Oliver Jens Schmitt

1973 Born on 15 February in Basel
1993-2000 Byzantine, Modern Greek and Eastern European History Studies in Basel, Vienna, Berlin and Munich.
1997 Diploma examination at the University of Vienna
1999/2000 Scholarship of the German Study Centre in Venice
2000 Doctoral degree from the University of Munich
2000-2001 Member of the Swiss Institute in Rome
1999 and 2001-2003 Scholarship of the Swiss National Fund
2001-2004 Lecturer at the Institute of Eastern and South-Eastern European History at the University of Munich
2003 Post-doctorate degree in Eastern and South-Eastern European History at the University of Regensburg
2004-2005 SNF professorship at the Institute of History of the University of Berne
2005- Professor of South-Eastern European History at the University of Vienna
2009 Spokesman of the academic research platform “Wiener Osteuropaforum”
2009  Corresponding member of the philosophical-historical section of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
May 2010  Guest professor at the Collège de France
2010-2014 Chair of the Institute of Eastern European History
2011 Member of the philosophical-historical section of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2013 Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences and the Arts of Kosova
2014 Socio straniero of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
2017 Head of Balkan Research at the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2017  President of the philosophical-historical section of the Austrian Academy of Sciences