PD Dr. Martha Keil, scientific management

Studied history and Jewish studies in Vienna and Berlin, Master's degree in 1988, doctorate in 1998 on the Jewish community of Wiener Neustadt in the late Middle Ages. Since 1988 at the Institute for Jewish History in Austria, deputy director from 1995 to 2004. 2007 postdoctoral lecturing qualification for Austrian History. Since 2016 Senior Scientist at the |Institute für Austrian Historical Research|, University of Vienna, entrusted with the direction of Injoest. Since October 2022, Martha Keil has held the scientific leadership of the Institute on an interim basis.

Project management (selection)


Further functions

  • Member of the advisory board of the „Gesellschaft für die Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden“ (|GEGJ|)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board |Jüdisches Erbe Erfurt |
  • Member of the scientific advisory board for the |Haus der Geschichte Niederösterreich|
  • Member of the Kultursenats des Landes NÖ
  • Spokesperson of Forschungsnetzwerkes Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien (|first)
  • Member of the advisory board of the Jewish Museum Hohenems
  • Member of the advisory board of the „Samuel Steinherz-Stiftung” (Brünn)
  • Member of the advisory board of Aschkenas – Magazine for History and Culture of the Jews
  • Member of the advisory board of Chilufim. Magazine for jewish Cultural History
  • Member of the advisory board of the „Historische Kommission Krems”
  • Member of the Nationalen Forum gegen Antisemitismus der Stabstelle Österreichisch-Jüdisches Kulturerbe im Bundeskanzleramt
  • Member of the National Forum against Anti-Semitism of the Office Austrian-Jewish Cultural Heritage in the Federal Chancellery
  • Member of the Military Commission for Monuments of the Federal Ministry of Defence


  • Großes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um das Bundesland Niederösterreich 2020
  • „Leopold“ für Wissenschaft der Niederösterreichischen Nachrichten 2020

Research focus: cultural and social history of the Jews in medieval Ashkenaz, history of women and gender studies in the premodern era, jewish history of Austria.

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