Editorial Team

Comparativ is jointly edited by Matthias Middell, Katja Castryck-Naumann, Megan Maruschke and Hannes Siegrist. The editors prepare the annual conference of the editorial board and evaluate together with the board incoming proposals for thematic issues as well as invite scholars for new and promising themes to be explored in an upcoming issue.

The editorial office is headed by Katja Castryck-Naumann (since 2004), and she is supported by Gabriele Zürn as secretary of the editorial board. The editorial office manages the peer-review process and coordinates with the advisory board. It also organizes mutual undertaking between Comparativ and Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, an e-journal for research articles and information about recent publications, academic events, and research initiatives in history, geography, and area studies. It is also published on behalf of ENIUGH in cooperation with a series of research institutes across Europe.

The editorial office is connected to the ENIUGH headquarters and located at the Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) at Leipzig University.


Editorial Board

The board consists of scholars representing different facets of the editorial strategy of Comparativ as well as helps the editors to select innovative topics and approaches for future issues. An annual editorial conference reviews the submitted proposals and discusses recent developments in the field of transnational, transregional, and global history in order to identify trends not yet covered sufficiently by the international scholarly community of global historians.


Herausgegeben im Auftrag der Karl-Lamprecht-Gesell-
schaft e. V. (KLG) / European Network in Universal and
Global History (ENIUGH) von
Katja Castryck-Naumann, Megan Maruschke, Matthias
Middell und Hannes Siegrist

Ulf Engel (Universität Leipzig)

Harald Fischer-Tiné (ETH Zürich)

Maria Framke (Universität Erfurt)

Marc Frey (Universität der Bundeswehr München)

Eckhardt Fuchs (TU Braunschweig)

Daniel Hedinger (Universität Leipzig)

Nadin Heé (Universität Leipzig)

Lasse Heerten (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Madeleine Herren (Universität Basel)

Dominic Sachsenmaier (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Michael Zeuske (Universität Bonn)


Review Editorial Board

The review section is under the responsibility of a group of scholars from Leipzig University representing different fields of global history. The review editors suggest new publications from their corresponding field of research for review in Comparativ and help to select reviewers with different scholarly and cultural backgrounds. The board of review editors meets four times a year.



Gilad Ben Nun (international organizations and human rights)
Geert Castryck (history of Africa, colonization and urban history)
Lena Dallywater (Eastern Europe in its global relations)
Antje Dietze (transatlantic space, Francophone and German speaking regions, cultural history)
Steffi Marung (history of the EU and European integration, Cold War, research on borders and space)
Uwe Müller (economic history of the 19th and 20the century, with focus on Central and East Central Europe)
Adam Skordos (history of international relations and international law, history of the Balkans)
Jan Zofka (history of the Soviet Union, China and state socialism with focus on wars an civil wars)


Advisory Board

The advisory board connects the journal with the overall strategy of ENIUGH and supports the editorial team in guaranteeing the quality of the journal. Members of the advisory board are themselves involved in the peer-review process and advise how to best implement it.



Nadia Al-Bagdadi (Central European University, Vienna)
Stefan Eklöf Amirell (Linnaeus University, Växjö)
Stefano Bellucci (Leiden University)
Zaur Gasimov (University of Bonn)
Margarete Grandner (University of Vienna)
Hanna Hodacs (University of Dalarna / Uppsala University)
Sandrine Kott (University of Geneva)
Markéta Krížová (Charles University Prague)
Marcel van der Linden (University of Amsterdam)
Mikhail Lipkin (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
Barbara Lüthi (University of Cologne)
Attila Melegh (Corvinus University, Budapest)
Matthias Middell (Leipzig University)
Katja Castryck-Naumann (GWZO Leipzig)
Diana Roig Sanz (Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona)
Antonella Romano (EHESS, Paris) 
Hagen Schulz-Forberg (Aarhus University)
Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Cambridge)
Alessandro Stanziani (EHHS/ CNRS Paris)
Corinna Unger (European University Institute, Florence)
Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University)
Holger Weiss (Åbo Akademi University, Turku)