PERSICA CENTROPA consists of Vienna-based collaborators in order to dig into research resources beneficial for the project. Besides, it intends to form a strategic network with researchers based in Austria’s neighbouring countries, as well as distinguished international visiting researchers to be invited for providing input into our scientific activities. 


Vienna-based pilot project ('Ex libris Strzygowski: how his theory of world arts was formulated'): 

Anton Matejicka (Scientific Assistant, University of Vienna)  

Martin Steinreiber (Head of Art History Library, University of Vienna Library)

Dr. Friedrich Polleroß (former Archivist of Art History Department, University of Vienna)


Research collaborators:

Dr. Robert Born (Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in East Europe [BKGE], Oldenburg, Germany)

Dr. Jens Kröger (Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin, Germany) 

Dr. Tomáš Murár (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic) 

Dr. Alexandr Osipian (Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig, Germany) 

Dr. Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)

Dr. Iván Szántó (Eötvös Loránd University [ELTE] in Budapest, Hungary)


Visiting scholars: