Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 16, 2015

Deadline: Aug 31, 2015

About Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship

In 2016, the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) awards the Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship for the first time. The IOS encourages applications from historians, geographers, cartographers or scholars of cognate disciplines, who focus on Eastern or Southeastern Europe. The duration of the research stay is up to four weeks. As part of a mutual agreement with the institute, the fellow is expected to contribute to the development of GeoPortOst by testing and exploiting it. GeoPortOst is the IOS gateway for historical maps, printed in books and published digitally in a GIS format for the first time. The amount of the research allowance is determined by the applicantTMs professional experience.

Augustin Hirschvogel (1503"1553) was a German cartographer, who produced maps of Southeastern Europe (Carniola, Croatia, Bosnia and Hungary) and Eastern Europe (maps for Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii by Sigismund von Herberstein). Moreover, the oldest map (1575) of the IOS libraryTMs stock is a work by Hirschvogel.

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, in Regensburg is an independent research facility with close links to the University of Regensburg. It is characterized by the combination of historical and economic expertise as well as by its focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Another significant feature is the institute's distinct international orientation. Furthermore, IOS maintains a special library holding a stock of more than 320,000 media units of literature in humanities and social sciences relating to the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Together with the University of Regensburg, the institute provides an attractive research environment in a city known for its high quality of life. Regensburg has one of Germany's largest preserved medieval cities holding the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For our 2016 Augustin Hirschvogel Fellowship please submit your application online via the IOS application portal until August 31, 2015 (see:

The application documents should include the following:

  * a short research proposal in German or English (maximum three
  * a detailed academic Curriculum Vitae (naming two references in
    case of junior researchers in a non-tenured position)
  * pdfs of no more than three academic articles (published or
  * preferences concerning length and desired period of your stay.

Please also pay attention to the program for visiting scholars at the
Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg

For further information on the fellowship please contact the director
of the IOS library, Tillmann Tegeler (

Application deadline: August 31, 2015

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