Christa Hämmerle

Christa Hämmerle


Christa Hämmerle is extraordinary Professor of Modern History and Women's and Gender History at the History Department of the University of Vienna, Austria. She is chief editor of  L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft and chair of the "Sammlung Frauennachlässe", a large collection of women's personal papers. Besides her many activities and projects in related fields of research, as well as in the historiography of war and violence, she is currently working on a project titled "Writing (about) Love? Historical Analyses regarding the Negotiation of Gender Relations and Positions in Couple Correspondences of the 19th and 20th Century" (FWF-funded, in cooperation with Ingrid Bauer). Between 2009 and 2012 Christa Hämmerle was Humboldt visiting scholar at the Center for the History of Emotions of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

Selected Literature

  • Christa Hämmerle, Heimat/Front. Geschlechtergeschichte/n des Ersten Weltkriegs in Österreich-Ungarn (Wien/Köln/Weimar: Böhlau, 2014).
  • Christa Hämmerle, Birgitta Bader-Zaar and Oswald Überegger (eds.) Gender and the First World War (Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan 2014 (darin: "'Mentally broken, physically a wreck ...': Violence in War Accounts of Nurses in Austro-Hungarian Service", 89-107).
  • Christa Hämmerle, "Between Instrumentalisation and Self-Governing: (Female) Ego-Documents in The European Age of Total War," in The Uses of First Person Writings. Africa, America, Asia, Europe/Les usages des écrits du for privé. Afrique, Amérique, Asie, Europe. Edited by/sous la direction de Francois-Joseph Ruggiu (Bruxelles: Lang, 2013), 263-284.
  • Christa Hämmerle, "Trost und Erinnerung. Kontexte und Funktionen des Tagebuchschreibens von Therese Lindenberg (1938 bis 1946)", in Die Tagebücher der Therese Lindenberg 1938 bis 1946, Christa Hämmerle and Li Gerhalter, eds (Köln: Böhlau, 2010).  1-60.
  • Christa Hämmerle, '"... dort wurden wir dressiert und sekiert und geschlagen ..." Vom Drill, dem Disziplinarstrafrecht und Soldatenmisshandlungen im Heer (1868 bis 1914)", in Glanz - Gewalt - Gehorsam. Militär und Gesellschaft in der Habsburgermonarchie (1800 bis 1918), Laurence Cole, Christa Hämmerle and Martin Scheutz, eds (Essen: Klartext Verlagsgesellschaft, 2011), 31-54.



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