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Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)

The Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO) houses interdisciplinary research and teaching programs dedicated to Eastern and South- Eastern Europe. The staff includes specialists in political and social sciences, theology and ethnology, as well as historians and literary scholars. The aim of the ZfO is to illuminate the process of social, political and cultural transformation that is in progress throughout the region by placing it in its historical context, and to study its long-term implications for the rest of Europe and the wider world. The ZfO participates in scientific collaborations with many universities and research establishments in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, and also cooperates with the Centers for Eastern European Studies at the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Alberta in Edmonton.


Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel

Petra Thoma
Department of History
Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)
Schellingstraße 12, Room 430
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 – 54 80