Chair of Public History

On the one hand, public history is a sub-discipline of historical studies,  both basic and applied, that is theoretically, empirically and pragmatically committed to studying historical and present contexts in which references to the past are put to use. On the other hand, public history refers to the object of this historical sub-discipline: past-related identity discourses in their materiality, mediation and functionality.




Image credits:

Wolfgang Glock, Heldenberg Kaiserallee, marked as public domain, details at Wikimedia Commons


Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marko Demantowsky

University Assistant (post doc): Dr. Barbara Pavlek Löbl, MMag.a

University Assistant (pre doc): N.N.

Associated Researcher (2023-24): Na Li, PhD

Student Assistant: Iman Elghonemi

Doctorates in progress and completed

Traineeship for Digital Public History:
Emily Stüber (Oct 2023 – Jan 2024), Josephine Engelmeier (March - June 2023), Iman Elghonemi (Oct 2022 – Jan 2023)

Administrative Assistant: Mag.a Johanna Fally


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