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Robert Lučić
Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Am Neuen Markt 9d
Raum 1.04
14467 Potsdam
Germany

Telephone: 0049 331 74510 120
E-Mail: lucic@zzf-pdm.de
Link: Robert Lučić at the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam


Education / Work Experience


  • Since July 2011 Executive-Manager of the ‘Forschungsplattform Südosteuropa’ - Web design, Content and Community Management, chief editor of the Online Portal.
  • October 2010 – June 2011 Editor of the ‘Forschungsplattform Südosteuropa’ - Editorial responsibility for the thematic Cluster ‘Violence Research’.
  • October 2010 – April 2011 Humboldt University Berlin: Junior Researcher in the Project ‘New and Ambiguous Nation-building Processes in South-eastern Europe’.
  • July 2008 Humboldt University Berlin: Magister Artium (final grade 1.4) in Philosophy and Ancient Studies.
  • May 2009 – September 2010 Südost Europa Kultur e.V.: Project Manager in a Repatriation Project of the European Union.
  • August 2007 – June 2009 Axel-Springer-AG Berlin: Content-Manager for the news agency WELT ONLINE.

Fellowships


  • 2011    PhD-Fellowship of the Leibniz Association (SAW-Exzellenzwettbewerb).

Teaching Experience


  • October 2004 – April 2008 Student Lecturer – Department for Philosophy, Humboldt University; Tutoring undergraduate students in different philosophical courses.

Language Skills


  • German/Serbian (bilingual), English (fluent), French (reading comprehension), Latinum, Graecum.
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Stephanie Karmann
Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Am Neuen Markt 9d
Raum 1.04
14467 Potsdam
Germany

Telephone: 0049 331 74510 119
E-Mail: karmann@zzf-potsdam.de
Link: Stephanie Karmann at the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam


Education / Work Experience


Since April 2011 Project Assistant at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam within the international research network ‘Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism’

July 2010 - March 2011 Research Assistant to a Member of the German Parliament. Field of activity: Romania

July 2009 - March 2011 Research Assistant at the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam within the project 'Socialist Dictatorship as a World of Meaning' funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung

2003-2009 Master of Arts in Hungarology, Romanian Studies as well as the History of East- and Southeastern Europe at the Humboldt-University, the Free University and the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca with a DAAD grant

 

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Dr. Sabine Rutar
Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
Landshuter Str. 4
93047 Regensburg
 
Telephone: +49 941 94354 73
E-Mail: rutar(at)ios-regensburg.de
Link: Dr. Sabine Rutar at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies


Education / Work Experience


Since December 2013 Senior Research Associate at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg (former Institute for Southeast European Studies/Südost-Institut, Regensburg)

October - November 2013 Visiting Fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam

October 2012 - September 2013 Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

August - September 2012 Visiting Fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam

January 2011 Erasmus visiting professor at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Koper / Slovenia

Since 2009 Managing editor of the „Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft” journal

2008-2013 Research Associate at the Institute for Southeast European Studies/Südost-Institut, Regensburg

2007/08 Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation at the University of Primorska, Koper / Slovenia

2003 - 2007 Research Associate at the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2001 - 2002 Research Associate at the Georg-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig

2001 PhD at the European University Institute, Florence

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Dr. Jan C. Behrends
Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Am Neuen Markt 9d
Raum E. 09
14467 Potsdam
Germany

Telephone: 0049 331 74510 136
E-Mail: behrends@zzf-pdm.de
Link: Dr. Jan C. Behrends at the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam


Education / Work Experience


Since April 2011 Research fellow and coordinator of the Leibniz-project “Physical Violence in Late Socialism” at Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany.

Since 2005 Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2008 Visiting scholar at L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

2007 Visiting Feodor Lynen fellow of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation at the Department of History, University of Chicago, USA

2005 - 2011 Research fellow at Social Science Research Center, Berlin (WZB), Germany

2005 PhD Dissertation “Inventing Friendship. Propaganda for the Soviet Union in Poland and the GDR (1944-1957)”. Defended with distinction (summa cum laude) in Potsdam.Advisors: Prof. Christoph Kleßmann (Center for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam) and Prof. Jörg Baberowski (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin).

2004-2005 Postdoctoral fellow at Center for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany

2000-2004 Research fellow at Bielefeld University and Herder-Institut, Marburg, Germany

2000 First State Examination for Higher Education (Staatsexamen) in History, Literature,Education and Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Grade average 1.5).

1996/97 Graduate exchange student at Moscow State University

1994-1995 Graduate exchange student at the University of Wisconsin

 

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Dr. Muriel Blaive
Charles University in Prague
E-Mail: mblaive@gmail.com
Link: Dr. Muriel Blaive at the Charles University in Prague


Education / Work Experience


2012-2013: Institute coordinator of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres

Since 2006: Senior Researcher at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna, Austria, Department

Leader of the “Communist and Post-Communist Times” research field;

Since 2006: Head of the “Communist Studies” department at Collegium Minor Pragensis, Prague, Czech Republic;

2001-2005: Assistant Professor, Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Human Studies (FHS);

2001-2003: Post-Doctoral Researcher of CNRS at the Institut d’histoire du temps présent in Paris, detached to the French Center for Research in Social Sciences (CeFReS) in Prague.

November 1999: PhD degree in History and Civilizations (EHESS, Paris). Thesis: L'année 1956 en Tchécoslovaquie (423 p.), supervised by Prof. Krzysztof Pomian, summa cum laude

1993: Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies, EHESS, Paris

1992: Diploma of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

1987: Baccalauréat D (High-school diploma in Mathematics, Physics and Biology)
 


Fellowships / Awards


July-August 2008: “Summer Fellowship” of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Germany). Research project: “Communism and post-communism in České Velenice: Alltagsgeschichte of a Czech border town”;

January-July 2004: “Körber Fellowship for History and Memory in Europe”, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna (Austria).
Research project: “Coming to Terms with a Nation’s Past: The Czechs and their Archives of Communism”;

2001-2003: “Post-Doctorate Scholarship”, granted by CNRS (French Central Research Institute), at Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague (Czech Republic).
Research Project: “Le communisme en Europe centrale (1948-1968): écriture e réécriture de l’histoire”;

1998-1999: Research Scholarship “Lavoisier”, granted by the French Foreign Ministry, at the Institute for the History of the 1956 Revolution, Budapest (Hungary).
Research Project: “Les ‘rendez-vous manqués’ de l’histoire: étude des relations entre la Hongrie et la Tchécoslovaquie et des représentations nationales réciproques en 1956 et 1968”;

1998: Fulbright Research Scholarship (three months), at the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (George Washington University), Washington, DC.
Research Project: “The Hungarian Minority in Slovakia, 1945-1956: From Hostility to Loyalty”;

1996-1997: “Junior Fellowship” award (ten months), Collegium Budapest (Hungary)
Research Project: Completion of my PhD.

1993-1996: Three-year PhD scholarship granted by CNRS (French Central Research Institute), Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales, Prague.


Languages: French: native speaker; English, Czech: fluent; Slovak, Hungarian, German: advanced to fluent (Slovak spoken and understood through Czech); Polish: intermediate (understood and read, spoken to some degree)


Other activities linked to research


Since 2011: Expert for the Grant Agency of Charles University, Prague (GAUK)
Since 2009: Expert for the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR)
Since 2006: Occasional reviewer for peer-reviewed journals (Nationalities Paper, Critique internationale, H-Soz-u-Kult, etc.)
Since 2004: Founding member of the editorial board of the journal Dějiny-Teorie-Kritika, Prague
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PhD Rasa Baločkaitė
Department of Social and Political Theory, Vytautas Magnus University
Gedimino g. 44,
LT-44240, Kaunas
Lithuania

 

E-Mail: Rasa15@gmail.com
Link: PhD Rasa Baločkaitė at the Department of Social and Political Theory, Vytautas Magnus University


Education / Work Experience


2008 - Associated professor of Sociology at Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Social and Political Theory, Lithuania.

2005 - 2008 Lecturer, Research fellow, Kaunas University of Technology, Dept. of Sociology

2005 - 2007 Lecturer of Sociology, Kaunas, International School of Management

1998-2004 Postgraduate student / Department of Sociology, Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD thesis „The development of public discourse in Lithuania 1988 – 2002 and its sociological analysis from the social construction perspective”; defended

1996 – 1998 Master studies / Department of Sociology Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences

1992 - 1996 Bachelor studies / Department of Business Administration Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences

 


Research Interests


Her research areas include colonial and postcolonial theory, Soviet and post Soviet studies, societies in transition, popular consciousness and popular culture. Dr. Rasa Baločkaitė is teaching following courses: social theory, mass media and communication theories, social structure and stratification, problems of post communism, social and political critique, (post) colonialism in Central and Eastern Europe, among others.

 

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PhD Barbara Klich-Kluczewska
Institute of History, Jagiellonian University of Krakow
13 Gołębia Street
31-007 Krakow
 
Tel: +48126631431
E-Mail: barbara.klich-kluczewska@uj.edu.pl
Link: PhD Barbara Klich-Kluczewska at the Institute of History, Jagiellonian University of Krakow


Education / Work Experience


Since 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropological History, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

Since 2011 Polish coordinator of the Vysehrad Fund Project "Transformation of Central European Cities in Historical Development (Kosice, Miskolc, Opava, Krakow)”

2009 Visiting Professor, University of Rochester NY, USA, course “Communism and Democracy”

2009 Visiting Fellow, Prague, "Sozialistische Diktatur als Sinnwelt" (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam / Institute of Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague)

Since 2008  Coordinator of the International Collaboration, Faculty of  History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland  

2008 - 2013 Research grant, National Science Centre, Poland

2006  Research Scholarship, Foundation of Brzezie Lanckorońskie, London             

2005- 2010  Polish coordinator of the CLIOHRES.net (Creating Links and Overviews for a New History Research Agenda for the Citizens of Growing Europe), Thematic Work Group - Frontiers and Identities, 6 Framework Program EU, Network of Excellence)

2004-2006 Assistant, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

2004 PhD in history, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, doctoral thesis:  „Private Life of Krakow People 1945 – 1989”

1998  MA in history,  Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, master thesis:  „Symbols in the Iconography in Russian Poland 1860- 1864”

 


Memberships


Member of the editorial boards of academic journal „Roczniki Antropologii Historycznej”

Member of  Oral History Society “Artefakty” – as a co-founder

Member of the Polish Oral History Association – as a co-founder

Member of the Polish Historical Society

 


Research interest


Anthropological history of the East Central Europe (19th and 20th century)

Social history of communism

Methodology and historiography, oral history

Urban history

History of private life and everyday life

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PhD Michal Kopeček
Institute of Contemporary History, Prague
Puškinovo nám. 9
160 00
Praha 6
 
Telephone: 00420 (2) 224 933 510
E-Mail: kopecek@usd.cas.cz
Link: PhD Michal Kopeček at the Institute of Contemporary History, Prague
 


Education / Work Experience

Since 2010 Assistant Professor of Czech and Central European History, Institute off Czech History, Faculty of Arts,  Charles University, Prague
 
Since 2006 External lecturer, International Area Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague, Contemporary History Study Program
 
Since 2001 Researcher, from 2003 Head of the post-1989 Democratic Transition History Department at the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
 
2008 - 2013 Associate Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, member of the ‘Negotiating Modernity: History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe’ project, supported by European Research Council, http://negotiating.cas.bg/
 
2007-2010 Member and Prague manager of the international post-graduate project “Sozialistische Diktatur als Sinnwelt” (Institute o of Contemporary History, Prague; Center for the Contemporary History Research, Potsdam)
 
2005-2006 Fulbright scholar-in-residence, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, USA
 
2005  Ph.D. degree, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Institute of International Area Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. Dissertation title:  ‘In Quest of the Revolution’s Lost Meaning.  Marxist Revisionism in Central Europe 1953-1960.’
 
January 2001- December 2005 Manager of the project ‘History of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and Radical Socialism 1918–1989”, at the Institute of Contemporary History, Prague.  
 
January 2001-December 2003 Member of the international project ‘Regional Identity Discourses in Central and Southeast Europe (1775–1945)’ at the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, Bulgaria, supported by Prince Bernhard Foundation (Netherlands).
 
2001 - 2003 Researcher, Institute of Contemporary History (ICH), Prague
 
April 1999 - March 2000 Member of the research project ‘Visegrád: Prospects and Limits of Central European Cooperation’ organized by the Institute for International Area Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Rep.
 
1998 - 2000 Freelance journalist, Czech Radio 1-Radiožurnál
 
1992 - 1998 History studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
 

Research Interests

Comparative modern intellectual history of East Central Europe
History of state socialism and communism in Central and Eastern Europe
Transition and democratization studies
History and theory of historiography
 

Fellowships/ Awards/ Memberships

Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013 Imre Kerstész Kolleg Jena Fellowship
August 2012 Fellowship at Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam within the project "Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism"
June-July 2011 Visegrad Scholarship at the Open Society Archives, Budapest
Sept. 2005-June 2006 Fulbright Scholar-in-residence Fellowship, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, USA
Sept. 2003 – June 2004 International Visegrad Fund Fellowship, István Bibó Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
July 2002 CEU Summer School Fellowship, ‘Global Mappings: Symbolic Geographies Revisited’, CEU Budapest
Jan. 2001 – June 2001 Robert Bosch Junior Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
Sept. - Oct. 2000 DAAD Research Fellowship, Humboldt University, Berlin.
Nov. 1999 Open Society Fund research grant for research trip to Poland and Hungary
Associate fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia, Bulgaria
 
2009 Otto Wichterle Prize, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic
2008 International Visegrad Fund Award for junior scholars in history and ethnography
 
Member of the Academic Board of the Institute of Contemporary History, Prague
Member of the editorial boards of academic journals Soudobé dějiny (Contemporary History; Prague) and Dějiny, teorie, kritika (History, Theory, Critique; Prague)
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PhD Péter Apor
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Institute of History
Ùri utca 53
1014 Budapest
E-Mail: apor.peter@btk.mta.hu
Link: PhD Péter Apor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest


Education / Work Experience


Since January 2013 Research Fellow at the Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

January 2012 - December 2013 Fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena

2003-2012 Research Fellow, Pasts Inc., Center for Historical Studies, Central European University

2008-2009 Associated Researcher, University of Exeter, “Around 1968”: AHRC funded research project

2007 Coordinator of the international research project Authority and Expectations: The Everyday Justifications of the Socialist Dictatorship, funded by the International Visegrad Fund

2006-2008 Academic Coordinator of the Comparative History Project at CEU

2005- member of the Managing Committee of EURHISTXX, the European Network of Contemporary History

2003-2006 Academic Coordinator of the Regional Seminar in Recent History, Central European University, an international collaboration

2002-2003 Teacher-Fellow in Hungarian Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London

coordinator of the project Writing Recent History in Post-communist Eastern Europe

2002 (June) PhD in History and Civilizations, European University Institute, Florence

1998 Part-time Junior Lecturer in the University of Miskolc, Department of Hungarian History

1997-1998 Part-time Research Room Co-ordinator in the Open Society Archives, Budapest

1997 (June) MA in Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

1996 (June) MA in Central-European History, Central European University, Budapest

1995 (June) MA in History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

 

Language skills: Hungarian (native), English (excellent), German (good), Italian (basic)


Fellowships


2008 May-June, visiting research fellow in Prague, Charles University in the framework of the research project “Socialism as a System of Meanings” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation

 

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Dr. Radina Vučetić
Department of History, University of Belgrade
Čika Ljubina 18-20,
11000 Belgrade,
Serbia
 
Telephone: 00381113206259
E-Mail: rvucetic@gmail.com
Link: Dr. Radina Vučetić at the Department of History, University of Belgrade


Education / Work Experience


Since September 2011 Assistant Professor at the Department for General Modern History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

Since 2011 works on the project “Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism” (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam)

Since 2011 works on the project “Tradition and Transformation: Historical Memory and National Identity in Serbia” (Institute for Recent History of Serbia and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)

2011 PhD in History at Faculty of Philosophy (General Modern History) with thesis Americanization of Yugoslav Popular Culture in the 1960s

2006 - 2010 Worked on the project “Yugoslavia and the Cold War Challenges 1946-1989/90” (Ministry of Science and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)

2005 - 2011 Assistant at the Department for General Modern History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

2004 - 2008 worked on the Euroclio’s project “Ordinary people in an Extraordinary Country. Everyday life in Yugoslavia 1945-1990.”

Since 2005 Member of the editorial board of the Annual of Social History.

2002 - 2005 Research fellow at the Institute for Recent History of Serbia.

2002 M.A. in History at Faculty of Philosophy (General Modern History) with thesis “Cvijeta Zuzorić”. European Influences on Cultural life in Belgrade 1918-1941

1998 Bachelor of Arts in History at Department of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade (History of Yugoslavia)

 


Research Interests


Western influences on Yugoslavia, Yugoslav-American relations, Americanization of Yugoslavia, Cold War culture, popular culture, disintegration of Yugoslavia.

 


Fellowships


July/August 2012 Fellowship of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam (Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism)

September 2003 South-East European Studies Fellowship at School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

2002/2003 Fellowship of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Serbia

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