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Katharina Prager

Katharina Prager, contemporary historian and cultural scientist, is deputy director of the Vienna City Library and heads its Research and Participation Department. She is an associated senior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH).

She has worked as a researcher in various (international cooperation) projects at University for Continuing Education Krems, the Institute of Contemporary History (University of Vienna), and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, among others. From 2012 to 2018, she conducted the “Karl Kraus Project” at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography / the Vienna City Library, the goal of which was to reorganize the Karl Kraus Archive and to make extensive materials on Kraus as a reader and on Kraus in court available on “Karl Kraus Online”.

Building on this foundational work, she led the project “Intertextuality in the Legal Papers of Karl Kraus. A Scholarly Digital Edition” (2018-2022, FWF Austrian Science Fund) at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG), which was renamed into Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in March 2019. At LBIDH she is currently preparing a new project on Karl Kraus.

Research interests: Life Writing; Austrian Contemporary History (with a focus on Viennese Modernism, exile, and remigration); Women’s and Gender History (especially as a history of knowledge).