Welcome to the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Social and cultural anthropology adopts a comparative perspective to focus on the variety of forms that human coexistence takes in various places and at various times. In the past the field's attention was primarily given to small-scale societies outside of the industrial world. Nowadays, the focus of research is frequently on the processes related to colonialism, globalisation and the worldwide flows of migration seen in the present day, for example the redefinition of identities and cultural distinctions. The classical themes of local cultural interactions, organisational forms and world views are simultaneously developed, and intensive field research remains the field's defining characteristic in connection with the "participant observation" method.
Beyond scientific research, the practical application of cultural and social anthropological expertise is useful and sought after in many fields, including refugee work and integration, development cooperation, international missions, cultural mediation, exhibition and media work, tourism, and health care systems.

News
 

Von Tag zu Tag: Die Anthropologie des Klimawandels in Alaska und Sibirien.

Calls & Jobs
 

Ausschreibung HSFK

Das Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK) schreibt zwei PostDoc Stellen aus.

Deadline 05.02. bzw 12.02.

Events
 

Ein partizipatives Filmprojekt über die Erinnerung an den internen bewaffneten Konflikt in Peru

Datum: Do, 26. Jänner 2017, 18:30 Uhr

Events
 

Datum: 26.01.3027, 19.00 Uhr, Volkskundemuseum Wien

I'm Not Leaving Eldon

Calls & Jobs
 

Hier finden Sie eine laufend aktualisierte Liste mit Calls.

News
 

Gertrude Saxinger has co-edited together with colleagues from Australia, US, Canada and Sweden a comprehensive book on settlements in remote regions.

Events
 

Datum: 19.01.2017, 18:30 Uhr, HS-C

Ende Jänner beginnt das Bewerbungsfenster für die Hauptvergabephase der ERASMUS Plätze für das WS 2017 und das SoSe 2017/18.

Events
 

IKSA - Gang A

Die FB Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie zeigt eine Auswahl ihrer Bestände, einige Fotos und 3D-Modelle zum Thema „Architektur in der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie“.

News
 

How Generations Remember. Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina

von Monika Palmberger

Events
 

Datum: 25.01.2017, IKSA, HS-C, 18:30 Uhr

Andrea Behrends: Oil, technology and social infrastructures in Chad