Peter Urbanitsch studied history and English at the universities of Vienna and London, and received his PhD in 1967. From 1968 to 2007, he was employed at the Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Until retirement in 2007, he was co-editor of the series ‘Studien zur Geschichte der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie’ (30 volumes), co-editor of the series ‘Die Habsburgermonarchie 1848–1918’, volumes I to IX/2 (1973–2010), chief editor of the 'K.u.K. Archiv’ (1999–2009) and deputy curator of the 1996 exhibition '996–1996. ostarrîchi-Österreich. Menschen–Mythen–Meilensteine’.
Period: 19th and early 20th centuries
Area: Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: educational system in Cisleithania; editing of selected articles in volumes I-VI of the series ‘Die Habsburgermonarchie 1848–1918’ and production of a two-volume text as a draft for translation into Romanian; administration and bureaucracy in Cisleithania and the Crown lands.