Vrääth Öhner

Vrääth Öhner, born 1965, is a film and media theorist and has been working as a Senior Scientist at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG, transformed in 2019 into the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History, LBIDH) since 2018. From 2011 to 2017 he was a University Assistant (Post-doc) at the Institute of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Between 2000 and 2011 he has been a participant of several research projects, including the projects “Film.Stadt.Wien: A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Vienna as a Cinematic City” (2009–2011) and “Amateur Film Archeology. Excavations in Modern Visual Culture” (2011-2013) at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society. His research interests include the theory, aesthetics and history of (documentary) film and television as well as of media and popular culture. His most recent publications include “Abenteuer Alltag. Zur Archäologie des Amateurfilms” (ed.), Vienna 2015, and “Sichtbarmachen. Politiken des Dokumentarfilms” (ed.), Berlin 2018.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.1 Advanced Digitization Tool Kit


D2.2 Literature Database


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

Archival Research


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



Thursday, 13.02.2020, 13:15 to Friday, 14.02.2020, 17:30

Text Analysis


Tuesday, 12.01.2021, 09:30 to Tuesday, 12.01.2021, 13:00

Consortium Meeting


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

Holocaust Remembrance Day – Digitales Kuratieren


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

Kinodokumenty o zverstvach nemecko-fašistskich zachvatčikov (Die von den deutsch-faschistischen Invasoren verübten Gräueltaten)


Sunday, 29.01.2023, 18:00

Film as Witness? Holocaust Education with Digital Means


Tuesday, 28.11.2023, 10:30 to Tuesday, 28.11.2023, 12:00

Film and media theorist, digitization expert
Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, Mezzanin, 1010 Vienna – Austria