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Prof. Oliver Jens Schmitt (Chair)

History of Southeast Europe, University of Vienna, Austria

Since 2005, Oliver Jens Schmitt has been Professor of History of Southeast Europe at the University of Vienna and since 2017 he has served as Scientific Director at the Institute for Habsburg and Balkan studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the transformation of the Balkans through the Ottoman conquest, the socio-cultural history of the Venetian overseas state, the history of Albanian settlement and the political history of Romania in the 20th century.