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Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer

Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer

Professor of Southeast and East European History
- Speaker of the GS OSES Regensburg -


Universität Regensburg
Institute for History
Landshuter Straße 4
93047 Regensburg

Main Research Areas

  • Social history and historical anthropology of Southeastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries; in particular migration history, history of family and kinship, Muslim minorities, state socialism
  • Nation-building in the Balkans
  • History of history writing in Southeastern Europe

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1970 in Kirchdorf a.d. Krems (Austria). After his PhD at the University of Graz in 1999 (with a dissertation on the social and environmental history of the Rhodopi Mountains), Ulf Brunnbauer received a habilitation in East and Southeast as well as Modern History from the Free University of Berlin in 2006 (with a book on ideology and social life in communist Bulgaria). In 2008 he was appointed Chair of History of Southeastern and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg. Also in 2008, he became director of the then Südost-Institut, which was one of the predecessors of today’s Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies. From 2012 to 2017 Ulf Brunnbauer was managing director of IOS and as of July 2017, he is its first full-time academic director.


  • Co-editor Südosteuropäische Arbeiten
  • Co-editor Südost-Forschungen
  • Co-editor Handbuch zur Geschichte Südosteuropas
  • Co-editor DigiOst
  • Co-editor Schnittstellen. Studien zum östlichen und südöstlichen Europa
  • Co-editor Studien zur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas
  • Editorial Board Member of Bulgarian Ethnology
  • Editorial Board Member of Central Europe
  • Editorial Board Member of Debatte: review of contemporary German affairs
  • Editorial Board Member of Dve domovini/Two homelands (Ljubljana)
  • Editorial Board Member of Ethnologia Balkanica
  • Editorial Board Member of Etnološka tribina / Ethnological Forum
  • Editorial Board Member of Études Balkanique
  • Editorial Board Member of History of Communism in Europe (2010–2012)
  • Editorial Board Member of Südosteuropa. Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsforschung
  • Editorial Board Member of Tabula. Journal of the Department of Humanities

Positions, Assignments and Memberships


List of publications

Supervised Ph.D. Theses at the Graduate School