Hannes GRANDITS was a senior associate at the History Institute of Karl-Franzens-University Graz and since 2010 the professor (chair) of Southeast European History at the Humboldt University in Berlin. 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), Conflicting Loyalties. The Great Powers, the Ottoman Empire and Nation-Building (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).