Mag. Dr.

Klaus Illmayer

(+43 1) 51581 – 2261


... studied Theatre, Film, and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. In his PhD thesis he analyzed the role of media as a discourse in the field of Theatre studies. This included not only the analysis of historical discussions but also a brief look at the significance of digital humanities for theatre studies. He is currently working on a digital research platform for theatre studies.

At the ACDH-CH, he is involved in the European Commission Horizon 2020 project PARTHENOS (WP2/WP3/WP4), with a focus on standards and quality of (meta)data.

He also likes to code software and tools to support his research interests. From time to time he teaches classes at university.

His research interests include

  • History of Science
  • History, Theories, and Methods of Theatre Studies
  • Digital Humanities (debates on theory and social impacts as well as developing strategies and implementing them on digitizing data for scholarly purposes)
  • Applying digital humanities methods and tools for theatre, film, and media studies


  • Illmayer, Klaus. 2020. Openness in Forschungsprojekten: PARTHENOS Standardization Survival Kit (SSK). Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare 72: 392-407. doi:10.31263/voebm.v72i2.3221.
  • Ďurčo, Matej, Klaus Illmayer, and Laure Barbot. 2019. Inventory of existing learning materials. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3596003.
  • Barbot, Laure, Yoan Moranville, Frank Fischer, Clara Petitfils, Matej Ďurčo, Klaus Illmayer, Tomasz Parkoła, Philipp Wieder, and Sotiris Karampatakis. 2019. System Specification - SSH Open Marketplace. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3547649.
  • Degl’Innocenti, Emiliano, Roberta Giacomi, Susanne Haaf, Steven Krauwer, Klaus Illmayer, Antonio Davide Madonna, and Maurizio Sanesi. 2018. Report on the Assessment of Interoperability, Services and Tools.
  • Illmayer, Klaus. 2017. TheaterMedienWissenschaft. Mediendiskurse in der Theaterwissenschaft. Wien: Universität Wien.
  • Krauwer, Steven, Karolien Verbrugge, Sara Di Giorgio, Claus Spiecker, Christos Chatzimichail, Emiliano Degl'Innocenti, Hélène Gautier, et al. 2017. Report on the assessment of data policies and standardization.
  • Romary, Laurent, Piotr Banski, Jack Bowers, Emiliano Degl’Innocenti, Matej Ďurčo, Roberta Giacomi, Klaus Illmayer, et al. 2017. Report on standardization.
  • Hollander, Hella, Francesca Morselli, Femmy Admiraal, Anders Conrad, Thorsten Trippel, Douwe Zeldenrust, Paola Ronzino, Sara Di Giorgio, Antonio Davide Madonna, and Mark Hedges. 2017. Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation (1).
  • Romary, Laurent, Emiliano Degl’Innocenti, Klaus Illmayer, Adeline Joffres, Emilie Kraikamp, Nicolas Larrousse, Maciej Ogrodniczuk, Marie Puren, Charles Riondet, and Dorian Seillier. 2016. Standardization Survival Kit.
  • Peter, Birgit, Klaus Illmayer, Nora Probst, Vivien Aehlig, Mayte Zimmermann, Daniel Rademacher, Lucas Herrmann, and Jeanne Bindernagel. 2016. Über Setzungen: Sieben Positionen zu Epistemen. In Episteme des Theaters: Aktuelle Kontexte von Wissenschaft, Kunst und Öffentlichkeit, eds. M. Cairo, Hannemann, M., Haß, U., and Schäfer, J., 41-63. Bielefeld: transcript.