Oliver Rathkolb

Portrait Oliver Rathkolb

Oliver Rathkolb (© Stefan Knittel)

Professor and Chair of the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna; Schumpeter Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University from 2000-2001; Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago in 2003; member of the advisory board of the House of European History (European Parliament, Brussels); since 2015 Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the House of Austrian History; since 2019 chairman of the Academic Committee of the House of European History in Brussels; managing editor of the academic journal Zeitgeschichte (Contemporary History); member of the Senate of the University of Vienna.

 

Author of several books focusing on contemporary history as well as editor and co-editor of several studies concerning interdisciplinary questions of contemporary history and communications/media history. His prize-winning study The Paradoxical Republic. Austria 1945-2005 was published by Berghahn Books (New York/Oxford) in autnum 2020.