Peter Hinterndorfer, BA BA MA MA



  • University of Vienna - Institute for Prehistory and Historical Archaeology
    Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, A-1190 Vienna
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Teaching at the University of Vienna



Peter Hinterndorfer studied History as well as Prehistory and Historical Archaeology at the University of Vienna and has been a University Assistant (pre-doc) since 2020. His interests include methods and theories of Historical Archaeology, material culture of the 20th century, and conflict archaeology. In his dissertation project, he explores spaces, boundaries, and accessibilities in Nazi forced camps within the context of historical-archaeological sources. For more information, see:


Key Research Topics

  • Methods and Theories of Historical Archaeology
  • Material Culture of the 20th Century
  • Archaeologies of Internment


Dissertation Project

Spaces, Boundaries, and Accessibilities in Nazi Forced Camps in the Context of Historical-Archaeological Sources

Within the dissertation project, spatial differentiations and boundaries in Nazi forced camps are examined. Using a transdisciplinary approach involving a broad range of source types, the inner structure of concentration and forced labor camps and their integration into the surroundings are analyzed with regard to accessibilities and prohibited areas. The spatial perspectives and perceptions of prisoners, guards, and the outside world (such as the regional civilian population) are the focus of the research.



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    Paul Mitchell, Thomas Atzmüller, Yvonne Burger, Peter Hinterndorfer, Philipp Lehar und Eva Steigberger 2022. Katalog der NS-Opferlager in Österreich, Fundberichte aus Österreich 59/2020: D105-D198.

    Peter Hinterndorfer 2021. Wohltätigkeit, Selbsthilfe und organisierte Geselligkeit. Entwicklung, Funktion und Differenzierung des Vereinswesens. In: Oliver Kühschelm, Elisabeth Loinig, Stefan Eminger u. Willibald Rosner (Hrsg.), Niederösterreich im 19. Jahrhundert, Band 2: Gesellschaft und Gemeinschaft. Eine Regionalgeschichte der Moderne, St. Pölten 2021, 349–379.

    Peter Hinterndorfer 2020. Städtische Repräsentation und bürgerliche Kultur, in: Oliver Kühschelm (Hrsg.), Geschichte der Stadt Zwettl, 3. Teil. Zwettl im 19. Jahrhundert. Zwettl: Stadtgemeinde Zwettl, 3-78.


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2020: University Assistant (pre-doc) at the University of Vienna

2013-2020: Scientific collaboration on research, excavation, and publication projects in the fields of contemporary history and historical archaeology as a freelance historian and archaeologist

2018-2020: Project administrator for the Association for the Scientific Exploration of Contemporary History


Academic Education

Since 2020: Doctoral studies in Prehistory and Historical Archaeology (University of Vienna)

2014-2021: Master's degree in History (University of Vienna). Thesis: Urban representation and bourgeois culture in Zwettl in the 19th century

2014-2019: Master's degree in Prehistory and Historical Archaeology (University of Vienna). Thesis: Archaeological investigations into the forced labor camp "Am Wehr" in Kirchbichl (Tyrol)

2010-2014: Bachelor's degree in History (University of Vienna)

2010-2014: Bachelor's degree in Prehistory and Historical Archaeology (University of Vienna)


Content: P. Hinterndorfer, December 2023