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    Due to the current Corona condition the conference will be held with an updated programme in cyberspace from 16 to 18 April. [more]

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    The Department of Contemporary History continuously refers to different conferences, calls for proposals and announcements of prizes or scholarships. [more]



    Find an overview of current and completed research projects by the Department’s members as well as their collaborations with research platforms of the University of Innsbruck. [more]



    Since the establishment of the Department, research findings have continually been published in various monographs, anthologies, journals and other media. [more]



    Find general student information on courses, range of studies, curricula and academic writing. [more]


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    Learn more about our staff, their fields of work, contact details and office hours. [more]

    Department of Contemporary History

    University of Innsbruck
    Innrain 52d (Geiwi-Turm, 6. Stock)
    A-6020 Innsbruck

    +43 512 507-44000/44001
    +43 512 507-44099
    Mo-Fr 8:30-12:00 und 13:00-15:00 (Roomnr. 40610, 40611)

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    About us

    In order to introduce contemporary history as an independent subject area in research and teaching, the University of Innsbruck founded the Department of Contemporary History in 1984. Rolf Steiniger, who had been appointed professor in Innsbruck in 1983, established and headed the Department until his retirement in the autumn of 2010. In 2002 the Department was evaluated by a commission of the “European Science Foundation” and classified as a “Center of Excellence”. This was in recognition of the almost 20 years of high-caliber work done by the Department: The large number and variety of national and international research projects, comprehensive publication activities (including its own series of publications), the regular guest lectureships of prominent foreign professors, conferences and symposia with international experts, as well as a large number of prestigious awards and distinctions of Department faculty members.  [more]

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