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Prof. Dr. Marie-Janine Calic

Prof. Dr. Marie-Janine Calic

Professor for East and Southeast European History

During the sabbatical, the professorship will be substituted by Prof. Dr Nenad Stefanov in the summer semester 2024.


Ms Calic can be reached best by e-mail during the 2024 summer semester!

Postal Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Historisches Seminar der LMU
Geschichte Ost- und Südosteuropas
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Visitors' Address:
Historicum, Schellingstraße 12

Room: K 431
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-5482
Fax: (Sekretariat) +49 (0) 89 / 2180-5656

Office hours:
by appointment

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Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Modern history of Southeast Europe (19th/20th centuries)
  • Conflict prevention, conflict management and peace-building in the Balkans
  • Western Balkans politics and societies

Positions held:

  • 2023/24: Visiting Scholar at Harvard (Center for European Studies)
  • since 2004: Professor for Eastern and Southeastern European History at LMU Munich
  • 2006-2016: Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin
  • 2011-2016: Visiting Professor at Hochschule für Politik, München
  • 1992-2004: Senior Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Ebenhausen and Berlin
  • 1999-2002: Political advisor of the Special Coordinator of the Pact for Stability for Southeast Europe, Brussels
  • 1995: Advisor of the UN-Special Representative for the former Yugoslavia, Zagreb


  • The Great Cauldron. A History of Southeast Europe, Cambridge/London, Harvard University Press 2019.
  • A History of Yugoslavia,” West Lafayette, Purdue University Press 2019.

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Current Research:

  • Tito and the Yugoslav policy of active coexistence