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History

On the history of Gender Research at the Faculty of Theology:

The Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Graz formally instituted the research core area "Gender studies" in 1994. Numerous activities of this research area from 1994 to 2004, such as publications, symposia, guest professorships, or networking, are documented in:

  • Irmtraud Fischer, Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler, Stefanie Knauss (eds.): 10 Jahre Fakultätsschwerpunkt Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung an der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz – Dokumentation 1994-2004. Graz 2005 (crossing. Publikation des Vereines zur Förderung der Theologie an der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der KFU Graz 4/1).


On the history of women at the Faculty of Catholic Theology Graz:

Women have been de facto permitted to study theology at the university of Graz since 1945. In 1961, DDr.in Ingeborg Janssen received a doctor's degree in catholic theology as first woman in Graz (in the field of Canon Law).

On the occasion of the 400 year anniversary of the founding of the university in 1985, Prof.in Elisabeth Gössmann (Munich/Tokyo) was the first woman to be awarded an honorary doctorate of theology in Graz.

Prof.in Elisabeth Gössmann


1993 Dr. Irmtraud Fischer was the first woman to be habilitated at a theological faculty in Austria in the field of Old Testament exegesis.

1997 Dr.in Anne Jensen (1941-2008) was the first female appointed professor of History of Dogma and Ecumenical Theology in Graz.

 

Dr.in Anne Jensen (1941 - 2008)

 


On women as students and graduates at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in Graz since 1945:

 

2013/2014 the faculty celebrated the 20th year of the research field Theological Gender Studies.

Contact

Spokesperson
Institut für Alttestamentliche Bibelwissenschaft Heinrichstraße 78B, 8010 Graz
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.theol. Dr.h.c. Irmtraud Fischer Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6021

Contact

Stellvertreterin Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Irmtraud Fischer Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 6021

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