Dr Sabine Rutar

Sabine Rutar is senior research associate at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg. She is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly Comparative Southeast European Studies (formerly: Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society). She holds a Master's Degree in Education from Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, 1992) and a Master's Degree in Modern History from Münster University (1996). She obtained her PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence (2001). After that she worked at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (2001-02), where she coordinated a comparative history textbook development project and a training program for teachers and textbook authors within the framework of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe. From 2003 to 2007 she was a research associate at the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr University of Bochum, and in 2007-08 a Humboldt Fellow at the Univerza na Primorskem in Koper, Slovenia. She held fellowships at the Imre Kértesz Kolleg in Jena (2012-13), at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam (2012 and 2013), at the International Research Center 'Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History' at the Humboldt University Berlin (2014), and at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies (2016-2017). She is a historian of the 19th to 21st centuries, focusing on labor and economic history, comparative microhistories of work, management, free and coerced labor, especially in the mining, shipbuilding, and port industries. Geographically, she focuses on the (former) lands of the late Habsburg Monarchy, on Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany, Austria, and the northeastern Adriatic border region.

Selected bibliography:

-        Labor Protest in the Italian-Yugoslav Border Region during the Cold War. Action, Control, Legitimacy, Self-Management, in: Marsha Siefert (ed.), Labour in State Socialist Europe, 1945-1989. Contributions to a History of Work, Budapest: CEU Press, 2020, 373-394.

-        (Re-)Scaling the Second World War. Regimes of Historicity and the Legacies of the Cold War in Europe, in: Xavier Bougarel / Hannes Grandits / Marija Vulesica (ed.), Local Dimensions of the Second World War in Southeastern Europe, Abingdon: Routledge, 2019, 263-281.

-        Physical Labour and Survival. Supplying Miners in Yugoslavia, in: Sanela Schmid / Milovan Pisarri (ed.), Forced Labour in Serbia. Producers, Consumers and Consequences of Forced Labour 1941-1944, Belgrad: Centre for Holocaust Research and Education, 62-80, Open Access http://cieh-chre.org/forcedlabourinserbia-en/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/09/Collection-EN-WEB-ISBN-3.pdf   

-        ed. (co-editor Katrin Boeckh), The Wars of Yesterday. The Balkan Wars and the Emergence of Modern Military Conflict, 1912-13, New York: Berghahn, 2018.

-        ed., The Second World War in Historiography and Public Debate, special issue of Südost­europa. Journal of Politics and Society 65, no. 2, 2017.

-        ed. (co-editor Katrin Boeckh), The Balkan Wars from Contemporary Perception to Historic Memory, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016.

-        ed., Violence in Late Socialist Public Spheres, special issue of European History Quarterly 45, no. 2, 2015.

-        „Unsere abgebrochene Südostecke…“. Bergbau im nördlichen Jugoslawien (Slowenien) unter deutscher Besatzung (1941–1945), in: Michael Wildt / Marc Buggeln (eds.), Arbeit im Nationalsozialismus, Munich: De Gruyter, 2014, 273-292, Open Access http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/220380.

-        ed., Beyond the Balkans. Towards an Inclusive History of Southeastern Europe, Vienna et al.: Lit, 2014.

-        Kultur – Nation – Milieu. Sozialdemokratie in Triest vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg, Essen: Klartext, 2004.

Webpage: https://sabinerutar.academia.edu