Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Professor Marie-Janine Calic

Fellow Marie-Janine Calic

October 2013 - September 2014
Mail: mj.calic(at)lmu(dot)de

Marie-Janine Calic is Professor of Eastern and Southeastern European History at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She also holds a guest professorship at the College of Europe in Natolin. She was previously a senior research associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Ebenhausen and Berlin. On secondment from the SWP, she served as a political adviser to the Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe in Brussels and for the UN Special Representative for the Former Yugoslavia in Zagreb. She is the editor of the journal Südosteuropa. She has published and lectured extensively about the Balkans and is a regular commentator on Balkan affairs for the media.

Research project at the Kolleg

This project explores Southeastern Europe's translocal, transnational, and global relationships in the modern age (18-20 century). It asks how the region was connected with the rest of the world, and how such connections were perceived and shaped within the region. The project focuses on political, economic, social and cultural interactions as well as regionally specific adaptations and the specific features of transnational phenomena. Particular attention is given to issues of cultural transfer (political ideas, concepts of statehood and nation), economic links, imperial projections, the experience of violence, migration as well as travel, communication, and knowledge transfers. In addition to overarching processes, the project casts light on the agents and supporters of transregional and global networks.

Main areas of research

  •     Southeastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries
  •     German and European Balkan politics
  •     The Western Balkans and the EU

Positions and memberships

  •     Member of the executive committee of the Association for Southeastern Europe (Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft), Munich
  •     Member of the Foundation Board of the Institute for East and Southeastern European Studies at the University of Regensburg
  •     Member of the Board of Trustees of the Hungarian Institute, Regensburg
  •     Executive Board member of the Foreign Affairs Association, Munich


Geschichte Jugoslawiens im 20. Jahrhundert, München: Beck 2010.
Istorija Jugoslavije u 20. Veku, Belgard: Clio 2013.
Socijalna istorija Srbije 1815-1941, Beograd: Clio 2004.
The Western Balkans on the Road Towards European Integration, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn Dezember 2005.
Sozialgeschichte Serbiens 1815-1941. Der aufhaltsame Fortschritt während der Industrialisierung, München: Oldenbourg Verlag 1994 (Südosteuropäische Arbeiten; 92).
Krieg und Frieden in Bosnien-Hercegovina, Frankfurt/M.: edition suhrkamp 1996 [erweiterte und aktualisierte Neuausgabe von "Der Krieg in Bosnien-Hercegovina 1995"].

Edited Volumes

The Crisis of Socialist Modernity. The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia in the 1970s (gemeinsam mit Dietmar Neutatz und Julia Obertreis). Göttingen 2011.
Urbanisierung und Stadtentwicklung in Südosteuropa vom 19. bis 21. Jahrhundert (gemeinsam mit Thomas Bohn), München 2010.


Ethnic Cleansing and War Crimes, in: Charles Ingrao/Thomas A. Emmert (eds.): Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies. A Scholars´ Initiative, West Lafayette, 2nd edition, 2013, S. 114-153.
Srebrenica 1995: ein europäisches Trauma, Themenportal Europäische Geschichte (seit 8.4.2013). 
Der Zerfall Jugoslawiens und die Gewaltfrage, in: Martin Sabrow (Hg.), 1989 und die Rolle der Gewalt, Göttingen 2012, 384-400.
International Peace Building in Semi-Independent Kosovo: Lessons Not Learned, in: Dušan Šimko/Ueli Maeder: Stabilization and Progress in the Western Balkans (Proceedings of the Symposium 2010, Basel, Switzerland September 17-19), Bern u.a. 2011, 61-82.
Die Deutsche Volksgruppe im "Unabhängigen Staat Kroatien" 1941-1944, in: Mariana Hausleitner (Hg.): Vom Faschismus zum Stalinismus. Deutsche und andere Minderheiten in Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa 1941-1953, München 2008, S. 11-22.
The failure of Bosnian-Herzegovinian patriotism, in: Egbert Jahn (ed.): Nationalism in Late and Post-Communist Europe, Baden-Baden 2008, S. 289-313.
Die 1960er Jahre in sozialhistorischer Perspektive, in: Jugoslawien in den 1960er Jahren, in: Hannes Grandits/Holm Sundhaussen, (in Vorb.).


Patrick Hyder Patterson: Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia, in: The American Historical Review 118/2013, S. 962-963.
Zwei Seiten derselben Medaille. Dan Michman : Angst vor den "Ostjuden", Frankfurt/M. 2011, in: FAZ, 8.10.2011, S. L 39.
Kein ethnischer Krieg. Emily Greble : Sarajevo, 1941-1945, in : FAZ, 23.5.2011, S. 6.
David, Thomas: Nationalisme économique et industrialisation. L'expérience des pays d'Europe de l'Est (1789-1939), Genève 2009, in : Comparativ 20(2010)6, S. 192-194.
Holzer, Anton: Die andere Front. Fotografie und Propaganda im Ersten Weltkrieg. Mit Originalaufnahmen aus dem Bildarchiv der Österreichischen Andrej Mitrovic, Serbia´s Great War 1914-1918, London, Hurst 2007, in: Südost-Forschungen 65/66 (2006/7), S. 558f.

The full list of publications can be found on the website of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich