The Institute was founded by Klaus Lohrmann with the assistance of federal and regional authorities in 1988, a symbolic date half a century after the German „Anschluss“.

The Institute for Jewish History in Austria (INJOEST) has been associated with the |Institut für österreichische Geschichtsforschung| (IÖG at the University of Vienna) since 2011. Our research projects are therefore integrated into the task profile of the IÖG. INJOEST Director Dr. Martha Keil is mandated with the implementation of these tasks. The legal entity representing the INJOEST remains the non-profit supporting organisation of the same name.

The Institute employs the director, an adminstrator and ten staff members.


Vienna Jewish Studies Colloquium

We are member of the „|Vienna Jewish Studies Colloquium|”.


The Vienna Jewish Studies Colloquium is an informal forum for Jewish Studies scholars in Vienna and its environs to come together, share their research and exchange ideas.  Founded in 2020, the VJSC has five member institutions: