Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Southeast European History


An overview of the dissertation projects currently conducted at the Chair can be found here:


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Intellectual Networks and Circulation of Individual Psychology in East-Central and South-East Europe in the First Half of the 20th Century (more ...)
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Martin Blasius
“Football in Yugoslav self-management socialism" (more ...)





Johannes Breit
"Serbenbild und rassistische Diskurse in der deutschen Okkupation Serbiens 1941-1944" (more...)

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Preaching the Republic: The Spokespeople of the Single-Party Regime in Turkey (more ...)
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"Ein liberales Projekt? Die ungarischen ‚Fachkollegien‘ seit dem Spätsozialismus" (more...)
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Veronika Hager
"Thinking about the Ottoman Empire in the Early Republic of Turkey” (more ...)


Priska Komaromi

Buying Sex under Consumer Socialism: Western Clients and Transnational Masculinities in Hungarian Sex Tourism, 1968-89. (more....)



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The Sarajevo Ghetto Spectacle: historical trajectories of the Yugoslav visual arts community during the siege of Sarajevo (more...)

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Jovo Miladinović
Drafting into the Military during the End and Change of Empires in the Multi-Confessional Border Land: "Sancaks" (more...)


Thomas Porena
Displaced Yugoslavia 1945: The Comeback of the Yugoslavian Prisoners of War,  Concentration Camp Inmates and Slave Labourers from Germany -  An Analysis Of Social And National Reintegration (more ...)



Concluded dissertation projects



Dr. des. Kathrin Jurkat
Doctoral defence 12 July 2021

Subject of the doctoral thesis: "Impact of Transition on Workers - An Investigation of the Serbian Working World (more ...)"

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Dr. des. Janis Nalbadidacis

Doctoral defence 08 July 2020

Subject of the doctoral thesis: "In the dungeons of the dictatorship: A comparative study of centres of torture in Argentina and Greece during the period of dictatorship (more ...)"


Dr. des. Thomas Schad
Doctoral defence 07 July 2020

Subject of the doctoral thesis: "From Fellow Muslims into Fellow Nationals? Migrants from Yugoslavia to Turkey between demographic engineering and trans-national figurations in İstanbul and İzmir (1945–1990) " (more...)


Dr. des. Ruža Fotiadis

Doctoral defence 24 October 2018

Subject of the doctoral thesis: “Traditional Friends and Orthodox Brothers“ – das griechisch-serbische Beziehungsparadigma

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Dr. des. Andreas Guidi

Doctoral defence 09 July 2018

Subject of the doctoral thesis: Generations in flux: Rhodos’ transition from late imperial to totalitarian rule (1900-1930) (more ...)


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Dr. Robert Lučić

Doctoral defence 28 May 2018

Subject of the doctoral thesis: War and Peace in Socialism - The Yugoslav People´s Army and the Break-up of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. (more ...)


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Dr. Bernd Robionek

Doctoral defence 20 March 2018

Subject of the doctoral thesis: Das deutsche Genossenschaftswesen in der Vojvodina (1922-41) (mehr ...)



Dr. Boris Stamenić

Doctoral defence 17 April 2015

Subject of the doctoral thesis: "Sinjska Alka. Das politische Leben eines Ritterspiels" (Projektbeschreibung)

Published as: Das politische Leben eines Ritterspiels. Die Sinjska alka als Vehikel politischer Legitimation im 20. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (Balkanologische Veröffentlichungen Bd. 63) 2017.

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Dr. Đorđe Tomić

Doctoral defence 28 November 2014

Subject of the doctoral thesis: New borders - old borders. Processes of symbolic delimitation and discourses of alterity in Vojvodina during the 1990ies.

Published as:  „Phantomgrenzen“ in Zeiten des Umbruchs. Die Autonomieidee in der Vojvodina der 1990er Jahre, Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 2015.

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Dr. Claudia Lichnofsky

Doctoral defence 31 October 2014

Subject of the doctoral thesis: Appearance of new ethnic identifications – the example of Ashkali and Egyptians in Kosovo

Published as: Ethnienbildung von Muslimen als Abwehr von Antiziganismus: Das Beispiel der Roma, Ashkali und Ägypter im Kosovo, Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 2016.

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Dr. Konrad Petrovszky

Doctoral defence 08 July 2013

Subject of the doctoral thesis: Orthodox historiography in Ottoman Southeastern Europe in the 16th and 17th Centuries. A study of its formative conditions and forms of expression.

Publiziert als: Geschichte schreiben im osmanischen Südosteuropa. Eine Kulturgeschichte orthodoxer Historiographie des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (Balkanologische Veröffentlichungen 60) 2014.

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Dr. Nicole Immig

Doctoral defence 03 May 2013

Subject of the doctoral thesis: Between Emigration and Participation: Muslims in Greece 1878-1897

Published as: Zwischen Partizipation und Emigration Muslime in Griechenland 1878-1897, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (Balkanologische Veröffentlichungen 62) 2015.