Dr Sven Jaros MA, PhD

Dr Sven Jaros

Department of History
Visiting scholar

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Department of History
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sven Jaros is a Historian of Eastern Europe with a trans-epochal perspective from the Middle Ages until the early 20th century.


  • Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation 2024-2025


Sven Jaros studied History and Cultural Studies (BA) as well as an interdisciplinary Master's in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Universities of Leipzig, Jena and Lublin. He was a research assistant in Leipzig and coordinator of the DFG project ”Mediation of Rule on the Borders of Latin Europe in the Late Middle Ages”, in the context of which he completed his doctorate in 2020 with a thesis on multi-confessional negotiations of rule in Crown Ruthenia (today's eastern Poland and western Ukraine) between 1340 and 1434.

The thesis was published at the end of 2021 in the series “Europa im Mittelalter” by De Gruyter Verlag. From October 2021 to August 2022, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg before moving to the University of Halle. Currently, he is a Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation at the University of Birmingham.



Sven Jaros has published on Late Medieval configurations of Power, Crusading Rhetoric’s in Eastern Europe and Historical Discourse Analysis. He currently is working on a new book about Eastern European scholars in western Exile in the 19th and early 20th century.