» The first book with "sociology" in its title

1885 Ludwig Gumplowicz (1838-1909): Grundriß der Sociologie. Wien: Manz

» The first textbook of sociology

1903 Rudolf Eisler (1873-1926): Soziologie.
Die Lehre von der Entstehung und Entwicklung der menschlichen Gesellschaft.
Leipzig: Weber (= Webers illustrierte Katechismen. 31.)

» The first sociological journal

1961 Die Meinung. Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung (Vienna), edited
by the Sozialwissenschaftliche Studiengesellschaft; renamed 1968:
Journal für angewandte Sozialforschung (Vienna), renamed 1980:
Journal für Sozialforschung (Vienna); 1987 divided into:
1) Journal für Sozialforschung (Vienna; until 1996), and
2) SWSRundschau (Vienna; until now)

» The first sociological association

1907 Soziologische Gesellschaft (Vienna); dissolved 1934; reinstalled 1950

» The first professional chair of sociology

1922 University of Vienna, Othmar Spann (1878-1950)
combined with political economy (Volkswirtschaftslehre)
1950 University of Vienna, August Maria Knoll (1900-1963)

» The first university institute/department of sociology

1950 University of Vienna

» The first possibility to study sociology

1966 University of Vienna & University of Linz

» Overview on the history of sociology

A short overview about the history of sociology in Austria can be found in: Christian Fleck
Contemporary Sociology in Austria, in: Raj P. Mohan & Arthur S. Wilke, eds., International
Handbook of Contemporary Developments in Sociology, Westport, Conn.:
Greenwood Press 1994, S. 7 - 19.