Dr.

Richard Kurdiovsky

richard.kurdiovsky(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43-1-51581-3546

Richard Kurdiovsky is a research associate in the research unit Art History.

Brief Biography


Studied History of Art, History, Classical Archaeology, and Slavonic Studies in Vienna, freelancer for the Architecture Collection at the Albertina Museum in Vienna (1997–2004), researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2005, received his doctorate on Carl Hasenauer and Gottfried Semper in 2005. Has taught inter alia at the University of Vienna. Research foci: the Vienna Hofburg in the nineteenth century, Central European architecture from the Baroque to the twentieth century, urban culture in the Habsburg Empire.

Research Interests


Period: the late eighteenth to the first half of the twentieth century
Area: Central Europe
Topics: the architectural history of Central Europe during the long nineteenth century, urban culture in the Habsburg Empire

Selected Publications


  • (hg. gemeinsam mit Stefan Schmidl) Das Wiener Konzerthaus 1913–2013 im typologischen, stilistischen, ikonographischen und performativen Kontext Mitteleuropas (in Vorbereitung zum Druck).
  • Das Äußere Burgtor. Planungs-, Bau- und Nutzungsgeschichte vor der Errichtung des Heldendenkmals, in: Richard Hofschmied / Heidemarie Uhl (Hg.), Das österreichische Heldendenkmal im Äußeren Burgtor der Wiener Hofburg (in Vorbereitung zum Druck).
  • The Spatial and Architectural Presence of Heirs to the Throne: The Apartments of the Habsburg Crown Princes in the Viennese Hofburg in the Long 19th Century, in: Frank Lorenz Müller / Heidi Mehrkens (Hg.), Sons and Heirs. Monarchical Succession and the Political Culture of 19th-Century Europe, Houndmills-New York 2015, 109–126.
  • Das Künstlerhaus von der Gründung bis 1945, in: Peter Bogner / Richard Kurdiovsky / Johannes Stoll (Hg.), Das Wiener Künstlerhaus. Kunst und Institution, Wien 2015.
  • House Number 1: The Vienna Hofburg’s Multiple Borders, in: Carolyn Loeb / Andreas Luescher (Hg.), Frontiers: Topographies of Surveillance and Flows, Farnham-Burlington 2015, 89–108.