PD Dr.

Robert Pichler, MA

robert.pichler(at)oeaw.ac.at
+43-1-51581-7362
 

Robert Pichler is a research associate in the research unit Balkan Studies.

Brief Biography


Robert Pichler studied history in Graz and was awarded the right to teach (venia docendi) for Southeast European history in 2017. He is board member of the International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA) and chair of the Center for Balkan Societies and Cultures (CSBSC). He was a researcher in the framework of projects at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. In 2004, he was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize together with Wolfgang Petritsch for the political book of the year. As a photographer, he works at the interface between documentary and art photography.

Research Interests


Period: 19th to 21st centuries.
Area: Southeast Europe, Balkans, especially Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo/a
Topics: migration studies, social history with a focus on family and kinship, formation of nation-states, visual studies

Selected Publications


  • Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives / Fotografi dhe Tregime, mit Edit Pula(j), Wien: bahoe 2020, ISBN 978-3-903290-28-0, 336pp.
  • Remigration to post-socialist Europe. Hopes and realities of return, hgg. mit Caroline Hornstein-Tomic und Sarah Scholl Schneider (Berlin: LIT 2018), ISBN: 978-3643910257, 376pp.
  • Kosovo/Kosova. Der lange Weg zum Frieden, mit Wolfgang Petritsch (Klagenfurt 2004), ISBN: 978-3851295986, 411pp. (Übersetzungen ins Albanische und ins Serbische)
  • Conflicting Loyalties. Social (Dis)Integration in the Balkans, 1839-1914, hgg. mit Nathalie Clayer und Hannes Grandits (London-New York 2011), ISBN: 9781848854772, 368pp.
  • “Migration, Architecture and the Imagination of Home(land). An Albanian-Macedonian Case Study”, in Transnational Societies, Transterritorial Politics. Migrations from the (Post-)Yugoslav Area hrg. von Ulf Brunnbauer (München 2010): 213-236.

Further Publications

Books

Books

Editions and Collections

Editions and Collections

  • Robert Pichler, Hannes Grandits und Ruža Fotiadis (eds.): Kosovo in the Yugoslav 1980s – Yugoslav Perspectives and Interpretations (Comparative Southeast European Studies 69/2-3), Oldenbourg: De Gruyter 2021, https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/soeu/69/2-3/html.
  • Robert Pichler und Edit Pulaj (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives / Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020.
  • Siegfried Gruber et al. (eds.): From the Highlands to Hollywood. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Southeast Europe (Studies on Southeast Europe, Vol. 25), Wien: LIT 2020.
  • Caroline Hornstein Tomic, Robert Pichler und Sarah Scholl-Schneider (eds.): Remigration and Transformation in Post-socialist European Regions, Wien, Berlin: LIT 2018, http://www.lit-verlag.at/isbn/3-643-91025-7.
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Articles

Articles

  • Robert Pichler, Hannes Grandits, Ruža Fotiadis: Kosovo in the 1980s – Yugoslav Perspectives and Interpretations, Comparative Southeast European Studies69 (2021), S. 171-182, https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/soeu-2021-0059/html.
  • Robert Pichler: In the Shadow of Kosovo. Divergent National Pathways and the Politics of Differentiation in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, Comparative Southeast European Studies69 (2021), S. 289-311, https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/soeu-2021-0028/html.
  • Religiöse Erneuerung: Islam bei den Albanern Nordmakedoniens, Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und WestReligion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West (2021), S. 7-10, https://g2w.eu/zeitschrift/aktuelle-ausgabe.
  • Robert Pichler: Photography, representation, and memory: Observations from presentations, exhibitions and from the field / Fotografia, paraqitja dhe kujtesa: vëzhgime nga prezantime, ekspozita dhe nga terreni, in: Robert Pichler und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 18-63.
  • Robert Pichler: First encounters with Albania in 1989 / Takimet e para me Shqipërinë në 1989, in: Pichler. Robert und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 82-91.
  • Robert Pichler: Return to a different country / Kthim në një vendtë ndryshuar, in: Robert Pichler und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 124-131.
  • Robert Pichler: Albdorado—Land of blood and honey / Albdorado – Vend prej gjaku dhe mjalti, in: Robert Pichler und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 158-161.
  • Robert Pichler: In search of the remnants of the kanun 7 Në kërkim të mbetjeve zakonore të kanunit, in: Edit Pula(j) Robert Pichler (ed.): , Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 190-197.
  • Robert Pichler: Ernesto Troshani—the priest committed to pacifying blood feuds / Ernesto Troshani – Prifti I përkushtuar në pajtimin e gjakmarrjes, in: Robert Pichler und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 204-223.
  • Robert Pichler: Exploring Kurvelesh and Himara / Në zbulim të Kurveleshit dhe Himarës, in: Robert Pichler und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020, S. 282-291.
  • Robert Pichler: ”Good for those who already died, we could still bury them”—About the disintegration of village communities in the southern Albanian highlands / “Lum ata që vdiqën, sa na kishin neve për t’i varrosur!” – Mbi shpërbërjen e bashkësive të fshatrave në malësitë e Shqipërisë së Jugut, in: Robert Pichler und Edit Pula(j) (eds.): Albania’s 90s. Albania’s 90s. Photographs and Narratives /Fotografi dhe Tregime, Wien: bahoe 2020.
  • Siegfried Gruber, Robert Pichler: Social Cleavages and interethnic conflict in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia: Findings from two villages in Western Macedonia, in: Siegfried Gruber et al. (eds.): , Studies on Southeast Europe, Wien: LIT 2020, S. 287-308.
  • Robert Pichler: Kioske - temporäre Architektur und soziale Lebenswelten an der albanischen Küste / Kiosks - temporary architecture and social living environments on the Albanian coast, in: Adolph Stiller (ed.): Albanien. Bauen im Politischen Kontext der Jahrzehnte / Albania. Decades of Architecture in Political Context, Architektur im Ringturm, Wien: müry salzmann 2019, S. 220-231, http://www.muerysalzmann.at/shop/shop_artikeldetails.asp?str=albanien&sf=1&agnr=292.
  • Robert Pichler: Albanian Studies in Graz. Historical Anthropological Approaches to Family, Kinship and Migration – A Brief Overview, in: Rexhep Ismajli (ed.): STUDIMET ALBANISTIKE NË VENDET KU FLITET GJERMANISHT (Albanische Forschungen in den deutschsprachigen Ländern), ASHSH : Seksioni i Gjuhësisë dhe i Letërsisë, Prishtina: ASHAK 2018, S. 329-344.
  • Robert Pichler: The fading power of kurbet: A case study of Albanian remigrants to a Macedonian village, in: Robert Pichler Caroline Hornstein Tomic (ed.): Remigration and Transformation in Post-socialist European Regions, Erste Foundation Series, Wien, Berlin: LIT 2018, S. 22, http://www.lit-verlag.at/isbn/3-643-91025-7.
  • Caroline Hornstein Tomic, Robert Pichler, Sarah Scholl-Schneider: Remigration to Post-socialist Europe. Introduction, in: Robert Pichler Caroline Hornstein Tomic (ed.): Remigration to Post-socialist Europe. Hopes and Realities of Return, Erste Foundation Series, Wien, Berlin: LIT 2018, http://www.lit-verlag.at/isbn/3-643-91025-7.
  • Robert Pichler: Projektionsfläche Nordalbanien: Bildmächtigkeit und Deutung der Kultur der Berge in Albanien und Österreich in den 1990er Jahren (und heute), in: Integration und Äußeres Bundesministerium Europe (ed.): Gemeinsames NeuEntdecken. Ein Kaleidoskop zur Geschichte und Gegenwart der österreichisch-albanischen Beziehungen, Wien: Eigenverlag des Bundesministeriums Europa, Integration und Äußeres 2018, S. 143-159.
  • Robert Pichler: Travelling pictures: Remnants of Albanian mountain culture and their changing perception by different audiences, Science and Video. Des écriture multimedia en science humaines (2017), S. kein "S.", http://scienceandvideo.mmsh.univ-aix.fr/numeros/6/Pages/06.aspx.
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Other Publications

Other Publications

  • Robert Pichler: FAMILJA DHE FAREFISNIA NDËR SHQIPTARËT: KRAHASIME RAJONALE DHE NDËRKULTUROREShkup: Biblioteka: Ballkanologji, 2019.
  • Robert Pichler: 'Lebendige Architektur'. Die Strandbuden an Albaniens Küste, Der Standard (2018), https://derstandard.at/2000079361628/Lebendige-Architektur-Die-Strandbuden-an-Albaniens-Kueste.
  • Robert Pichler: Migration, Lokalität und ethnischer Konflikt. Eine albanisch-makedonische Fallstudie, Graz: Karl Franzens Universität Graz 2017.
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