Prof. Dr. Andreas Kappeler was born in Switzerland, studied in Zurich and Vienna, completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich, and from 1982 to 1998 taught at the University of Cologne.
From 1998 until 2011 he was a professor at the Institute for East European History at the University of Vienna, where he is now professor emeritus.
His publications include The Russian Empire: A Multiethnic History (Longman 2001; German ed. 1992); the edited volume (with Kohut, Sysyn and von Hagen), Culture, Nation, and Identity: The Ukrainian-Russian Encounter [1600-1945] (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press 2003); Rußlands erste Nationalitäten. Das Zarenreich und die Völker der Mittleren Wolga vom 16. bis 19. (Böhlau, 1982); Kleine Geschichte der Ukraine (C.H. Beck, 1994); and Russland und die Ukraine. Verflochtene Biographien und Geschichten (Böhlau, 2012);.
Prof. Kappeler is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
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