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Prof. Dr. Hannes Grandits
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Link: Prof. Dr. Hannes Grandits at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
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Prof. Dr. Jörg Baberowski
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Link: Prof. Dr. Jörg Baberowski at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
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Prof. Dr. Sandrine Kott
University of Geneva
Link: Prof. Dr. Sandrine Kott at the University of Geneva
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Prof. Dr. Alexei Yurchak
University of California, Berkeley
Link: Prof. Dr. Alexei Yurchak at the University of California, Berkeley
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger
Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism (at the TU Dresden)

Helmholtzstraße 6

01069 Dresden

E-Mail: hait@msx.tu-dresden.de
Link: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger at the Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism (at the TU Dresden)

Director of the Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism (Hannah-Arendt-Institut für Totalitarismusforschung e.V. an der TU-Dresden)

 


Education


2002
habilitation in modern history at the philosophical faculty of the University of Potsdam/Germany

1992
Dr. phil. in modern history, Technical University Berlin/Germany

1981
master's degree in history and philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin/Germany
 


Work experience


2009-May 2012
director of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna

2008-2017
adjunct professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor) at the University of Potsdam/Germany

2007-2008
guest professor for European history/contemporary history at the University of Cologne/Germany

2007-2008
deputy director of the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam, Germany

1996-2017
project director, since 2007 head of department at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam/Germany

1993-1995
research fellow at Forschungsschwerpunkt Zeithistorische Studien, Potsdam/Germany

1993
visiting professor for German Studies at Connecticut College, New London/Connecticut, U.S.A.

1984-1991
researcher at the Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungen and at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft der FU Berlin/Germany

1981-1984
co-founder and organizer of the Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt e. V., Berlin(West)/Germany

born 1955 in Heidelberg
 


Research Fields

- European history after 1945, history of the Cold War

- Mass media and contemporary history
- Social and everyday history in the GDR
- Theoretical questions of everyday history
- History of the police and violence in the 20th century




 

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Constantin Katsakioris
University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology
Panepistimiopolis,
15784 Ilissia,
Athens
E-Mail: kkatsakioris@yahoo.com
Link: Constantin Katsakioris at the University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology


Education / Work Experience


Nov.-Dec. 2011 Visiting Fellow within the international research network ‘Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism’, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

2004-2011 PhD candidate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

2008-2010 Historian – Lecturer of contemporary history at the University of Athens, Department of History and Archaeology

2002  Graduate of the University of Athens, Department of History.

2003  Master degree (DEA), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. 

 


Fellowships


French-Russian Center for social sciences, Moscow

Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin

Onassis Foundation, Athens

Hellenic Foundation of Scholarships

University of Athens, Prize of excellence

 


Research Interests


Research on the East-South transfers, the ideological, cultural and scientific relations between communist Europe and the non-Western world during the Cold War.

Race relations and racism in the Soviet Union

Greek-Russian and Greek-Soviet relations.

The Esperanto movement

 

Languages: English, French, Russian, German, Greek, Slavic languages

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Dr. Stefano Bottoni
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History
Ùri utca 53,
1014 Budapest
Link: Dr. Stefano Bottoni at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History


Education / Work Experience


Since November 2009 – Research fellow: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History

Since 2005 – Contract lecturer: Bologna University,

December 2007 – November 2011 Assistant research fellow: University of Eastern Piedmont, POLIS Department of Political Science (Alessandria, Italy)

2007-2010 Budapest (Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security, Hungarian-Vatican, Hungarian-Italian relations)

September 2007-June 2009: European Science Foundation: Representations of the   Past: The Writing of National Histories in Europe
 
October 2007-December 2008: Volkswagen Stiftung: „Schleichwege“: Inoffizielle Begegnungen und Kontakte sozialistischer Staatsbürger 1956 – 1989

July-September 2006 Bucharest (National Archives, as a consultant member of the Vladimir Tismăneanu-led Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania)

January-September 2005 Bucharest (Archive of the National Council for the Study of Securitate’s Archives – ACNSAS)

2005 Ph.D. in History of Europe, Bologna University – “Territorialità e politica etnica in Europa centro-orientale: il caso della Regione Autonoma Ungherese in Romania, 1952-1960” [Territoriality and ethnic policy in Central-Eastern Europe: a case-study on the Hungarian Autonomous Region in Romania, 1952-1960]

May 2002 and October 2005 London (National Archives, British Library)

June 2002-September 2004 Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Târgu-Mureş, Bucharest (Hungarian and Romanian National Archives, Mureş County Branch of the Romanian National Archives, Archive of the Society of Transylvanian Museum – EME)

2001 M.A. in Contemporary History, Bologna University – “Le minoranze ungheresi nell’Europa centro-orientale, 1944-1949” [Hungarian minorities in Central-Eastern Europe, 1944-1949]
 

Research interest


Nationality question in modern and contemporary Eastern Europe: theory and praxis

Hungarian-Romanian diplomatic relations after 1918

Political and social history of Transylvania and Slovakia in the Communist period

Ethnic conflicts in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet area after the fall of Communism

State-Church relationships in Eastern Europe in the communist period

State security in Communist Eastern Europe: violence, prevention and social consent

 


Teaching Experience / Fellowships


Courses taught: History of Eastern Europe (2005, Fall/Winter Term, BA level)

Comparative politics of Eastern Europe (2006, Fall/Winter Term, BA level)

History of contemporary Eastern Europe (since 2007 – Spring Term, BA level)

 

January - February 2012 Visiting Fellow within the international research network ‘Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism’, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Bolyai János post-doctoral grant (Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2006-2009)

Research grant for Hungary (Marco Polo programme for young scholars, Bologna University April-July 2006)

Visiting fellow (Teleki László Institute Center for Central European Studies, Budapest 2005)

Doctoral grant (Italian Ministry of Education, 2002-2004)

Research grant for M.A. thesis abroad (Bologna University, January 2000)
     


Honors


2006 – 2010 Member: editorial board of Annale SISSCO (Yearbook of the Italian Society for Contemporary History)

2006 Consultant member: Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania

Since 2003 – Member of SISSCO, the Italian Society for the Study of Contemporary History

 

Languages: Italian: first language; Hungarian: proficiency; English, Romanian: good; French, Spanish: reading comprehension; German: basic

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Dr. Elidor Mëhilli
Hunter College of the City University of New York

Department of History
695 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065

E-Mail: elidor.mehilli@hunter.cuny.edu
Link: Dr. Elidor Mëhilli at the Hunter College of the City University of New York


Education/Work Experience


8/2013–present Hunter College of the City University of New York, Assistant Professor

9/2012–5/2013 University of Pennsylvania, Penn Humanities Forum, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

9/2011–5/2012 Columbia University, The Harriman Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow

2011 Ph.D., Princeton University

2007 M.A., Princeton University

2005 A.B., Cornell University

2005 B.S., Cornell University


Fellowships / Awards


Fellowships:

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013

Visiting Fellow within the international research network ‘Physical Violence and State Legitimacy in Late Socialism’, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, June-July 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 2011-2012 

Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, University of Chicago (unable to accept), 2011-2012

Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, Princeton University, 2010-2011

Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Contemporary History, The George Washington University, 2009-2010

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Research Grant, 2008-2009

Awards:

Webb-Smith Prize for Best Article, 46th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011

Excellence in Teaching Award, Princeton University, 2008

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2006


Archival Research:


Albania (state, foreign ministry, interior ministry, and party archives)

Germany (state, security police, and party archives)

Italy (state, foreign ministry, and party archives)

Russia (state archives) 

United Kingdom (national archives)

United States (national and local archives)

 

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PhD Aigi Rahi-Tamm
University of Tartu, Institute of History and Archeology
Ylikooli 18
50090 Tartu, Estonia
E-Mail: aigi.rahi-tamm@ut.ee


Education / Work Experience

 
Since 2005 Senior Research Fellow, Department of History and Archeology, University of Tartu
 
2004 PhD (History), University of Tartu, Department of History, “Mass Repressions in Estonia after World War II: Sources and Current State of Research”
 
1997-2004 Coordinator of the personal register for the National Committee of Investigation Repressive Policies
 
1996 M.A (History), University of Tartu
 
1993-2004 Researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Archival Studies, University of Tartu
 
1991-2000 Assistant editor of the journal Kleio (now Ajalooline Ajakiri, The Estonian Historical Journal)
 
1991-1993 Head of Laboratory of History and Demography, University of Tartu
 
1990-1991 Researcher, Laboratory of History and Demography, University of Tartu
 

Research interest

 
History of the police and violence in the 20th century
Social, cultural and everyday life history in Europe (19th - 20th century)
Methodology of biographical sources, oral history, archival studies
 

Teaching Experience / Fellowships / Memberships

 
Courses:
Arheography (Historical Editing) (BA level)
Introduction into Archival Science (BA level)
History of Administration and Institutions (BA, MA level)
Political Violence in Estonia in the Years 1905-1960 (BA, MA level)
Sources and Their Interpretation (19th-20th century) (MA, PhD level)
 
Research grants:
2010-2013 Participant in project “Practices of memory: continuities and discontinuities of remembering the 20th century” (Estonian Science Foundation)
2009-2014 Participant in targeted financing project “Estonia in the Era of the Cold War”
2008 Leader of project “Estonian Historical Sources in Russian Archives: Finding out and Copying” (National research and development programme)
2007 Leader of project “The History of Repressed Estonians in Foreign Archives” (National research and development programme)
2004-2007 Participant in project “Soviet Estonia 1944-1953. Mechanisms and consequences of Sovietisation in Estonia in the context of development of Soviet Union and East-Europe” (Estonian Science Foundation)
2003-2007 Participant in targeted financing project “Estonian-Russian cultural, economic, political and national relationships in the 18th–20th cc. Long-term developmental parallels of bilateral influences”
1999-2000 Research Support Scheme project “The March deportation in Estonia. The Siberian years of the deported” (Open Society Support Foundation)
1997-1999 Leader of project "History in letters“ (Estonian Science Foundation)
1996-1997 Leader of project “Soviet mass repressions in Estonia: maintaining ON-line and OFF-line databases“ (Estonian Science Foundation)
1995 Leader of project “The 1949 deportation in Estonia. The city of Tartu and the county of Tartu“ (Estonian Science Foundation)
1994 Leader of project “Estonian population losses in the prisons and hard labour camps of the Soviet Union“ (Estonian Science Foundation)
 
Memberships
 
Member of the National Committee of Investigating Repressive Policies, 1997-2004.
Member of the council of the association Estonian Biographies.
Member of the competition board of the historical memorial for the President of the Republic of Estonia, 2001.
Member of the Academic Society of History, the Learned Estonian Society, the Society of Estonian Archivists, The Society for Multi-Etnic Studies: Europe and the Americas.
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Jennifer Rasell
Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 9d
Raum 1.04
14467 Potsdam
Germany

 

Telephone: 0049 331 74510 119
E-Mail: rasell@zzf-pdm.de
Link: Jennifer Rasell at the Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam

Education / Work Experience


Since April 2011 PhD student at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam

2010-2011 European Social Policy Researcher, GHK Consulting, Birmingham
 
2007-2009 MRes (Master of Research) in East European Studies, SSEES, University College London, supported by a CEELBAS scholarship. Thesis: Segregation and the post-socialist city. In the heart of Budapest’s [Roma] ‘slum’
 
2006-2007 MA in European Studies, Free University Berlin, supported by a Hanseatic scholarship. Thesis: Roma well-being – a challenge for Europe. Exploring the impact of EU conditionality on Roma policies in the Czech Republic
 
2002-2006 BA in Jurisprudence, Trinity College, Oxford University
Erasmus year at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

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