Philipp Ther (* 1967) is professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna. Previously he was a professor of comparative European history at the EUI in Florence. His most recent publication Die neue Ordnung auf dem alten Kontinent. Eine Geschichte des neoliberalen Europa, Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2014, was awarded with the non-fiction bookprize of the Leipzig bookfare and has been contracted by Princeton University Press. Before he has published in English The Dark Side of Nation States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe, New York: Berghahn Press, 2014 (German 2011, Polish 2012); Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in 19th Century Central Europe, West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2014 (Czech 2008).