Oliver Rathkolb, Director of the Institute 2005-2008

Title: 
Univ.-Prof. DDr.
First Name: 
Oliver
Last Name: 
Rathkolb
Position: 
former director of the institute
Institute: 

Current web address at the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna

Born in Vienna/Austria, November 3rd, 1955,
married, 2 children

Education:

1978 LL.D. University of Vienna
1982 Ph.D. University of Vienna

Teaching and other academic contributions:

• Since 2008 Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna
• 2005-2008 Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of European History and Public Spheres and Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna (2005-2007)
• 2003 Visiting Professor at the Department of History, University of Chicago
• 2001 Visiting Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna
• 2000/2001 Schumpeter-Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, USA
• 1994-2004 Co-director of Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna
• 1993-2004 Assistant professor („Universitätsdozent“) at the Institute for Contemporary History of the University of Vienna
• 1992-2004 Research Co-ordinator of the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna
• 1985-2004 Research Director, since 2000 Co-director of the Bruno Kreisky Archives Vienna

Co-Founder of a scientific quarterly "Medien und Zeit" (Media and Time) focusing on interdisciplinary questions of contemporary history and communications/media history; Managing Editor of "Zeitgeschichte" (Contemporary History).

Since 1980 regularly presenting papers in scientific conferences and at universities in the U.S. and Europe (Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, SHAFR; American Political Science Association; German Studies Association; Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford University).

More than 100 articles on Austrian, European contemporary political, cultural history, international affairs and on business history.

Selected publications:

• Oliver RATHKOLB: Die paradoxe Republik, Österreich 1945 – 2005, Wien 2005, Paul Zsolnay Verlag
• Oliver RATHKOLB (Ed.): Außenansichten: Europäische (Be)Wertungen zur Gegenwartsgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert, Innsbruck-Wien-Bozen-München 2003, Studienverlag
• Oliver RATHKOLB: Vertreibung und Instrumentalisierung. Die Vertreibung der Sudetendeutschen und ihre verspätete Rezeption in Österreich. In: Coudenhove-Kalergi B., Rathkolb O. (Ed.): Die Beneš-Dekrete, Wien 2002, Czernin-Verlag, 138-151
• Oliver RATHKOLB (Ed.): Revisiting the National Socialist Legacy – Coming to Terms with Forced Labor Expropriation, Compensation and Restitution, Innsbruck-Wien-Bozen-München 2002, Studienverlag
• Oliver RATHKOLB: Führertreu und Gottbegnadet. Künstlereliten im Dritten Reich, Wien 1991, Deuticke