Geschichte Osteuropas und Südosteuropas




Dr. Ulrich Hofmeister

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Ulrich Hofmeister studied history and Russian language in Vienna and Moscow and holds a doctoral degree of the University of Vienna in history. His research interests include the imperial history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, with a special focus on inter-imperial comparisons and the analysis of transfer processes, as well as urban history. He has published a monograph on Russian notions of an imperial civilizing mission in Central Asia (Die Bürde des Weißen Zaren, Stuttgart: Steiner, 2019) and is the (co-)editor of several collective volumes. Currently, he prepares an edited book on Imperial Cities in the Tsarist, the Habsburg and the Ottoman Empires (to be published with Routledge in 2022) and works on a book project on Russian town planning during the 18th century, with an emphasis on new town projects in Russia’s Asian borderlands.


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