Oliver Rathkolb is currently Professor and Chair of the Department for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna. He is 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 and the managing editor of the journal zeitgeschichte (Contemporary History). His prize-winning study “The Paradoxical Republic. Austria 1945-2005” was published by Berghahn Books (New York/Oxford) in 2010. He is the chairman of the advisory board of the “House of European History” (European Parliament, Brussels) and an elected member of the Senate of the University of Vienna.
Place: University of Vienna, Austria
Interviewers: Marina Gržinić and Šefik Tatlić
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret