XXVII International Thomas Mann Festival „Cultural Landscapes. The Stranger“
Prof. dr. Anke Hilbrenner (Germany)
“Century of Strangers and Century of Emigration in East Europe Space, Starting from 1905 Revolution Until Nowadays Situation”
Moderator: Dr. Darius Staliūnas
German Historical Institute in Warsaw
Anke Hilbrenner from 1st April 2022 is Professor of East European History at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf before she was a professor at the University of Göttingen. Prof. A. Hilbrenner studied in Bonn and Bochum, and taught at the universities of Bonn, Bremen, and Munich. The professor’s area of research is the history of the Russian and Soviet empires, extending from East Central Europe to Siberia and Central Asia. Her research also focuses on marginalized society groups. Until 2016 she chaired the research network of Eastern European sports history, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her research also focuses on the history of everyday life during the Second World War, the history of Jews in Eastern Europe, women, nationalism, diasporas, genocide, and the culture of memory. A. Hilbrenner also delves into the history of Russian terrorism, research into the history of violent emotions, European colonialism in Eastern Europe, and the history of science and enlightenment.