Martina Niedhammer is a research associate at the Collegium Carolinum, Research Institute for the History of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and, for the duration of the academic year 2021/22, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. After studying history and Slavic philology in Munich, St. Petersburg, and Prague, she received her PhD from LMU in 2012 with a thesis on Prague's Jewish upper middle class. Her main research interests are the Jewish history and culture of East Central Europe, the history of science in the field of philology and nationalism, as well as the interconnections and transfer between France and Eastern Europe.