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Prof. Dr. Julia Herzberg

Prof. Dr. Julia Herzberg

Professor of History in East-Central Europe and Russia in Premodern Period (LMU Munich)


University of Munich (LMU)
Historisches Seminar der LMU
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich

Main Research Areas

  • History of Russia from the Middle Ages to the 20th century
  • Russia in the Age of Enlightenment
  • History of science and technology as well as environmental history of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Popular Autobiographics / biography research
  • Historiography
  • Religious practices

Curriculum Vitae

Since October 2016, Julia Herzberg holds the professorship for the History of East Central Europe / Russia in the Pre-Modern Period, which is based both at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and at the University of Regensburg (UR). As undergraduate student Herzberg has studied German, History and Russian in Cologne, Wolgograd and Moscow. She got her Ph.D. at the University of Bielefeld for a dissertation thesis about Study on rural autobiography between the czarist Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Afterwards, she worked as a research assistant at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich and since October 2013 as a research assistant at the Chair of Modern and Eastern European History at the University of Freiburg. Since July 2017, Herzberg is member of the Graduate School.

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
  • Women's Representative of the Faculty 9 (Faculty of History and the Arts) of LMU Munich
  • Member European Society for Environmental History (ESEH)
  • Member Zentrums für Biografik


List of Publications