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Dr Tim Buchen

Lecturer; History (DAAD-Fachlektor)


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Address: Room 3.12, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place



Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 5215
Office hours: Tuesday 10-12 Thursday 10-12 and by appointment
Affiliated research centres
Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

I was raised in Koblenz in the west of the late West-Germany. Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall I got fascinated by the lands on the other side of the "Iron Curtain".

Studying History, German literature and Eastern European Studies at Humboldt-University and Free University in Berlin, I enjoyed three semesters in Poland (Cracow and Warsaw).

I received my Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin at the Center for Research on Antisemitism with a thesis on Antisemitism in Habsburg Galicia. The manuscript won the Immanuel-Kant-Award from the Federal Representative for Culture and Media in 2012 and the Award of the Ambassador of the Polish Republic in Germany in 2011. The published book received the Geisteswissenschaften International - Translation Funding for Work in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015 and will be published in English.

As a Post-Doc, I worked for one year at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw on a biographical study of two religious politicians in the late Habsburg Monarchy. I was a teaching and research fellow at the University of Bamberg for two semesters and for three years research and teaching fellow at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt at the Oder before I joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2015.

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