ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Marianne Klemun


Marianne Klemun

ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Marianne Klemun

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Curriculum Vitae

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  • Curriculum Vitae

    Name: Marianne KLEMUN

    Date of birth: 9 April 1955

    Place of birth: Ruden, Austria

    Nationality: Austrian

    Marital status: Married

    Currently position: Professor (Ao.-Prof.) at the Department of History, Univ. Vienna

    Fields of Interest: History of Science, Natural History in a cultural context

     

    School education

    • 1963 – 1966 Primary School Ruden, Austria
    • 1967 – 1974 Grammar School in Klagenfurt, Austria

     

    University education

    • 1974: University of Vienna. Fields of study: History, German Language and Literature, History of Art, and biological and geological subjects.
    • 1982: MA in German Language and Literature, History and Teaching
    • 1992: PhD in History at the University of Vienna
    • 2002: Habilitation and Professor at the Dept. of Modern History of the Univ. of Vienna

     

    Professional Experience

    • 1976-1982: Teacher in Adult Education: “German for Foreigners” at state-funded evening schools
    • 1977-1982: Numerous training courses and wide experience in the field of “German for Foreigners” in Germany (Nuremberg, etc.)
    • 1982:   Assistant teacher at a grammar school in Vienna
    • 1982-1991 Postdoc at the Department of Modern History, Univ. of Vienna
    • 1986-1992: Research in Klagenfurt (Austria), Graz (Austria), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy), Munich, Berlin, London and Sibiu (Romania)
    • 1992-2002: Ass. Prof. at the Department of Mod. History, Univ. of Vienna
    • 1997: Board member of the Austrian Society for History of Science
    • 1997-2004: Consultant for equal rights for women within the Faculty of Cult. Studies
    • Since 2004: Elected Membership in the International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences INHIGEO
    • Since 2005-2014: Elected Member of the “Commission for Hist. of Sciences” at the Academy of Sciences (Vienna)
    • 2006-2012 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Cultural –History, University in Vienna
    • Since 2007 Head and Member of the Group “Öffentlichkeitsarbeit” of the Faculty
    • 2007: Visiting Professor at Jena (Germany) and teaching in History of Geology
    • 2009-2012: Councellor and Member of the Nominating Committee of the Earth Science Society (USA)
    • 2011-2012: Vice Director of the Department of History, University of Vienna
    • Since 2016:
      Member of the Board of the INHIGEO
      Secretary General of the INHIGEO
      Head of the Working Group History of Science at the Department

     

    Curated Museum Exhibitions

    • 1998: Concept and organisation of the exhibition “Workshop Nature in Carinthia” in the County Museum for Carinthia
    • 1999: Concept of the exhibition “Franz Unger’” at the Institute of Ecology and Vegetation Ecology (Faculty of Science and Math.) Vienna
    • 2000: Scientific conception of the exhibition “200th Anniversary of the First Ascent of the Grossglockner in Carinthia” , in Carinthia
    • 2012-2013: Co-curator of the Exhibition "Gelehrte Objekte" at the Austrian Museum of Ethnology, Vienna

     

    INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT (Selection)

    • Botanical Garden at Klagenfurt (Carinthia)
    • Centro interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia in Lisbon
  • Awards
    • 2010: Wulfen-Price by Carinthian Natural History Society
  • Social Media

    Radio Interview: Gregor Mendel (2016) etc.

    Concept of “uni-fiction” Stories (Science communication) about the History of the University of Vienna on the homepage of the University (since 12 March 2014)

Research

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  • Research Interests
    • History of science
    • history of natural sciences in a cultural context (botany, travelling, botanical gardens, expeditions)
    • history of earth science
  • Projects
    • Member of the Group „Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Metropole“ (History of science and metropolis) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Commission History and Philosophy of Sciences)
    • Book (2018/9): Edition and interpretation: the diaries of Franz Hauer
  • Conference Organisation

    Selection

    • Together with Ana Carneiro: Organisation of the Session: „Textbooks and Handbooks as an Instrument of Power” (Symposium Nr. 41, 10 papers), at: 7th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science: “Science and Power, Science as Power”, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, 22–24 September 2016.
    • Commentator of 9 papers: “Skulls and roses: natural History collection and their meaning in 18–19th centuries, at: 7th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science: “Science and Power, Science as Power”, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, 22–24 September 2016.
    • Organisation of the Conference: Eduard Suess (1831–1914). Politik – Wissenschaft – Verantwortung, University of Vienna, 25 April, 2014.
    • Organiser of the session ‘Addressing the Dynamics of Museums’, at ‘Science and Technology in the European Periphery’, 9th STEP Meeting, Centro interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, 1 - 3 September 2014, Lisbon).
    • Organiser of the session (with Marita Hübner) ‘Antiquarism – crossing regions, oceans, and field of knowledge’, at Scientiae 2014, Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World’; 23 - 25 April 2014, Juridicum, Vienna.
    • Organiser of the symposium ‘Scientific Expeditions: Local Practices and Cosmopolitan Discourses’, with Ulrike Spring (Sogndal, Norwegen), at: 5th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science: Scientific Cosmopolitanism and Local Cultures: Religions, Ideologies, Societies, at:, 1 - 3 November, 2013, 12 Speakers, Athens.
    • Organiser of the session (with Elmar Schübl): ‘Historicized Nature – ‘Naturalized’ History’, at the 13th International Congress for Eighteenth Century Studies, 25 – 29 July 2011, in Graz.
    • Organiser of the session ‘”Moved” Natural Objects – Spaces in Between’. 4th International Conference for the History of Science, 18 - 20 November 2010, Barcelona.
    • Organiser of the Symposium ‘Unity in Diversity’. Franz Ungers Natural Research in International Context. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2009.
    • Organiser of the panel ‘“Bewegte” Naturobjekte – Zwischenräume’, at: Kulturgeschichtetag in Linz, 12 – 15 September 2009.
    • Organiser of the symposium (with Ana Carneiro): ‘Seeing and Measuring, Constructing and Judging: Instruments in the History of the Earth Sciences’. Introduction to this symposium with 12 participants; at: XXIII International Congress of Science and Technology (ICHST 2009). ‘Ideas and Instruments in Social Context’, 27 July – 2 August 2009, Budapest.
    •  Introduction in the Topic (Session Organiser of) “Geological State Surveys: geological Maps as acts of synthesis and as evidences of differing styles of thinking”: ESHS, 3rd International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Vienna, September 10–12, 2008.
    • Session organizer of (together with Nicolas Robin): “Botany between Knowledge and Science: Images, Interspaces, Experiences and Gender” – Paper: “Systematic botany in the romantic Vienna and ‘Voyages into the flower fields of life’”, at: ISHPSSB (International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology) Meeting in Exeter (Centre for Genomics in Society) University of Exeter, July 25–29, 2007.
  • Links

Professional Service

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  • Editorship
    • Marianne Klemun / Ulrike Spring (Eds.): Scientific Expeditions as Experiments (London, New York, Melbourne: Palgrave & Macmillan 2016).
    • Einheit und Vielfalt. Franz Ungers (1800–1870) Konzepte der Naturforschung im internationalen Kontext (Vienna University Press, Göttingen 2016).
    • Marianne Klemun, Hubert Szemethy, Fritz Blakolmer und Martina Fuchs (Hg.): 1365 – 2015 – 2065. Etwas andere Geschichten der Universität Wien (Wien 2015). Together with Hubert Szemethy, Fritz Blakolmer und Martina Fuchs, translated from German by Bryan Jenner (Hg.): 1365 – 2015 – 2065. “Once there was a Student“: Other Stories of the University of Vienna (Vienna 2015).
    • Marianne Klemun, Hubert Szemethy, Martina Fuchs, Fritz Blakolmer und Matthias Beitl (Hg.): Gelehrte Objekte – Wege zum Wissen. Aus den Sammlungen der Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät  (= Kataloge des Österreichischen Museums für Volkskunde 2013, 98).
    • (As Guest Editor): Moved Natural Objects. Spaces in Between (= Host Journal of History of Science and Technology, Vol. 5, Spring, 2012) online-journal:  http://johost.eu/
    • Marianne Klemun / Thomas Hofmann (Hg.): Die k. k. Geologische Reichsanstalt in den ersten Jahrzehnten ihres Wirkens. Neue Zugänge und Forschungsfragen (= Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 95, Wien 2012).
    • Marianne Klemun / Ana Carneiro (Eds.): Seeing and Measuring, Constructing and Judging: Instruments in the History of the Earth Sciences (= Centaurus, An International Journal of the History of Science and its Cultural Aspects, Vol. 53, Issue 2, 2011).
    • Wissenschaft und Kolonialismus (Hg): (= Wiener Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Neuzeit 9/2, 2009).
    • Marianne Klemun / Veronika Hofer (Hg.): Bildfunktionen in den Wissenschaften (= Wiener Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Neuzeit 7/1, 2007).
    • Der Hochobir. Aus Natur und Geschichte, Marianne Klemun Hg. (Schriftleitung gem. mit B. Golob et.al, Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten)  (Klagenfurt 1999).

     

    CO-EDITOR OF JOURNALS

    • Wiener Beiträge zur Geschichte der Neuzeit, Wien 1983 – 1997.
    • Wiener Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Neuzeit, 1. Jg., 2001 – 10. Jg. 2010.
  • Fellowship and Membership
    • Member of the Board of the Austrian Society of History of Science
    • Since 2016:
      Member of the Board of the INHIGEO
      Secretary General of the INHIGEO

Publications

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Science and Prestige: The 9th International geological Congress, Vienna (1903). / Klemun, Marianne.

In: Episodes: journal of international geoscience, Vol. 46, No. 3, 09.2023, p. 491-503.

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Botanischer Garten und Stadtbotanik. / Klemun, Marianne.

Grün in der Stadt. Vom Hortus conclusus zum Urban gardening : Beiträge zur Geschichte der Städte Mitteleuropas. ed. / Andrea Pühringer; Holger Th. Gräf. Vol. 30 Innsbruck/Wien : Studien-Verl., 2023. p. 191-218 (Beiträge zur Geschichte der Städte Mitteleuropas, Vol. 30).

Publications: Contribution to bookChapter


Galileio Galilei (1564-1642) ….. und er bewegt sich auch! / Klemun, Marianne.

In: Bulletin Geschichtsverein für Kärnten, Vol. 2022/2, 2023, p. 75-82.

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Activities

Activities in u:cris

Ancient Terms and New Concepts: "The Face of the Earth" and "Gondwana-Land"

Marianne Klemun
Historical Studies of Gondwana. 35th International Geological Congress
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
27.8.2016 - 2.9.2016

Knowledge through Diverse Objects. Collections of the University of Vienna in Early Modern Times

Marianne Klemun
Scientiae. Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
5.7.2016 - 7.7.2016

Entangled Functionalities: Botany, Competition, and Empire. Expeditions Commissioned by the Habsburg Court in the Eighteenth Century

Marianne Klemun
Intertwined Enlightenments? Studies of science and empire in the Habsburg, Ottoman and Russian realms during the eighteenth century
Seminar/Workshop, Talk or oral contribution
19.5.2016 - 20.5.2016

Im Aufbruch: Verwissenschaftlichung der Naturforschung und Lehre im Wien der 1850er Jahre

Marianne Klemun
150 Jahre Mendelsche Regeln: vom Erbsenzählen zum Gen-Editieren. Internationales Symposium an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
17.3.2016 - 18.3.2016

Stones and Taste: ‚Vulgar Reasoning‘ in Earth Sciences

Marianne Klemun
„Flavours of the Eighteenth Century", International Conference of the Dutch-Belgian Society for 18th-Century Studies & Contactforum KVAB
Conference, Talk or oral contribution
10.3.2016 - 11.3.2016

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