Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer

Curriculum Vitae

  • October 2010-present: director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
  • 2002-present: chair of Eastern European History at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 1994-2002: assistant professor (post-doc) of Modern and Eastern European History in Freiburg
    2000: completed post-doctoral professorial qualification (Habilitation)
    1994: completed doctorate
  • 1986-1994: studied modern and Eastern European history as well as economics at the universities of Freiburg and London.

Research Projects

  • Poland in Transition 1989/90


 Main areas of research

  • State-building and statehood in Eastern Europe
  • Nationalism in East Central and Southeastern Europe
  • History of schooling and education
  • Eastern European cultures of memory
  • Historical comparison

Positions/ Memberships

  • since 2016 - Member of the History Expert Commission of the German Research Foundation
  • Chair of the advisory board of the Herder Institute in Marburg (2009-2015)
  • Chair of the advisory board of the Siebenbürgen Institute at the University Heidelberg (2003-2011)
  • Member of the advisory board of the Southeast Europe Association (SOG)