Univ.-Doz. Dr. Erwin A. Schmidl

Tel.: +43 50201 10 28 300
Mobil: +43 664 46 49 248
E-Mail: erwin.schmidl@bmlvs.gv.at

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Education and Work Experience 
  • University of Vienna, History, Anthropology and History of Arts; 1981 Dr. phil. sub auspiciis praesidentis, 1993 Postgraduate Course on European Studies at the Europa-Akademie Vienna, 2001 Habilitation (Innsbruck)
  • 1981 consultant at the Military History Department of the Austrian Army Museum in Vienna
  • 1991/92 assigned to the UN Department of Foreign Affairs, 1994 UN Observer Mission in South Africa (UNOMSA), 1994-95 Head of the publishing department at the Austrian Army Museum, 1995/96 Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington D.C., 1996-2001 Office for Military Studies of the Austrian Ministry of Defence, finally Head of the Research Department
  • 2001 Univ.-Doz. for Modern and Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck
  • 2001 Head, Unit for Contemporary History at the Institute of Strategy and Security Policy of the National Defence Academy, Vienna; 2007-2008 and since 2012 provisional Head of Institute

 

Fields of Research and Teaching 

Military and political history, especially of the 19th and 20th centuries; development of international peace operations; Austrian and European security policy, notably after 1945 

Professional Functions 
  • President, Austrian Commission for Military History
  • President, Austrian Society for Army Historical Research
  • President, Austrian-South African Club
  • Secretary General, International Commission for Military History
  • Secretary General, Austrian Historians’ Association 
Honours, Awards & Fellowships 
  • 1980: Fritz-Eckart-Stipend, Alma Mater Rudolfina Association of the University of Vienna
  • 1981: Promotion sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae
  • 1984: Ludwig-Jedlicka Memorial Award
  • 1995/96: J. Randolph Senior Fellowship, U.S. Institute of Peace
Selected Publications 
  • Blaue Helme, Rotes Kreuz: Das österreichische UN-Sanitätskontingent im Kongo, 1960 bis 1963 (= Innsbrucker Forschungen zur Zeitgeschichte 13) Innsbruck–Wien 1995; the revised 2nd edition was published with the same title as vol. 1 of the series Peacekeeping-Studien, Innsbruck–Wien–Bozen, 2010
  • with Wolfgang Etschmann und Tamara Scheer, An der Grenze: Der erste Einrückungstermin des Bundesheeres und der Einsatz während der Ungarnkrise 1956, Graz 2006
  • with Walter Blasi und Felix Schneider (Hrsg.), with participation of Edda Engelke, B-Gendarmerie, Waffenlager und Nachrichtendienste: Der militärische Weg zum Staatsvertrag, Wien–Köln–Weimar 2005
  • with participation of Edda Engelke (Hrsg.), Die Ungarnkrise 1956 und Österreich, Wien–Köln–Weimar 2003
  • The Warsaw Pact and Austria: Threats and Threat Perceptions, in: Arnold Suppan – Wolfgang Mueller (eds.), “Peaceful Coexistence” or “Iron Curtain”: Austria, Neutrality, and Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Détente, 1955 – 1989 (Europa Orientalis 7) Wien 2009, 203-217

 

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