University of Vienna, Faculty of Historical Cultural Sciences, Department of Social and Economic History

Karl Lueger Ring 1
A-1010 Wien

Phone no.: +43 1 42 77 41 301
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Andrea Komlosy
Hannes Hofbauer


Department of Social and Economic History (Faculty of Historical Cultural Sciences, University of Vienna) is one of five departments co-operating in the discipline of history. It belongs to the Faculty of Historical Cultural Sciences. The department was founded as a self-governed institution in 1922 with a focus on social and economic structures to be explored in a comparative way, inter-relating various fields of society as well as spatial levels from local and national to global in a perspective of long-term change. It holds four full professors, 9 associate professors, 9 affiliated scholars and up to 10 junior, temporary, and guest researchers. The Department is the biggest department for Economic and Social History in the German speaking world. It is involved in world-wide co-operations beyond the boundaries of its discipline, serving as a bridge between humanities, the social sciences and area studies. It publishes two journals and five book editions.


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