Julia Gebke


Julia Gebke is a research associate in the research unit History of the Habsburg Monarchy. Since 2021 she is working on the project “Habsburg Women in Dynastic Politics and Diplomacy” supported by the Elise Richter Programme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Brief Biography

Studied History, French and Spanish Philology at the universities of Bochum (Germany) and Seville (Spain). Received her PhD in 2015 from the University of Graz (Austria) with a thesis on „(Foreign)Bodies. Stigmatizing New Christians in Early Modern Spain“. Academic positions: 2008–2012 research associate (pre-doc), Institute for History at the University of Bremen (Germany), 2012–2015 research associate (pre-doc), Centre for the History of Science at the University of Graz (Austria), 2015–2021 research associate (post-doc), Department of History at the University of Vienna (Austria). In 2019 she initiated the research group DisAbility Studies together with Julia Heinemann.

Research Interests

Period: Early Modern Period
Area: Spain, Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: Cultural History of the Political and Diplomacy, History of Science, DisAbility Studies, gender, bodies

Selected Publications


Aus dem Elfenbeinturm. Arbeiten und Leben in der Wissenschaft


(Hg. gem. mit J. Heinemann), DisAbility in Early Modern Europe




(Hg. gem. mit D. Nolde), Der diplomatische Körper