Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Dirk Rupnow

Tel.: +43 512 507-44007
Fax: +43 512 507-44098
E-Mail: Dirk.Rupnow@uibk.ac.at
Office hours: by appointment (E-Mail)   
Room 40617

Since March 2018 Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History

Contact in the dean's office

Education and Work Experience
  • Free University Berlin, University of Vienna, University of Klagenfurt; History, German Literature, Philosophy, Art History; MA (Vienna) 1999, PhD (Klagenfurt) 2002, Habilitation (Vienna) 2009
  • 1999/2000 Project researcher, Historical Commission of the Republic of Austria
  • Visiting scholar and fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies IFK (Vienna), Institute for Human Sciences IWM (Vienna), Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC), Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • 2017 Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor, Stanford University
  • since 2007 Lecturer/since 2009 Senior Lecturer, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna
  • since March 2009 Assistant Professor, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck; since September 2013 Associate Professor, since March 2015 Full Professor; from October 2010 to March 2018 Head of the Institute 

Fields of Research and Teaching

Austrian, German, and European Contemporary History; Holocaust and Jewish Studies; Intellectual History; History of Science; Cultural Studies; Transnational History; Migration History; Museology; Theory and Methods of Historiography

Professional Services
  • since March 2018 Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the University of Innsbruck
  • from October 2010 to March 2018 Head, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck
  • Academic Senate, University of Innsbruck (2016-2019)
  • Speaker, Doctoral Program "Dynamics of Inequality and Difference in the Age of Globalization", University of Innsbruck
  • Coordinator, Research Centre "Migration & Globalization", University of Innsbruck
  • Advisory Board, Research Focus "Cultural Encounters - Cultural Conflicts", University of Innsbruck
  • Corresponding Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, European Forum Alpbach (2019-2022)
  • Head, Working Group "Migration", House of Austrian History, Vienna
  • International Academic Advisory Board, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies VWI
  • Advisory Board, House of Austrian History, Vienna
  • Speaker, Advisory Board, Documentation Archive Migration Tyrol, Innsbruck
  • Advisory Board, Diversity Archives Vorarlberg, Dornbirn
  • Advisory Board "Memory Culture", State of Tyrol
  • Advisory Board "Historical Research on Institutional Care in the Second Republic", State of Tyrol
  • Editorial Board, "zeitgeschichte", Vienna
  • Grant Selection Committee, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2015/16 Academic Advisor, Project "Collecting Migration", Vienna City Museum
  • 2014-17 Co-Director, "Labor Migration in South Tyrol after the 2nd Autonomy Statute"
  • 2014-16 Co-Director, "Historical Learning with video testimonies from Holocaust survivors (pilot study)"
  • 2014-16 Co-Director, "The Children Monitoring Station of Maria Nowak-Vogl. Interdisciplinary Approaches"
  • 2012-17 Director, FWF Project "Deprovincializing Contemporary Austrian History"
  • 2012-14 Director, BMWF/"Sparkling Science" Project "Seeking Traces: Hall in Motion"
  • 2009-11 Director, BMWF/"Sparkling Science" Project "Transnational Perceptions of History" (with Büro trafo.K, Vienna)


Honors, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2011 Humanities International – translation award, granted by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association
  • 2010 Sponsorship award for rising young academics of the state of Tyrol, Austria
  • 2009 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, Wiener Library, London
  • 2004-07 APART grant, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 and 2010 Charles H. Revson Fellowship, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
  • 2000/01 Junior Fellowship, International Research Center for Cultural Studies IFK, Vienna

  • Junge Kurie, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2008-2016)
  • Society for the History of Science GWG
  • German Studies Association GSA
  • American Historical Association AHA
  • Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America ASCINA 

Selected Publications
  • with Günter Bischof (eds.), Migration in Austria (Contemporary Austrian Studies 26), Innsbruck 2017
  • with Amos Morris-Reich (eds.), Ideas of 'Race' in the History of the Humanities (Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism), London 2017
  • with Eva Pfanzelter (eds.), einheimisch – zweiheimisch – mehrheimisch. Geschichte(n) der neuen Migration in Südtirol, Bozen 2017
  • with Iris Roebling-Grau (eds.), "Holocaust"-Fiktion. Kunst jenseits der Authentizität, Paderborn 2015
  • Judenforschung im Dritten Reich. Wissenschaft zwischen Politik, Propaganda und Ideologie (Historische Grundlagen der Moderne – Autoritäre Regime und Diktaturen 4), Baden-Baden 2011
  • with Heidemarie Uhl (eds.), Zeitgeschichte ausstellen in Österreich. Museen – Gedenkstätten – Ausstellungen, Vienna – Cologne – Weimar 2011
  • with Veronika Lipphardt/Jens Thiel/Christina Wessely (eds.), Pseudowissenschaft. Konzeptionen von Nichtwissenschaftlichkeit in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Frankfurt a.M. 2008
  • Vernichten und Erinnern. Spuren nationalsozialistischer Gedächtnispolitik, Göttingen 2005
  • with Gabriele Anderl, Die "Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung" als Beraubungsinstitution (Veröffentlichungen der Österreichischen Historikerkommission 20.1), Munich 2004


Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including publications)
Current Research Projects
Research Performance Documentation database (FLD).

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