Darko Leitner-Stojanov a historian with a PhD in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - Paris (2013). He is an assistant professor/docent at the Institute of National History – Skopje (2009 - present), 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 Aprroaches in International Textbook Research at the Georg-Eckert (Leibniz) Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, for his work on „Science and Technology in Yugoslav history textbooks“, and in 2014-2015 he was the Ernst Mach worldwide research grant at the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz. Since 2014 he is a member of an international project team led by the Humboldt University in Berlin, with focus on the history of socialist Yugoslavia (current project entitled „Pluralismus und Vernetzung im (post-)imperialen und sozialistischen Südosteuropa“).
Period: 20th century, 4th-6th century
Area: Southeastern Europe, North Macedonia, Byzantium
Topics: Textbook analysis, historical political myths, great migrations period
The Myth of Victimization in Macedonian History Textbooks (1991-2018), pp. 227-252
Between History and Politics: Understanding Antiquitas Myths in Macedonian History Textbooks, pp. 77-95
Militarization via Education: A 1945 Primer from Socialist Macedonia, pp. 35-52