Direktorin Prof. Dr. Maren Röger

Prof. Dr. Maren Röger

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About the person

Studied Cultural and Media Studies and History at the Universities of Lüneburg and Wrocław, Poland. Doctorate in 2010 in Gießen on the German-Polish culture of remembrance regarding the forced migration of Germans. Postdoctoral researcher at the German Historical Institute Warsaw 20102015 as well as visiting professor at the University of Hamburg 2014, 2015–2021 junior professor, 2021 professor for the history of entanglement with Eastern Europe at the University of Augsburg, 2017-2021 also director of the Bukovina Institute, 2018 positive interim evaluation of the junior professorship, 2021 senior lecturer in Eastern European History as well as Modern and Contemporary History.

Since 11/2021 Director of the GWZO and Professor of the History of Eastern Europe/East Central Europe at the University of Leipzig.

Work focus

  • History of East Central Europe from the 19th to the 21st century
  • Comparative European contemporary history
  • History of migration and forced migration in the 19th/20th century, »Flucht und Vertreibung« [»flight and expulsion«]
  • History of violence, especially Second World War and Holocaust
  • Culture of remembrance and politics of memory in Eastern Europe
  • History of political communication, media history and public history
  • Gender and sexuality history
  • Nationalism studies

Functions and memberships

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max Weber Foundation (since 2023)
  • Co-director of the Leipzig branch of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde (DGO) (since 2023) (German Association for East European Studies)
  • Spokesperson of the Leibniz-Forschungsnetzwerk östliches Europa (Leibniz Research Network »Central and Eastern Europe«) (since 2022)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation (Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung) (since 2022)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fritz Bauer Institute (since 2022)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal »Praca Literaturoznawcze« (since 2021)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal »Spiegelungen« (since 2020)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Specialised Information Service for East, Central and Southeast European Studies (Fachinformationsdienst Ost-, Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek (DFG)) (since 2017)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the »Weimar Rendez-vous with History« (»Weimarer Rendez-Vous«) (a trinational French-Polish-German history festival) (since 02/2013)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of »Zeitgeschichte online« (since 4/2011)
  • Member of the International Evaluation Commission of the University of Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic (12/2020)
  • Co-opted board member of Kommission für Geschichte und Kultur der Deutschen in Südosteuropa e,V, (KGKDS) (Commission for the History and Culture of the Germans in Southeast Europe) (11/2019–10/2021)
  • Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the Bukovina Institute (4/2016-9/2021)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the project »Das Bundesministerium für Vertriebene, Flüchtlinge und Kriegsgeschädigte (1949–1969)« (»The Federal Ministry for Displaced Persons, Refugees and War-Affected Persons (1949–-1969)«) (2018-2021)
  • Member of the feedback committee of the project in history didactics »Rassismen in Kolonialismus und Nationalsozialismus« (Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft) »Racisms in Colonialism and National Socialism« (EVU Foundation) (2016-2018)
  • Member of the steering group in the Leibniz project »Das Private im Nationalsozialismus« (»The Private in National Socialism«), joint project of the Institute of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, the University of Nottingham and the German Historical Institute Warsaw (2013-2016)
  • Member of the Faculty Commission for Teaching and Studies (fakultäre Kommission für Lehre und Studium) (11/2019-9/2021)
  • Elected professorial member of the Faculty Council at the Faculty of Philological and Historical Studies of the University of Augsburg (9/2017–9/2019)
  • Mentor in the programme for young female scientists at the University of Augsburg (UniMento, 2016)
  • Equal Opportunities Officer at the DHI Warsaw (11/2010–3/2015)

Awards and scholarships

  • Scholarship for excellent young academics as part of the Bavarian equal opportunities program (bayerische Gleichstellungsförderung) (part-time, 12/2020–6/2021)
  • Prize of the Department of History at the University of Augsburg for special commitment to teaching (for exhibition #Postkartenfieber, 10/2019)
  • Special prize from »Geisteswissenschaften International - Preis zur Förderung der Übersetzung geisteswissenschaftlicher Werke« for the book »Kriegsbeziehungen« (05/2016)
  • Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History (Category A) of the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide for the manuscript Sexualpolitik und Besatzeralltag in Polen 1939-1945: Prostitution, Intimität, Gewalt (10/2014, published in March 2015 under the title »Kriegsbeziehungen«)
  • Scholarship holder of the »Fast Track« program of the Robert Bosch Foundation (10/2014-10/2016)
  • DFG doctoral scholarship as part of the Research Training Group »Transnationale Medienereignisse von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegewart« [»Transnational Media Events from the Early Modern Period to the Present«], University of Giessen (11/2006-10/2009)

 

Editorship

  • Since 2021 Co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung / Journal of East Central European Studies
  • Since 2021 Co-editor of the GWZO series »Visuelle Geschichtskultur«, »Armenier im östlichen Europa – Armenians in Eastern Europe«, »Forschungen zur Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Mitteleuropa«, »Leipzig Studies on the History and Culture of East-Central Europe« and »Studia Jagellonica Lipsiensia«
  • Since 2021, co-editor of the GWZO annual journal "Mitropa"
  • Since 2020 co-editor of the »Journal für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa (JKGE)« (DeGruyter)
  • 2020-2021 Co-editor of the »Danubiana Carpathica. Yearbook for History and Culture in the German Settlement Areas of Southeast Europe« (DeGruyter)
  • Since 2021, »Prace Literaturoznawcze«, scientific board

 

Supervised dissertations

Completed dissertations

  • Jakub Gałęziowski, M.A.: Zmącone biografie. Powojenne losy dzieci (urodzonych) z (powodu) wojny [published in 2022 by Krytyka Polityczna under the title: Niedopowiedziane biografie. Polskie dzieci urodzone z powodu wojny, awarded the prize for the best debut in the historical sciences of the journal Polityka 2023, funded by: Horizon 2020, Intern. Training Network, cotutelle with the University of Warsaw, currently research assistant at the Institute of History of the University of Warsaw]
  • Philipp Kröger, M.A.: Die deutsche Nationalitätenstatistik und ihr Blick auf Ostmitteleuropa, 1860–1945 [published in 2023 by Wallstein under the title: Das vermessene Volk. Nationaliätenstatisik und Bevölkerungspolitik in Deutschlands östlichen Grenzländern, awarded the prize of the Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, der Medizin und der Technik e.V. (GWMT) 2022, Förd: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, currently research assistant at the Chair of Contemporary History at the University of Siegen]

Ongoing Dissertations

Teaching

  • Teaching in various coursesat the Universities of Giessen (2009), Hamburg (2014–2015) and Augsburg (2015-2021), including History, Art and Cultural History, Interdisciplinary European Studies.
  • Lectures at the Department of History at Leipzig University from summer semester 2022.

 

Aktuelle Forschungsthemen

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