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Peter Mario Kreuter in "Ostbayern persönlich"

A portrait on TVA introduces the IOS historian and his work.

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About the Institute


The IOS is one of the largest non-university research institutions of its kind in Germany. Through its work, the Institute contributes to a better understanding of the society and history of Eastern and Southeast Europe.

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IOS Research

At the IOS, researchers from various disciplines conduct research on the history of as well as the economic and political developments in Eastern and Southeast Europe.

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IOS Publications

Through its publishing activities, the IOS supports research on Eastern and Southeastern Europe and provides information to a wider public.

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The Institute’s Library

The IOS library is one of the largest of its kind, collecting and providing access to literature on Eastern Europe. It also maintains a wide range of electronic resources to support research.

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Knowledge Transfer

How the IOS imparts knowledge

Through events, teaching, or by supporting journalists in their research, the IOS conveys knowledge on Eastern and Southeast Europe not only to experts but also to the general public.

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Understanding Eastern and Southeast Europe—creating, preserving, and communicating knowledge. This is the goal of the Regensburg-based Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS). The IOS is one of the largest non-university research institutions of its kind in Germany. Our staff include historians, economists, and political scientists with a particular interest in the former Soviet Union and Southeast Europe. In addition, the IOS provides important infrastructure services for research.

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Blog Series "Provenance Research at the IOS"

In the course of a current project, the Institute’s library is checked for books, journals and maps that were looted under Nazi rule. In a series on ostBLOG, Daniela Mathuber explains provenance research at the IOS and presents several objects.



The IOS in the Media

ARTE Journal

Report on North Macedonia on the day of the parliamentary and presidential elections, with a statement by Ulf Brunnbauer.


North Macedonia before the elections

Interview on "Europablick" with Konrad Clewing about the upcoming elections in North Macedonia.

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Ostbayern persönlich

The episode portrays Peter Mario Kreuter.

TVA Ostbayern


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