Cover Osteuropa 4/2009

In Osteuropa 4/2009

“Take a Seat in the First Row!”
The Great Diversity in German Research on Poland

Peter Oliver Loew

Deutsche Fassung


Research on Poland in the German-speaking countries has suffered so far from disciplinary isolation. The first meeting of German researchers on Poland – “Deutsche Polenforschung” –, which took place in Darmstadt in February 2009, showed how vigorous it is nonetheless. All signs now point to continued networking by means of an Internet platform. The goal is to strengthen research on Poland institutionally. The existing possibilities should be used better.

(Osteuropa 4/2009, pp. 157–207)