Dr. Gregor Feindt
Member of the academic staff, Department of HistoryRoom: 02 305
Phone: +49 6131 39 39369
Fax: +49 6131 39 30154
Gregor studied Eastern European and Modern History, and Slavonic Studies in Bonn and Cracow (Jagiellonian University) and completed a PhD at Bonn on national discourse in Central European Samizdat. His thesis was awarded the Fritz Theodor Epstein-Preis of the Verband der Osteuropahistorikerinnen und –historiker in 2014 and the Johannes-Zilkens-Promotionspreis of the German Academic National Foundation in 2015.
Writing European history calls for the crossing of boundaries and borders. The Leibniz Institute of European History holds annual workshops on early modern and modern European history for international PhD students. We encourage researchers working in this field to present central aspects of their dissertation projects and to discuss the transcultural and transnational scope of their findings in a stimulating environment. The next workshop will be held in January 2018.
Industrial towns such as Brno, Ostrava or Zlín produced new and controversial ideas of modern life, both as the utopian concept of progress and as the caricature of dehumanisation. Here, companies, workers, and intellectuals presented specific and competing understandings of modern human society that developed beyond the radical regime changes of the twentieth century. The project studies how such actors contested and decontested the concepts of work and industrial life between 1920 and 1960.