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Prof. Diana Mishkova

CURRICULUM VITAE
Diana M. Mishkova, Professor of History, PhD

 

Correspondence address:

 

7, Stefan Karadja Str., vh.3, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria;
Tel. (+359) 2 980 37 04; Fax: (+359) 2 980 36 62;
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University Degrees:

2000: Habilitation
1988: PhD in Modern History, Faculty of History, Sofia University
1982: "Diplom" (M.A.- equivalent) in History, Faculty of History, Sofia University
 

Current Employment:

2000- present: Director of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

University Positions and Teaching Experience:

2000-2005: Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary History of Southeastern Europe, Department of Southeast-European History (Faculty of History), Sofia University

1988-2000: Senior Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary History of Southeastern Europe, Department of Southeast-European History (Faculty of History), Sofia University

Courses taught in the Faculty of History, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Slavic Philology.

2005-2006: Guest-professor at the Centre for Contemporary History, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

1999: Lecturer in Balkan history for the MA program in South East European Studies, University of Athens, Greece.

1998: Guest-professor at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Greece.

1991-1997: Lecturer for the Joint Bulgarian-American Program on Eastern Europe, Sofia University.

1991 and 1997: Guest-researcher and lecturer at the Department of Russian and East European Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden.

1994: Lecturer in Modern Balkan History in George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and the Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

1993-1994: Visiting professor at the Centre for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.

1992-1993: Lecturer in Balkan history for the History MA Program at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

1990: Visiting lecturer in Modern Balkan history at Institute of New Greek and Balkanistic Studies, University of Copenhagen and the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Awards, Grants, and Honors:

2018 - Foreign Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2019 - Doctor Honoris Causa of Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden

2015: fellow at the Imre Kertesz Kolleg, Jena, Germany

2014: fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany.

2008-2010: Senior fellow and convener of the research project Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeastern and Northern Europe of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, Bulgaria.

2004-2006: Senior fellow and convener of the research project We, the People. Visions of National Peculiarity and Political Modernities in the ‘Europe of Small Nations' of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia.

2005: Research fellow in the international project "Multiple Antiquities-Multiple Modernities: Antiques and their Entangled Histories in Nineteenth-Century Europe", Collegium Budapest, Hungary.

2000-2003: Senior fellow and convener of the Sofia Academic Nexus research project "How to think about the Balkans: culture, region, identities" of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, Bulgaria.

1999-2000: Andrew W. Mellon fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria.

1998-1999: Andrew W. Mellon fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany.

1994: Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., USA.

1991: Research scholarship at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Editorioal Positions, Committees, Academic Board Membership:

2017-2018: member on the Social Sciences and Humanities panel of the Irish Research Council Laureate Awards (IRCLA) 

Since 2016: Member of the Advisory Board of Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, Germany.

Since 2015: Member of the Editorial Board of Südost-Forschungen.

Since 2014: Member of the Editorial Board of the East European Politics & Societies.

2012-2017: Member of the Research Council of the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

Since 2012: Member of the International Advisory Board of Historein journal.

Since 2011: Member of the Scientific Council of NISE (National movements & Intermediary Structures in Europe) project.

Since 2009: Member of the Editorial Board of the European Conceptual History book series (Berghahn Books)

2010-2015: Member of the Board of International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography (ICHTH)

2007-2010: Member of the Starting Grants Social Sciences and Humanities Panel (SH6) of the European Research Council.

Since 2007: Member of the Jury of the Paul Celan Fellowship programme of the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria.

Since 2005: Member of the Editorial Board of Currents of History (Journal of the Institute of Contemporary History, Belgrade, Serbia).

2003-2008: Member of the Board of Eminent Scholars, Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, Thessaloniki, Greece.

1998-2000: Academic Director of the Balkan Summer University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Scholarly Coordination of and Participation in International Research:

Author, scientific coordinator or participant in over 16 international interdisciplinary projects in the field of comparative Southeast-European and European studies, among the more recent ones:

2012-2015: Leader of the Bulgarian team and participant in the FP7 Collaborative project "Bordering, Political Landscapes and Social Arenas: Potentials and Challenges of Evolving Border Concepts in a post-Cold War World" (FP7 Grant agreement no. 290775)

2012-2013: Convener and participant in the international research project European Regions and Boundaries: A Conceptual History of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, Bulgaria.

Since 2008: Participant in the European Conceptual History Project of the University of Oxford, University of Helsinki and the EVROPAEVM programme.

2009-2014: Senior participant in the "Balkan Histories: Shared, Connected, Entangled" project (ERC Advanced Grants Programme: FP7/2007-2013, ERC grant agreement no 230177).

2008-2010: Co-author (with Balázs Trencsényi) and convener of the international research project "Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity and Identity, 1900-1945, in East-Central, Southeast and Northern Europe" of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

2006-2008: Participant in the Team on "National Histories and its Interrelation with regional, European and World Histories" of the research network programme Representations of the Past: the Writing of National Histories in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe (NHIST), of the European Science Foundation.

2004-2005: Author and convener of the international research project "We, the People. Visions of National Peculiarity and Political Modernities in the ‘Europe of Small Nations'", of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (in partnership with Collegium Budapest, Hungary).

2000-2003: Supervisor and convener of the "Regional Identity Discourses in Central and Southeast Europe, 1775-1945" project of the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia and the Prince Bernhard Foundation (The Netherlands)

2000-2003: Co-author and convener (with Alexander Kiossev) of the Sofia Academic NEXUS project "How to Think about the Balkans: Culture, Region, Identities"

Participation with papers in many international conferences, workshops and colloquia; Organizer of the Panel "Construction and Deconstruction of the National State: The Case of the Balkans" at the 20th International Congress of Historical Studies in Sydney, Australia (3-9 July 2005).

Research Interests:

  • modern and contemporary history of Southeastern Europe 
  • history of modern political ideas; European intellectual history
  • conceptual history 
  • history of European nationalism 
  • comparative modernization of Southeast-European societies and the European peripheries 19th - 20th centuries 
  • historiography and theory of history
  • methodology of comparative (historical) research.

Selected Publications

Books:

Beyond Balkanism. The Scholarly Politics of Region Making, New York and London: Routledge, 2018.

Приспособяване на свободата. Модерност-легитимност в Сърбия и Румъния през XIX век. [Domestication of Freedom. Modernity-Legitimacy in Serbia and Romania in the Nineteenth Century], Sofia: Paradigma, 2001.

National Byzantiums: Narratives of Empire in the Historiographies of Southeastern Europe (under review with Cambridge University Press) 

Edited volumes: 

European Regions and Boundaries. A Conceptual History (co-edited with Balázs Trencsényi), London: Berghahn Books, 2017.

‘Regimes of Historicity' in Southeastern and Northern Europe, 1890-1945: Discourses of Identity and Temporality (co-edited with Balázs Trencsényi and Marja Jalava), London and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014.

Entangled Histories of the Balkans. Vol. 2: Transfers of Political Ideologies and Institutions (co-edited with Roumen Daskalov) Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014.

Bulgarian translation: Румен Даскалов, Диана Мишкова (съст. и науч. редакция), Преплетените истории на Балканите. Т. 2: Пренос на политически идеологии и институции, София: Изд. на НБУ, 2014.

Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1789-1945). Texts and Commentaries. Vol. 4: Anti-Modernism: Radical Revisions of Collective Identity (co-edited with Marius Turda and Balázs Trencsényi), Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2014.
Българският комунизъм - дебати и интерпретации [Bulgarian Communism - Debates and Interpretations] (co-edited with M. Gruev) Sofia: Centre for Advanced Study and RIVA Publ., 2013

We, the People. Politics of National Peculiarity in Southeastern Europe (ed.), Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2009.
Балканският XIX век. Други прочити [The Balkan Nineteenth Century. Other Readings] (ed.), Sofia: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia & RIVA Publishers, 2006.

Book chapters:

"Academic Balkanisms: Scholarly Discourses of the Balkans and Southeastern Europe," in Roumen Daskalov, Diana Mishkova, Tchavdar Marinov, Alexander Vezenkov (eds.), Entangled Histories of the Balkans Vol. 4: Concepts, Approaches, and (Self-)Representations. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015, 44-114.

"The Afterlife of a Commonwealth: Narratives of Byzantium in the National Historiographies of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania," in Roumen Daskalov and Alexander Vezenkov (eds.), Entangled Histories of the Balkans Vol. 3: Shared Pasts, Disputed Legacies. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015, 118-273.

Bulgarian translation: "Византия и византийското наследство в националните историографии на Гърция, България, Сърбия и Румъния", в: Румен Даскалов, Александър Везенков (съст. и науч. редакция), Преплетените истории на Балканите. Т. 3: Споделено минало, оспорвани наследства, София: Изд. на НБУ, 2015, 127-285л

"Domesticating Modernity: Transfer of Ideologies and Institutions in Southeastern Europe," in: Konflikt und Koexistenz. Die Rechtsordnungen Südosteuropas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Band 1: Rumänien, Bulgarien, Griechenland. Herausgegeben von Michael Stolleis unter Mitarbeit von Gerd Bender und Jani Kirov, Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 2014, 723-754.

"Der Transfer politischer Ideen und Institutionen. Ein erster Eindruck von Südosteuropa aus," in Politische Institutionen und Kultur in Südosteuropa (Dietmar Müller, Wim van Meurs, Hrsg.). Südposteuropa Jahrbücher, 2014, 69-97.

"'Forms without Substance': Debates on the Transfer of Western Models to the Balkans" (co-authored with Roumen Daskalov), in Roumen Daskalov and Diana Mishkova (eds.), Entangled Histories of the Balkans. Vol. 2: Transfers of Political Ideologies and Institutions, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014, 1-97.

Bulgarian translation: Диана Мишкова, Румен Даскалов, "‘Форми без съдържание': дебатите за преноса на западни модели на Балканите", в: Румен Даскалов, Диана Мишкова (съст. и науч. редакция), Преплетените истории на Балканите. Т. 2: Пренос на политически идеологии и институции, София: Изд. на НБУ, 2014, 11-107.

"Balkan Liberalisms: Historical Routes of a Modern Ideology", in Roumen Daskalov and Diana Mishkova (eds.), Entangled Histories of the Balkans. Vol. 2: Transfers of Political Ideologies and Institutions, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014, 99-198.

Bulgarian translation: "Балкански либерализми: Исторически пътища на една модерна идеология", в: Румен Даскалов, Диана Мишкова (съст. и науч. редакция), Преплетените истории на Балканите. Т. 2: Пренос на политически идеологии и институции, София: Изд. на НБУ, 2014, 108-208.

"Regimes of ‘Balkan Historicity': The Critical Turn and Regional Time in Studies of the Balkans Before the First World War", in D. Mishkova, B. Trencsényi and M. Jalava (eds.), "Regimes of Historicity" in Southeastern and Northern Europe: Discourses of Identity and Temporality, 1890-1945, London and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014, 21-42.

"On the Space-Time Constitution of Southeastern Europe", in: Sabine Rutar (ed.) Beyond the Balkans. Towards an Inclusive History of Southeastern Europe. Berlin and Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2014, 47-66.

"Regional History as a ‘Challenge' to the National Frameworks of Historiography. The Case of Central, Southeastern, and Northern Europe" (in co-authorship with Bo Stråth and Balazs Trencsenyi), in Matthias Middell, Lluis Roura y Aulinas (eds.), World, Global and European Histories as Challenges to National Representations of the Past (Volume 4 of the book series 'Writing the Nation: National Historiographies and the Making of Nation States in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe') London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 257-314.

"Либерализми, традиции, трансфери. Към историята и методологията на преноса в европейската периферия," в: (Не)станалото правово общество в България (съст. Иво Христов), София: Център за академични изследвания, 2012, 9-41.

"Differentiation in Entanglement: Debates on Antiquity, Ethnogenesis and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Bulgaria", in Klaniczay, Gábor and Werner, Michael (eds.), Multiple Antiquities - Multiple Modernities. Ancient Histories in Nineteenth Century European Cultures. Frankfurt - Chicago: Universtiy of Chicago Press, 2011, 213-246.

"Education and Universities in the Modernization and Europeanization Processes in South-Eastern Europe: Some Reflections on Interpretation and Methodology", in Vodopivec, Peter and Gabrič, Аleš (eds.), The Role of Education and Universities in Modernization Processes in Central and South-Eastern European Countries in 19th and 20th Century, Ljubljana: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, 2011, 9-17.

"Introduction: Towards a Framework for Studying the Politics of National Peculiarity in the 19th Century," in Diana Mishkova (ed.), We, the People. Politics of National Peculiarity in Southeastern Europe, Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2009. Editorial chapter, pp. 1-43.

"The Interesting Anomaly of Balkan Liberalism", in: Ivan Denes (ed.), Liberty and the Search for Identity. Imperial Heritages and Liberal Nationalisms in a Comparative Perspective, Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2006, 399-456. Romanian translation: "Interesanta anomalie a liberalismul balcanic", in V. Rizescu (coord.), Ideologii românești și est-europene. București: Cuvântul, 2008, 129-210.

"The Uses of Tradition and National Identity in the Balkans", in: M. Todorova (ed.), Balkan Identities: Nation and Memory, London: Hurst, 2004, 269-293.

"The Nation as Zadruga: Re-mapping Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Southeast Europe", in: M. Dogo and G. Franzinetti (eds.), Disrupting and Reshaping: Early Stages of Nation-Building in the Balkans, Ravenna: Longo Editore, 2001, 102-116.

"Die Konstruktion nationaler Identität in Bulgarien (1878 - 1912)," in: H.-L. Kieser, S. Naef, C. Windler (Hg.), Konstruktion nationaler Identität und der Umgang mit Geschichte, thematisches Heft von Asien, Afrika, Lateinamerika. Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, Berlin, 2001.

"Вместо въведение, или за отговорностите на маргиналите," в: Диана Мишкова (peд. и съст.), Балканският XIX век. Други прочити, София: ЦАИ & Изд-во РИВА, 2006, 7-27.

"Europäische Ideen und Institutionen im politischer System Bulgariens, 1878-1914," in: Die Bulgaren und Europa von der nationalen Wiedergeburt bis zur Gegenwart (H. Heppner, R. Preshlenova, Hg.), Sofia: Akademieverlag "Prof. Marin Drinov," 1999, 64-94.

"Европейски идеи и институции в политическата система на България (1878-1914)," в: Модерният историк. Въображение, информираност, поколения (К. Грозев и Т. Попнеделев съст.), София: ИК Даниела Убенова, 1999, 13-33.

Приложение за историята на България към Атлас ‘Cветовна история' (dtv-Atlas Weltgeschichte), Том 2, Пловдив: Летера, 1999 (в съавторство с Валери Колев)

"Балканските политически елити и предизвикателствата на модерността през ХІХ в.," в: Елит и общество в историята (под. ред. на К. Грозев), София, 1998, 84-101.

"Friends Turned Foes: Bulgarian National Attitudes to Neighbours," in Pride and Prejudice: National Stereotypes in 19th and 20th Century Europe East to West (CEU History Department, Working Paper Series 2), Budapest, 1995, 163-186.

Selected peer-reviewed articles:

"Transfer der Moderne. Liberalismus und Tradition auf dem Balkan des 19. Jahrhunderts," Transit 43 (Winter 2012-2013), 70-87.

"Politics of Regionalist Science: Southeastern Europe as a Supranational Space in Late Nineteenth - Mid-twentieth Century Academic Projects," East Central Europe / L'Europe du Centre-Est 39 (2012), 1-38.

"Liberalism and Tradition in the Nineteenth-century Balkans. Toward History and Methodology of Political Transfer", East European Politics and Society 26/4 (2012), 668-692.

"The Balkans as an idée-force: Scholarly Projections of the Balkan Cultural Area", Civilisations. Revue international d'anthropologie et de sciences humaines 60/2, (2012), 39-64.

"Политическият трансфер или за балканските преноси на "европейската" модерност," Критика и хуманизъм 37 (2011), 143-164.

"What Is in Balkan History? Spaces and Scales in the Tradition of Southeast-European Studies," Southeastern Europe (Brill) 34/1 (2010), 55-86.

"Историческо пространство и мащаб," Критика и хуманизъм 33/3 (2010), 139-154.

"Scale and Cognition in Historical Constructions of Space", Historein 10 (2010), 94-105.

"Към една интерпретативна рамка за изучаване на политиката на националната специфика през XIX век," Критика и хуманизъм, 29/2 (2009), 7-46.
"Symbolic Geographies and Visions of Identity: A Balkan Perspective", European Journal of Social Theory 11/2 (2008), 237-256.

"За условията за възможност на един диалог," Социологически проблеми 1-2 (2008), 380-389.

"Regional versus National? Legacies and Prospects of the Historiography Southeastern Europe", European Studies VII (2008), University of Tokyo: DESK, 137-144.

"Дисциплинарност, интердисциплинарност, научни общности или за (не)стабилните граници на научното знание," Социологически проблеми 39/1-2 (2007), 33-43.

"In Search of Balkan Occidentalism" Tokovi istorije 1-2 (2006), 29-62.

"The Normative and the Romantic: Evolutionism, Modernity and the National Self in the Balkan Constructions of Europe", Etudes balkaniques (Sofia: Institute for Balkan Studies), 3-4 (2006), 179-188.

"Europe in the Nineteenth-Century Balkans: A Case Study in the Cultural Transfer of Concepts", Revue des Etudes Sud-Est Européennes XLII/1-4 (2005), 183-200.

"Le radicalisme serbe au XIXe siècle: quelques pages de l'histoire du populisme balkanique," Etudes balkaniques 1-2 (1999), 170-195.

 --- published in Bulgarian in Tokovi istorije 1-4 (1999), 36-68.

"Политическата легитимност на лявото в контекста на модернизацията в България," Демократически преглед (1998), 54-60.

"The Turkish Minority in Bulgaria: Solution to an Ethnic Conflict?" Department of East European Studies Working Papers 40, University of Uppsala, June 1998.

"Из националните ни комплекси, или "белгийска" ли е Търновската конституция?" Историческо бъдеще 2 (1997), 100-108.

"Modernization and Political Elites in the Balkans before the First World War," Eastern European Politics and Societies 9/1 (1995), 63-89.

"‘Предимствата на изостаналия' - началото на балканската модернизация," Социологически проблеми 2 (1995), 36-53.

"Literacy and Nation-building in Bulgaria 1878-1912," East European Quarterly 29/1 (1994), 63-93.

"‘Съюзници-разбойници': Из историята на националните стереотипи на българите за техните съседи," Bulgarian Quarterly II/3-4 (1992), 89-119.

"Българският опит в политическата вестернизация," Bulgarian Quarterly I/3 (1991), 22-33.

"‘Мирните блокади' през ХІХ в.: аспекти на международното право и практика," Военно-исторически сборник 1 (1988), 37-54.

"Англо-греческие отношения 1878-1898 гг. в историографии на английском языке", Etudes balkaniques 1 (1987), 45-62.

"Проливите и англо-руските отношения по Източния въпрос (1878-1885)," История и обществознание 3 (1986), 20-31.

 

 

 

 

 

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