Historical Identity Research


Fresco from the foot of the Oppian Hill, Rome, 8th/9th c. Vatican Museums, 31448 (ex 119). © Genevra Kornbluth
Fresco from the foot of the Oppian Hill, Rome, 8th/9th c. Vatican Museums, 31448 (ex 119). © Genevra Kornbluth [http://www.kornbluthphoto.com/OppianHillFresco.html]

The division Historical Identity Research is dedicated to the research on the European Middle Ages in general. Special emphasis is laid on the formation of ethnic and political groups, identity and alterity, as well as structural change. This is achieved on the basis of careful study of the extant source texts, of their manuscript transmission and their context. Moreover, an interdisciplinary, comparative approach is applied, which is employed in a global perspective.

The division consists of three working groups: "Visions of Community & Political Transformation", "Social Cohesion & Strategies of Identification" and "Vernacularisation in late Medieval Europe"

Staff-Scientists

Staff-Scientists
 

Mag. Marianne Pollheimer-Mohaupt

Phone: +43-1-515 81/7216
E-Mail: marianne.pollheimer(at)oeaw.ac.at

  • Support for the institute’s research agenda, especially the research of the director, research coordination and recherche.

Dr. Celine Wawruschka

Phone: +43-1-515 81/7204
E-Mail: celine.wawruschka(at)oeaw.ac.at

  • Support for the institute’s research agenda, especially the research of the director, research coordination and recherche
  • Journal Management of the eJournal Medieval Worlds