Department of History

Jan Musekamp

  • DAAD Associate Professor


History of Europe
History of Eastern Europe
Transnational History
Migration History


1046 Nationalism
1108 Comparative European History
1001 Introductory Seminar
1132 Germany in the Cold War
2741 Graduate Migration and Challenges of Mobility and Belonging

Education & Training

  • Dr. phil. (Ph.D. equivalent), European University Viadrina, 2010

Representative Publications

Zwischen Stettin und Szczecin. Metamorphosen einer Stadt von 1945 bis 2005 [From Stettin to Szczecin. Metamorphoses of a City, 1945-2005], (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010, pp. 423).

“Eydtkuhnen and Verzhbolovo: Big History and Local Experiences: Migration and Identity in a European Borderland,” in Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space, eds. Tabea Linhard and Timothy Parsons (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), 55-83.

Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age. Refugees, Travelers, and Traffickers in Europe and Eurasia, eds. Anika Walke, Jan Musekamp, and Nicole Svobodny (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017, pp. 352).

“The Royal Prussian Eastern Railway (Ostbahn) and its Importance for East- West Transportation,” in Eastern European Railways in Transition. 19th to 21st Centuries, eds. Ralf Roth and Henry Jacolin (Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2013), 117-127.

“Szczecin`s Identity after 1989: A Local Turn,” in Cities after the Fall of Communism. Reshaping Cultural Landscapes und European Identity, eds. John J. Czaplicka, Nida Gelazis, and Blair A. Ruble (Baltimore and Washington: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 305-334.

“Brno/Brünn 1938-1948. Eine Stadt in einem Jahrzehnt erzwungener Wanderungen,” [“Brno/Brünn 1938-1948. A City in Times of Forced Migrations”], Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 53 (2004): 1-45.

Research Interests

Dr. Musekamp is currently preparing his second book for publication (From Paris to St. Petersburg and from Kovno to New York. A Cultural History of Transnational Mobility in East Central Europe). The manuscript analyzes the impact of the railroad on the development of international networks in the nineteenth century. Professor Musekamp examines the role that infrastructure plays in the development of social networks and economic systems, with a special focus on East Central Europe. His new research project deals with the history of Volhynia’s German speakers as a transnational history of migration and integration.