Sabine Viktoria Kofler (1989) is a historian and author. She completed her studies in history (BA and MA) at the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck. She investigated war diaries and constructions of masculinity of Austrian soldiers in the First World War. Her research focuses on World War I, with a particular focus on the war in the mountains on the southern front and the soldiers’ experiences of war. She is also working on a publication about Adolf Hitler’s statements and position on the South Tyrolean question in 1920-1928 (Raetia Verlag 2021). In 2019 she was involved in the film documentary “Dazwischen. Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino between 1918-1922” by Verena Gruber and Stefan Nicolini, commissioned by RAI as part of historical film and photo research. From 2018-2020, she was a project collaborator on the South Tyrolean Wine Museum Kaltern’s research project “Der Saltner – Amtsperson und Kunstfigur. Objects from the Collection of the South Tyrolean Wine Museum as material sources for economic, ecological and social developments and upheavals in South Tyrolean viticulture.”
As part of the currently ongoing research project “Inscribed in the Landscape. Places, Traces and Memories of the First World War in the Sesto Dolomites (WiL)”, she will carry out the archival research for the collection and documentation of sources in collaboration with the project partners.