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Christina Lutter is Professor at the History Department, University of Vienna and PI of the project Social and Cultural Communities across Medieval Monastic, Urban, and Courtly Cultures within the SFB Visions of Community (VISCOM): https://viscom.ac.at/project-team/overview/
She holds a PhD from the Univ. of Vienna (Politische Kommunikation in der Frühen Neuzeit, Vienna: Oldenbourg 1998) based on archival research in Venice, enabled by a research grant of the Vienna University (1996). Her habilitation Geschlecht & Wissen. Monastische Reformgemeinschaften im 12. Jahrhundert (Vienna: Oldenbourg 2005) won among others the 2006 Preis des Verbandes der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands.
From 1994 to 2007 she worked at the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, first in programme management (Gender, Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, Transdisciplinary Research Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies) later as Deputy Head and Head of the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences. Between 1998 and 2008 she was lecturer and visiting scholar at the Universities of Vienna, Linz, Klagenfurt, HU and FU Berlin and Lüneburg.
She is member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Member of the scientific board of the Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Dresden; Vice president of the scientific board of the International Research Centre Kulturwissenschaften (IFK), and Member of the scientific board of the Institute for Jewish History in Austria.
She co-edits (with M. Reisenleitner) the book series Cultural Studies (Vienna: Löcker), is founding member/co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften (ZfK, Bielefeld, transcript) and member of the editorial board of Cultural Studies (NY; London: Routledge, ed L. Grossberg & D. Pollock).
Recent publications include:
with Andre Gingrich, Visions of Community. Comparative Approaches to Medieval Forms of Identity in Europe and Asia. (History and Anthropology, Thematic Journal Issue 2014).
Forthcoming: with Walter Pohl and Eirik Hovden, Meanings of Community across Eurasia (Visions of Community, vol. 1, Leiden: Brill 2015).
Social Groups, Personal Relations, and the Making of Communities in Medieval vita monastica, in: Jörg Rogge et al. (Hg.), Making Sense as Cultural Practice. Historical perspectives (Mainzer Historische Kulturwissenschaften, Bielefeld: Transcript 2013), 45-61
Preachers, Saints and Sinners. Emotional Repertoires in High Medieval Religious Role Models, in: Jonas Liliequist (ed.), Cultural History of Emotions in Premodernity (Studies for the International Society for Cultural History, London: Pickering & Chatto 2012) 49-63.
Zwischen Hof und Kloster. Kulturelle Gemeinschaften im mittelalterlichen Österreich, Wien: 2010.