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

News
 

04.-05.06.2018

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

with incoming Erasmus scholars

Deadline: 02.05.2018

News
 

Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek und Doris Friedrich untersuchen in einer Studie Integrationsverläufe von asyl- und subsidiär schutzberechtigten AfghanInnen in Österreich.

Events
 

03.05.2018, 18:30 Uhr, HS-A

Themenabend mit der KSA Lektorin Maria Dabringer und Psychologin Simone Sassenrath

Events
 

29.04.2018, 11:00 Uhr

The Land between

David Fedele | Marokko, Australien 2014 | 78 Min. | OmeU

Events
 

02.05.2018, 17:00 Uhr, HS-C

Die Verbindung von Haut und Haaren im klassischen Griechenland

Steffi Grundmann

Events
 

04.-10.05.2018

Votiv Kino | Kino de France

Das Programm ist online!

Events
 

14.05.2018, 18:00 Uhr, HS-A, IKSA

Ein Projekt von Carlos Rafael Morán Ical und Barbara Kühhas

Events
 

Vienna Anthropology Days (19.-22.09.2018)

Deadline: 01.06.2018

Events
 

27.04.2018, 16:00 Uhr

HS-A, IKSA


 Tips from our partners

24.04.2018
 

26.04.2018, 17:30

ein Vortrag von Valentina Kharitonova

Hörsaal des Josephinums, Währinger Straße 25, 1. Stock

20.04.2018
 

25.04.2018, 16:15 Uhr

The Global Infrastructure Investment Agenda and its Repercussions in Southeast Asia

Manfred Hornung

SR, IE, Spitalgasse 2,...

19.04.2018
 

From Central Asian Diwan-i-Makhfi to Underground Female Sufi Poetry at home and abroad

08.05.2018, 19:00 Uhr

LQ – Literarisches Quartier |...


 Job Opportunities

09.04.2018
 

Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg

Deadline: 30.04.2018

17.03.2017
 

Praktikum im Bereich Kultur- und Eventmanagement


 Calls for Papers

24.04.2018
 

Summer programme, University of Amsterdam’s Graduate School of Social Science

18.-31.07.2018

application deadline: 01.05.2018

16.04.2018
 

Gestaltungsperspektiven zwischen Geschäftsmodell, Kollektivgut und Verbraucherschutz

Interdisziplinäre Konferenz des Forum Privatheit

11./12....

11.04.2018
 

des Club of Vienna zur Förderung von NachwuchswissenschafterInnen

Deadline: 31.05.2018