Walter Pohl#


Walter Pohl
Email:walter.pohl 'at' oeaw.ac.at
Membership Number:3570
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:wpohl
Elected:2013
Homepage: http://www.univie.ac.at/Geschichte/htdocs/site/arti.php/90211


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 until present Professor of Medieval History, University of Vienna
  • 1998 until present Director of the Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996 Visiting professor at Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1995 Visiting professor at CEU Budapest, Hungary
  • 1993 Visiting professor at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1990 - 2006 researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 1985 –1990 research assistant, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Vienna

Fields of Scholarship
  • Early medieval history
  • Late ancient history
  • Research on identity and ethnicity
  • Historiography, cultural memory and the transmission of texts
  • Transformation of the Roman World
  • Migrations and integration
  • Development of medieval polities and political cultures
  • Christianization of Europe
  • Comparative history

Honours and Awards
  • 2004 Wittgenstein Prize of the FWF (highest Austrian Academic Award, given to 1-2 scholars of any discipline per year)
  • 2004 fellow of the Austrian Academy (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
  • 2010 ERC Advanced Grant

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