The German Association for East European Studies
The German Association for East European Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde, DGO) is the largest network within the German speaking realm engaged in research on East European affairs. Since 1913, the DGO has been active as a forum for the discussion and analysis of politics, economics, and culture in Europe’s East. It provides information about current developments, serves as a conduit of knowledge, and promotes dialogue between East and West. DGO members are important multipliers from academia, politics, commerce and industry, cultural life, and the media. The DGO is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Berlin, and a member of the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES).
The association’s work includes:
- academic conferences and congresses for experts and the general public
- publishing of two academic journals, as well as a variety of regular regional analysis
- networking and the mediation of experts
- the advancement of young academics.
Eight sections within the DGO promote academic exchange in the fields of Geography, History, Pedagogy, Politics, Law, Religion, Slavic Studies, and Economics.
Furthermore, over 20 branch offices serve as regional platforms for East-West dialogue in Bamberg, Bochum, Bremen, Cologne-Bonn, Dresden-Freiberg, Düsseldorf, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Frankfurt (Oder), Freiburg, Giessen-Marburg, Göttingen-Kassel, Hamburg, Jena, Kiel, Konstanz, Leipzig, Mainz, Munich, Münster, Regensburg, Salzburg and Tübingen. See here for contact details.
Each year, the German Association for East European Studies awards the Klaus-Mehnert-Prize to outstanding young scholars.
The journal Osteuropa analyses East European politics and culture, economies and societies as part of the globalised world. Issues devoted to single topics put problems in a comparative perspective, while the issues dedicated to specific countries provide orientation for the expansion of European thinking to the East. Elaborate maps open up new perspectives. As reference works, the journal’s special issues makes basic knowledge on a broad range of topics available: from the politics of memory to Central Asia, from economics to literature.
The journal Osteuropa Recht examines the legal systems of the countries of East Central and Eastern Europe as well as research on legal questions involving Europe’s East. The journal’s analytical focus is on public law and commercial law, the jurisprudence of national constitutional courts, and international court decisions affecting the countries in question.
Free, online information services offer regular analyses, facts, and chronicles of events in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The country analyses are published by the Research Centre for East European Studies at Bremen University and the DGO, in collaboration with different partners and sponsors.
Prof. Dr. Jan Kusber
Head of the department East European history at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz
Executive Board Member
Director of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt
Viadrina University, Frankfurt/ Oder
Prof. Dr. Caroline von Gall
Institute of Eastern European and Comparative Law, University Cologne
Prof. Dr. Rainer Lindner
Director of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Birgit Menzel
Institute Slavonic Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germersheim
Prof. Dr. Alfred Sproede
Executive Director of the Slavic-Baltic Seminar, University of Münster
Dr. Gabriele Freitag
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V.
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