Personal Details: Demantowsky, Marko

Demantowsky Marko

Managing Director | Geschäftsführender Herausgeber
Member PHW Executive Board

Marko Demantowsky, PhD (*1970), is full professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (Departement for Social Sciences Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel.
Previously assistant professor for history education at the University of Bochum (07-12) and interim professor at Jena University (07-08) and Siegen University (06/07). Research assistant at the universities of Leipzig, Dortmund, Münster 1998-2007. In July 2020 appointment to a chair for Public History at the University of Vienna, accepted in May 2021.
His main research interests focus on the digital transformation particularly in Public History, the (digital) cultural anthropology of public history, and the theory and history of historical education.
He has developed and now co-manages multilingual infrastructures in the field of digital history.
Born in 1970 in Leipzig (East-Germany), grown up in the small town Delitzsch.

Marko Demantowsky, Dr. phil. (*1970), Professor für Neuere/Neueste Geschichte und ihre Didaktik an der Pädagogischen Hochschule FHNW (Leiter der Professur für Didaktik der Gesellschaftswissenschaften und ihre Disziplinen) und Mitglied des Instituts für Bildungswissenschaften der Universität Basel.
Zuvor Juniorprofessor für Didaktik der Geschichte an den Ruhr-Universität Bochum (07-12), Vertretungsprofessor an den Universitäten Jena (WiSe 07 - SoSe 08) und Siegen (WiSe 06/07) tätig. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an den Universitäten Leipzig, Dortmund, Münster 1998-2007. Im Juli 2020 Ruf auf einen Lehrstuhl für Public History an der Universität Wien, angenommen im Mai 2021.
Forschungsschwerpunkte: die Digitale Transformation, insbesondere der Public History, die (digitale) Kulturanthropologie der Public History sowie die Theorie und Geschichte der historischen Bildung.
Begründung, Entwicklung und Management von mehrsprachigen Infrastrukturen im Bereich der digitalen Geschichte/Public History.
Geboren 1970 in Leipzig, aufgewachsen in Delitzsch (Sachsen)

Recently published, a short theory of public history:
What is Public History? De Gruyter Publishers, 2019
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