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Dr. Ana Kladnik

Affiliated Researcher


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Academic career

  • 2013 Doctorate in History at the University of Ljubljana
  • 10/1996-9/2003 Studies in History and Sociology at the University of Ljubljana

Work experience

  • Since 02/2020 Affiliated Researcher at HAIT e.V., TU Dresden
  • 10/2017–01/2019 Researcher at HAIT e.V., TU Dresden
  • 02/2017–09/2017 Researcher at ZZF Potsdam
  • 10/2016–01/2017 Visiting Professorship at the University of Liverpool
  • 07/2016–09/2016 Fellow, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
  • 01/2016–06/2016 Postdoc Fellow, University of Sarajevo
  • 10/2014–12/2015 Fellow, ZZF Potsdam
  • 02/2012–09/2014 Professorship at Charles University, Prague
  • 01/2011–06/2011 Substitute Professorship at the University of Pittsburgh
  • 09/2010–08/2011 Visiting Fellow, European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
  • 09/2007–08/2010 Researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History Prague
  • 09/2006–08/2007 EU Project Manager and Researcher at the Museum für Zeitgeschichte Celje
  • 09/2003–12/2004 EU Project Manager in the municipality of Velenje

Linguistic proficiency

  • Slovenian (native language)
  • English (business fluent)
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (business fluent)
  • Czech (fluent)
  • Slovakian (fluent)
  • German (fluent)

Research and teaching focus

  • Modern European history (Central and Southeastern Europe)
  • Urban history
  • Socialism
  • Transformation
  • Social and cultural history

Research projects

  • Overall project: Ehrenamtliche Arbeit in lokalen Gemeinden zwischen Staatssozialismus und liberalem Kapitalismus. Die Geschichte der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr in Deutschland und Ostmitteleuropa 1980-2000 (DFG / FWF: D-A-CH Programm) (Volunteer work in local municipalities between state Socialism and liberal capitalism. The history of volunteer fire brigades in Germany and Central Eastern Europe, 1980-2000)
  • Subproject on the Socialist Republic of Slovenia and the autonomous province of Vojvodina / Slovenia and Serbia

Scholarships and Awards

  • 07/2016–09/2016 Fellow, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
  • 01/2016–06/2016 Postdoc scholarship of Erasmus Mundus – JoinEU-SEE>PENTA
  • 11/2014–12/2015 Postdoc scholarship of the DAAD Leibniz
  • 01/2013–07/2013 Fellow, ZZF Potsdam
  • 10/2009–06/2010 Erasmus doctoral scholarship, Silesian University in Opava
  • 09/2007–08/2010 Doctoral scholarship of the Volkswagen Foundation
  • 01/2005–06/2005 Erasmus scholarship, University of Silesia in Katowice
  • 08/2003 Scholarship DAAD, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg
  • 10/2001–6/2002 Scholarship of the Republic of Slovakia, Comenius University Bratislava

Expert activities

  • Since 11/2018 Scientific Reviewer for "Contemporary European History"
  • Since 11/2018 Scientific Reviewer for "Research Assessments of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague"
  • Since 12/2018 Scientific Reviewer for "Grant Agency of Charles University, Prague"

Organizational activity

  • Organisation of the international conference „Voluntary Work, Volunteering and Voluntary Associations in Southeastern Europe (1980–2000)“ at the ZRC SAZU Ljubljana, 22./23.3.2018
  • Organisation of the international conference „How Long are New Towns New? European Post-War New Towns as Authentic Places in a Comparative Perspective”, at ZZF Potsdam, 23./24.2.2017
  • Organisation of the panel „(Crossing) Boundaries of Thought, Identity and Solidarity. Workers in Bohemia and Czechoslovakia, 1914–1960” at ASEEES, New Orleans, November 2012
  • Organisation of the panel „New Towns East, West and In-Between” at EAUH, Prague, 30.8.2012
  • Organisation of the panel „Non-Alignment and the World Communist Movement” at ASEEES, Washington D.C., November 2011
  • Organisation of the international conference „Rethinking Late Socialism. Socio- Cultural Change and Political Legitimacy in Eastern Europe since the 1960s” at the Institute for History in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23.–25.6.2010
  • Organisation of the international conference „Modern Dictatorship as a Practice and Experience. New Approaches in the Study of Authoritarian Regimes in Central and South-Easter Europe in the 20thCentury” at the Institute for History, Koper, Slovenia, 9./10.10.2008

Functions and memberships

  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
  • German Historians' Association (Deutscher Historikerverband)
  • Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism (Pula, Croatia)
  • European Association for Urban History (EAUH)
  • International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA)