Research Projects

 

PI: Daniel Tröhler

Title: Nation state, curriculum and the fabrication of national-minded citizens  

Goal: Understanding historically and comparatively how curricula are designed to create in every future citizen a more or less silent cognitive reservoir of national literacy or nationalism that can easily be retrieved and actualized in particular contexts perceived as endangering the respective nation-states.

Time frame: 2017-2021

Publications, paper presentations: u:cris Portal and
Research Gate: 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Troehler

 

PI: Viktoria Boretska

Title: Johnny’s teaching machine in Ivan’s classroom: Travelling technologies and cultural conceptions of education in the Soviet Union during the Cold War

Goal: Based on the case of 'global appeal' for programmed instruction technology in the 1960s, the aim is to explore the cultural translation of this 'ultimate objective teaching method', thereby revising the thesis of harmonisation in education and shedding light on national, historical, and cultural aspects of classroom scientification processes.

Time frame: 2014-2018

http://bildungswissenschaft.univie.ac.at/en/foundations-of-education/project-staff/viktoriaboretskaunivieacat/

 

PI: Nicole Gotling

Title: Framing the National Mind of Students through History and Historiography: The Prussian Wars and the Historiographical Narratives of Germany, Denmark, Austria, and France, from the 1880s-1990s (PhD project)

Goal: To see the Big Picture of how historiography (the writing of history) and school subjects like history and geography were used for framing the national mind of students. A comparative trajectory view from the Long 19th Century through the 20th century.

Time frame: 2017-2021

https://bildungswissenschaft.univie.ac.at/en/foundations-of-education/personnel/gotling-nicole-ba-ma/

 

PI: Matthias Huber

Title: The Significance of Emotion in transitioning from School to University

Goal: This project is dedicated to the value of emotions for educational careers and the decisions that lead to such trajectories at the transition from secondary to tertiary education. Two core aspects form the center of this project: one is the students' perspective of the meaning and relevance of emotional markers for the beginning and reflection of such educational career decisions; the second concerns influencing factors and ideas about the students' own life and learning histories that constitute these emotional markers.

Time frame: 2016-2019

https://bildungswissenschaft.univie.ac.at/en/foundations-of-education/personnel/huber-matthias/

 

PI: Catherina Schreiber

Title: The Liturgy of Schooling. A Historical Analysis  in Cross-National Contact and Conflict Zones

Goal of the project is to theorize schooling as a modern  (nation-state) liturgy at hand of an empirical historical analysis in several border regions. Starting point are adaptations of schooling in border regions with territorial changes after the First World War (Saar area, South Tyrol, Schleswig, Trieste/Istria…)

Time Framae: 2017-2023

Publications, presentations: u:cris Portal
Researchgate:
www.researchgate.net/profile/Catherina_Schreiber
Academia.edu

 

PI: Marina Tomic Hensel

Title: (PhD-project): Education as a public good – Analysis of the effects of Austrian university politics on the concept of higher education as a public good in the context of economic transformations

Goal: My research aim is to look at the developments in Austrian university politics since the 1980s – mostly interpreted as “economization” – in order to understand them in their complexity and to analyze the effects these developments/transformations have on the concept of higher education being a public good.

Publications, presentations: u:cris Portal

Time frame: 2017-2019

 

PI: Jil Winandy

Title: Ideological preferences and historiographical biases – Johann Ignaz Felbiger, the„Normal method“ and histories of education

Goal: In reconstructing the path of the Silesian abbot Johann Ignaz Felbiger and his so-called “Normal method” as "conceptual personae", the project seeks to analyze – both historiographically and historically – how certain ideological preferences and the emergence of a canon of selected “heroes” in “histories of education” were able to silence other historical actors whose works possibly had an even larger purview.

Time frame: 2017-2021

https://bildungswissenschaft.univie.ac.at/en/foundations-of-education/personnel/jil-winandy-ma/