Fifth Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
29 June – 1 July 2017, IOS Regensburg.
Seminarreihe des Arbeitsbereichs Ökonomie am IOS
Zeit: Dienstag, 13.30–15.00 Uhr
Ort: WiOS, Landshuter Str. 4 (Raum 109)
Programm Sommer 2017
Melanie Arndt studied political science, Eastern European studies and modern history in Potsdam, Berlin and London. She received her PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin in 2008 with a dissertation on the health policies in divided Berlin, 1948–1961, which was published 2009. From 2004-2012 she worked at the Center for Contemporary History, Potsdam, from 2008-2012 as the director of the international research project "Politics and Society after Chernobyl: Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, and Germany." She has taught environmental history and historical disaster research at Humboldt University Berlin, Potsdam University, the European Humanities University Vilnius / Minsk in Lithuania, and Regensburg University. Arndt was a fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich (2012) at the Stanford Humanities Center, California (2013/2014). Since December 2012 she has been working at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany, since July 2014 as one of three directors of the French-German research project "Contemporary Environmental History of the Soviet Union and the Successor States, 1970-2000. Ecological Globalization and Regional Dynamics." She is working on a book (Habilitation) on the transnational history of the Chernobyl disaster. Arndt is member of the editorial board of the journal "Zeithistorische Forschungen / Studies in Contemporary History" and the online platform "Zeitgeschichte Online / Contemporary History Online."