European Rust Belts. West-East Comparisons – and Beyond
International Conference, Regensburg, 7-8 May 2020
Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions: 15 August 2019
Peter Wegenschimmel studied slavic studies and philosophy in Berlin and Cracow. He graduated a Master's degree at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences in Warsaw funded by the German National Academic Foundation. Moreover, he has completed postgraduate studies in Labour and Social Law in Wrocław. Project work for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in the "Regional Project on Labour Relations and Social Dialogue for Central Eastern and Southeast Europe". After his activities in the Polish Workers' Initiative (OZZ IP) he started a trade union qualification program and joined the network CEYTUN.
Since April 2016 he has been working as a junior researcher at the project „Transformations from Below: Shipyards and Labour Relations in the Uljanik (Croatia) and Gdynia (Poland) Shipyards since the 1980s". Doctoral studies in the Cotutelle-de-thèse procedures at the University of Regensburg and the University of Vienna on State Agency and Industry in Post-Socialist Europe: On the Visible Hand in the Organizational History of Two Shipyards during Transformation. Since 2017 associate member of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies in the study group “Social Sorting”.
His main areas of research are labour relations and industrial sociology in CEE and SEE; business history and organization history; historical social science.