The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Adrian Mitter

PhD Program & Course Instructor (Winter 2020)

Office Location:  Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3080



5 (Collaborative degree in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies)

Major and Minor Fields:

East Central Europe (major), German Society and Politics, 1848-1945 (minor), International Relations (minor)

Dissertation Title:

“Local and Transnational Interdependencies in the Free City of Danzig, 1919-1939”


Dr. Piotr Wróbel, Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish History

Awards and Scholarships:

Doctoral Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Washington D.C.

Doctoral Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Warsaw

Travel and Research Grant, Central European History Society

Fritz-Stern-Stipendium, Deutsche Nationalstiftung

Selected Publications:

“‘Von guten und schlechten Ausländern‘ – Polnische und ukrainische Studierende an der Technischen Hochschule der Freien Stadt Danzig (1920-1939).” In Technische Hochschulen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus, edited by Baricelli, Michele, and Michael Jung and Detlef Schmiechen-Ackermann (forthcoming with Wallstein Publishers, Göttingen, 2017).

“National and Transnational Implications of a Local Conflict: The Struggle for a Ukrainian University of L’viv (1900–1914).” In Galizien als Kultur- und Gedächtnislandschaft. Ein kultur-, literatur- und sprachwissenschaftlicher Diskurs, edited by Hanus, Aneta and Ruth Maloszek, 57-82. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015.

Conference Presentations:

“The Reluctant City State and Its Countryside(s) – Multiple Geographies in Danzig and Pomeralia During the Interwar Era.” Paper presented at the workshop ‘The City and the Countryside. Transitions and Transfers in the 19th and First Half of the 20th Century,ʼ Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius 22-23 June 2016.

“Vom Elfenbeinturm zur nationalen Festung. Die Hochschulen Lemberg und Danzig als Schauplätze nationaler Konflikte.” Paper presented at the 2. GUW-Nachwuchsworkshop zur Universitätsgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,München, 18 July 2015.

“The Ukrainian University Question in the Habsburg Monarchy and the Russian Empire, 1900-1914.” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention 2015, Columbia University, New York, 25 April 2015.

“International Implications of Local Violence: The Struggle for a Ukrainian University in Galicia in the Years between 1908 and 1914.” Paper presented at the 9th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 31 October - 2 November 2013.


Jackman Humanities Institute Junior Fellow


German, Polish, Bulgarian, Ukrainian (reading), French (reading)


  • Magister Artium, University of Leipzig
  • Study abroad at the University of Gdańsk (EU Erasmus Program) and the University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" (DAAD Go East Program)