Team

Portrait Florian Wenninger

Florian Wenninger

Head of the Institute

Head of the institute

Mag. Dr. Florian Wenninger

Head of the institute: Political scientist and historian, senior research fellow and lecturer at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna and at the FH Campus Wien;

Editor at the magazine „Zeitgeschichte“.

Head of the research project „Politische Repression in Österreich 1933-1938“ (“Political Repression in Austria 1933-1938”).

  • Police and deviance
  • Dictatorship and transformation
  • Historical identity formation
  • With Hendrik Wagenaar 2020: Deliberative Policy Analysis, Interconnectedness and Institutional Design: Lessons from „Red Vienna“, in: Policy Studies, 41. Jahrgang H 4, 411-437, DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2020.1717456.
  • „Ein Brückenkopf des Deutschtums in Südost?“ Die Schwarze Reichswehr in Österreich 1919-1922, in: Hänni, Adrian/Rickenbacher, Daniel/Schmutz, Thomas (Ed.), Über Grenzen hinweg. Transnationale politische Gewalt im 20. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt 2020, 91-123.
  • „The Duty to Express Value Judgments“. Charles Adams Gulick, Interwar Austria and the Question of Political Neutrality as a Scholarly Virtue, in: Contemporary Austrian Studies 28/2019, 241-279.
Research associate

Mag.a Sabine Lichtenberger

Research associate: Historian, member of the editorial board of the magazine „Arbeit & Wirtschaft“.

  • Austrian Contemporary History
  • History of the Austrian workers’ and union movement
  • History of Austrian labor and social law
  • Biography research with a special focus on women’s and gender history
  • With Maria Wirth, Eine Gewerkschaft in Bewegung. Die Geschichte der GPA-djp. Von den ersten Vorläuferorganisationen im 19. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart, Wien 2020.
  • »… Durchaus nicht nur die ernste Wissenschafterin und Politikerin«. Eine Erinnerung an Käthe Leichter (1895-1942) und ihre Praxis eines genussvollen Lebens, in: Th. Adamski/D. Blake, V. Duma/V. Helfert/M. Neuwirth/T. Rütten/W. Schütz (Ed.), Geschlechtergeschichten vom Genuss. Zum 60. Geburtstag von Gabriella Hauch, Wien 2019, 36-51.
  • 100 Jahre Mitbestimmung. 100 Jahre Betriebsrat in der Donauversicherung, Wien 2019.
  • Publication list Sabine Lichtenberger
Research Associate

Charlotte Rönchen, MA

Research associate and project management: Historian.

  • Workers’ history
  • The Austrian inter-war period
  • Police history
  • Collective biography on social democratic paramilitaries in the inter-war period (Republikanischer Schutzbund)
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  • A social history of termination of pregnancy in Austria since 1900
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Tobias Rainer

Tobias Rainer

Historian

Project staff

Tobias Rainer, BA

Project staff: Historian.

  • Police history
  • Political repression
  • Austro-Fascism
Paul Dvorak

Paul Dvorak

Historian

Research associate
Paul Dvorak, MA Research associate and archivist: Historian.
  • History of the workers’ movement
  • History of the modern era in Europe
  • Provenance Research
  • Indexing of the archive of the Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten (Union of salaried private-sector employees) 1945-2000
  • Deterioration of assets in the course of people’s courts trials after 1945
  • History of the British Labour Party and Austrian social democracy
Julian Stricker-Neumayer

Julian Stricker-Neumayer

Historian

Research assistant

Julian Stricker-Neumayer, BA

Research assistant: Historian.

  • Comparison of European fascisms
  • History of the (anti-authoritarian) workers’ movement: anarchism, council communism
  • Review and processing of documents on party-independent unionists in the IHSF archive
  • Study of the depiction of Italian fascism in the Austro-fascist press 1933-1938