Maria Heidegger, born in 1969 in Prutz, studied history and political science in Innsbruck, completing her Mag. phil. in 1993, and her Dr. phil. in 1998. From 1998 to 2000 she was a research assistant at the University of Innsbruck in the field of Austrian history, and from 2005 to 2013 was university assistant in the field of economic and social history. From 2013 to 2015 she was head of the gender studies research platform. From 2013 to 2017 she was awarded the Erika Cremer habilitation degree on the topic "Worries about the soul: Psychiatry and Religion in Tyrol, 1830-1850.” Since 2016 she has been a freelance historian.
Nikolaus Hagen studied history at the University of Innsbruck. He did his dissertation on “Cultural and identity politics in Gau Tyrol-Vorarlberg: 1938-1945” (completed December 2017). Since 2014 he has worked as a project collaborator and lecturer in the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2011 he has freelanced on regional history research and exhibition projects.