A research project by Franz Eder and Stefan Ossmann

Goal: Researching similarities and differences of self-perception and media representation of polyamorous living persons in regards to emotional and sexual history, affiliation with the LGBT-community, social acceptance and the urge of legal and religious recognition.

Project duration: 1st of February 2016 until 31st of August 2019. Six month extention until 29th of February 2020 by a Literar doctoral scholarship.

Funding: The Austrian Science Funds (FWF stand-alone project). Literar Mechana collecting society.



Current news


Stefan Ossmann in the Austrian Newspaper Kurier (15th December 2019). Details here.

All details on guest lectures in the winter term 2019/20 at the University of Vienna to be found here.


Current Publication

Ossmann, Stefan F. (2019). Polyamorie in der deutschsprachigen Presse 2007-2017. Eine medienanalytische Untersuchung zu einem sich etablierenden Beziehungsmodell. Austrian Journal of Historical Studies, 30(1), 181-191.

The article is published in German language only, can be bought here, and will be provided open-acess as with July 2020.