underground-Netzwerke. „Zweite Öffentlichkeit“ der ungarischen Avantgarde [= Rebelling Play(Spaces) and Underground Networks. The "Second Public Sphere" of the Hungarian Avant-Garde] — (doctoral project; completed)

Drivalda Delia, M.A.

National Resistance as a Temporary Mean of Gender Empowerment – the Reshaping of Public Sphere before, during and in the Aftermath of the Kosovo Crisis (1988 – 1999) [= National Resistance as a Vehicle for Gender Empowerment – Reshaping the Public Sphere during and after the Kosovo Crisis (1981 -1999)] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Adele Del Sordi

Authoritarian regimes in quest of global legitimacy. Understanding the nexus between Russia’s domestic and international legitimation — (postdoctoral project)

Marija Đokić, M.A.

Eine Theaterlandschaft für Belgrad (1841-1914). Kulturtransfer zwischen osmanischen, serbischen und europäischen Theaterpraktiken [= A theatrical landscape for Belgrade (1841-1914). Cultural transfer between Ottoman, Serbian and European Theater Pactices] — (doctoral project; completed)

Dr. Beate Feldmeier, Dipl.-Math.

Sprachkontakt und Höflichkeit: Reflexion und Gebrauch von Anredestrategien von tschechischen Migranten im deutschsprachigen Umfeld. [= Language contact and courtesy: Reflection and use of the salutary strategies of Czech migrants in German-speaking countries] — (doctoral project; completed)

David Franz, M.A.

Amerikanische und sowjetische Modernen in der Weimarer Republik [= USA and USSR in the discourses of modernity in the Weimar Republic] — (doctoral project; completed)

Boris Ganichev, M.A.

Das russländische Zollwesen der post-Reform Periode als imperiales Scharnier zwischen Zentrum, Peripherie und Bevölkerung [= Imperial Russia’s customs department after the Great Reforms: a pivot between center, periphery and population] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Adrian Grama

The Anxiety of the Global. Rethinking the Second Globalization from the European Periphery (1960s-1990s) [= The Anxiety of the Global. Rethinking the Second Globalization from the European Periphery (1960s-1990s)] — (postdoctoral project)

Dr. Tobias Grill

Isaak Nachman Steinberg: Im Kampf für Sozialismus und Judentum. Eine globalgeschichtliche Biografie [= Isaak Nachman Steinberg: Fighting for Socialism and Jewry. A global biography] — (postdoctoral project)

Dr. Gerhard Grüßhaber

Der "deutsche Geist" in der osmanischen/türkischen Armee, 1908-1938. Eine Transfergeschichte militärischen Denkens [= The "German Spirit" in the Ottoman / Turkish Army, 1908- 1938. A Transfer History of Military Thinking] — (doctoral project; completed)

Maren Hachmeister, M.A.

Selbstorganisation im Sozialismus: Das Rote Kreuz in Polen und der Tschechoslowakei (1945-1989) [= Self-organization in Socialism: The Red Cross in Poland and Czechoslovakia (1945-1989)] — (doctoral project; completed)

Artur Hilgenberg, M.A.

Der Gemeindebesitz der Donkosaken. Entstehung und Entwicklung bis 1835 [= The Communal Land Tenure of the Don Cossacks. Origins and Evolution till 1835] — (doctoral project; completed)

Helena Holzberger, M.A.

Fotografie & Russlands Orient. Koloniale und lokale Bilderwelten an der zentralasiatischen Peripherie im Diskurs der Moderne (1870-1941) [= Photography and Russia's Orient. Colonial and local pictorial worlds on the Central Asian periphery in the discourse of modernity (1870-1941)] — (doctoral project)

Frances Jackson, M.A.

Zůstali věrni? Narrativierung(en) der nationalen Gefährdung [= "Zůstali věrni?" Narrating Munich and Beyond] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Anna Juraschek

Die Rettung des Bildes im Wort. Bruno Schulz’ Bild-Idee in seinem prosaischen und bildnerischen Werk [= The salvation of the image in the word. Bruno Schulz's idea of the picture in his prosaic and pictorial work] — (doctoral project; completed)

Jana Kantoříková, M.A.

Das Werk Miloš Martens und die Frage der Intertextualität [= The work of Miloš Martens and the question of intertextuality] — (doctoral project)

Petar Kehayov, PhD habil. 

Grammars in Language Death: Finnic-Russian Contact Interfaces — (postdoctoral project; completed)

Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács

Central Europe's Starving Children: Humanitarian Child Relief in Budapest after WWI — (postdoctoral project; completed)

Julia Kling, M.A.

Von Kämpfern und Opfern unter den Nachkriegshelden: Internationale Veteranenverbände und europäische Vergangenheitspolitik am Beispiel Jugoslawiens (1945-1971) [= Of fighters and victims among the post-war heroes. International Veterans' Associations, the Cold War and European Past Policy on the Example of Yugoslavia (1945-1971)] — (doctoral project)

Marina Klyshko, M.A.

Das politische Imaginäre eurasischer Fiktionsräume: Entwürfe imperialer Ordnungen im postsowjetischen Russland [= The political imagination of Eurasian fictional spaces: China in the post-Soviet discourse of Russia] — (doctoral project)

Slata Kozakova, M.A.

Der einsame Mann, die einsame Frau. Die Krise der Geschlechter in der russischen Literatur der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts [= The Lonely Man, the Lonely Woman. Dostoevsky’s "podpol'nyj čelovek" and the Crisis of Genders in Russian Liturature of the Second Half of the 19th Century] — (doctoral project)

Henner Kropp, M.A.

Die Kolonisten in Russisch-Amerika in den Expansionsprozessen Russlands und der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, 1787-1867 [= The Colonists in Russian-America and the Imperial Expansion of Russia and the United States of America, 1787-1867] — (doctoral project; completed)

Ana-Teodora Kurkina, M.A.

Intelligentsia in Exile. Bulgarian Revolutionary Emigration in the Second Half of the XIX Century and the Projects for a Balkan Federation [= Intelligentsia in Exile. Bulgarian Revolutionary Emigration in the Second Half of the XIX Century and the Projects for a Balkan Federation] — (doctoral project)

Frederik Lange, M.A.

Der Fluss unter der Brücke. Die Drina als ambivalenter Erinnerungsort [= The River Under the Bridge. The Drina as an Ambivalent Place of Remembrance.] — (doctoral project)

Svea Lehmann, M.A.

Zwischen Zugehörigkeit und gesellschaftlichem Ausschluss. Jüdische Lebenswelten in der Sowjetunion 1961-1991 [= Between Belonging and Social Exclusion. Jewish Life-Worlds in the Soviet Union 1969-1991] — (doctoral project)

Björn Lemke, M.A.

Ökonomische Ordnungsleistungen und wirtschaftspolitische Ordnungsvorstellungen in Österreich-Ungarn 1897-1910 [= Economic order and economic-political ideas of order in Austria-Hungary 1897-1910] — (doctoral project)

Anton Liavitski, M.A.

"Auf der letzten Strecke". Die belarussische Intelligenzija und die Herausforderungen des Nationalstaats ab 1991 [= "On the last stretch". The Belarussian intelligentsia and the challenges of the nation state since 1991] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Anna-Dorothea Ludewig

"Die jüdische Frau" – Verhandlungen von Weiblichkeit und Judentum in der (kultur-)zionistischen Literatur und Publizistik [= "The Jewish Woman" - Negotiations of femininity and Judaism in the (cultural) Zionist literature and journalism] — (postdoctoral project)

Dr. Ekaterina Makhotina

Erinnerungsdiskurse zum Zweiten Weltkrieg in Museen, Gedenkstätten und Denkmalkultur Litauens
1944 - 2010 [= Remembrance discourses on World War II in Lithuania's museums, memorials and monuments of 1944-2010] — (doctoral project; completed)

Mara Matičević, M.A.

Grenzenloses Erzählen. Narrative Konstruktionen migratorischer Subjekte in den Literaturen der Gegenwart [= Boundless storytelling: Narrative Constructions of Migratory Subjects in Modern Literature] — (doctoral project)

Daniela Mathuber, M.A.

"Na Moskve net carja". Das samozvanstvo als kulturelles Gedächtnis in der Geschichte Russlands [= "Na Moskve net carja." The samozvanstvo as a cultural memory in the history of Russia] — (doctoral project)

Ruslan Mitrofanov, M.A.

The Institutionalization of Psychiatry in the Russian Empire: the Case of the Kazan District Hospital as a Transnational Study [= The Institutionalization of Psychiatry in the Russian Empire: the Case of the Kazan District Hospital as a Transnational Study] — (doctoral project)

Bajro Muric, M.A.

Exploring Family Language Policy, Linguistic Repertoires and Identity Construction of the Bosnian Immigrant Population in Germany, Austria and Switzerland — (doctoral project)

Dr. Irina Morozova

The Debate on Progress, Social Order and Economy and the Rise of New Inequalities in Central Asia, 1970-90s — (postdoctoral project)

Jacqueline Nießer, Diplom-Kulturwissenschaftlerin

Transnationale Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung im postjugoslawischen Kontext: Die "Koalition für REKOM" [= Transnationally dealing with the past in the post-Yugoslav context: The “Coalition for RECOM“] — (doctoral project; completed)

Dr. Jana Osterkamp

Vielfalt ordnen. Föderalismusvorstellungen in der Habsburgermonarchie [= Arranging diversity. Conceptions of federalism in the Habsburg Monarchy and its successor states] — (postdoctoral project)

Patricia Pfeifer, M.A.

BildTransformationen. Aktuelle Positionen im osteuropäischen Film [= ImageTransformations. Current positions in Eastern European film] — (doctoral project)

Henriette Reisner, M.A.

Von Propaganda bis Poesie. Der frühe Sowjetische Animationsfilm im Spiegel politischer und ästhetischer Debatten [= Early Soviet Animation as reflected on the Aesthetical and Political Debates] — (doctoral project; completed)

Jakub Sawicki, M.A.

Esskulturen im modernen Nachkriegseuropa. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Deutsche Demokratische Republik und Volksrepublik Polen 1965-1975 im Vergleich [= Food Cultures in Modern Post-war Europe. A Comparative Analysis of the Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic and People's Republic of Poland 1965-1975] — (doctoral project)

Daniel Schrader, M.A.

Demokratie repräsentieren? Politische Praktiken und Sprachen russländischer Räte- und Stadtdumendelegierten in Revolution und Bürgerkrieg, 1917-1919 [= Representing Democracy? Political Practices and Languages of Delegates to Russian Town Soviets and Dumas in Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1919] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Karina Shyrokykh

Roads to Human Rights: Assessing the Effects of the EU Human Rights Promotion in the Former Soviet Republics — (doctoral project; completed)

Oana Valentina Sorescu-Iudean, M.A.

The Evolution of Testamentary Behavior in Eighteenth Century Hermannstadt (Sibiu) [= The Evolution of Testamentary Behavior in Eighteenth Century Hermannstadt (Sibiu)] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Arnošt Štanzel

Die Wasserwirtschaft in Rumänien und der Tschechoslowakei: Von Wasserträumen und Wasserräumen im Staatssozialismus. Ein umwelthistorischer Vergleich [= An Environmental History of Water Management in Romania and Czechoslovakia during State Socialism (1945-1989). A Comparison] — (doctoral project; completed)

Sophie Straube, M.A.

Transformation der Diaspora. Polen, die politische Emigration und die Amerikanische Polonia 1989-2004 [= Transformation of the Diaspora. Poland, Political Emigration and American Polonia 1989-2004] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Berenika Szymanski-Düll

"Art has no nationality" – Gastspiele und Globalisierung im 19. Jahrhundert [= "Art has no nationality" - guest performances and globalization in the 19th century] — (postdoctoral project)

Emanuel Tatu, M.A.

"Erfahrung" und "Wahrnehmung" in der Prosa rumänisch-jüdischer Autoren der Zwischenkriegszeit (ca. 1920-1940). Ion Călugăru, Ury Benador, Max Blecher [= "Experience" and "Perception" in the Literature of Romanian-Jewish Writers of the Interwar Period (ca. 1920-1940)] — (doctoral project)

Jan Tesař, M.A.

The History of Scientific Atheism. A Comparative Study of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union (1953-1989) — (doctoral project; completed)

Katalin Tóth, M.A.

"I love Budapest. I bike Budapest?" Eine kulturwissenschaftliche Analyse des urbanen Radfahrens in der ungarischen Hauptstadt (1983-2013) [= "I love Budapest. I bike Budapest?" An ethnography of urban cycling between local meaning and international sustainability discourses] — (doctoral project; completed)

Dr. Jasper Trautsch

Remapping the Euro-Atlantic World and Imagining ‚the West’: The Spatial Reordering of Europe and North America, 1945-1957 — (postdoctoral project; completed)

Max Trecker, M.A.

Hilfe für die „Dritte Welt“? Multilaterale Kooperationsversuche im Rat für gegenseitige Wirtschaftshilfe [= Red Money for the Global South: The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) and the Economic Side of the Cold War in the Third World] — (doctoral project; completed)

Philipp Tvrdinić, M.A.

Stanislaw Lem und die Kybernetik [= Stanisław Lem and Cybernetics] — (doctoral project)

Dr. Darina Volf (née Majernikova)

Über Riesen und Zwerge: Tschechoslowakische Amerika- und Sowjetunionbilder 1948-1989 [= The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP): East-West Cooperation despite System Competition (1970s)] — (doctoral project; completed)

Andrey Vozyanov, M.A.

Infrastructures in trouble: Tramway, Trolleybus and Society in Ukraine and Romania after 1990 — (doctoral project; completed)

Dóra Vuk, M.A.

Kongruenz in der kroatischen Herkunftssprache in Ungarn und Österreich [= Congruence in the Croatian language of origin in Hungary and Austria] — (doctoral project; completed)

Veronika Wald, M.A.

Valenzstrukturen im russisch-deutschen Sprachkontakt [= Valency structures in the Russian-German language contact] — (doctoral project; completed)

Eva-Maria Walther, M.A.

Entangled Opponents: Tolerance and Nationalism in Slovakia — (doctoral project)

Mag. Peter Wegenschimmel

Transformations from Below: Shipyards and Labour Relations in the Uljanik (Croatia) and Gdynia (Poland) Shipyards since the 1980s — (doctoral project)

Dr. Nina Weller

Vergangenheit der Gegenwart. Geschichtsbilder, Fiktion und Erinnerung in der belarussischen, russischen und ukrainischen Kultur [= The Past of the Present. Representations of History, Fiction and Remembrance in the Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian Culture] - (BMBF funded postdoctoral project, November 2018 - late October 2021)

Fiktionalisierung der Geschichte: Repräsentationen des Zweiten Weltkriegs und ihre erinnerungskulturellen Dimensionen in der russischen, ukrainischen und belarussischen Literatur [= Fictionalization of history: Representations of the Second World War and dimensions of memory cultures in contemporary Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian literatures] — (postdoctoral project)

Kai Johann Willms, M.A.

Agenten des Kulturtransfers. Polnische Emigranten in der amerikanischen Osteuropaforschung, 1939–1989 [= Agents of Cultural Transfer. Polish Émigré Scholars in the Development of Eastern European Studies in the United States, 1939–1989] — (doctoral project)

Yuguang Zhou, M.A.

Sino-Yugoslav relations 1975-1990: How China viewed Yugoslavia differently from other Eastern European States — (doctoral project)

Dr. Martin Zückert

Die Erschließung der Karpaten. Staatliche Strukturpolitik, Nutzungskonflikte und ökologische Veränderungen in einer Gebirgsregion [= Structural Policies in the Slovakian Carpathians. State Development Policies and their Social and Ecological Consequences] — (postdoctoral project)