Thomas Kletečka studied psychology, Slavic studies and history at the University of Vienna where he received his PhD in 1985. He was employed as a research assistant at the Institute of History at the University of Vienna and as a researcher at the Institute for Human Sciences. From 1985, he collaborated on the edition ‘The Minutes of the Councils of Ministers of Austria and of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy 1848−1918’ as volume editor and project leader at the Austrian East and Southeast Europe Institute, and from 2008 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Commission for the History of the Habsburg Monarchy, later the Institute of Modern and Contemporary History). He worked on the encyclopedia ‘Biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte der böhmischen Länder’ and the compendium ‘Handbuch der historischen Stätten: Böhmen und Mähren’. Thomas Kletečka is an expert consultant for the ‘Prague Papers on the History of International Relations’.
Period: 19th century
Area: Habsburg Monarchy, especially Bohemia
Topics: Austrian and Czech history, problem of nationalities, Age of Revolution (1848–1849), beginning of Neoabsolutism
Minutes of the Council of Ministers of the Habsburg Monarchy