Joachim Schätz

Joachim Schätz, born 1984, is a film scholar serving as University Assistant (Post-doc) at the Institute of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. He leads the FWF-funded project “Educational film practice in Austria” (2019–2022), which is carried out as a collaboration of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH) in Vienna. From July 2017 to February 2019 he served as Research Coordinator of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG, transformed in 2019 into the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History, LBIDH). He was a film critic at the Viennese weekly “Falter” from 2006 to 2013, and a researcher in the project “Sponsored Films and the Culture of Modernization” from 2010 to 2013 (funded by a DOC-team scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences). He worked as a researcher at the LBIGG in the FWF-funded project “Exploring the Interwar World: The Travelogues of Colin Ross (1885–1945)” from 2015 to 2017, coordinating the online publication Mapping Colin Ross ( in the process. He has published a monograph on Austrian industrial and advertising film 1915–1965, co-published a book on recent American moving-image comedy, and co-edited a volume on German filmmaker Werner Hochbaum (1899–1946) and an edition of a peer-reviewed journal “zeitgeschichte” on sponsored films, among other writings on useful cinema, documentary film, comedy, and theories of the detail.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.1 Advanced Digitization Tool Kit


D2.5 Report on Digital Curation of Popular Culture Content


Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Curation of Engagement Levels


Monday, 20.05.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 17:00

Taxonomy of Relations


Monday, 19.08.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 20.08.2019, 17:00

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

Digitales Kuratieren


Thursday, 21.04.2022, 10:30 to Thursday, 21.04.2022, 12:00

Project Management (until February 2019), Ethics Manager (until February 2019), film expert, advisor
Universität Wien, tfm | Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, UZA II (Rotunde). Althanstr. 14, 1090 Vienna – Austria