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Stefanie Linsboth

stefanie.linsboth(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43-1-51581-3548

Stefanie Linsboth is a research associate in the research unit Art History.

Brief Biography


Studied History of Art and Religious Studies in Vienna and Münster, 2005–2012. Worked at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, 2012–2014. Researcher at the OeAW since 2008 (initially at the Commission for History of Art, then at the Division of Art History of the Institute of History of Art and Musicology (IKM), 2013–2019,  and at the IHB research unit for History of Art since 2020). Member of the FWF project “The Representation of Rulers and the Historical Culture under Maria Theresa (1740–1780)”, 2015–2018 . Currently writing a doctoral thesis on religiosity and piety in the visual representation of Maria Theresa as a ruler.

Research Interests


Period: the eighteenth century
Area: Austria, the Habsburg Empire
Topics: representation of rulers, Pietas Austriaca, Habsburg portrait culture

Selected Publications


  • gemeinsam mit Werner Telesko und Sandra Hertel (Hg.), Die Repräsentation Maria Theresias. Herrschaft und Bildpolitik im Zeitalter der Aufklärung (Schriftenreihe der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts 19), Wien-Köln-Weimar 2020.
  • From large-scale paintings to precious miniatures – Maria Theresa’s portrait miniatures, in: Bernd Pappe / Juliane Schmieglitz-Otten (Hg.), Portrait Miniatures. Artists, Functions and Collections, Petersberg 2018, 88–97.
  • gemeinsam mit Werner Telesko und Sandra Hertel, Zwischen Panegyrik und Tatsachenbericht – zu Struktur und Zielsetzung von „Medienereignissen“ zur Zeit Maria Theresias, in: Zeitschrift für historische Forschung Jg. 44/2017, Heft 3, 441–486.
  • Der hochgotische Chor von Maria am Gestade in Wien – Bauintention und Nutzung, in: RIHA Journal0080 (5. Februar 2014) (date of access: 5 February 2014).