Mag. Dr.

Daniela Angetter-Pfeiffer

(+43 1) 51581 – 2609


... is a research associate and works on the Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia where she is responsible for the fields of medicine, military history, natural sciences, pedagogy and sport. Her research focus is concentrated on the 18th to the 20th century and includes the Habsburg Monarchy, the Republic of Austria and the Ukraine. In addition to her work as a biographer and lexicographer, her research, publications and lectures focus on Viennese medicine from 1848 on, medicine in the Nazi-era and military history, especially army medical services and ambulance service. In addition to that, she is interested in history of natural science, especially in the fields of geology and palaeontology. In this field, she also works editorially. In her free time, she works as a volunteer for the Red Cross as an emergency medic and supports the Red Cross in public relations.

Daniela Angetter-Pfeiffer studied history and German philology in Vienna, where she received her PhD in 1995. After an internship as part of teacher training, she worked at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Vienna from 1996 to 2001, focusing on Nazi-era anatomy and dermatology, but also the history of radiology. She joined the Austrian Biographical Encyclopedia in 2001. Since 2012, she is chair of the Working Group for the History of Earth Sciences in Austria. She is also a collaborator in the Working Group for the History of Medicine at the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Commission for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences, specialising in the structures and networks of Viennese medicine from 1945 to 2004.

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