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    The city of Vienna and the University

    Map

    The interactive map offers an orientation in space. It shows the different buildings of the university through time. Buildings, events and people are located on an up-to-date map, but you can also experience geographical changes by choosing the option "old maps". Buildings and icons change according to the position of the time slider on the bottom of the map.

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  • Main Topics

    Split into seven main topics encompassing the 650 years of university history, you can find topics that include such subjects as the university’s deed of foundation, the 1848 revolution, denazification and open access to the university. A total of 40 topics with more than 90 articles...

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Welcome
650 plus – History of the
University of Vienna

Welcome to the website dedicated to the 650 years of University of Vienna history.

This history is presented through varied approaches via hypertextually connected content.

Topical access allows comprehensive insights with over 130 topics and articles.

Temporal and spatial references can be found on the interactive timeline and map.

 

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Current topic

„Rektorenfasten – ins licht gerückt“

Since 1892, the Latinized names of all rectors of the University of Vienna were chiseled into a rectors’ plaque in the aula of the main building. In the National Socialist era, this ritual was not continued, and after 1945 two empty lines were left for rectors under National Socialism, Fritz Knoll und Eduard Pernkopf. On the initiative of exposed former National Socialists, this meaningful gap was filled in 1959 and these two names were engraved in the honorary plaque.

After the mention of the names of Knoll and Pernkopf on the rectors’ plaque was criticized several times during the 650th anniversary of the University of Vienna in 2015, the Rectorate commissioned the artists Bele Marx & Gilles Mussard with the transformation, which will be presented in the aula on April 19, 2017 at 6 pm.

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What you can find here

Split into seven main topics encompassing the 650 years of university history, you can find topics that include such subjects as the university’s deed of foundation, the 1848 revolution, denazification and open access to the university. A total of 40 topics with more than 90 articles containing detailed information offer a comprehensive overview of the history of the University of Vienna.

Topics overview


Persons

Numerous individuals with particular importance to the university history of Vienna are gathered in a profile database.

This database includes basic data about the individuals and their functions (e.g. rector), as well as a growing number of short biographies.

See also main topic Actors

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Images

The display depot offers an image-oriented approach to the website’s contents.

You can research in it with the help of filter and search functions.

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Buildings

This category includes important historical and current university buildings with brief information on each building’s history.

These can be located on historic and current maps of Vienna and can be contextualized with the help of additional texts via links within the website.

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Interactive approaches

The timeline offers an orientation in time. It organizes the content of the website according to chronological aspects, thus providing an overview of the university’s history from the foundation in 1365 to the recent past. You can zoom in to different epochs in the header or with the slider on the bottom to journey through the past of the Alma Mater Rudolphina.

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Map

The interactive map offers an orientation in space. It shows the different buildings of the university through time. Buildings, events and people are located on an up-to-date map, but you can also experience geographical changes by choosing the option "old maps". Buildings and icons change according to the position of the time slider on the bottom of the map.

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