Research projects within the unit of Church History in our department cover a wide field, particularly in the medieval and modern period. Geographically, they focus on the former territory of the Habsburg Monarchy and of medieval Europe.

Prag, Franziskanerkloster Maria Schnee, Bibliothek

Areas of research:

  • History of Councils
  • Medieval Theology
  • History of the Papacy
  • Religious Life in 19th cent. Habsburg Monarchy
  • Austria and the Papacy in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Political Catholicism during the First and Second Republic of Austria



These research projects are conducted in close contact with international partners in Europe and the Americas.

More information is available under: Research projects