About

Dr. Wladimir Fischer-Nebmaier is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary History (INZ) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He studied Southslav Literatures and Languages, and History at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Wladimir has carried out research on communication and  self/representations of the Balkan ruling classes, Socialist literary politics, Balkan popular cultures, Balkan nationalisms, stereotypes, language and social identity, and the socio-cultural impact of migration in Central Europe and North America. He teaches History at Vienna University.

He is currently working on (digitally) editing the protocols of the Austrian government 1914-1918 and on a book on media and mobility in/between Austro-Hungarian and American Cities in the long 19th century.

Other Publications


  • Identitätsmanagement von südslavischen MigrantInnen aus Österreich-Ungarn in den USA, ca. 1890–1940, in: Migrationsregime vor Ort und lokales Aushandeln von Migration, Wiesbaden 2018.

  • (with A. Steidl and J. Oberly) From a Multi-Ethnic Empire to a Nation of Nations: Austro-Hungarian Migrants in the US, 1870–19140,Innsbruck 2017.

  • (ed. with M.P. Berg) Narrating the City: Histories, Space, and the Everyday, Oxford-New York 2015.

  • (ed. with W. Heindl, A. Millner, W. Müller-Funk) Räume und Grenzen in Österreich-Ungarn 1867–1914. Kulturwissenschaftliche Annäherungen, Tübingen-Basel 2010.

  • Dositej Obradović als bürgerlicher Kulturheld. Zur Formierung eines serbischen bürgerlichen Selbstbildes durch literarische Kommunikation 1783–1845, Frankfurt/M. e.a. 2007.


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Upcoming Talks and Conferences

(18.10.2018) “Follow the Actor: Kirchenmatriken als Quellen für die Erforschung historischer (Migrations-) Netzwerke”. At: Biographien, Netzwerke und Mobilität. Vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die digitale Gegenwart (INZ, Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)), Wien/AUSTRIA .

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