Prof. Dr. Julia Richers

Full Professor for Modern General and Eastern European History

Team Professor Richers

+41 31 631 48 68
B 113, Unitobler, Länggassstrasse 49
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of History
Länggassstrasse 49
3000 Bern 9
Consultation Hour
  • History of Russia, the Soviet Union and the Cold War
  • History of Hungary, the Eastern Habsburg monarchy and the Carpathians
  • History and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe
  • Cultures of memory and memory politics (sites of memory in Central and Eastern Europe)
  • Cultural history of space exploration in Eastern Europe

General interest in spatial theories (mental maps, cultural topographies), in visual history (Soviet visual culture; picture postcards) and in transcultural and transnational phenomena (stateless cultures).

  • “Picture book of communism. Soviet picture postcards as historical source” (Research and book project)
  • “Carpatho-Ukraine and the Carpathians in the 19th and 20th century” (planned research project)
  • Centenary of the Peace Conferences of Zimmerwald and Kiental (exhibition; publication)
  • Centenary of the Russian Revolution 1917 (public history series)
  • Russian revolutionaries in Bern (research project)

Research contributions and media coverage of the Centenary of the Zimmerwald Conference 1915: