Visiting Scholars/Fellows

Emad Afkham (Wintersemester 2021/22)

von University of Alberta (Kanada) ist im Wintersemester 2021/22 als Ernst-Mach-Stipendiat des OeAD am Institut.



Prof. Dr. Göran Rydén (September 2021  April 2022)

Göran Ryden is professor at the "Department of Economic History“ and at the „Institute for Housing and Urban Research“ of Uppsala University. From September 2021 to April 2022 he is a research fellow at the Viennese Department of Economic and Social History. During his stay in Vienna, Göran Ryden is working on his book project about the iron industry in 18th century Sweden. He is member of the COST Action „Worlds of Related Coercions in Work“ (WORCK).



Attila Magyar, M.A. (January – March 2020)

Research Assistant at the Department of History at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. Holding scholarship of the Tempus Foundation and Collegium Hungaricum in Vienna, he is visiting scholar at the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna. His PhD project focuses on the administration in the border region between the Habsburg and the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 17th century.

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Dr. Mischa Suter (June – December 2019)

Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow and assistant professor of history at University of Basel. Currently he is writing a book on conflicts over money as a societal medium in the period of imperialism, 1870–1923. A people’s history of money, it is devised as a series of connected case studies that focus on the discourse of usury after the financial panic of 1873, the emergence of marginalist economics in the Habsburg empire, the fate of the German rupee in colonial Tanzania, and street protests during the Weimar inflation period.
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Cláudio PINHEIRO, Visiting Scholar at WISO (January-March, 2019)
Professor of Asian and African Studies, Rio de Janeiro Federal University; International Scholar at Universität zu Köln (2017-2019); Chairman of Sephis (South-South Exchange Programme for the Research on the History of Development).

His research concerns Global Histories of Slavery considering: a) how Early Modern European systems of classification affected non-European forms of dependency in South Asia and South America; and b) debates around theories of slavery, read through sociological approach to historiography on slavery. His visit includes collaboration with Prof. Dr. Juliane Schiel on semantics of slavery.
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Sarah Baumann, M.A. (August 2018 - January 2019)

Doctoral student and holder of the Doc.Mobility fellowship funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
PhD project «Prostitution in Swiss Cities after 1945: regulations, practices, representations» (working title).
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Daša Ličen (April - July 2018)

Junior Researcher at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
PhD project "Cultural Associations in Trieste as the Setting of the Identification Processes of the Triestine Population (1848-1914)".
Daša Ličen considers cultural associations to be a window revealing major social changes occurring in late Habsburg Trieste. She is especially interested in the interactions between different nation-building projects within the same city.
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