The IFZO Team


Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Andris Banka holds advanced degrees in international relations and politics from the United States (Florida), the Netherlands and Latvia. He earned his doctorate at the University of Birmingham, UK. During his PhD project, Andris examined US targeted killing practices. In addition, he has worked for international institutions such as the Hudson Institute, International Monetary Fund (Washington DC) and Brussels-based Security & Defense Agenda.

Dr Banka has held a number of fellowships, including NATO’s Science for Peace and Security fellowship and John F. Kennedy Institute fellowship (Berlin). His academic work has been featured in recognized peer-reviewed journals such as Security Studies, Journal of American History and Politics and SAIS Review of International Affairs. He has contributed regularly on contemporary security matters in policy outlets like World Politics Review, Open Canada, Aspen Review, Small Wars Journal and New Eastern Europe, among others. Andris research interests are primarily related to US foreign policy, NATO and security of the Baltic states.

Selected publications

Selected publications

Banka, Andris (2019) To Trip a Bear: Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia, Canada CDA Institute, Vimy Paper, 39.

Banka, Andris (2019) Words Can Break Deterrence, Aspen Review: Central Europe, 19(1).

Banka, Andris/Quinn, Adam (2018) Killing Norms Softly: US targeted killing, quasi-secrecy and the assassination ban, Security Studies, 27(4).

Banka, Andris (2018) Church lessons: Revisiting America’s assassination ban, Journal of American History and Politics, 1(1).                                                         

Banka, Andris (2018) The Baltics and Buyer’s Remorse, Small Wars Journal, 21(6).

Banka, Andris (2018) Middle-powers to the rescue? The SAIS Review of International Affairs.

Banka, Andris (2017) How the Baltic States Can Win Trump Over on NATO, World Politics Review.

Banka, Andris (2017) Canada is winning hearts and minds in Latvia, Policy Options: Institute for Public Policy.

Banka, Andris (2015) The Withering Assassination Taboo, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Banka, Andris (2015) Saving Distant Lands: From Washington’s View, Book chapter, Latvian Institute of International



Dr. Anna Novikov

New Nationalisms

E-Mail: anna.novikovuni-greifswaldde

Bahnhofstr. 51
Room 3
17489 Greifswald

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Anna Novikov is a postdoctoral researcher at the IFZO at the cluster “New Nationalisms” and works on her research project dedicated to the revival of patriotic and neo nationalist fashion and performance on the areas of the former Eastern Bloc (East-Central Europe, Baltic States and Central Asia).

Anna Novikov received her doctoral degree in History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. During her PhD studies she was a Junior Visiting and Research Fellow at the Oxford University and at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture in Leipzig.

In 2013-2015 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Warsaw. Her book Shades of a Nation: The Dynamics of Belonging among the Silesian and Jewish Populations in Eastern Upper Silesia (1922-1934), Fibre Verlag: Osnabrück, was published in 2015. She was also a co-editor of an additional monograph From Premodern to Postmodern Central Europe. Upper Silesia in the Age /of Nationalisms (co-edited with James Bjork, Tomasz Kamusella, and Timothy Wilson), which was published in Routledge in 2016.

In 2016-2017 Anna Novikov was a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Principles of Cultural Dynamics program at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the FU in Berlin and a Research Fellow at the Cologne-Bonn Centre for Central and Eastern Europe at the Cologne University.

He research focuses on the cultural and visual transnational modern and contemporary East-Central European/Eurasian and Jewish history and digital humanities. She analyzes various aspects of history and dynamics of identity through the prism of language, performance and clothing appearance.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Anna Novikov (2016): Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950. Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia. Co-edited with James Bjork, Tomasz Kamusella, and Timothy Wilson, Routledge.

Anna Novikov (2015): Shades of a Nation: The Dynamics of Belonging among the Silesian and Jewish populations in Eastern Upper Silesia (1922-1934), Osnabrück: Fibre Verlag.

Anna Novikov (2020): Examining Fate. “Maurer’s Children”: Debated Identity in the Interwar Border Area. In: Acta Universitatis Carolinae-Studia Territorialia, Prague: Charles University.

Anna Novikov (2019): Borderless Dress? The Transnational Role of ‘Black Fashion’ in Warsaw, in: The Special Issue of Journal of East Central European Studies. Jenseits der Teilungsgrenzen: Architektur, Buch, Eisenbahn und Mode im Polen des 19. Jahrhunderts, Marburg: Herder Institute.

Anna Novikov (2018): Wearing the Motherland. The Revival of Patriotic/People’s Attire in the Post-Communist World, Zeitgeschichte online, 17 March, 2018,

Anna Novikov (2017): The Visual Language of Neo-Nationalism: Patriotic Fashion in East-Central Europe and Central Asia. In: Trafo-Blog for Transregional Research,Forum Transregionale Studien and Max Weber Stiftung,

Anna Novikov (2016): Creating a Citizen: Politics and the Education System in the Post-Plebiscite Silesian Voivodeship. In: James Bjork, Tomasz Kamusella, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov (eds), Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950. Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia, Routledge.

Anna Novikov (2015): Central Europe in the Middle East: The Russian Language in Israel. In: Tomasz Kamusella, Motoki Nomachi (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders, 2015, 473-49.

Anna Novikov (2015): Kleider Machen Leute. In: Weltweit vor Ort. Das Magazin der Max Weber Stiftung, 40-42.

Anna Novikov (2015): Leo Baeck and Leon Ader: A Friendship Reflected in Correspondence. In: Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 2015, Oxford University Press, 107-120.

Dr. des. Antje Kempe

The Topicality of Cultural Heritage

E-Mail: antje.kempeuni-greifswaldde

Bahnhofstr. 51
Room 3
17489 Greifswald

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Antje Kempe studied Art History, History and Eastern European Studies in Berlin (HU) and Poznań. Her PhD-thesis Warfare Ethos and Memoria. The Representation of the Military Nobility in Silesia (1648–1742) at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2017) deals with the construction of group identities in the media of sepulchral art in Habsburg Silesia. Her Post-Doc Research Project Liquid Environments is dedicated to water as material of arts. It aims to investigate how water in early modern gardens, up to the present day landscape design and to the artistic practices of contemporary art, is constitutive for shaping cultural landscape(s), and, accordingly, which historical and contemporary processes of change they are subject to. Liquid environments are thus to be understood as a structural coupling of nature, art and environment, in which water funtions as a kind of co-author.

Antje Kempe is responsible for the work area The Presence of Cultural Heritage at IFZO. In 2011-2015 and 2017-2019, she was Research Assistant at the Caspar David Friedrich Institute at the University of Greifswald. In 2010-2011, she was employed at the Chair in Eastern European Art History of the Institute of Art and Visual History of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

She received various scholarships, a.o. of the Caroline von Humboldt-program (2016–2017). Her publications and lectures refer mainly to the sepulchral art of the Early Modern Period, biography of objects and to art historiography after 1945.

Selected publications

Selected publications


Antje Kempe (2020): Kriegerethos und Memoria. Die bellizistische Inszenierung des Adels in Schlesien (1648–1742)

Mit letzter Pracht. Studien zu den Grabmälern der Frühen Neuzeit in Mecklenburg und Pommern. Ed. by Kilian Heck, Antje Kempe, Berlin Lukas Verlag.

Socialist Internationalism and the Global Contemporary —Transnational Art Historiographies from Eastern and East-Central Europe. Ed. by Marina Dmitrieva, Beata Hock, Antje Kempe, Böhlau Verlag.

Antje Kempe (2019): Das Nachleben der Rüstung im sepulkralen Kontext des 16. Jahrhunderts, in: Objekte des Krieges. Präsenz und Repräsentation. Ed. by Romana Kaske, Julia Saviello, Böhlau Verlag .



Marina Dmitrieva und Antje Kempe (2015): Elastische Dialektik: Zur dynamischen Entwicklung der marxistischen Renaissance-Forschung. In: Ars 48, H. 2, 111-117.

Antje Kempe (2015): Konstruierte Kontinuität. Karl Heinz Clasen und die frühen Jahre einer DDR-Kunstgeschichte, in: (Dis)Kontinuitäten in der Kunsthistoriographie des östlichen Europas nach 1945. Ed. by Katja Bernhardt, Antje Kempe. In:, 4.2015.

Antje Kempe (2014): Der gefesselte Feind. Zum Aufstieg und Niedergang eines Triumphmotives in der politischen Ikonographie frühneuzeitlicher Feldherren. In: Osmanischer Orient und Ostmitteleuropa. Perzeptionen und Interaktionen in den Grenzzonen zwischen dem 16. und 18. Jahrhundert. Ed. by Robert Born, Andreas Puth, Stuttgart, 157-184.

Antje Kempe (2011): Ein anderes schlesisches Antlitz. Zur polnischen Nachkriegsforschung über die Kunst Schlesiens. In: Paradigmenwechsel. Ost- und Mitteleuropa im 20. Jahrhundert. Kunstgeschichte im Wandel der politischen Verhältnisse. Akten der 15. Tagung des Verbandes österreichischer Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker. Ed. by Peter Bogner, Wien, 60-65.

Antje Kempe (2010): Identität im Piktogramm. Polnische Karten nach 1945 als argumentative Ereignisbilder. In: Osteuropa kartiert – Mapping Eastern Europe. Ed. by Jörn Happel, Mira Jovanovic, Christophe von Werdt, Berlin, 265-276.

Antje Kempe (2009): Die Ordnung des Raumes – die Aneignung Schlesiens in den visuellen Medien nach 1945. In: Visuelle Erinnerungskulturen und Geschichtskonstruktionen in Deutschland und Polen seit 1939. Wizualne konstrukcje historii i pamięci historycznej w Niemczech i w Polsce od roku 1939. Beiträge der 13. Tagung deutscher und polnischer Kunsthistoriker und Denkmalpfleger in Darmstadt, 27. September bis 1. Oktober 2006. Ed. by Dieter Bingen, Peter Oliver Loew, Dietmar Popp, Warszawa, 69-85.

Dr. des. Verena Liu

The Topicality of Cultural Heritage

E-Mail: verena.liuuni-greifswaldde

Bahnhofstr. 50
Room 15
17489 Greifswald

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Verena Liu studied musicology, music education, Romance studies and gender studies in Weimar, Jena, Hanover and Göttingen. In her dissertation "... mit ebenso viel Tatkraft wie Liebe zur Musik". Leiterinnen privater Musikschulen in Sachsen und Mitteldeutschland 1870-1920 (University of Oldenburg 2021), she investigated the entrepreneurial activities of self-employed female music educators during the time of the German Empire using, among other things, trade files from the Saxony Main State Archives. After completing her Master's degree, Verena Liu lived in China for two years as a Robert Bosch Foundation scholarship holder, where she taught German language and literature students and organised and implemented cultural projects. Since summer semester 2020, she has been a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Gesa zur Nieden, Institute for Church Music and Musicology.

Since June 2021, Verena Liu has been part of the IFZO cluster "On the Presence of Cultural Heritage". In the IFZO sub-project "The opera canon as cultural heritage at national operas and regional cultural centres in the Baltic Sea region", she and Prof. Dr Gesa zur Nieden will investigate the repertoire, staging and reception practices, but also the architectural representation of opera as a social and cultural institution in and away from capitals in various countries in the Baltic Sea region.

Selected publications

Selected publications

Verena Liu (2021), „Frauen leiten private Musikschulen. Fallbeispiele aus Sachsen gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts“, in: Konservatoriumsausbildung von 1795 bis 1945. Beiträge zur Bremer Tagung im Februar 2019 (=Schriftenreihe des Sophie Drinker Instituts 17).

Verena Liu (2017): „'Beste Freundinnen' und 'schwüle Gefühle'. Homosexualität im Berliner Kabarett der Weimarer Republik“, in: Kadja Grönke und Michael Zywietz (eds.), Musik und Homosexualität – Homosexualität und Musik (=Jahrbuch Musik und Gender 10), Hildesheim et al.  2017, S. 77–92.

Verena Liu (2015): „Die Musikpädagogin Ida Volckmann (1838-1922). Lina Ramanns 'kongeniale Lehrgenossin' und 'treue Freundin'“, in: Louise-Otto-Peters-Jahrbuch IV/2015, edited by Susanne Schötz, Gerlinde Kämmerer and Hannelore Rothenburg, Leipzig 2015. 

Lecture „Un nouveau modèle pédagogique? Les cours de composition dans les conservatoires privés allemends administrés par des femmes au tournant du XXe siècle“, Journée d’étude „L’éducation musicale des compositrices au XIXe siècle“, 06.03.2020, Université de Tours, Frankreich.

Lecture „Lina Ramann – a Prominent Music Pedagogue and Music Writer of the Late 19th Century“, Conference „Musical Women in Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century“, 24.–26.02.2020, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.

Lecture „Berufsweg Musikschuldirektorin: Private Musikschulen als Möglichkeiten des Unternehmertums für Frauen im 19. Jahrhundert“, Annual Conference of the Austrian Society for Music Research, 22.–25.11.2017, University of music and performing arts Vienna.

Lecture „10, 50, 100 – Jubiläen und Festschriften als Erinnerungsdokumente und Recherche-Einstieg“, together with Viola Herbst for the working discussion on 18/19.10.2016 of the Research Centre Music and Gender of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.

Lecture „Musikerziehung für Mädchen und Frauen im 19. Jahrhundert im nichtprofessionellen Bereich am Beispiel Weimar: Musikschulen, Privatunterricht, Singvereine und die Singstunde in der Schule“, at the conference „Frauen in Musikausbildung und -beruf“, 30.01.2016, University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar.

Dr. Miriam Richter-Tokar

Regional Develoipment and Rural Areas

E-Mail: miriam.richter-tokaruni-greifswaldde

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 17a
Room 322
17487 Greifswald

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Miriam Richter-Tokar studied Economic Geography in Germany and Singapore and Local Economic Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011-2015. In her doctoral thesis, she analysed Chinese mergers and acquisitions with German manufacturing firms from an institutional perspective. The expansion of enterprises from emerging countries to developed countries is a growing phenomenon in today’s globalised world. As a result the companies involved have to deal with diverging practices based on distinctive socio-economic norms, rules and regulations, which not only influence firm-internal processes but also the economic development of home and host regions. Ms Richter-Tokar’s work examined bridging mechanisms, agency and resulting knowledge exchanges as well as the subsequent effects on the companies’ regional networks. Furthermore, Miriam Richter-Tokar has worked in the BMBF-project “Regiobranding” that addressed regional branding related to the cultural landscapes of peripheral regions in the Hamburg metropolitan area in order to trigger catch-up processes. She has been a research associate at the University of Greifswald since 2016 and engaged in teaching in the Master programme “Regional Development and Tourism” with a focus on global processes and their regional impacts.

Dr. Stefan Ewert

Sustainability in the Baltic Sea Region

E-Mail: stefan.ewertuni-greifswaldde

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 16
Room 307
17487 Greifswald

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Stefan Ewert studied Political Science and Economics in Greifswald, Hamburg and Växjö/Sweden (1997-2002) and Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation in Greifswald (2015-2019). In his dissertation on region building in the Baltic Sea Region (2010), he examined the role of higher education institutions in the regional integration process. His postdoc research focuses on agricultural and rural development policy. In the light of the Baltic Sea Region research, he is especially interested in the role of agricultural policy for a sustainable development in the region. Regional challenges like the nutrient input into the sea are strongly affected by agricultural policy: While different support schemes increase the nutrient input, other (like support for Paludiculture) might reduce the inflow.

Stefan Ewert was research assistant at the Institute of Political Science and Communications Studies in Greifswald from 2008 to 2019. He is leader of the project “University On Site”, a project that combines academic teaching and sustainable rural development.

Selected publications

Selected publications

Ewert, Stefan/Abel, Susanne (im Erscheinen): The Transitioning to Sustainable Life on Wetlands: How the Sustainable Use of Peatlands Appears on the Political Agenda. In: Beckmann, Volker (Hrsg.): Transitioning to Sustainable Life on Land (MDPI book series Transitioning to Sustainability, Vol. 15).

Ewert, Stefan/Stoll-Kleemann, Susanne (im Erscheinen): Biodiversity Conversation for Sustainable Development and the Role of Democracy. In: Bornemann, Basil/Knappe, Henrike/Nanz, Patrizia (Hrsg.): Handbook of Democracy and Sustainability (Routledge International Handbooks series).

Tanneberger, Franziska/Appulo, Lea/Ewert, Stefan/Lakner, Sebastian/ O’Briolchain, Niall/Peters, Jan/Wichtmann, Wendelin (2020): The Power of Nature-based Solutions: How Peatlands can Help us to Achieve Key EU Sustainability Objectives. In: Advanced Sustainable Systems, DOI: 10.1002/adsu.202000146

Ewert, Stefan/Hartung, Ulrich (2020): Zwischen klimaschutzpolitischem Anspruch und agrarpolitischer Wirklichkeit: Moorschutz im Bundesländervergleich. In: Berichte über Landwirtschaft, DOI: .

Ewert, Stefan (2018): The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and the Baltic Sea. In: Baltic Rim Economies Review 4/2018, 25.

Ewert, Stefan/Jankowski, Michael/Müller, Jochen (2018): Politikpositionen von Regierungen im Ländervergleich. Heterogenität am Beispiel der Agrarpolitik. In: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 12/4, 683-702.

Aduda, Levke/Ewert, Stefan (2017): Nord Stream, Mediation, and the Council of Baltic Sea States. In: Baltic Worlds X/4, 102-111.

Ewert, Stefan (2017): Die Ostseeregion auf dem Weg zu einer integrierten Agrarpolitik und Entwicklung des ländlichen Raums? In: Werz, Nikolaus/Koschkar, Martin/Müller, Jan (Hrsg.): Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2016 und der Ostseeraum, Rostock, 80-90. 

Ewert, Stefan (2012): Higher Education Cooperation and Networks in the Baltic Sea Region: A Basis for Regionalization and Region Building? In: Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol 43, No. 1, 95-116.

Ewert, Stefan (2012): Region Building im Ostseeraum. Zur Rolle der Hochschulen im Prozess der Regionalisierung im Nordosten der Europäischen Union. Wiesbaden. Erschienen in der Reihe "Regionalisierung in Europa" (Hrsg. Eißel, Dieter/Bullmann, Udo/Grasse, Alexander). (Rezension)

Dr. Farid Oddin Karimi


E-Mail: farid.karimiuni-greifswaldde

Bahnhofstr. 51
Room 3
17489 Greifswald

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Farid Karimi, PhD, is an Environmental Social Scientist. He received MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technology (Major in Energy and Society) from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and PhD in Environmental Social Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland. During his PhD studies, he visited the University of Essex, UK and the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His PhD dissertation aimed to demonstrate the impacts of cultural orientations in risk perception of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and their policy implications. His research interests mostly lie in the field of social sciences of sustainable energy systems, climate change and energy policy. He has taught courses on global environmental challenges, environment and culture and cross-cultural risk governance, among others. 

Karimi has worked at Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (visiting fellow) and the European Patent Office, among others.

Selected publications

Selected publications

Karimi, F., Toikka, A. (2018). General Public Reactions to CCS: does culture matter? International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 70, 193-20

Karimi, F. (2017). Timescapes and CCS projects: Is deferring projects and policies just kicking the can down the road? Energy Procedia 14, 7317–7325.

Karimi, F., Komendantova, N. (2017). Understanding experts’ views and risk perceptions on carbon capture and storage in three European countries. GeoJournal 82, 185-200.

Karimi, F., Toikka, A. & Hukkinen, J. I. (2016). Comparative Socio-Cultural Analysis of Risk Perception of Carbon Capture and Storage in the European Union. Energy Research & Social Science 21, 114-122.

Karimi, F., Toikka, A. (2014). The relation of cultural structures and risk perception: How does social acceptance of carbon capture and storage emerge? Energy Procedia 63, 7087–709

Karimi, F., Goulas, A., Barzmehri, M. M., & Anggana Putri, M. (2012). CCS potential in Norway - Exploring the role of flagship projects: The Mongstad and Kårstø case studies. International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems 4, 23-34.

Karimi, F. (2017). Socio-cultural factors in risk perceptions of Carbon Capture and Storage. PhD dissertation, Faculty of Social Sciences. Helsinki: University of Helsinki.

Karimi, F., Toikka, A. (2016). Maximizing bioenergy potential: Policy recommendations for Finland. BEST program. CLIC Innovation, Research report no D1.1.2-1.

Karimi et al. (2018). Better Policies Accelerate Clean Energy Transition- Focus on energy system flexibility. Policy brief. Nordic Energy Research and Nordic Council of Ministers (Flex4RES project).

Karimi, F. (2018). How culture affects perceptions of climate change related technology. Nexus.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael North

Rubenowstraße 2
17487 Greifswald
Raum 1.08
Telefon: +49 (0)3834 420 33 08


Michael North studierte Osteuropäische Geschichte, Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte und Slavistik. 1979 Promotion. Danach Museumsausbildung und wissenschaftlicher Museumsdienst in Hamburg und Kiel. 1988 Habilitation in Kiel. Vor und nach der Habilitation Lehre und Lehrstuhlvertretungen an den Universitäten Hamburg, Kiel, Bielefeld und Rostock. Seit 1995 Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Allgemeine Geschichte der Neuzeit in Greifswald. 05/2000-03/2011 Sprecher des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Graduiertenkollegs 619 „Kontaktzone Mare Balticum: Fremdheit und Integration im Ostseeraum“. 04/2007-09/2010 Prorektor für Forschung an der Universität Greifswald. 10/2009-12/2018 Sprecher des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Internationalen Graduiertenkollegs 1540 "Baltic Borderlands". Akademisches Jahr 2010/2011 Inhaber der Fulbright Ehrenprofessur für Deutschland-Studien an der University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) USA. 2014 Ernennung zum Doctor honoris causa durch den Senat der Universität Tartu (Estland). 2016 Ablehnung eines Rufes an das Institute of Advanced Study der Universität Helsinki (Finnland).

Ausgewählte Buchpublikationen


Die Amtswirtschaften von Osterode und Soldau. Vergleichende Untersuchungen zur Wirtschaft im frühmodernen Staat am Beispiel des Herzogtums Preußen in der zweiten Hälfte des 16. und der ersten Hälfte des 17. Jahrhunderts. Berlin (Duncker & Humblot) 1982 (Dissertation).

Geldumlauf und Wirtschaftskonjunktur im südlichen Ostseeraum an der Wende zur Neuzeit (1440-1570). Sigmaringen (Thorbecke) 1990 (Habilitation).

Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age. New Haven-London (Yale University Press) 1997.

Europa expandiert 1250-1500. Stuttgart (Eugen Ulmer: HGE 4) 2007. Englishe Übersetzung: The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500. Manchester (Manchester University Press) 2012.

Geschichte Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns [History of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]. München (Beck) 2008.

Geschichte der Ostsee: Handel und Kulturen. München (Beck) 2011. Estnische Übersetzung: Läänemere Ajalugu: Kaubandus ja Kultuurid. Tallinn (Varrak Publishing) 2015. Englische Übersetzung: The Baltic: A History. Cambridge, MA (Harvard University Press) 2015. Polnische Üersetzung: Historia Bałtyku, Warszawa (Neriton) 2018. Lettische und Russische Übersetzung in Vorbereitung.

Gerhard Morell und die Entstehung einer Sammlungskultur im Ostseeraum des 18. Jahrhunderts [Gerhard Morell and the emergence of a culture of collecting in the Baltic Sea Region in the 18th century]. Greifswald 2012.

Zwischen Hafen und Horizont: Weltgeschichte der Meere [Between the Harbour and the Hrizion: A Global History of the Sea]. München 2016. Estnische Übersetzung: Sadama ja silmapiiri vahel. Maailma merede ajalugu. Tallinn (Varrak) 2018.



From the North Sea to the Baltic: Essays in Commercial, Monetary and Agricultural History, 1500-1800. Aldershot (Ashgate) 1996 (Autor).

Deutsche Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Ein Jahrtausend im Überblick. München (C.H. Beck) 2000 (Herausgeber und Autor) (2. Auflage 2005).

Die Integration des südlichen Ostseeraumes in das Alte Reich. Köln/Wien/Weimar (Böhlau) 2000 (Hg. zusammen mit Nils Jörn).

Land und Meer: Kultureller Austausch zwischen Westeuropa und dem Ostseeraum in der Frühen Neuzeit. Köln/Weimar/Wien 2004 (Hg. zusammen mit Martin Krieger und Autor).

Das Ende des Alten Reiches im Ostseeraum. Wahrnehmung und Transformation. Köln/Weimar/Wien (Böhlau) 2008 (Hg. zusammen mit Robert Riemer).

Kultureller Austausch – Bilanz und Perspektiven der Frühneuzeitforschung. Köln/Weimar/Wien (Böhlau) 2009 (Herausgeber).

Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900: Rethinking Markets, Workshops and Collections. Farnham (Ashgate) 2010 (Herausgeber und Autor).

Die Neuerfindung des Raumes. Grenzüberschreitungen und Neuordnungen. Köln/Weimar/Wien (Böhlau) 2013 (Hg. zusammen mit Alexander Drost und Autor).

Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America. Lincoln (University of Nebraska Press) 2016 (Hg. zusammen mit John W.I. Lee).

Academic Coordinator

Dr. phil. Alexander Drost

E-Mail: alexander.drostuni-greifswaldde

Bahnhofstr. 51
Room 13
17489 Greifswald

Telephone: +49 (0)3834 420 33 41

Selected Publications

Selected Publications


Tod und Erinnerung – Koloniale Sepulkralkultur in Bengalen, 17.-19. Jahrhundert. Jena 2011 [Death and Memory – Colonial Sepulchral Culture in Bengal, 17th-19th Centuries].

Edited volumes:

Collapse of Memory - Memory of Collapse. Narrating Past, Presence and Future abot Periods of Crisis. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2019 (ed. together with Olga Sasunkevich, Joachim Schiedermair and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa).

Die Neuerfindung des Raumes: Grenzüberschreitungen und Neuordnungen. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2013 (ed. together with Michael North) [The Re-Invention of Space: Crossing Borders and Re-Ordering].

Von Liebe und Fremde – Xenophilie in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2010 (ed. together with Klara Deecke) [Of Love and Foreignness – Xeno-philia in Humanities and Social Sciences].


"Bordering jenseits territorialer Grenzen: Intersektionelles Denken und Ungleichheitsphänomene in "Niederländisch-Indien" im 17. Jahrhundert." In Matthias Bähr and Florian Kühnel, eds., Verschränkte Ungleichheit (Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, Beiheft 56), Berlin 2018, pp. 151-172.

"Borders. A Narrative Turn – Reflections on Concepts, Practices and their Communication." In Olivier Mentz and Tracey McKay, eds., Unity in Diversity. European Perspectives on Borders and Memories (Europa lernen. Perspektiven für eine Didaktik europäischer Kulturstudien, vol. 7), Berlin 2017, pp. 14-33.

"Structures of Power in Late Antique Borderlands: Arabs, Romans, and Berbers.” In: John W. Lee, Michael North, eds., Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America. Lincoln, NE 2016, pp. 33-82 (together with Greg Fisher).

"Future Directions in Borderlands Studies." In: John W. Lee, Michael North, eds., Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America. Lincoln, NE 2016, pp. 251-255 (together with Michael North).

"Ostseeräume. Umbruch zwischen kultureller Einheit und politischer Krise in einer europäischen Seeregion um 1800.” In: Martin Loeser, ed., Verwandlung der Welt? Berlin 2016, pp. 21-34 [Baltic Sea Areas. Change in a culturally united area like the Baltic Sea region in periods of turmoil around 1800].

"Neustrelitz”. In: Gerhard Fouquet, Olaf Mörke, Matthias Müller, Werner Paravicini, eds., Handbuch: Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800), Ostfildern 2018. [History of the residence in Neustrelitz].