Mag. Mag. Veronika Poier, PhD

Room 3F.O2.01
T: +43-1-4277-41473

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Vienna. After finishing my PhD in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University I taught Political Humanities in Middle Eastern History at Sciences Po Paris.

At the moment, I am pursuing my book project on the Green Complex of Mehmed I. I show how Mehmed I established his rule with the claim to universal legitimacy, connecting themes resonating throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. In this context, I am particularly interested in the actors and social groups, who preserved and spread technical and scientific know-how in times of concurrent warfare.