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Heidrun Zettelbauer (Head of Subject Area)

Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in phil. Zettelbauer, Heidrun

Heidrun Zettelbauer is a historian and cultural scientist, and since 2018 associate professor of Modern/Contemporary History at the Institute of History as well as head of the Subject Area of Cultural and Gender History, which was newly established in 2020. She is a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journals Zeitgeschichte and L’Homme. European Journal of Feminist History. In 2017, she was awarded the Erzherzog-Johann-Forschungspreis of the State of Styria for her post-doctoral thesis “Sich der Nation ver|schreiben. Selbsterzählungen völkischer Akteurinnen” (Committing to the Nation. Self-Narratives of Ethnic-Popular Actors; 2016) and the Hertha Firnberg Prize for the research project “Gender and Germanness” in 2005. She has designed and implemented numerous (contractual) research projects and is currently acting as project leader for the Elisabeth-List-Fellowship-Programme for Gender Research project “War Welfare and Gender Politics in the First World War. Local and Global Dimensions” (2021–2022) in collaboration with the University of Leeds (UK). In 2009, together with Karin M. Schmidlechner and Käthe Sonnleitner, she founded the research and teaching core area Gender History, acting as its coordinator from 2009 to 2020. Since 2017 she has been the coordinator of the Working Group for Equal Opportunities at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and an advisory board member to the Coordination Centre for Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities. She is also a member of the Doctoral Programme Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and is coordinator of the Gender Cluster with the university research network Heterogenität und Kohäsion (Heterogeneity and Cohesion).

In her research, she focuses on gender and cultural theories, gender history, gender-sensitive research on nationalism, auto-/biographical research, body history and cultural-theoretical museology. Heidrun Zettelbauer is currently researching narratives of the self in nationalist contexts of interpretation, war welfare and gender in the First World War, and homosociality/homosexuality in National Socialism.


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.phil.

Heidrun Zettelbauer

Institut für Geschichte

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