• Map
    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. Besides the current city map, a historical map of the City of Vienna can be faded in (Franziszeischer Kataster 1829).
    Contents change according to the position of the time slider on the bottom of the map. Buildings, events and people of university history are located in today’s geographical surroundings, but you can also historical geographical changes in the City of Vienna.

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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 ...

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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 70 topics and articles in English.

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

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Current topic

150th birthday of Max Dvořák

The art historian Max Dvořák was born on 24 June 1874.
Dvořák qualified as a private lecturer in art history at the University of Vienna in 1902. In 1905, he became an associate professor and general curator of the k.k. Zentral-Kommission zur Erforschung und Erhaltung der Kunst- und Historischen Denkmale (today's Bundesdenkmalamt). He became a full professor in 1909. Together with Franz Wickhoff, Alois Riegl and Julius von Schlosser, he formed the direction of the Viennese School of art history of the early 20th century. He also achieved great importance as a monument conservator and art protector.

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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 24 topics with more than 41 articles in English 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. Besides the current city map, a historical map of the City of Vienna can be faded in (Franziszeischer Kataster 1829).
Contents change according to the position of the time slider on the bottom of the map. Buildings, events and people of university history are located in today’s geographical surroundings, but you can also historical geographical changes in the City of Vienna.

to the map