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Dr. Sebastian Ramisch-Paul

Affiliated Researcher


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Academic career

  • 02/2020 Doctorate in Eastern European History at Justus Liebig University Gießen
  • 5/2012–5/2014 Master's Degree in Historical and Cultural Sciences at Justus Liebig University Gießen
  • 10/2008–4/2012 Bachelor's Degree in Historical and Cultural Sciences at Justus Liebig University Gießen

Stays abroad

  • 9/2016 Research stay at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary
  • 4/2016 Research stay at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute in Boston, USA
  • since 2014 multi-week research and archival stays in Berehove/Beregszász, Budapest, Bytča, Geneva, Prague, Opava and Warsaw
  • 9/2013–5/2014 Semester abroad at the Pécsi Tudományegyetem/University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary
  • 10/2010–3/2011 Semester abroad at the Masarykova univerzita in Brno, Czech Republic

Work experience

  • Since 2/2018 Researcher at the Hannah Arendt Institute, TU Dresden
  • 6/2014–12/2017 Researcher at the Herder Institute for historical research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association in Marburg; employee in the Sonderforschungsbereich SFB/TRR 138 "Dynamiken der Sicherheit" im Teilprojekt A06 „Versicherheitlichung und Diskurse über Rechte von Minderheiten und Mehrheiten in Ostmitteleuropa im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert“ (Special research area SFB/TRR 138 "Dynamics of Security" in the sub-project A06 "Securitization and discourses on minority rights and majorities in East Central Europe in the 19th and 29th century"
  • 8/2011–9/2011 Internship at Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), editorial office of  Frontal21 in Berlin
  • 8/2009–9/2009 Internship at the Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa (Federal institute for the culture and history of Germans in Eastern Europe) in Oldenburg

Linguistic proficiency

  • English
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Slovakian
  • Polish

Research and teaching focus

  • Historical security research
  • Minority research
  • History of democracy
  • Nationalism research
  • History of Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary in the 19th and 20th century

Scholarships and Awards

  • 11/2019 Funding from the DAAD Conference Travel Programme for the 51st Annual ASEEES Convention in San Francisco
  • 9/2013–5/2014 Yearly scholarship of the DAAD for a nine-month study stay in Pécs (Hungary)

Expert activities

  • Since 1/2018 scientific review activity for "Verlag Herder-Institut"

Organizational activity

  • 12/2018 Co-organiser of the international cooperative conference "Aufbruch zu Demokratie und Nationalstaatlichkeit in Mittel- und Ostmitteleuropa? Aktuelle Forschungen mit Fokus auf die lokale Ebene (1917-1923)" in Prague, (coperation partners: Junior-Prof. Dr. Tim Buchen, TU Dresden; Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Science, Prague)
  • 10/2018 Co-organiser of the international cooperative conference "The Local and the Regional Dimensions of 1918/19. A Comparison" in Prague, (Cooperation partners: Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Science, Prague; Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague; Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
  • 3/2018–6/2018 Coordination for the presentation of the main focus of funding  „1918 – Chiffre für Umbruch und Aufbruch“ during the "day of the open government district" in the Saxon Ministry for Science and Arts