In teaching and research, we focus on the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as the histories of various other regions, states, and societies spanning from East Central Europe to the vast expanse of Eurasia. We pay special attention to imperial peripheries, transcultural connections, and perspectives beyond Europe. Our collaboration takes place within the framework of the Osteuropa Kolleg NRW  alongside international partners. An outstanding aspect of our teaching is the Eastern European History stream within the regular History MA program, which provides students with the opportunity for hands-on training in cultural institutions related to Eastern Europe in North Rhine-Westphalia during a semester-long internship. Our research seminar acts as a central hub for scholarly exchange and discussions. Everyone interested is warmly invited to join! 

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sören Urbansky
Se­cretary: Lena Kann
Tel.: +49 (0)234 32 - 28530

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Address: RUB, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany, GA 4/158-160

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