Günther Bernhard is a member of the Institute of Austrian Historical Research of the University of Vienna. He was born in Deutschlandsberg in 1961 and studied history and classical archaeology at the University of Graz. He wrote his doctoral thesis under the guidance of Univ. Prof. Dr. F. Hausmann on “Die Geschichte der Kartause Seiz im Mittelalter” (The History of Žiče Charterhouse in the Middle Ages; graduation 1988). From 1986 to 1989, he participated in the 58th training course of the Institute of Austrian Historical Research of the University of Vienna. From 1990 to 1997, with interruptions, he worked as freelance academic staff and project member, for example on the Jubiläumsfondsprojekt (Jubilee Fund Project; No. 3812) of the Austrian National Bank Friulana in Slovenia as part of the collection of documents of the Patriarchate of Aquileia edited by Univ. Prof. Dr. R. Härtel, at the Research Institute of Historical Methodology at the University of Graz. From 1997 to 2000, he worked with the FWF as part of the project on “Diplomatische Forschungen und Vorarbeiten für eine wissenschaftliche Monographie der Regierung Friedrichs I. Barbarossa” (Diplomatic research and preparatory work for a scientific monograph of the government of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa) supervised by Univ. Prof. Dr.K. Zeillinger. In 2000, he was assigned as contract assistant professor at the Research Institute of Historical Methodology and has been a full-time contract assistant professor at the Institute of History since 2002. He habilitated in historical auxiliary sciences in 2008 and in regional history in 2017.
Main research areas: Medieval imperial history, regional history of the Alps-Danube-Adriatic region, historical auxiliary sciences with special emphasis on epigraphy and vexillology of the Middle Ages and early modern period.
Guenther BernhardInstitute of History