Michaela Scharf

Michaela Scharf is a historian and currently working on her PhD-project on Austrian amateur films shot during the National Socialist era. From 2016–2019 she worked in the DOC-team project “Doing Amateur Film” funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and hosted at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG, in 2019 transformed into the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History) in Vienna. Michaela Scharf has been involved in research projects at the institute since 2011. She was an academic staff member of “Film.Stadt.Wien: A Transdiciplinary Exploration of Vienna as a Cinematic City” (2009–2011) and “Sichtung und Aufarbeitung des Filmarchivbestandes media wien” (2011–2017). She also worked as a curator and author for the virtual exhibition “First World War and the End of the Habsburg Monarchy (2013–2014) and was a research assistant at the Filmakademie Wien, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (2015–2018). Her main research interests are visual history and cultural studies, media history and history of the private under National Socialism.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D8.2 Project Design and Identity Handbook [revised edition]


Participation in Events

Allied Attempts to Cover Nazi Crimes on Film. What Questions can the Footage Answer?


Friday, 13.12.2019, 10:30 to Sunday, 15.12.2019, 13:00

Consortium Meeting


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

VHH Research Seminar – Session 2: Dziga Vertov’s Blood for Blood (1941) in the Interval of Fall 1941

Research Seminar

Friday, 26.03.2021, 16:00 to Friday, 26.03.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 3: Soviet Footage on Nazi Crimes and Its Textual Documentation: Identification and Research Issues

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 06.04.2021, 18:00

VHH Research Seminar – Session 4: Un-Seen: The Manyfold Lives of a 1943 Deportation Film Footage across the East-West Divide

Research Seminar

Tuesday, 18.05.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 18.05.2021, 18:00

Digitales Kuratieren


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

Moving Images from the Archives. Historical Footage of Nazi Crimes in Documentaries


Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Digitales Kuratieren


Friday, 27.01.2023, 09:00 to Friday, 27.01.2023, 12:30

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