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PD Dr. Ricarda Vulpius

Short Biography

Ricarda Vulpius, currently Assistant Professor for the History of Eastern and Central Europe at Free
University Berlin, is expected to be professor for the history of Eastern and Central Europe at the
University of Münster from October 1, 2021. One pillar of her research addresses the ruling practices
of the Russian Empire across its entire expanse, beginning with the North Caucasus, the southeastern
steppes of Central Asia, Siberia, the Far East, and Russian Alaska in the pre-modern era and on the
threshold of modernity. She treats questions of empire, civilizing mission and colonialism. Another
pillar concerns the relationship between Russia and Ukraine and focuses on competing
nationbuilding and religion in the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Her
most important publications include „Die Geburt des Russländischen Imperiums.
Herrschaftskonzepte und -praktiken im 18. Jahrhundert“ (2020) and „Nationalisierung der Religion.
Russifizierungspolitik und ukrainische Nationsbildung, 1860-1920“ (2005). She is preparing a major
project on imperial biographies in Russia’s 18th century, in particular on the German speaking elite
from Livonia and Estonia in the 18th century.

Contact Information:

rvulpius@zedat.fu-berlin.de (until October 1, 2021);
rvulpius@web.de