University of Vienna


The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe: around 9,500 employees, including 6,600 scientists, work at 19 faculties and centers. It is the largest research institution in Austria as well as the largest educational institution. At the University of Vienna, around 94,000 national and international students are currently enrolled.

The department Phaidra-Unidam at Vienna University Library specializes in research support and data management especially for the Digital Humanities. In close collaboration with the university's IT service, services and software products are developed and are made available for research. By involving the researchers in the development process of the specific software, the services are well coordinated with regard to workflows and usability and can be seamlessly integrated into the work environment of the researchers.

UNIVIE participate in NewsEye by taking care of data storage, contributing to digital humanities applications and cases and in terms of disseminations towards digital humanity scholars. The combination of skills present at Phaidra-Unidam allows both to address these technical, academic and organizational aspects.

Team Biographies

Mag. Martin Gasteiner

Mag. Martin Gasteiner is a historian and cultural and media researcher. He specializes in the Digital Humanities and Media and technological developments of the early modern period. He accompanies research projects from object modeling to publishing and preservation respectively re-use scenarios at Vienna University Library (Department Data management: PHAIDRA/UNIDAM) and is a member of Science Communication Research.