Johannes Mattes

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1983 in Linz (Upper Austria).

M.A.-level studies in German Philology and History. Ph.D. in History of Science, 2013. Since 2014 Lecturer at the History Department of the University of Vienna. Since 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher in the Working Group “History of the OeAW 1847-2022“ at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW). Mattes was Visiting Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (CA) and York University (Toronto). Since 2013 he is Board Member of the History of Earth Sciences Society (USA).


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

History of natural sciences in a cultural context (earth sciences, speleology, geography, cartography, biology, prehistory), scientific societies & academies, popular science, relationship between politics, research and the public.


PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)

Johannes Mattes: Wissenskulturen des Subterranen. Vermittler im Spannungsfeld zwischen Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit. Ein biografisches Lexikon. Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau 2019, 572 pp.

Johannes Mattes: Reisen ins Unterirdische. Eine Kulturgeschichte der Höhlenforschung in Österreich. Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau 2015, 418 pp.

Johannes Mattes: Festrede und Festspiel als Formen kollektiver Repräsentation. Regierungsjubiläums-Feiern von Franz Joseph I. (1908) und die „Türkenbefreiungsfeiern“ (1933) im Vergleich. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang 2011, 156 pp.

Johannes Mattes: Mapping Narratives & Making Politics – Discourses on Space and Identity in the Correspondence of Jovan Cvijić. In: Jovana Brankov, Maija Drobnjaković (Eds.): The Balkan Peninsula of Jovan Cvijić. Historical Background and Contemporary Trends in Human Geography. Belgrade: Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić”, Serbian Academy of Sciences & Arts 2018, pp. 55-70.

Johannes Mattes: Travelling Olms: Local and Global Perspectives on the Research on Proteus anguinus (1700-1930). Viaggiatori 1, 2018, pp. 186-203.

Johannes Mattes: Sozial- und Alltagsgeschichte eines Holzknechts im Salzkammergut. In: Johannes Mattes, Dietmar Kuffner (Eds.): Höh(l)enluft und Wissensraum. Linz: Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum 2018, pp. 77-90.

Johannes Mattes: Going Deeper Underground. Social Cooperation in Early Twentieth-Century Cave Expeditions. In: Marianne Klemun, Ulrike Spring (Eds.): Expeditions as Experiments. Practising Observation and Documentation. London: Palgrave Macmillan 2016, pp. 163-186.

Johannes Mattes: Underground Fieldwork – A Cultural and Social History of Cave Cartography and Surveying Instruments in the 19th and at the Beginning of the 20th Century. International Journal of Speleology 44, 2015, pp. 251-266.

Johannes Mattes: Disciplinary Identities and Crossing Boundaries: The Academization of Speleology in the First Half of the Twentieth Century. Earth Sciences History 34(2), 2015, pp. 275-295.

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Kontakt:

Dr. Marianne Baumgart
Aktuariat
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
T +43 1 51581-1290
marianne.baumgart(at)oeaw.ac.at 

Mag. Doris Corradini
Doris.Corradini(at)oeaw.ac.at
T +43 1 51581-4403

Dr. Katja Geiger
Katja.Geiger(at)oeaw.ac.at
T +43 1 51581-4404

Dr. Johannes Mattes
Johannes.Mattes(at)oeaw.ac.at
T +43 1 51581-4405

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