Dr. Hans Petschar
Director, Picture Archives, Austrian National Library
History and Photography. Historical Sources at the Picture Archives of the Austrian National Library
When: May 6, 2010, 12.30pm
Where: Liberal Arts Lounge, UNO Lakefront Campus
Dr. Hans Petschar obtained in 1985 a master in History and German Literature at the University of Salzburg. During his studies he worked in research projects on semiotics and linguistics at the universities of Salzburg and Paris. From 1986 on he worked in several departments at the Austrian National Library and obtained a MAS on Library Science in 1992. At the Austrian National Library he produced a Multimedia Encyclopedia on the history and the special collections of the Library, and led several research projects concerning digitisation of Cultural Heritage objects. In 2002 he became director of the Picture Archives at the Austrian National Library.
Dr. Petschar lectured at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna and participated in several research projects of the Austrian Academy of Science and the Austrian Ministry of Culture, Education and Science. He is the official representative of the Austrian National Library in the Board of Directors of European National Libraries CENL and member of the Management Committee of the European Library.
He is the author of a number of books, among them Österreich in alten Fotografien (9 Vols); Die Junge Republik. Alltagsbilder aus Österreich 1945 – 1955; Anschluss. „Ich hole Euch heim“ Der „Anschluss“ Österreichs.