Monika Wulz

City, Country:

Villach, Austria


2009, 2010, 2011


Feb 2011 - Feb 2011

Born 1977 in Villach/Austria.

Monika Wulz studied philosophy, art history and Slavic studies at the University in Vienna. Her theoretical diploma thesis (2002) dealt with the representation of historiographical strategies of knowledge production in Slovenian grammars since the reformation. In 2007, she graduated in philosophy with a thesis on the epistemology of Gaston Bachelards.

From 2008 to 2010 she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. During the summer term 2011 she will research at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna about procedural concepts and methods in the collective theory of knowledge in 1930. The project focuses on the investigation of the epistemological approaches of the Viennese philosopher, physicist and science historian Edgar Zilsel (1891–1944) in their political and theoretical context in Vienna in the 1920s.

Since 2010, Wulz has been teaching at the Institute of Philosophy at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt.

From 2010 to 2008 Monika Wulz worked as a historian and art historian in the fields of art restitution and property restitution of the focal point of the Jewish community in Vienna for Jewish Nazi victims in and from Austria.

Publications (selection): Erkenntnisagenten. Gaston Bachelard und die Reorganisation des Wissens [Knowledge agents. Gaston Bachelard and the reorganization of knowledge], Kadmos, Berlin 2010 (monograph); The Material Memory of History: Edgar Zilsel’s Epistemology of Historiography, in: Studies in East European Thought, 2011 (in print); Unendliche Rationalisierung und unfertige Gesellschaft. Edgar Zilsels Epistemologie der Massenerscheinungen [Infinite rationalization and unfin-ished society. Edgar Zilsel epistemology of mass phenomena], in: Das Mögliche regieren [To rule the possible], Roland Innerhofer (Hg.), Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2010 (in print); Aufenthalt dazwischen [Stay in between], in: Sonia Leimer, Chinese Wall / M, schlebrügge.editor, Vienna 2009; continued from, in: Princess Lulu, issue 12/08; Von cosmopolitischen Palmen und anderen Luxusartikeln [From cosmopolitan palm trees and other luxury items] (in cooperation with Renate and Veronika Wöhrer), in: sinn-haft. Magazine between Cultural Studies, 13/2002, Hrsg. hyper[realitäten]büro; Wir werden dich erschießen und wir werden dich in guter Erde begraben [We will shoot you and we will bury you in good soil]. Slavoj Žižek in an interview (in co-operation with Yves Mettler and Renate Wöhrer), in: kulturrisse 3/2001, Hrsg. IG Culture Austria.

Monika Wulz is a fellow of the program art, science & business as part of the cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.