Dipl.-Kffr. MMag. Dr.

Marion Romberg


Marion Romberg was a member of the research unit History of the Habsburg Monarchy and head of the project „"The Viennese Court – A prosopographical Portal" (VieCPro). Since April 2023 she has been working as a visiting scholar at the IHB.

Brief Biography

Marion Romberg studied Art History and History at the University of Vienna and Business Administration in Germany, New Zealand and England. In 2015 she got her PhD in History from the University of Vienna. She was a fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation and project member in three FWF projects "Empress and Empire. Ceremonial, Media and Rule 1550 to 1740" (ÖAW, IHB), „Continent Allegories in the Baroque Age" (Univ. Vienna) and "The Diaries and Tagzettel of Cardinal Ernst Adalbert von Harrach (1598-1667). Edition and Commentary" (Univ. Vienna). From 2017 to 2023 she taught at the Universities of Vienna, Bonn and Salzburg. Since May 2023, she has been a research associate in the Department of Early Modern History and Rhenish Regional History at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn and editor of the Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter. From 2010 to 2020 she was editor of the scientific portal Habsburg Discussion Network and has been a board member of the Austrian Society for 18th Century Studies since 2008 and since 2023 Elected Member in the Executive Committee of the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.

Research Interests

Period: 16th to 18th centuries.
Area: Southern Germany, Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: cultural history, historical visual culture, history of everyday life and piety (especially fraternities), history of ideas and mentalities, baroque frescoes, representation of dynastic women, digital humanities, Viennese Court

Selected Publications




Empresses and Queens in the Courtly Public Sphere from the 17th to the 20th Century


(gem. mit Th. Wallnig und Joelle Weiß), Digital Eighteenth Century: Central European Perspectives


Die Welt im Dienst des Glaubens. Erdteilallegorien in Dorfkirchen auf dem Gebiet des Fürstbistums Augsburg im 18. Jahrhundert