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Research Program

Exploring the Interwar World: The Travelogues of Colin Ross (1885–1945)

Welterkundung zwischen den Kriegen: Die Reisefilme des Colin Ross (1885–1945)

Head of project: Siegfried Mattl (LBIGG) (until 25 April 2015) / Nico de Klerk (LBIGG)
Cooperation partners: Austrian Film Museum; Department for Theater, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna; Centre for Media History, Macquarie University New South Wales; National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, and others
Sponsor: FWF, P 27244
Running time: 2015–2017

Exploring the Interwar World: The Travelogues of Colin Ross (1885–1945)

“Sponsored Films” and the culture of modernisation. Points of contact between business and aesthetics in the Austrian PR and Industrial Film

“Sponsored Films” und die Kultur der Modernisierung. Schnittstellen zwischen Ökonomie und Ästhetik im österreichischen Werbe- und Industriefilm

Cooperation partners: Department for Theater, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna; Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of the Fine Arts Vienna; Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna
Sponsor: Austrian Academy of Sciences (Doc-Team at the LBIGG)
Running time: 2010–2013


MenschenLeben. Biographical interviews in Austria

MenschenLeben. Lebensgeschichtliche Interviews in Österreich

Head of project (Southern Austria): Andrea Strutz (LBIGKG)
Cooperation partner: .sterreichische Mediathek at the Museum of Technology Vienna
Sponsors: Museum of Technology Vienna; private project sponsors
Running time: 2012–2017 (after the pilote phase the project’s running time was extended twice by one year and once by two years until 2017)


Head of project (overall): Nicola Mazzanti (Cin.math.que Royale de Belgique, Brussels)
Head of project (Cluster Geschichte): Ingo Zechner (LBIGG)
Cooperation partners: 9 film institutes, 5 research institutions and 2 technological partners
Sponsor: European Parliament – Horizon 2020
Running time: 2016–2019

Re-building the state, new models of control and the transformation of societies in Europe since the 1980s

Umgestaltung des Staates, neue Steuerungsmodelle und gesellschaftliche Transformationen in Europa seit den 1980er Jahren

Heads of project: Peter Becker and Philipp Ther (University of Vienna)
Cooperation partners: Departments of History and of the History of Eastern Europe at the
​University of Vienna
Sponsors: the LBIHS’ and university departments’ own research
Running time: since 2014