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Siegfried Gruber

Siegfried Gruber is researcher at the Institute of History/Southeast European History and Anthropology.

Curriculum Vitae – Mag. Dr. Siegfried Gruber

He began studying History and European Ethnology at the University of Graz in 1988 and after graduating in 1995,  he went on to receive his doctorate in 2004. Since 1993, he has been engaged in several research projects as a researcher (third-party-funded). In 2008 he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale) und from 2009 to 2014 at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock. In Rostock he participated in developing the research database Mosaic (www.censusmosaic.org).

Areas of Research and Training:

Family history and historical demography in Serbia in the 19th century and in Albania at the beginning of the 20th century; Household structures in Europe, especially in geographic terms; Comparative research of complex household structures; Quantitative research of patriarchal structures; Urban households during the era of industrialisation; Ageing Research.

Current Research:

"The demographic situation in Albania around 1900"

The analyses of this research project funded by the Austrian National Bank (Oesterreichischen Nationalbank, Anniversary Fund) are based upon the population census of 1918 and church records from Northern Albania. The analysis will deal with the characteristics of the population, marriage patterns, fertility, occupational and marriage migration, and finally household structures.

(Recent) Publications:

Szołtysek, Mikołaj; Ogórek, Bartosz; Poniat, Radosław; Gruber, Siegfried: “One size does not fit all”: Spatial nonstationarity in the determinants of elderly residential isolation in historical Europe. In: Population, Space and Place, Band 25, Heft 6. 2019.

Gruber, Siegfried: Marital fertility in Albania during WWI. In: Glavatskaya, Elena; Thorvaldsen, Gunnar; Fertig, Georg; Szoltysek, Mikolaj (Hg.): Nominative Data in Demographic Research in the East and the West. Ekaterinburg. Ural University Press. 2019. 80-96. Auch in russischer Übersetzung erschienen.

Gruber, Siegfried: Eheliche Fertilität in Albanien vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. In: Hohenwarter, Michaela; Iber, Walter M.; Krautzer, Thomas (Hg.): Mensch im Mittelpunkt. Bevölkerung – Ökonomie – Erinnerung. Festschrift für Peter Teibenbacher zum 65. Geburtstag. Wien. Lit. 2019. 165-174.

Research Profile

Mag. Dr.phil.

Siegfried Gruber

Mozartgasse 3/I, 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 316 380 - 2377

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