Jontes, Günther #
* 26. 12. 1939, Graz
1959 - 1966 Study of German Literature and History of Art.
1970 - 2001 Director of the Museum of the City of Leoben
1983 Associate Professor for Ethnography at the University of Graz
1989 Member of the Historic Commissison of the Province of Styria
1995 Appointment to Full Professor
1995 President of the curator team to restore the parish church ST. Xaver in leoben
1997 Main curator and head of the provincial exhibition "Made in Styria" in Leoben
1997 President of the Upper Styrian Association for Culture
Professor Jontes concentrates on Europena Ethnogoraphy, Folklore and History of Culture. In particular he is specialist in mining and funeral culture, folk tales, science of languages and science of culttures.
Professor Dr. Günther Jontes is also Specialist on non European cultures, particular of India and the Himalaya regions. He has the making to become a famous Chines Mandarin, as the picture below shows.
1966 Research prize of the Province of Styria for top Ph.D. work
1979 Theodor Körner- Prize for Research in the culture of Music
1987 Archduke Erzherzog Johann- Research prize for resarch in the culutre of theaters.
Member of the board of the Styrian Association for Styrian History and Culture. Advisor to Austrian-Televsison ORF.
- Big cross of honours of Styria
- Austrian Cross of honours for Science and Arts, Class one.Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse
- Service distinction of Austrian Army as Officer of the Reserve 1958-2002
Some 65 Books and Brochures, 250 Journal publication and a host of other contributions.