Konrad Petrovszky studied history, philosophy, Slavic studies and political sciences at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and the Free University of Berlin, where he received his PhD in the history of Southeast Europe. His research was supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the fund for the promotion of young scholars granted by the state of Berlin and the Schroubek Fund 'Östliches Europa'. He held fellowships at the New Europe College in Bucharest and the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, and has cooperated on scientific research and documentation projects (e.g. 'Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century’ by the de Gruyter/Saur publishing house; ‘Zwangsarbeit 1939-1945. Erinnerung und Geschichte’, by the German Federal Foundation ‘Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft’). Besides his research activity, he worked for many years as freelance editor and translator.
Period: 15th to 19th centuries.
Area: Southeast Europe and the Danube region, Ottoman Empire
Topics: culture and religion (orthodoxy in the Balkans, veneration of martyrs and saints), writing and media (forms and practices of historical writing, book culture), law and administration in the transition to modernity (corruption, legal traditions, territorial organisation)
Language and Society in 18th Century South Eastern Europe
La mission diplomatique de Joseph von Hammer à Jassy. Édition d’une source méconnue, S. 255-288
‘Those Violating the Good, Old Customs of our Land’: Forms and Functions of Graecophobia in the Danubian Principalities, 16th–18th Centuries, S. 187-214