Peter Payer

born 1962


1998-99 PHD Program for History at the Institute for Economic- and Social history at the University of Vienna, obtained title of Dr. phil.
1991-93 Course on Exhibition and Museum Didactics at the University of Vienna
1986-96 Study of History, Focus: Urban History, obtained title of Mag. phil.
1980-88 Study of Regional Development and Research at the Institute for Geography at the University of Vienna, Focus: Urban Research, obtained title of Mag. phil.


since 1998 Head of an office for history and urban research. Publications, guided tours and lectures at home and abroad
since 2007 Curator, Department “Everyday Life & Society”, Vienna Museum of Technology
2007-2013 Division Manager, Department “Everyday Life & Society”, Vienna Museum of Technology
1994-2006 Area management for the District of Brigittenau, City of Vienna Department of Urban Redevelopment
1992-1993 The Architecture- and Planning Office ARGE VSV
1989-1991 Exhibition Projects, State of Lower Austria, Department of Culture
1990 The Vienna Institute for Urban Research

Prizes & Grants:

- “Pro Civitate Austriae”-Prize for Urban History, 2020
- “Conrad Matschoß”-Prize for Technical History, 2019
- ”Winfra”-Prize for Journalism, 2010
- Research grant from the Jubilee Fund of the city of Vienna for the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2009/10
- Research Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Sciences /Vienna, 2002
- Sponsorship Prize from the City of Vienna, 1999
- Sponsorship Prize from the Theodor-Körner-Fund 1999


- Society for the History of the City of Vienna (Member of the Board)
- Austrian Research Group for Urban Historical Research (Member of the Board)
- Punkt. Society for Scientific and artistic activity. History-Architecture-Regional exploration (Chairman)
- Corporation for Urban History and Urbanization Research
- International Council of Museums
- Scientists for Future