Peter Alexander Rumpolt

Scientific Staff (Prae Doc)

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Peter Alexander Rumpolt studied theoretical and applied geography at the University of Vienna with a special focus on spatial population research, regional demography and regional development. He successfully completed his studies in 2009 (passing with distinction).

During his studies he was a tutor and teaching assistant, later becoming an associate lecturer (university lecturer since 2009) and university assistant at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna. Peter A. Rumpolt also collaborated with the Universities of Innsbruck und Vienna on various third-party funded joint research projects on protected areas, regional development, spatial perception and regional demography.

Following a period of employment at Statistics Austria (Directorate Social Statistics, Department of Demography, Health, Labour Market) from 2012 to 2016, Peter A. Rumpolt joined the Institute for Urban and Regional Research (ISR) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) in autumn 2016 to work on his dissertation project in the context of the interdisciplinary research project APIS.

Additionally Peter A. Rumpolt is part of the editorial team of the journal “Geographie aktuell. Informationen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft”.

Research Areas

  • Spatial population research, population geography and regional demography
  • Migration, spatial mobility and residential multi-locality
  • Protected areas, regional development and intercommunal cooperation
  • Perception geography and place identity

Memberships and additional functions

Recent Publications

  • Kaiser, M., Schlögl, M., Lejtovicz, K. and Rumpolt, P. A.(2018): Artist migration through the biographer’s lens: A case study based on biographical data retrieved from the Austrian Biographical Dictionary. In: Journal of Historical Network Research2: 76-108. internet:
  • Lejtovicz, K., Bernád, Á. Z., Schlögl, M., Kaiser, M. and Rumpolt, P. A.(2018): Digitalizáció és hálózatkutatás: Az Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 és az APIS-projekt / Digitisation and Network Research: The Austrian Biographical Dictionary and the APIS project. In: Digitális Bölcsészet1: 139-158. internet:
  • Schlögl, M., Bernád, Á. Z., Kaiser, M., Lejtovicz, K. and Rumpolt, P. A.(2018): Biographik in den Digital Humanities – Kritische Bestandsaufnahme und quantitative Analysemöglichkeiten am Beispiel des Österreichischen Biographischen Lexikons 1815–1950. DHd 2018 Kritik der digitalen Vernunft. Konferenzabstracts (Köln 26.02–02.03.2018). Köln. internet:
  • Rumpolt, P. A.(2017): Forschungsprojekt REPA Next. Was ist wertvoll im Tal?. internet:
  • Heintel, M. and Rumpolt, P. A.(2017): Berglandwirtschaft und regionale Produkte in Österreich. Besonderheiten und Fallbeispiele. In: Geographische Rundschau69: 28-33.