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Jakob Zenzmaier

Jakob Zenzmaier is a researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH).

He studied history at the University of Vienna and has been conducting research at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG) since 2011, which was renamed Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in March 2019.

In 2013-2014, he worked on the exhibition project “Der Erste Weltkrieg und das Ende der Habsburgermonarchie” (“The First World War and the End of the Habsburg Monarchy”), in 2014-2016 he was a staff member of the Vienna City Library, in 2017 he collaborated in the project “Interactive Music Mapping Vienna: Exploring a City, 1945 up to the present day“, in 2019-2020 he was a staff member of the Wien Museum.

At LBIGG/LBIDH, he was involved in several projects, including “Film.Stadt.Wien: A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Vienna as a Cinematic City” (2009–2011, WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund), “Sichtung und Aufarbeitung des Filmarchivbestandes media wien” (“Exploration and processing of the media wien film archive holdings“, 2011-2017, City of Vienna MA 7), “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria” (2011-2016, Future Fund of the Republic of Austria), “I-Media-Cities” (2016–2019, EU Horizon 2020), and “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age” (2019–2023, EU Horizon 2020), to which he also contributed additions until 2024.

Currently, Jakob Zenzmaier is working on the project “Modern Vienna Time Machine” (2023-2025, City of Vienna MA 7).