Dr. phil. Alexander Drost

Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator
Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum Ostseeraum (IFZO)
Bahnhofstraße 51
17487 Greifswald
Raum 1.13
Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 33 41

alexander.drostuni-greifswaldde
uni-greifswald.academia.edu


Sprechzeiten: n. V.

Publications

Monograph:

Tod und Erinnerung – Koloniale Sepulkralkultur in Bengalen, 17.-19. Jahrhundert. Jena 2011 [Death and Memory – Colonial Sepulchral Culture in Bengal, 17th-19th Centuries].

Edited volumes:

Collapse of Memory - Memory of Collapse. Narrating Past, Presence and Future abot Periods of Crisis. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2018 (forthcoming) (ed. together with Olga Sasunkevich, Joachim Schiedermair and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa).

Die Neuerfindung des Raumes: Grenzüberschreitungen und Neuordnungen. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2013 (ed. together with Michael North) [The Re-Invention of Space: Crossing Borders and Re-Ordering].

Von Liebe und Fremde – Xenophilie in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2010 (ed. together with Klara Deecke) [Of Love and Foreignness – Xeno-philia in Humanities and Social Sciences].

Papers:

"Bordering jenseits territorialer Grenzen: Intersektionelles Denken und Ungleichheitsphänomene in "Niederländisch-Indien" im 17. Jahrhundert." In Matthias Bähr and Florian Kühnel, eds., Verschränkte Ungleichheit (Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, Beiheft 56), Berlin 2018, pp. 151-172.

"Borders. A Narrative Turn – Reflections on Concepts, Practices and their Communication." In Olivier Mentz and Tracey McKay, eds., Unity in Diversity. European Perspectives on Borders and Memories (Europa lernen. Perspektiven für eine Didaktik europäischer Kulturstudien, vol. 7), Berlin 2017, pp. 14-33.

"Structures of Power in Late Antique Borderlands: Arabs, Romans, and Berbers.” In: John W. Lee, Michael North, eds., Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America. Lincoln, NE 2016, pp. 33-82 (together with Greg Fisher).

"Future Directions in Borderlands Studies." In: John W. Lee, Michael North, eds., Globalizing Borderlands Studies in Europe and North America. Lincoln, NE 2016, pp. 251-255 (together with Michael North).

"Ostseeräume. Umbruch zwischen kultureller Einheit und politischer Krise in einer europäischen Seeregion um 1800.” In: Martin Loeser, ed., Verwandlung der Welt? Berlin 2016, pp. 21-34 [Baltic Sea Areas. Change in a culturally united area like the Baltic Sea region in periods of turmoil around 1800].

"Neustrelitz”. In: Handbuch: Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800), Ostfildern (in preparation). [History of the residence in Neustrelitz].

"Historische Grenzräume im Ostseeraum: Livland. Borderland-Theorien und kulturelle Schichten." In: Michael North, Alexander Drost, eds., Die Neuerfindung des Raumes: Grenzüberschreitungen und NeuOrdnungen. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2013, pp. 113-141. [Historical Spaces in the Baltic Sea Region: A Case Study of Livonia, Borderland Theories and Cultural Layers].

"Die Neuerfindung des Raumes. Eine Einleitung." In: Michael North, Alexander Drost (Hgg.), Die Neuerfindung des Raumes: Grenzüberschreitungen und Neuordnungen. Köln-Weimar-Wien 2013. p. 9-17 (together with Michael North).

"Historische Grenzräume und kognitive Grenzziehungen der Gegenwart." In: Steen Bo Frandsen, Frank Lubowitz, Martin Krieger, eds., 1200 Jahre Deutsch-Dänische Grenze. Neumünster 2013, pp. 19-33 [Historical Borderlands and cognitive Bordering of the Presence].

"Grenzenlos eingrenzen. Koloniale Raumstrukturen der Frühen Neuzeit in den Konfliktfeldern zwischen Asien und Europa." In: Portal für Europäische Geschichte. (online publication 2013). [Bordering the Borderless, Early Modern Colonial Structuring of Space in the Fields of Conflict between Asia and Europe]

"Glossary. Cultural Identity.” In Kornelia Röder und Antonia Napp, eds., Connected by Art. Contemporary Art from the Baltic Sea Region. Heidelberg 2012, pp. 133-35.

"Contact Zones, Frontier Regions, and Identities in the Baltic Sea Region.” In Kornelia Röder und Antonia Napp, eds, Connected by Art. Contemporary Art from the Baltic Sea Region. Heidelberg 2012, pp. 126-131 (co-written with Michael North).

"Changing Cultural Contents: The Incorporation of Mughal Architectural Elements in Eu-ropean Memorials in India in the Seventeenth Century.” In Michael North, ed., Artistic and Cultural Exchanges between Europe and Asia, 1400-1900. Rethinking Markets, Workshops and Collections. Surrey 2010, pp. 73-87.

Article: 

"Fencing in the ‘Raja’. How European borders created new spaces in Southeast Asia in the seventeenth century”. In: Asian Studies Review Special Issue [currently under review].

"Historical Borderlands in the Baltic Sea Area: Layers of Cultural Diffusion and New Borderland Theories - The Case of Livonia.” In Journal of History for the Public (Osaka/Japan) 2010/7: 10-23.

"Aspects of the European-Asian Commercial and Cultural Relations, Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries.” In Vietnam in the Commercial System of Asia, pp. 31-36. Hanoi 2007.

"Barocke Stadtpläne: Neustrelitz und sein idealer Stadtgrundriss im zeitgenössischen Vergleich.” In Barok. Historia – literatura –sztuka, special edition (2006): 105-122 [Baroque ideal city plans]

"Neustrelitz – Machtbewusstsein und Zeitgeist im Spiegel von Idealstadtkonzepten zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts.” In Blätter für Deutsche Landesgeschichte 139 (2003/04): 301-320 [Neustrelitz – Perceptions of Power and Fashion in Ideal City Plans in the 18th Century].


Forschungsdatenbank:

fodb.uni-greifswald.de

Conferences and Workshops, Lectures

Lectures

"Regionality in a Narrative Approach to Study the Baltic Sea Region(s) – Frame and Introduction of the Panel", Lecture at the BALTIC CONNECTIONS: Conference in Social Science History at the University of Helsinki (03/2019). 

"Borders Beyond Territoriality: Concepts, Practices, Stories", Lecture at the Greifswald International Students Festival 2018 "Beyond Borders. Where are Your Limits?" in Greifswald (06/2018).

"Dr. Who? Wie werde ich Wissenschaftler/in?", Lecture at the "Tag der Wissenschaft" at the University of Greifswald (06/2018).

"Ich packe meinen Koffer ...“: Wege zum Wissen. Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der vier DFG-Graduiertenkollegs", Lecture at the Kinder- und Jugend Uni 2018 at the University of Greifswald (05/2018).

"Borders: A narrative turn. Reflections on Concepts, Practices and their Communication", Lecture at the conference "BE-SMaRT. Border Education - Space, Memory and Reflection on Transculturality" at the University of Freiburg (07/2017).

"Memory of Borderlands - Cultural Memory and Borderlands", Lecture at the CBSS Summer School "Identities and Cultural Memory of East and West in the Baltic Sea Region" in Stockholm and Gdansk (06/2017).

"Das Greifswalder Graduiertenkolleg "Baltic Borderlands", Lecture at the "Tag der Wissenschaft" at the Universität Greifswald (06/2016).

"Cultural Memory and Borderlands", Lecture at the CBEES Summer School on "Cultural Memory of Europe: East and West" in Stockholm (06/2016).

“European borders and new spaces in Southeast Asia in the seventeenth century”, Lecture at the conference “Ambiguous Geographies Symposium” at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (3/2016).

"Bordering jenseits territorialer Grenzen: Intersektionen in der Verhandlung asiatischer und europäischer Raumkonzepte”, Lecture at the conference “Verschränkte Ungleichheit. Praktiken der Intersektionalität in der Frühen Neuzeit” at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald (3/2016).

"Borderland as a place of weakening memory", Lecture at the Annual Conference of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at the University of Södertörn/Sweden (12/2015).

"Fencing in the "Raja". Bordering beyond territoriality in Southeast Asia in the 17th century”, Lecture at the 2015 conference of Early Modern historians in Germany [AG Frühe Neuzeit] in the panel "Languages of Communication: Southeast Asian and East  Asian Rulers in Treaties and Epistolary Communications (c. 1500-1750)” at the University of Heidelberg (9/2015).

"From Borderlands to Borders to Borderlands: A short history of border concepts”, Lecture at Qingdao Satellite Conference organised by ICHS, Association of Chi-nese Historians and Qingdao Archive (8/2015).

"Crossing borders in a borderless area: border concepts between territoriality, and mind and culture”, Lecture  in the panel “Rethinking Region in Asia: Case Studies in Diplomacy, Trade, Arts, and Material Culture in South-eastern Asia, 16th-19th Centuries” at the Annual Conference for Asian Studies 2015 in Chicago (3/2015).

“Bordering the Monster ‘Creative Destruction’ and De- and Re-Bordering of Established Structures/Borders”, Lecture at the international and interdisciplinary conference “Bordering the Monster?, or Coping with Change at the Boundaries in Life” in Umeå, Sweden (10/2014).

"Re-bordering historical spaces in the Baltic Sea Region”, Lecture in a interdisziplinary panel on “Post-national Borders? Shifting Relations of Culture and Politics in Bordering the Baltic” at the First ABS World Conference at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, Finland (06/2014).


Conferences, Workshops and Lecture series

Organising of guest lecturer series In transition: Borderlands at the University of Greifswald (10-12/2018).

Organising the international conferenceThe Power of Borderland(s): In Media's Res at the University of Greifswald (06/2018)

Organising of guest lecturer series Storyboards: Borderlands at the University of Greifswald (04-07/2018).

Organising of guest lecturer series Beyond the Line: The Social, the Digital, the Cultural at the University of Greifswald (10/2017-01/2018).

Organising the international conference Unjust Borderlands: Injustice and Cultural Bordering at the University of Greifswald (05/2017).

Organising the international conference The Collapse of Memory - Memory of Collapse: Remembering the Past, Re-Constructing the Future in Periods of Crisis at Lunds university (together with Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lund; Olga Sasunkevich, Vilnius; Joachim Schiedermair, Greifswald)  (09/2016).

Organising the guest lecturer series Migrations and Patterns: Bordering on the Move at the University of Greifswald (04-07/2016).

Organising the guest lecturer series From With to Craft / From Ship to Art: New Baltic Borderlands Research  at the University of Greifswald (10/2016-01/2017).

Organising the guest lecturer series Between the Lines: Borders, Symbolism, Systems at the University of greifswald (04-07/2016).

Organising the international and interdisciplinary workshop “Turning Points of Consumption” at University of Greifswald, with members of the International Research Training Group (hereafter IRTG) “Baltic Borderlands” and Finnish economic historians and ethnoogists (11/2015).

Organising the international conference Interactive Borderland? Rethinking networks and organizations in Europe at the Goethe Institut in Riga, with members of the IRTG “Baltic Borderlands” and international researchers (9/2015).

Organising of guest lecturer series Bordering Culture(s): Drawing Borders between Prosperity and Crisis at the University of Greifswald, 16 international renowned academics (4-7/2015).


Conceive and organise the interdisciplinary workshop on “'Läänemeri' meets 'Ostsee' –  Constructions and Meanings of the Baltic Sea Region” at the University of Tartu with members of the International Research Training Group (hereafter IRTG) “Baltic Borderlands” and researchers of the universities in Helsinki, Tallinn, Tartu, Bradford and Jyväskylä. Tartu, Estonia (11/2014).

Organising the international conference "Bordering the Monster?, or Coping with Change at the Boundaries in Life” with members of the IRTG and researchers from Albuquerque, Jyväskylä, Vilnius, Gdansk, Lund and Tartu. Umeå, Sweden (10/2014).

Organising of guest lecturer series “States, Stories, Agents and Perspectives - Bordering Spaces” at the University of Greifswald, 16 international renowned academics (4-7/2014).

Organising of guest lecturer series “"Transgressing Imagination": Wenn Raum sich jedesmal neu erfindet...” at the University of Greifswald, 15 international renowned academics (10/2013-1/2014).

Organising of guest lecturer series Mobility, Culture, History: Junctions in the Borderland” at the University of Greifswald, 9 international renowned academics (4-7/2013).

Conceive and organise international conference „Beyond the sea - Reviewing the manifold dimensions of water as barrier and bridge” with the members of the IRTG “Baltic Borderlands” in Greifswald (09/2012).

Organising of guest lecturer series "Meer kulturellere Erinnerung" (Sea, Cultural Memory) at the University of Greifswald, 12 international renowned academics (4-7/2012).

Initiate cooperation among Kyoto Sangyo University, University of Hanoi, and National University of Singapore for the establishment of a research project on maritime history and economic history, resulting in a first workshop on economic history between Kyoto Sangyo and Hanoi Universities (2012).

Conceive and organise interdisciplinary panel onregional mobility in the Baltic Sea region at American Association of Baltic Studies conference. Chicago (2012).

Conceive and organise international workshop “Change in the Baltic Sea Region. An ex-ample for other Regions?” with the members of the IRTG “Baltic Borderlands” with additional participants from Lund, Tartu, Greifswald, Helsinki, Halle, Malmö, and Torun. Marstrand, Sweden (2011).

Conceive and organise study trip “Borderlands in Europe and North America” for graduate students that included international workshops at the Universities of Berkeley and Santa Barbara (2011).

Organising of guest lecturer series “Borders: Insight Sessions“ at the University of Greifswald, 13 international renowned academics (4-7/2011).