Darko Leitner-Stojanov is a historian, holding a PhD degree in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - Paris (2013). From 2009 to 2022 he was a researcher at the Institute of National History – Skopje/University of Skopje, and was a visiting researcher at the University of New York in Tirana (2014-2019). In 2019 he was the holder of the Otto Bennemann Grant for Innovative Methodological Approaches in International Textbook Research at the Georg-Eckert (Leibniz) Institute in Braunschweig, for his work on „Science and Technology in Yugoslav history textbooks“, and in 2014-2015 he was an Ernst Mach (worldwide) research fellow at the Centre for Southeast European Studies/University of Graz. From 2014 until 2020 he was a member of an international research network led by the Humboldt University in Berlin, with focus on the history of socialist Yugoslavia. In September 2022 to April 2023, Darko Leitner-Stojanov joined the Balkan studies department again, for the project „Tracing the social life of photographs: Private photographic practices of Yugoslav immigrants in Vienna (1960s-1980s)“, supported by Stadt Wien/MA7.
Period: 19th-20th century
Area: Southeastern Europe, Macedonia, Yugoslavia, Vienna
Topics: History of migration, historical political myths, history of education
The Myth of Victimization in Macedonian History Textbooks (1991-2018), pp. 227-252
Militarization via Education: A 1945 Primer from Socialist Macedonia, pp. 35-52
Between History and Politics: Understanding Antiquitas Myths in Macedonian History Textbooks, pp. 77-95