Philipp Ther
Project PositionCore Faculty
Current PositionProfessor, University of Vienna
Birth Date0000-00-00
User GroupResource Faculty
M.A.  Georgtown University, Washington D.C.   History  1993
PhD  Free University, Berlin.  History  1997
Habilitation   Free University, Berlin.  History  2005

Professional Experiense:
start dateend dateinstitutionposition
20022007European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder. Junior Professor
20072010European University Institute, Florence. Professor for European History
2010until nowUniversity of ViennaProfessor for Central Europan History.

2011. Introduction to the Transnational Paradigm of Historiography
2012. Transnational History of Europe. The Example of Music Theater
Summer 2012. From the late Cold War Period to the "New Europe".

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Narodní divadlo v kontextu evropských operních dějin (od založeni do první světové války) [The Czech National Theatre in the Context of European Opera History (Since its Foundation until World War I)], Praha: Dokořán, 2008.

In der Mitte der Gesellschaft. Operntheater in Zentraleuropa 1815–1914 [In the Center of Society. Opera Theatres in Central Europe, 1815-1914], Wien: Oldenbourg, 2006.

Deutsche und polnische Vertriebene. Gesellschaft und Vertriebenenpolitik in der SBZ/DDR und in Polen 1945–1956, [German and Polish Expellees. Society and Expellee Policy in the Soviet Zone of Occupation/GDR and Poland, 1945-1956], Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1998.

Edited Volumes

Georgii Kasianov, Philipp Ther (Hg.), A Laboratory of Transnational History. Ukraine and Ukrainian Historiography since 1991, Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009.

Martin Dean, Constantin Goschler and Philipp Ther (eds.), Robbery and Restitution. The Conflict over Jewish Property in Europe, Providence: Berghahn Publishers, 2007.

Philipp Ther and Ana Siljak (eds.), Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe 1944-1948, Lanham u.a.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001 (Harvard Cold War Book Series, No. 1).


Beyond the Nation: The Relational Basis of a Comparative History of Germany and Europe, in: Central European History 36 (2003), pp. 45-74.

War versus Peace: Interethnic Relations in Lviv during the First Half of the Twentieth Century, in: Harvard Ukrainian Studies 24 (2000), pp. 251-284.