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Ronny Günl


Ronny Günl is a film and media scholar and joined the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) as a researcher in September 2022.

He completed his studies in Theater, Film, and Media Studies at the University of Vienna, graduating in 2022 with a master’s thesis titled “Crumbling Concrete: On Critical Theory in the Concept of the Event.” In his thesis, he examined the connection between aesthetic theory and the philosophy of history, using the film “Videograms of a Revolution” by Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujică as a case study. Alongside his academic pursuits, he actively contributes to journals focusing on both contemporary and historical film culture. Recently, he edited an anthology on the works of Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann as part of the Filmclub Tacheles.

Since joining LBIDH, Ronny Günl has been working on the project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age” (2019-2023, EU Horizon 2020), to which he still contributes additions in 2024. After that, he will reinforce the team of the project “Modern Vienna Time Machine” (2023-2025, City of Vienna MA 7).