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Bernhard Hachleitner

Bernhard Hachleitner is a historian, curator, freelance journalist and book author.

In the 1990s he worked in the field of popular culture (e.g. press relations and event organisation for Arena Wien and phonoTAKTIK).

His academic work focuses on popular cultures and their urban spaces. This includes the dissertation on the Vienna Prater Stadium, working as a curator for exhibitions such as “Wo die Wuchtel fliegt” (Wien Museum, 2008) and “Traumfabrik auf dem Eis” (Vienna Stadthalle, 2014/15), academic collaboration at the Wien Museum and the Vienna City Library, and curating the “Überlagerungen” project at the Festival der Regionen (Ebensee, Upper Austria, 2015).

In 2014-2016, he was a researcher at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as part of the project “Jewish Sports Officials in Vienna in the Interwar Period” (2013-2017, FWF).

At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG), renamed Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in March 2019, Bernhard Hachleitner was a researcher in the project “Metropolis in Transition: Vienna | Budapest 1916-1921” (2014-2016, Sparkling Science, project staff from April to October 2016). In 2019-2020, he researched the institutional history of the Ludwig Boltzmann Society and is co-author of the anniversary publication “60 Years Ludwig Boltzmann Society 1960-2020”.

He is currently involved in the preparation of a new research project of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the LBIDH.

Further information: www.hachleitner.at