Andreas Gottsmann studied history and political sciences in Vienna. From 1989 to 2002, he collaborated on the edition of the Minutes of the Austrian Council of Ministers 1848–1867 at the Austrian East and Southeast Europe Institute, and worked on a research project on the Austrian administration in Venice (1859–1866). He was subsequently employed at the Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy – later the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History. From 2002 to 2007, Andreas Gottsmann was a researcher in modern and contemporary history at the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome. In 2009, he completed his habilitation in Austrian history in Vienna. He was visiting professor for Austrian history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries at the Department of History at the University of Vienna in 2010–2011. He was appointed Director of the Austrian Historical Institute in Rome in December 2013.
Period: 19th century and first half of the 20th century.
Area: Habsburg Monarchy, Italy
Topics: Austrian constitutional and administrative history, relations between the state and church in the Habsburg Monarchy and in the Republic of Austria 1848–1938, issues of language and nationalities, history of the Italians in the Danube Monarchy, Austro-Italian and Austro-Vatican relations in the 19th and 20th centuries.