Dirk Rupnow

Dirk Rupnow, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr., has worked for the Institute of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck since 2009, and has served as head of department since 2010; he studied history, German philology, philosophy and art history in Berlin and Vienna, graduated at the University of Vienna in 1999 (Mag. phil.), earned his doctorate at the University of Klagenfurt in 2002 (Dr. phil.) and habilitated at the University of Vienna in 2009; from 1999 to 2000 he was a research assistant at the Historical Commission of the Republic of Austria; from 2000 to 2001 he was a junior fellow at the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna; from 2004 to 2007 he was awarded a postdoc grant by the Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology APART (part of the Austrian Academy of Sciences); in 2007 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College; from 2007 to 2009 he was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna; since 2007 he has been a lecturer and since 2009 a senior lecturer at the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna; since 2008 he has been a member of the “Young Curia” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; he was a visiting researcher at the History Department of Duke University, at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University and at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; he has been awarded numerous international prizes and grants, e.g., the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History by the Wiener Library (London) in 2009, the sponsorship award for rising young academics of the state of Tyrol in 2010 and the “Humanities International” award by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association; he has published extensively on contemporary history, Holocaust and Jewish studies, memory studies and the politics of history, migration history and intellectual history/history of science, e.g., ‘Judenforschung’ im ‘Dritten Reich’: Wissenschaft zwischen Politik, Propaganda und Ideologie (Baden-Baden 2011); Zeitgeschichte ausstellen in Österreich: Museen – Gedenkstätten – Ausstellungen, ed. (together with H. Uhl) (Vienna 2011); Pseudowissenschaft: Konzeptionen von Nichtwissenschaftlichkeit in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, ed. (together with V. Lipphardt, J. Thiel, and Ch. Wessely) (Frankfurt/Main 2008); Aporien des Gedenkens: Reflexionen über ‘Holocaust’ und Erinnerung (Freiburg/Br. and Berlin 2006); Vernichten und Erinnern: Spuren nationalsozialistischer Gedächtnispolitik (Göttingen 2005); Die ‘Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung’ als Beraubungsinstitution (together with G. Anderl) (Munich 2004); Täter-Gedächtnis-Opfer: Das ‘Jüdische Zentralmuseum’ in Prag 1942-1945 (Vienna 2000).