Stefan Troebst

Stefan Troebst
  • Director M.A.-Program 'European Studies' / Professor of East European Cultural Studies
    +49 (0)341 97 35 584
  • Curriculum Vitae


    born in Heidelberg


    Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Russian and East European History at the Institute of Eastern Europe of the Free University of Berlin


    German member of missions of long duration of the Conference for (later: Organization on) Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE, OSCE) in Macedonia and Moldova,

    Senior Analyst of the Aspen-Carnegie International Commission on the Balkans


    Founding director of the Danish-German European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg

    Since 1999

    Professor of East European Cultural Studies at the University of Leipzig,
    Deputy director of the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe (GWZO)


    Research professorship of VolkswagenStiftung at the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies of the University of Wroclaw and Visiting Professor at Collège d’Europe in Warsaw-Natolin

    Since 2008

    Co-director of the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI)


    Fellow of the Imre Kertész Kolleg „Europas Osten im 20. Jahrhundert. Historische Erfahrungen im Vergleich“ of the University of Jena

    Since 2012

    Foreign Member of Societas Scientiarium Fennica/Suomen Tiedeseura/Finska Vetenskaps-Societeten

    Since 2014

    Associate Fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kosovo for Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt

    Detailed CV (PDF)

    Recent Main Publications

    Zwischen Arktis, Adria und Armenien. Das östliche Europa und seine Ränder (Köln, Wien, Weimar: Böhlau, 2017)

    West-östliche Europastudien. Rechtskultur, Kulturgeschichte, Geschichtspolitik / West-Eastern European Studies. Legal Culture, Cultural History, Politics of History (Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2015).

    Remembering Communism. Private and Public Recollections of Lived Experience in Southeast Europe (co-edited with Maria Todorova and Augusta Dimou, Budapest, New York, NY: Central European University Press 2014).

    Erinnerungskultur – Kulturgeschichte – Geschichtsregion. Ostmitteleuropa in Europa [Culture of Remembrance – Cultural History – Historical Meso-Regions. East-Central Europe in Europe] (Stuttgart: F. Steiner 2013).

    Full Publication List 1979-2017

    Main Research Fields and List of Current Projects

    Cultures of remembrance and politics of history in post-dictatorial Europe

    Regionalizing concepts in historical research

    Eastern Europe’s impact on the development of international public law

    Membership and Functions

    • Member of the Advisory Board of the German War Graves Commission
    • Chairman of the Academic Advisory Comittee of the German-Polish Research Foundation
    • Member of the Executive Board of the German Association for East  European Studies (DGO)
    • Member of the Executive Board of the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies of the University of Wroclaw
    • Member of the Scientific Council of the European Network Remembrance  and Solidarity
    • Member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the German Federal 
    • Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship


    Summer term 2017

    • Seminar "EU-Super-GAU? Krisenszenarien und Zukunftsvisionen"
    • Seminar "Von den Teilungen Polens zur Konvention von Lausanne 1772-1923. Das östliche Europa im „langen“ 19. Jahrhundert"