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Carmen Gruber

Dr. Carmen Gruber M.A.
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since 2016
Universitätsassistentin (prae doc) am Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (WU)
Universität Wien: M.A. Globalgeschichte und Global Studies Masterarbeit: At the Edges of the Pacific: What the California School Means for Japan
University of Michigan –Ann Arbor : B.A. Economics, B.A. Asian Studies (Japanese language), B.A. German (with honors)

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Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2015 Österreichischer Historikertag - Organized conference panel on labor and work in economic history
  2013 Konferenz WU - Japan’s Financial Intermediation in the 1940s
Position in administration
  2013 Department Sozioökonomie WU - Ersatzmitglied der Mittelbauangehörigen der Departmentkonferenz für Sozioökonomie
  since 2013 Betriebsrat für das Allgemeine Personal WU - Rechnungsprüferin
Research and Teaching Stay
  2014 Kansai University in Osaka - Working Women in Japan: A Historical Perspectiv
Attendance scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2014 University of Tokyo - Postcards from the Future: Implications of Big Data for Science and Society


Journal article

2018 Gruber, Carmen, Raminger, Kathrin, Shibayama, Takeru , Winder, Manuela. 2018. On the Vienna Corso: Changing street use and street design around the Vienna State Opera House 1860–1949 . Journal of Transport History open access (Details)
2014 Gruber, Carmen. 2014. Escaping Malthus: A comparative look at Japan and the Great Divergence. Journal of Global History 9 (3): 403-424. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2012 Zollinger, Manfred, Gruber, Carmen, Ramisch, Marie Valerie. 2012. Sur quelques aspects de l'économie des loteries. In: Créateurs de Chances. Les loteries en Europe., Hrsg. Schädler, Ulrich, 190-197. La Tour-de-Peilz: Musée Suisse du Jeu. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2018 Gruber, Carmen. 2018. Street Memories: An interdisciplinary project on urban life and transport history. Zeitgeschichtentag 2018, Wien, Österreich, 05.04-07.04. (Details)
2016 Gruber, Carmen. 2016. Economic Stagnation, Stymied Women: The Case of Female Workers in Japan. 19th EBES Conference, Istanbul, Türkei, 26.05-28.05. (Details)
2015 Gruber, Carmen. 2015. Separate but not Equal: Female Workers and Income Inequality in Post-War Japan. The Haves and the Have-nots: Exploring the Global History of Wealth and Income Inequality, Wien, Österreich, 10.09-12.09. Invited Talk (Details)
  Gruber, Carmen. 2015. The Japanese Labor System in the Post-War Period. Österreichischer Historikertag, Linz, Österreich, 14.09-16.09. (Details)
  Gruber, Carmen. 2015. Virtues and Vices: Female Workers in the Japanese Labour Model. Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Wolverhampton, Großbritannien, 27.03-29.03. (Details)
  Gruber, Carmen. 2015. Virtue or Vice? Women and Work in Post-war Japan. VXIIth World Economic History Congress, Kyoto, Japan, 03.08-07.08. Invited Talk (Details)
2014 Gruber, Carmen. 2014. Sustainable Work and Karoshi in Japan: the dark side of 'stable' employment. WU Competence Day, WU Wien, Österreich, 17.11. (Details)
2012 Gruber, Carmen. 2012. World History Dissertation Workshop in Boston, USA. Presented dissertation research proposal.. 2012 World History Dissertation Workshop, Boston, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 22.07-05.08. (Details)
2011 Gruber, Carmen. 2011. Selectivity and Adaptability: Technology Transfer in Meiji Japan. ENIUGH Conference, London School of Economics, Großbritannien, 14.04-17.04. Invited Talk (Details)
  Gruber, Carmen. 2011. Virtue or Vice? Japanese labor institutions in the post-war period. ESTER Congress, Evora University, Portugal, 17.10-21.10. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2014 Gruber, Carmen. 2014. Working Women in Japan: A Historical Perspective.. Presentation of Research, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University, 28.02. (Details)


Vienna’s Streets: Changing use through (de-)motorization (Details)
Interview Transcriptions and Translations (2014-2014) (Details)