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Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah

Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah, cultural studies scholar and historian, is an associated researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH). She is a member of the international research network BTWH (Berkeley/Tübingen/Vienna/Harvard).

Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah studied History, German Studies and Film/Cultural Studies in Vienna and was a BTWH/IFK Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. She taught at the University of Vienna and teaches at the grammar school Haizingergasse (history and media education).

At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG), which was renamed into Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in March 2019, Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah was a researcher in the projects “Like Seen on the Screen. The Media and our Environment” (2010-2012) and “Metropolis in Transition: Vienna | Budapest 1916-1921” (2014-2016), both funded by Sparkling Science, which aimes to bridge the gap between research and public engagement. She was involved in the project “Red Vienna Sourcebook” (2017-2020, City of Vienna Wien MA 7) and was responsible for editing the chapters on consumption, women’s politics and education.

Commissioned by the City of Vienna, she led the development of academic research and outreach programs on women and homelessness, as well as emancipatory housing, with a particular focus on Einküchenhaus (single-room apartments with a kitchenette). As part of her work, she also created a short film titled “Frauen.Wohnen.Wien” (Women.Housing.Vienna). 2019-2020 she was a member of the curatorial team of the exhibition “Red Vienna, 1919-1934” at the Wien Museum, where she was responsible for the area of women and women’s politics, including the outdoor locations Einküchenhaus and the single home of Ella Briggs.

At LBIDH, she was most recently a researcher in the project “Educational Film Practice in Austria” (2019-2023, FWF Austrian Science Fund) from 2020 to 2023.

Her research focuses on visual history, urban history, consumer culture and women’s history, with a special focus on Vienna in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as educational films. She is currently writing her dissertation on “Visual Culture and Consumer Culture in the Viennese Illustrated Magazine ‘Die Bühne’”.