o. Univ. Prof. Dr. Josef Ehmer

Room: HP192  (main building, stairway VIII)
Telephone: +43 1 4277 - 41334

Office hours: by appointment

EMail: josef.ehmer@univie.ac.at

Education and Experience

  • 1977 Dr. phil. (University of Vienna)
  • 1989 Habilitation (University of Vienna)
  • 1993 Professor of Modern History, University of Salzburg
  • 2005 Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

Areas of Research

  • Comparative Modern European social history
  • History of labor, laborers and artisans
  • Population history and historical demography
  • History of the life-cycle and old age
  • Historical migration research

Externally Funded Projects

Selected Publications

  • Ehmer, Josef and Catharina Lis (eds.) The Idea of Work in Europe from Antiquity to Early Modern Times. Aldershot: Ashgate 2009.
  • Ehmer, Josef and Otfried Höffe (eds.). Bilder des Alters im Wandel. Historische, interkulturelle, theoretische und aktuelle Perspektiven. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft: Stuttgart 2009 (Nova Acta Leopoldina, 99, no. 363)
  • Ehmer, Josef, Jens Ehrhardt and Martin Kohli (eds.). “Fertility in the History of the 20th Century: Trends, Theories, Policies, Discourse” in: Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung, Special issue 36 (2011).
  • Ehmer, Josef. “Bevölkerungsgeschichte und Historische Demographie 1800 – 2000” in: Enzyklopädie deutscher Geschichte, vol. 71), Munich: Oldenbourg 2004. (2nd expanded edition, München 2013)



  • Information about the pending and completed diploma- and master theses and dissertations