Dietmar Neutatz

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Dietmar Neutatz (born April 13, 1964 in Bad Homburg in front of the height ) is a German historian .

Dietmar Neutatz attended elementary school and grammar school in Maria Enzersdorf , Mödling and Salzburg from 1970 to 1982 . In 1982 he passed his matriculation examination and in 1982/83 he did military service. From 1983 to 1988 he studied history and Slavic studies at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg . With Friedrich Gottas he received his doctorate in 1990 at the University of Salzburg with the thesis The "German question" in the Black Sea region and in Volhynia. Politics, economy, mentalities and everyday life in the field of tension between nationalism and modernization (1856–1914) . In 1991 he was an assistant at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies at the University of Vienna . From 1992 to 1995 Neutatz was a research assistant at the Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf . There he was a research assistant from 1996 to 2001. In 1999 he completed his habilitation in Eastern European History with the thesis The Moscow Metro. From the first plans to the large construction site of Stalinism (1897–1935) . This was followed by substitute professorships for the history of Eastern Europe in the summer semester of 2000 at the Humboldt University in Berlin and in the winter semester of 2000/01 and summer semester of 2001 at the Georg-August University of Göttingen . In the 2001/02 winter semester he had a teaching position at the Bergische University in Wuppertal . In the 2002/03 winter semester he was a substitute for the chair for Modern and Eastern European History at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg . Since 2003 he has been teaching there as a professor of modern and Eastern European history. In 2011 he turned down an appointment to the University of Vienna for a professorship in Eastern European History.

His main research interests are the history of Russia and the Soviet Union from the 18th to the 20th century, the German minorities in Eastern Europe, the social, everyday and mentality history of Stalinism , the history of Russian- Germans , German-Czech relations, and Austro-Soviet Relationships as well as constitutionalism and anti-constitutionalism in the Russian Empire. For his research, Neutatz received the Appreciation Prize of the Federal Minister for Science and Research in 1991, the Fritz Theodor Epstein Prize of the Association of Eastern European Historians in 1992 and a Senior Fellowship at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies from 2008 to 2010 .



  • Dreams and nightmares. A history of Russia in the 20th century (= European history in the 20th century ). Beck, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-406-64714-7 .
  • The Moscow Metro (= contributions to the history of Eastern Europe. Volume 33). Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 2001, ISBN 3-412-12500-8 . ( Review )
  • The “German question” in the Black Sea region and in Volhynia. (= Sources and studies on the history of Eastern Europe. Volume 37). Steiner, Stuttgart 1993, ISBN 3-515-05899-0 .


  • The Germans and Eastern Europe. Aspects of a diverse relationship history. Festschrift for Detlef Brandes on his 65th birthday. Klartext-Verlag, Essen 2006, ISBN 3-89861-629-0 .

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