I am a biographer and writer as well as historian and psychologist.
I began studying History (major) and Psychology (minor) on a part-time
basis and English at "Universität Wien" in the second half of the 1970s, I have been dealing
with biographical writing, genealogy and life stories. My first
historical biography was my doctoral dissertation, "Siegfried, Graf Clary und
Aldringen. Leben und Wirken eines österreich-ungarischen Diplomaten.
1848-1929.". I graduated with a
doctorate in 1981.
Alongside my regular job, I began a second
field of study: Political Science, Journalism and Communications Science (five
semesters). Later I enrolled in post-graduate studies and continuing
education in the fields of (international) business, management, sales
My main employment for a number of years was in
administration at the Vienna Airport, then at a UNESCO office in
Vienna, where I worked as a translator in three languages. I also
worked for more than 20 years at a U.N. organization in Vienna. After
that I founded my own language school offering language courses for
companies. Several years ago I was Several years ago I was director of a small American
medical university in Belize in Central America.
graduation, I wrote a number of historical as well as contemporary
biographies and partial biographies which appeared in book form in
various publishing houses in Austria, Italy and the United States
(Styria, Bonecchi, Österreichischer Bundesverlag, Ibera and World
Audience). In addition, I wrote and illustrated company histories for
the German publishing house Dr. Grüb Nachf., which were published in
several editions of "Brossapress", a trade magazine (in several
languages). You'll find a selection of my publications under References / Books. I hold lectures and offer seminars and workshops on
biographical writing, autobiographical writing, job and company history.
am a member of the "Heraldisch-Genealogische Gesellschaft Adler" in
Vienna, the "Biographiezentrum" in Germany and the "Association of
Personal Historians" in the USA.
Give me a call at +43(0)6641244019 or else send me an e-mail: helga.peham@Biografien-Peham.com