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Jan Hennings

Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of History, Central European University, Vienna

Jan Hennings holds a BA in both History and German Language and Literature from the University
of Rostock and an MPhil and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. He was a Junior
Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford, from 2009 to 2013 and spent two years as Gerda
Henkel Fellow and Visiting Professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul before joining the faculty of
Central European University. Hennings is an Associate Editor of the Jahrbücher für Geschichte Ost-
 and serves on the editorial board of Diplomatica: A Journal of Diplomacy and Society. He
is a member of the Junge Akademie at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Hennings is a historian of the early modern period, specializing in Russian-European and, more recently,
Russian-Ottoman relations. He is the author of Russia and Courtly Europe: Ritual and the Culture of
Diplomacy, 1648-1725
(Cambridge, 2016), which won the 2017 Book Prize of the Early Slavic Studies
Association, an affiliate organization of the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
(ASEEES). His research has yielded several journal articles and book chapters in the field, and he
co-edited Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World, c. 1410-1800 (London, New York, 2017).

While at SCAS, Hennings will work on a monograph-length study of Russian-Ottoman relations in the
early eighteenth century, exploring the life and office of the first Russian Resident Ambassador in
Istanbul, Peter A. Tolstoi.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.