Dr Guido Hausmann

Curriculum Vitae

Since December 2012, Guido Hausmann is a fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena once more. Since September 2010, he is a research assistant at the chair for New and Eastern European History at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg i. Br. From September 2008 until September 2010 he was appointed to act for this chair. From September 2005 until September 2008, Hausmann was a lecturer in Eastern European and Russian history at the Trinity College Dublin (TCB). In 2004, he was promoted to professor at the University of Bielefeld and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne in 1995.

Research project at the Kolleg

At the Kolleg, I will carry out research in political geography of Eastern Europe in the 20th century, thus contributing to a critical reflexion of the analytical category, and to the shaping of the term territoriality from an Eastern European perspective. My research project revolves around the three following scientists, which are said to be the outstanding national representatives of the academic discipline of geography in the first decades of the 20th century: the Polish geographer Eugeniusz Romer (1871-1954), the Ukrainian geographer Stepan Rudnyc'kyj (1877-1937) as well as the Russian geographer Venjamin Semenov Tjan-Šanskij (1870-1942). The project's research method will focus on a comparison of aspects, and a history of interrelation.

Research Focal Points


  • Russia, Ukraine, Poland


  • 18th to 20th century


  • Empires and nationalities
  • History of education and science
  • Urban history
  • Cultures of remembrance