- Researching history means collecting, organising, evaluating, and conveying information about the past.
- Such research is an ongoing process of accumulating, but also of critical reviewing and handling knowledge about the past.
Research at the Institute of History includes individual research done by academic university staff and project staff as well as cross-institute research, research in the context of international partnerships, and research by related scientific associations. In terms of content, the research subject focus is on modern and contemporary history, and on the geographic regions of Central Europe, Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Iberian Atlantic region. The partnership with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on Consequences of War, which has been in place since 2018, offers students the opportunity to be involved in research projects on contemporary European history and to gain initial experience in this field.