Mag. Dr Dieter Reinisch MRes

Mag. Dr Dieter Reinisch MRes Adjunct Faculty in History




Courses Taught

The Age of Total War: Europe 1890-1945

Contemporary Europe: 1945-Present

Background and Facts

Dr Dieter Reinisch is a historian who holds a PhD from the Department of History & Civilization at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, an MRes from EUI and a Mag. Phil from the University of Vienna. He is a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University Bochum and a junior core fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University in Budapest. During his stay at the IAS-CEU, he will finalise his book "Subjectivity, political education & resistance: An Oral history of Irish republican prisoners, 1971-2000."

He teaches history and gender studies at the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg and is an editorial board member of “Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies” (Florence University Press). In autumn 2016, he was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Arts, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; and in May 2019, he was a visiting researcher at the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway.

He also works as a freelance journalist. Since 2018, he wrote for Washington Post, Times Higher Education, Die Presse, Der Standard, Die Furche, RTÉ, ORF, Belfast Telegraph, Irish Examiner, Village, Neues Deutschland, and Junge Welt. He contributed to radio shows on ö1, MDR, and RBB.

His research interests are Irish & British history, modern history, contemporary European history, oral history, memory studies, social movement studies, political violence & terrorism studies, radicalisation and de-radicalisation, imprisonment and internment, Irish studies, and gender studies.

He is the author of „Die Frauen der IRA: Cumann na mBan und der Nordirlandkonflikt, 1967-1986“ (Vienna: Promedia 2017). His publications appeared in various peer-reviewed journals; among those are Irish Political Studies, International Journal of Sport History, BIOS, Studi irlandesi, Estudios Irlandeses, among others. At the time of writing, his two main publication projects are two book projects on imprisonment during the Northern Irish conflict and Irish republican women in paramilitary organisations.

Finally, he is a member of the Oral History Network Ireland, the Oral History Society Britain and Northern Ireland, the International Federation for Public History, the International Oral History Association, the Women's History Association of Ireland, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, and the Alumni Association of the European University Institute.

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