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2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. To celebrate the occasion, all throughout the year the JKU will focus on the university’s past, present and future. Whether you were once a student at the JKU, a faculty member, worked at the university in another capacity, are one of the local residents, or have simply followed the university’s development over the years, we would like to know your story and share it along with others who are interested in telling their personal stories.

The team at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary History wants to know your personal JKU story and perhaps there is also an item that connects you to the JKU, such as notes taken for an important class, instruments or objects used during studies or for teaching, any small “souvenirs” from excursions, flyers from the JKU, or photos and videos documenting important events or even just “everyday life” on campus. These stories and items will be displayed at an exhibition during the “Long Night of Research” in April 2016 as well as at a larger exhibition planned for 2017.

You can bring your item(s) to us on Mondays between 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM or make an appointment in advance to bring them on another day. You can submit your story to us (max. 1,000 characters) or together, we can help you write your story. We will document your item(s) and issue confirmation so that your item(s) can be returned to you.

Contact:
Dr. Maria Wirth / MMag. Andreas Reichl, Institute for Modern and Contemporary History
Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Altenbergerstrasse 52, 4020 Linz
Ph.: 0732 2468 7998, 0732 2468 7994
E-mail: maria.wirth(/\t)jku.at, andreas.reichl(/\t)jku.at


Photo: Historical furniture and publications from the JKU archives, photo credit: JKU