Sema Colpan

Sema Colpan, born 1981, is a historian and the Research Coordinator at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (LBIDH). From 2016 to 2019 she served as Head of Public Relation and Communication at the Austrian State Archives. From 2010 to 2016 she worked as a researcher in different projects: “Metropolis in Transition – Budapest 1916–1921” (2014–2016, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society); “Sports Officials in Interwar Vienna: Performative Identities and Jewishness between ‘Assimilation’ and Zionism, Acceptance and Antisemitism” (2014–2016, University of Applied Arts Vienna); “Sponsored Films and the Culture of Modernization” (2010–2013, funded by a DOC-team scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences). In 2015, she co-organized the International Summer School “Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities” together with Julia Neidhardt. She has co-edited a book on culture as a tool of Austro-Hungarian propaganda during World War I and a special issue on sponsored films. She has written on (sponsored) film/history, theories of modernization and Jewish sports history.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.1 Advanced Digitization Tool Kit


Participation in Events

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

Archival Research


Wednesday, 12.06.2019, 13:30 to Thursday, 13.06.2019, 18:00

Taxonomy of Relations


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

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