Thomas Serrier is a historian and Germanist from Le Mans, France. He is currently Professor of Contemporary German History and Culture at the University of Lille; his research focuses especially on German-Polish culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. He is a researcher at IRHiS (Université de Lille/CNRS) and an associate researcher at the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (CNRS/Paris8). From 2011-2017 he was member of the international research project Phantom Borders in East Central Europe which was initiated by Béatrice von Hirschhausen at the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin. In 2016-17 he was head of the project The location of Europe. Shared and divided memories in a global age supported by the Foundation Volkswagen and organiser of the research residence Lieux de mémoire européens at the Foundation Les Treilles while simultaneously co-directing with Etienne François the volume Europa: Notre histoire, which was published in 2017 at Les Arènes.