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Image: Research requires patience ‒ here at the French National Library in Paris. Source: institute-owned picture

Main research areas

In research and teaching, the section primarily focuses on the history of the early modern political culture in Europe, paying special attention to aspects of legal, media and communication history, as well as to the field of 18th century knowledge cultures and historical museology. Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. phil. Marlies Raffler, the only historian at our university whose habilitation thesis deals with the field of historical museology, teaches in this section. For more than two decades, the section has been organising and administering the certified subject focus “Culture Management – Applied Cultural Studies”, which allows students of all disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to acquire a practical additional qualification. The Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda & Security Studies, headed by Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Beer, not only garners the attention of the scientific community, but also that of the wider public. The Imperial Diet (Reichstag) of the Holy Roman Empire is an integral part of early modern European political culture. In March 2014, the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences entrusted Univ. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Haug-Moritz with the publication of the “Deutschen Reichstagsakten. Reichsversammlungen 1556-1662” (Records of the Imperial Diet. Sessions of the Imperial Diet 1556-1662).


Leiterin des Arbeitsbereichs

Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil.

Gabriele Haug-Moritz

Institut für Geschichte

Institut für Geschichte

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2354


Attemsgasse 8/III Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit
Brigitte Knaus Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2365

WED: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
THU: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
FRI: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

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