Foundation for Austrian Studies
In 1990 the Foundation for Austrian Studies founded a Special Chair for Central European Studies at Leiden University.
In June 2017 the Foundation for Austrian Studies and Leiden University appointed Monika Baár as the holder of the Special Chair for Central European Studies.
Nicolette Mout held this special chair from 1990 to 2010. Jeroen Duindam obtained the Leiden chair for Modern History in 2010, but the special chair for Central European Studies was left vacant until 2017. In June 2017 the Foundation for Austrian Studies and Leiden University appointed Dr. Monika Baár to the Special Chair for Central European Studies. After four years of dedicated service to the Foundation and the Chair, Dr Baár decided to step back due to a combination of shifting research priorities and her health situation. As of June 2021, Jeroen Duindam again acts as interim director and chair. The Foundation board aims for the appointment of a new incumbent of the Special Chair in the summer of 2022.