Arno Strohmeyer studied from 1982 to 1986 history and anthropology at the University of Vienna. From 1987 to 1991 he was a Research Assistant at the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. He received his doctorate in 1991/92 at the University of Vienna with the work, the European balance of power in the early modern period: the idea and system. From 1996 to 2001 Strohmeyer was a research associate at the Humanities Research Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe. From 2001 to 2004 he was a research assistant at the Department of History at the University of Bonn at the Chair in Early Modern Maximilian Lanzinner. 2003 the habilitation work with denominational conflict and political order. Right of resistance in the Austrian Estates ( 1550-1650 ). From 2004 to 2007 he was a Research Assistant Professor at Lanzinner in Bonn. In the summer semester 2006, he taught as a visiting professor at the University of Vienna. Since 2007 he teaches as Professor of Modern History at the University of Salzburg. A professor at the University of Vienna on a chair in modern history with a focus on Early Modern he has rejected in 2012. In 2013 he became a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Strohmeyer et al explored the resistance practice and language of the Upper and Lower Austrian estates from 1550 to 1650.
Strohmeyer took part in the 1984 and 1988 epee fencing at the Summer Olympics.
- The Habsburg empires from 1555 to 1740. Rule - Society - Politics. Darmstadt 2012, ISBN 978-3-534-18757-7. ( Review )
- Confessional conflict and political order. Right of resistance in the Austrian Estates ( 1550-1650 ). Mainz 2006, ISBN 3-8053-3570-9. ( Review )
- Theory of interaction. The European balance of power in the early modern period. Vienna 1994, ISBN 3-205-98216-9.