ASEEES 2018 Webinar on "Navigating German-speaking Academia," Feb 7
2018 Webinar Series begins February 7, 2018 (12pm EST): German-speaking Academia: A Road Map to Navigating Research Institutions beyond Universities
Germany provides a highly developed network of university and non-university expertise for Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet states. The first webinar, in the series presented by the Herder Institute, provides a survey of all existing centers and institutions, and gives an overview about their regional focus, research hubs, collections and infrastructures. For the purpose of drawing a more general picture, the discussion will include centers located in Austria and Switzerland. Moreover, participants will gain insight into the present state and future development of East European Studies in all these three countries and will learn how to organize a research trip and how to find the best opportunity for individual topics.
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Speaker's bio: Peter Haslinger, who will present the first three webinars in the series, is full professor for the history of East Central Europa at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and director of the Herder-Institute in Marburg, a non-university institute in the realm of the Leibniz Association that specializes in the history, art history and digital humanities of East Central Europe. He is also Principal Investigator at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies, the International Center for the Study of Culture and the Center for Media and Interactivity, all located at Giessen University. Moreover, he functions as a spokesperson for the Herder-Institute Research Academy which aims to bridge the gap between scholarship in Eastern European Studies and the development of research infrastructures. His scholarly interest focuses on the history of the Habsburg Monarchy and successor states (19th and 20th centuries), he has published widely on Hungarian, Czech and Slovak history as well as on questions of nation, region and cultural diversity, on cartography and questions of security. He is also is the spokesperson of the project group that enhances the visibility of Eastern European Studies across disciplines within the Leibniz Association. He is also involved in activities for the enhancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences on the European level (e.g. as a member of the HERA board).