Contact

Mail: claudia.kraft@univie.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-4277-41207

Consultation-Hour
Wednesday 12:00-13:00 (during the semester)
Room 1I-01-24
preferably online right now, please register by mail claudia.kraft@univie.ac.at

Teaching

Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Claudia Kraft

Professor for Contemporary History

 

Claudia Kraft is a Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna since 2018. Before coming to Vienna she had worked at the University of Siegen as a Professor of Contemporary European History (2011-2018) and at the University of Erfurt as a Professor of Central and Eastern European History (2005-2011). She specializes in 20th century comparative European and particularly Central and Eastern European History. She is the speaker of the Research Platform "Transformations and Eastern Europe", Co-Director of the "Research Center for the History of Transformations" (RECET), member of the Research Platform "Gender: Ambivalent In_Visibilities" (GAIN) and of the Research Group "History of Human Rights and Democracy". She is Co-Editor of the following journals: "L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft", "Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften" (OeZG) and the Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung. Since 2020, she has represented the historical sciences on the Board of Trustees of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Publications

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Research Topics

  • European Contemporary History in Comparative Perspective
  • History of Central and Eastern Europe since the 18th Century
  • Gender History
  • History of State Socialist Societies After World War II
  • Transnational 20th Century Legal History
  • Theory of History and Concepts of Area Studies


Selected Publications

  • Claudia Kraft: Deutsch-polnische Historiker:innenbeziehungen und die Erforschung der Geschichte (des östlichen) Europas: in memoriam Włodzimierz Borodziej (1956-2021). In: H-Soz-Kult, 13.08.2021.
  • Claudia Kraft/Jerzy Kochanowski (Hrsg.): Rooms for Manoeuvre: another look at negotiating processes in the Socialist Bloc. Göttingen 2021.
  • Claudia Kraft, Béatrice von Hirschhausen, Hannes Grandits, Dietmar Müller und Thomas Serrier]: Phantom Borders in Eastern Europe: a new concept for regional research, in: Slavic Review 78/2 (summer 2019), S. 368-389.
  • Claudia Kraft, Alf Lüdtke, Jürgen Martschukat] (Hrsg.): Kolonialgeschichten. Regionale Perspektiven auf ein globales Phänomen, Frankfurt/M., New York 2010.
  • Claudia Kraft (Hrsg.): Geschlechterverhältnisse in Ostmitteleuropa nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: Soziale Praxis und Konstruktion von Geschlechterbildern, München 2008.
  • Claudia Kraft: Europa im Blick der polnischen Juristen. Rechtsordnung und juristische Profession im Spannungsfeld zwischen Nation und Europa 1918-1939 (= Studien zu Europäischen Rechtsgeschichte 156 des Max-Planck-Instituts für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte), Frankfurt am Main 2002.