Short CV/Education and training

  • 1979 – 1984
    Studied at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Subjects: General history with a focus on Eastern Europe, Slavonic studies, economic and social history

  • 1984 – 1985
    Studied in Moscow and Leningrad and did research in the archives and libraries there for my licentiate thesis: "Forms of peasant resistance in Russia during the 17th century"

  • 1987
    Licentiate at the University of Zurich

  • 1989 – 1990
    Visiting researcher in Moscow and Leningrad as a guest of the USSR Academy of Sciences to work on my dissertation: "The lifeworld of Russian women in the 17th century"

  • 1996
    Doctorate at the University of Zurich

  • 2001
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 2003
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Professorship in the Department of History at the University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 2003
    Appointed chair of Eastern European history in the Department of History at the University of Zurich

Selected publications

  • Nada Boskovska: Das jugoslawische Makedonien 1918 – 1941. Eine Randregion zwischen Repression und Integration, Vienna 2009.

  • Nada Boskovska: Die russische Frau im 17. Jahrhundert. Cologne, Weimar, Vienna 1998.

  • Nada Boskovska, Anna Pia Maissen (eds.). Iwan E. Hugentobler: 6000 Kilometer durch den Balkan. Zurich 2006.

  • Nada Boskovska et al. (eds.). Wege der Kommunikation in der Geschichte Osteuropas. Cologne, Böhlau, 2002.

  • Nada Boskovska (eds.). Die Frühe Neuzeit in der Geschichtswissenschaft. Forschungstendenzen und Forschungserträge. Paderborn 1997.

  • Nada Boskovska et al. (eds.). Zwischen Adria und Jenissei. Reisen in die Vergangenheit. Werner G. Zimmermann on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Zurich 1995.

  • Nada Boskovska (with Walter Leimgruber): Balkangroove. Blas den Blues weg, in: Beate Binder, Moritz Ege, Anja Schwanhäusser, Jens Wietschorke (eds.): Orte – Situationen – Atmosphären. Kulturanalytische Skizzen, Frankfurt am Main 2010, pp. 223 – 238.

  • Nada Boskovska: Die Entführung der Miss Stone: Der Balkan im Blickfeld der westlichen Welt, in: Historische Anthropologie 2008/3, pp. 420 – 442.

  • Nada Boskovska: Marriage pattern and family forms in 17th century Russia. In: Muchina, Z. Z. Fenomen sem'i v rakurse videnija social'nych i gumanitarnych nauk. Staryj Oskol 2008, pp. 274 – 284.

  • Nada Boskovska: Zur Geschichte des Balkans in der Zwischenkriegszeit. In: Nada Boskovska, Anna Pia Maissen (eds.). Iwan E. Hugentobler: 6000 Kilometer durch den Balkan. Zurich 2006, pp. 15 – 24.


Selected projects

  • Institution, State Identity, Society. The process of building a state in Kosovo since 1999 as the interaction between international and local actors.

    April 2007 to June 2010

  • Tito, Nehru, Nasser and the Non-Aligned Movement 1950 – 1965. The history of the relationship of friendship between politicians.

    October 2007 to June 2011

  • Dealing with a difficult past: Croatia and the Second World War.

    March 2003 to August 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Council of the Foundation for the Promotion of Hungarian History, Language and Culture

  • Advisory board of the Felix Kanitz Society

  • Editor of the book series:

    1. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Russlandschweizer (Contributions on the history of the Swiss in Russia)

    2. Die Schweiz und der Osten Europas (Switzerland and eastern Europe)

  • Co-editor of the journal series "Zürcher Beiträge zur Geschichtswissenschaft" (Zurich Contributions on Historical Scholarship)

  • Co-editor of the journal "Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas" (Yearbooks for the History of Eastern Europe)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, two children


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