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Research Seminar Series of the IOS Economics Department

Time: Tuesdays, 2-3.30 pm
Place: IOS, until further notice via ZOOM, Registration.

Research Laboratory “History and Social Anthropology of (South) East Europe”

Time: Thursdays, 2-4 or 4-6 pm
Place: IOS, until further notice via ZOOM

Ringvorlesungen CITAS: Blinde Flecken im Raum: Das Mittelmeer aus multidisziplinärer und transhistorischer Perspektive

Wintersemester 2021/22
Zeit: mittwochs, 16:00-17:30
Ort: Universität Regensburg, H4 und online via Zoom

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Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer

Academic director of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
Chair of History of Southeast and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg


Tel. ++49 941-94354-75
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After his PhD at the University of Graz in 1999 (with a dissertation on the social and environmental history of the Rhodopi Mountains), Ulf Brunnbauer received a habilitation in East and Southeast as well as Modern History from the Free University of Berlin in 2006 (with a book on ideology and social life in communist Bulgaria). In 2008 he was appointed Chair of History of Southeastern and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg. Also in 2008, he became director of the then Südost-Institut, which was one of the predecessors of today’s Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies. From 2012 to 2017 Ulf Brunnbauer was managing director of IOS and as of July 2017, he is its first full-time academic director.

Brunnbauer’s research is mainly devoted to the social history of Southeastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, with collateral interest in the history of nationalism, Muslim minorities and the history of history writing in the region. Most prominent in his research are the themes migration, family, and labor. Ulf Brunnbauer is committed to the approaches of modern social history, combining quantitative and qualitative methods, with a clear interest in both, structures and social practices. A decisive influence on his work was played by his training in historical anthropology.

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  • Bulgarian Ethnology
  • Central Europe
  • Debatte: review of contemporary German affairs
  • Dve domovini/Two homelands
  • Ethnologia Balkanica
  • Etnološka tribina / Ethnological Forum
  • Études Balkanique
  • Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsforschung
  • Tabula. Journal of the Department of Humanities