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.
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