a1 Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, School of History, Starkenstr. 44, D-79104 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gregor Thum is a research fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. He taught modern central European history at the University of Pittsburgh and the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). His first book – Die fremde Stadt. Breslau 1945 (2003) – examines the transformation of German Breslau into Polish Wrocław after the Second World War. Currently, he is working on a book entitled Mastering the East: The German Frontier from 1800 to the Present.