Alan S. Ross, BA MSt DPhil (Oxon.)

Tenure Track Professorship in the History of Educational Ideas and Practices 

Department of Education
Sensengasse 3a/ Room O4.02
A-1090 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 4277 46766


Curriculum Vitae

Office hours: by e-mail-arrangement.

Courses at the University of Vienna (u:find)


His research focuses on

  • The social and cultural history of education
  • Schools in early modern Europe; schools and the Republic of Letters
  • The history of animals; natural history education
  • Material culture and museum pedagogy


Ross AS. Taxidermie. In Dictionnaire historique et critique des animaux. Paris. 2022

Ross AS. Schools and education. In French A, editor, Early Modern Childhood: an introduction. Abingdon: Routledge. 2019

Ross AS, (ed.). Special Issue : Preserving the Animal Body: Cultures of Scholarship and Display, 1660–1914. 4 ed. Oxford Academic, 2019. 464 p. (Journal of Social History; No. 4 Special Issue, Vol. 52).

Gromelski T, (ed.), Preusse C, (ed.), Ross AS, (ed.), Tricoire D, (ed.). Early modern European empires: The Holy Roman Empire and Poland-Lithuania in comparison. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016. 264 p.

Ross AS. Daum’s boys – schools and the Republic of Letters in early modern Germany. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 256 p.

Ross AS. Networks of trust: education and inter-confessional contacts within the seventeenth-century Republic of Letters. In Skolimowska A, Axer J, editors, Corpus epistularum Ioannis Dantisci: Part 5, Respublica litteraria in action, Vol 2: Religion and politics. Vol. 5, 2. Warschau: University of Warsaw Press. 2012. p. 177-180

Ross AS, Marchal GP. G. P. Marchal, ‘Medievalism and Swiss National Identity’, The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States. History, Nationhood, and the Search for Origins (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2011). In Marchal GP, Evans RJW, editors, The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States: History, Nationhood, and the Search for Origins . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011. p. 221-244

Ross AS, Wolfram H. H. Wolfram, ‘The Public Instrumentalization of the Middle Ages in Austria since 1945’. In Evans RJW, editor, The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States: history, nationhood and the search for origins . Palgrave Macmillan. 2011. p. 197-220

Ross AS. Masterless children during the thirty years' war. In Brockliss L, Montgomery H, editors, Childhood and violence in the Western tradition. Oxford: Oxbow Books. 2010. p. 241-247. (Childhood in the past monograph series, Vol. 1).

Wilczek P, (ed.), Choptiany M, Jakub K, Ross AS. Reformacja w dawnej Rzeczpospolitej i jej europejskie konteksty – postulaty badawcze. Warschau: Instytut Badań Interdyscyplinarnych "Artes Liberales", 2010. 229 p.