... studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Graz. He
was research associate at the "Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Historical
Social Research" in Salzburg, specialized in the application of
quantitative methods in historical social research (1984-1986; "Streikgeschichte
Steiermarks"). Since its start in 1987 he is senior researcher
at the "Archive for the History of Sociology in Austria" (AGSÖ).
His interests focus on the history of sociology, on problems of canonizing
in social sciences (individuals, institutions, theories, methodologies),
and on exile studies. He also is occupied with the documentation of
research on a personal as well as an institutional level. He created
exhibitions e.g. on Ludwig Gumplowicz, Ernest Manheim, Marie Jahoda,
the "Marienthal-study", and the Austrian exile in Great Britain,
which were presented besides in Graz, in Vienna, Marienthal, London,
and Kansas City, Mo. For each exhibition he edited catalogues. Currently
he is occupied with the internet as a medium of science and research
He made a virtual exhibition about the live and work of Ernest Manhein
and an on-line encyclopaedia on "50 Masters of Sociology" (http://agso.uni-graz.at/lexikon/).
Participating in more then twenty projects as researcher as well as
director he is experienced in teamwork and project management. Since
five years he collaborates with a Web design firm creating a platform
for social sciences on the web.