Hannes GRANDITS is a senior associate at the History Institute of Karl-Franzens-University Graz and in 2008/9 visiting professor at the Institute for Eastern and Southeast European History of the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich. In his research he works comparatively on socialist/post-socialist South-eastern Europe. Further fields of interests are historical-anthropological approaches to family and social security in Europe as well as the history of the late Ottoman Balkans.
Recently published books are Familie und sozialer Wandel im ländlichen Kroatien, 18.-20.Jhdt (Vienna 2002), Distinct Inheritances. Property, Family and Community in a Changing Europe (Berlin 2003), co-edited with P. Heady, Birnbaum der Tränen. Lebensgeschichtliche Erinnerungen aus dem alten Jugoslawien (Vienna 2003), co-edited with K. Kaser, Herrschaft und Loyalität in der spätosmanischen Gesellschaft. Das Beispiel der multikonfessionellen Herzegowina (Vienna 2008). In print are the books Conflicting Loyalties: Social (Dis-)Integration in the Balkans, 1839-1914 (London 2010) co-edited with N. Clayer and R. Pichler, Yugoslavia’s Sunny Side. A History of Tourism in Socialism, 1950s-1980s (Budapest 2009) co-edited with Karin Taylor and Family, Kinship and State in Contemporary Europe. Vol. 1 The Century of Welfare: Eight Countries (Frankfurt/New York 2009).