Doris Gruber is a research associate on the project 'TRAVELOGUES. Perception of the Other and the Orient in Modern Times’, funded by the Austrian Science Fund and the German Research Foundation. She joined the Digital Historiography Unit in July 2018.
Doris Gruber studied history and art history at the University of Graz where she graduated with a double MA in 2013. She participated in an Erasmus programme at the Paris Institute of Political Studies from 2008 to 2009. In 2018, she completed her PhD with honours at the University of Graz with a dissertation titled 'Frühneuzeitlicher Wissenswandel. Die Kometenerscheinungen von 1577/78, 1680/81 und 1743/44 in der Druckpublizistik des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation’ supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Düsseldorf) and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Berlin). During her undergraduate studies, Doris Gruber had various part-time jobs and internships, including at the House of History Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, the Belvedere Palace in Vienna and the Styrian State Archive in Graz.
Period: early modern era
Area: Holy Roman Empire, Habsburg Monarchy, Ottoman Empire
Topics: media and science history, prodigies, comets, history of astronomy and astrology, travelogues, perception of 'the other'