The Institute for Habsburg and Balkan Studies of the Austrian Academy and Sciences is the leading non-university institution for historical research on the Habsburg Empire and the Balkan region. The Institute conducts basic research unearthing, preserving and interpreting cultural heritage.
Employing a large range of methodological approaches across different epochs, our research considers fundamental questions on history and culture of the Habsburg and Balkan territories. This focus not only concerns history and art history, but also anthropological and linguistic questions, providing historical orientational knowledge via scholarly projects and publications. Research findings are actively fed into scholarly discourse and are also disseminated to the non-specialist public. To this end, the Institute tests and develops new, contemporary methods and formats.