Ulrike Harmat studied history and philosophy at the University of Vienna where she reveived her PhD in 1996. Her dissertation 'Die Auseinandersetzungen um das Eherecht und die sog. “Sever-Ehen” 1918–1938’ (supervised by Professor Dr Gerald Stourzh, DDr. h.c.) was awarded the Victor Adler Prize (Victor Adler-Förderpreis des BM für Wissenschaft) in 1996. She was employed as a researcher at the Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 1997, and has worked at the Academy’s Institute of Modern and Contemporary History since 2013.
Periods: 19th and 20th centuries.
Area: Habsburg Monarchy in an international context.
Topics: legal history (marriage legislation in the 19th and 20th centuries), social history/statistics, historiography related to the demise of the Habsburg Monarchy and its legacy in the successor states