Since 2007, Peter Haslinger (PhD, University of Vienna, 1993) is director of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association and at the same time full professor (W3) for Eastern European History at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. His main areas of interest are security and conflict studies; minorities, multilingualism and intersectionality; nationalism, regionalism and historical memory; spatial turn and historical cartography. As a historian, he has focused on the Habsburg Empire and successor states (19th and 20thcentury, especially Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia). In recent years he has published widely on gaps in theory and model building that are related to theories of securitization and their spatial and cultural aspects (like in the high outreach online-journal Europe Now). Peter Haslinger has been co-leader of the LOEWE research cluster “Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe” (2017-2021) as well as Principal Investigator in the collaborative research center (SFB) “Dynamics of security” (since 2014), where he was also the speaker of the concept group “Spaces of Security”. He is also Principal Investigator in the Herder Institute Research Academy and the International Graduate Center of Culture (GCSC) at Giessen University which devote themselves to career building measures. He also initiated a webinar series in cooperation with the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) and the University of Pittsburgh.