Philipp Ther

Senior Research Associate

telephone: (+43-1) 533 66 10

Philipp Ther (* 1967) is wiiw Senior Research Associate and Professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna. He is holder of the Wittgenstein Award, the highest Austrian recognition for outstanding research. Previously, Philipp Ther was Professor of Comparative European History at the EUI in Florence. His research focuses on the history of social and economic transformations since the 1980s, on Central and Eastern Europe’s social and cultural history of the 19th and 20th century, as well as on comparative studies of nationalism, mass flight and migration and historical theories. Jointly, the University of Vienna and wiiw collaborate within the newly established interdisciplinary research network ‘Research Center for the History of Transformations’ (RECET). RECET is initially financed by funds from the Wittgenstein Award received by Philipp Ther. His two recent books on the post-1989 economic reforms and their social impact, and the history of refugees and refugee integration in modern Europe have been published in English by Princeton University Press.

Austria, Vienna

List of Publications

External Publications

External Publications

Articles in books
  • 'The price of unity: the transformation of Germany and Eastern Europe after 1989', in: Robert Holzmann, Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald and Helene Schuberth (eds), 30 Years of Transition in Europe: Looking Back and Looking Beyond in CESEE Countries, Chapter 3, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2020