Mag. Dr. Peter Pirker

 

Room Nr. 40610
Email: Peter.Pirker@uibk.ac.at 

Tel. +43 512 507 44019
Fax +43 512 507 44099

 

 

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Education and Work Experience

  • 1992-1999 University of Vienna, Political Science and Ethnology
  • 1999-2000 Research Assistant Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)
  • 2000-2006 News Editor at the Austria Press Agency (APA) and free journalist for the Austrian Public Radio Station Ö1 and other media, free research projects
  • 2006-2008 Research Assistant at the Department of Government, University of Vienna for the FWF-Project „The Austrian Section of the British Wartime Secret Service SOE. Policy, Personal, Missions, Memory“
  • 2009 Co-Curator oft he Austrian Part of the exhibition „’Was damals Recht war’. Soldaten und Zivilisten vor Gerichten der Wehrmacht“
  • Since 2010 lecturer at the Department of Government, Vienna, the Department of History, Klagenfurt and the Colleges of Education for Carinthia and Tyrol
  • 2009-2011 Research Project „Waisen nach NS-Opfern und ihre Behandlung in der Opferfürsorge“ (for the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)
  • 2012 Research Project „Democratic Resistance. Der britische Journalist G. E. R. Gedye als transnationaler politischer Akteur in Europa“ ((Research Fellowships at the German Historical Institute, Washington D.C. and the School of Advanced Studies, University of London)
  • 2013-2014 Research Project „Radio Free Europe in Wien 1951-1961“ (Research grant of the Botstiber Foundation; Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University)
  • Since 2014 Research Assistant at the Department of Government, University of Vienna;
  • 2018 University Assistant at the Department of Government, University of Vienna
  • Projects:
  • „Politics of Remembrance and the Transition of Public Spaces. A Political and Social Analysis of Vienna“ (WWTF);
  • Re_map. Eine digitale Karte der Erinnerung für Wien;
  • Datenvisualisierung „Politics of Remembrance – Explore Vienna’s Culture of Remembrance 1945-2018“;
  • „Operation Greenup. Transnationale Befreiung, Widerstand und Erinnerung“ (Research grant der Botstiber Foundation);
  • „Schnappschüsse der Befreiung. Fotografien amerikanischer Soldaten, Mai 1945“

 

Fields of Research and Teaching

  • National Socialist rule in Austria, Slovenia and Italy
  • Policy for the Past, Politics of History, Memory studies
  • Transatlantic and Transnational Resistance, Intelligence and Exile during National Socialism

 

Honors, awards and fellowships 

  • 2009 Herbert-Steiner Award of the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW)
  • 2010 Dissertation Award of the German Association for British Studies (AGF)
  • 2013 Michael Mitterauer Award for History of Civilization, Social and Economic History of the Department for Social and Economic History of the University of Vienna for the book „Subversion deutscher Herrschaft“
  • 2015 Hans Marsalek Award (together with the culture club kuland) for the Project „Aus dem Gedächtnis in die Erinnerung“
  • 2019 ICA Map Award in the cathegory „Digital Products“ at the International Cartographic Exhibition of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) in Tokyo for the Visualization www.porem.wien (together with the development Team)

  

Memberships  

  • Member of the editorial board of the perodical zeitgeschichte
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary History, Politicka Misao, zeitgeschichte
  • Member of the Memory Studies Association, of the Research Network Transnational Memory and Identity, Austrian Political Science Association, Austrian Society for Exile Research, Theodor Kramer Society, Peoples Committee for Justice to the Victimes of the NS Military Justice

 

Selected Publications

  • Entrümpelung postnazistischer Geschichtspolitik. Das Wiener Heldendenkmal und seine Transformation 70 Jahre nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges, in: Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Politik, 7 (2020), S. 141-169
  •  Codename Brooklyn. Jüdische Agenten im Feindesland - Die Operation Greenup Innsbruck 2019
  • From palimpsest to me-moiré: Exploring urban memorial landscapes of political violence, in: Political Geography, 74, October 2019 (mit Philipp Rode, Mathias Lichtenwagner), https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629818302889
  • Transnational Memory Spaces in the Making: WWII and Holocaust Remembrance in Vienna, in: International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 32 (2019), 439-458(mit Johannes Kramer, Mathias Lichtenwagner), rdcu.be/bHj84
  • From Traitors to Role Models. Rehabilitation and Memorialization of Wehrmacht Deserters in Austria, in: Eleonora Narvselius/Gelinada Grinchenko (Hg.): Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of MemoryBasingstoke: 2018, 59-85 (mit Johannes Kramer)
  • Contested Heroes, Contested Spaces: Politics of Remembrance at Vienna Heldenplatz/Ballhausplatz, in: Jörg Echternkamp/Stephan Jaeger (Hg.): Views of Violence. Representing the Second World War in Museums and Memorials, New York 2019, S. 174-214 (with Magnus Koch, Johannes Kramer).
  • Ablehnung und Auswahl: Remigration aus dem politischen Exil am Beispiel der SPÖ, in: Wolfgang Straub/Katharina Prager: Bilderbuchheimkehr? Remigration im Kontext, Arco Verlag, Wuppertal 2017, S. 257-273
  • Broker des Antikommunismus. G. E. R Gedye und Radio Free Europe in Österreich, in: zeitgeschichte, 43 (2016) 6, 379-394
  • British Subversive Politics towards Austria and Partisan Resistance in the Austrian-Slovene Borderland, 1938-1945, in: Journal of Contemporary History, 52 (2017) 2, S. 319-351. 
  • Transnational Resistance in the Alps-Adriatic-Area in 1939/40. On Subversive Border-crossers, Historical Interpretations and national Politics of the Past, in: Acta Histriae, 20 (2012) 4, 841–864
  • Subversion deutscher Herrschaft. Der britische Kriegsgeheimdienst SOE und Österreich, Göttingen 2012
  • (Hg.) Aus dem Gedächtnis in die Erinnerung. Die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus im Oberen Drautal, Drava Verlag, Klagenfurt-Wien 2012 (mit Anita Profunser)
  • (Hg.) Wehrmachtsjustiz. Praxis – Kontext – Nachwirkungen, Wien 2011 (mit Florian Wenninger)
  • „Ich war mit Freuden dabei“. Der KZ-Arzt Sigbert Ramsauer. Eine österreichische Geschichte, Wien 2010 (mit Lisa Rettl)
  • Gegen das „Dritte Reich“. Sabotage und transnationaler Widerstand in Österreich und Slowenien 1938–1940, Klagenfurt 2010

Detailed list of publications

 

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