Dr. Martin Rohde

Research Fellow – Department of Modern Cultural and Social History

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Research areas

Imperial history; transnational and transregional entanglements; history of knowledge and science; spatial perception; history of eugenics and racism; historical memory; Regional focus: Habsburg Empire, Ukraine, Russian Empire, Soviet Union, Poland, ČSR

Graduated programmes, schools and thesis topics, academic degrees

2011–2016: Studies in Salzburg (Austria) and Göttingen (Germany), degrees in History, Slavic Studies (B. A.) and Eastern European History (M. A.)

2017–2020: PhD in History at the University of Innsbruck, Dissertation: 'Nationale Wissenschaft' zwischen zwei Imperien. Die Ševčenko-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, 1892–1918 [‘National Science’ between two Empires. The Shevchenko Scientific Society, 1892–1918], Supervisors: Kurt Scharr (Innsbruck), Kerstin Jobst (Vienna)

Foreign internships and scholarships

2017: three-month research grant of the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission (L’viv, Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Ternopil’)
09/2018: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, L’viv, Residence Grant
2018–2020: diverse grants by the University of Innsbruck for research in Vienna, L’viv, Kyiv, Prague, Warsaw
09/2020: Dobrovský-Fellowshop from Czech Academy of Sciences, Slovanský ústav AV ČR, v. v. i.
10/2020–1/2021: Post-Doc Bridge-grant, provided by the Vice Rector for Research, University of Innsbruck
08–09/2021: Research stay at the Austrian Museum of Ethnography [Volkskunde], Vienna
08/2021: Research stay at the IKGS, Munich

International grants and projects

03/2022–03/2025: Schrödinger-Fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

03/2019–09/2020: Principal investigator of the research project “Shevchenko Scientific Society in German-speaking space. Entanglements of Austrian and Ukrainian science, 1894–1914”, funded by the Tyrolean Science Fund


University of Innsbruck (2017–2020)
University of Halle-Wittenberg (2020–2022)

Membership in domestic and foreign professional societies and scientific councils

Herder-Institute Research Academy (since 2016)
Graduate School “Austrian Studies” / Alumnus (2017–2020)
Co-editor of the blog History of Science in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (since 2019)
Verband der Osteuropahistorikerinnen und Osteuropahistoriker e.V. (since 2020)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V. (since 2020)
Leibniz WissenschaftsCampus Eastern Europe Global Area, Affiliate Researcher (since 2021)

Significant awards

2020: Award of Excellence by the Austrian Ministry for Education, Science and Research