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

Events
 

Embodied Memories, Imagination and Ontogensesis in Spirit Possession and Healing in Contemporary Japan and Italy

Andrea De Antoni

21.10.2019, 17:00 Uhr

HS-C, IKSA

Events
 

Werner Zips

17.10.2019, 17:00 Uhr

SR-1, Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Wien

Job Opportunities
 

für das Projekt „Interkulturelles Mentoring für Schulen“

News
 

Am 9. Oktober 2019 wurden die Indonesisch-Sprachkurse im Wintersemester 2019 offiziell durch Botschafter Dr. Darmansjah Djumala eröffnet.

News
 

Dr. Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay has received the ERC Starting Grant

Congratulations!

Events
 

24.10.2019, 18:00 Uhr

Kleiner Festsaal, Universität Wien

Didier Fassin

Of Plots and Men - The Heuristics of Conspiracy Theories

No registration needed!

News
 

Start: ab Herbst 2019

Events
 

15.-16.11.2019

IKSA

Anmeldung bis 10.11.2019

Events
 

Workshop 2: 11.-12.11.2019


 Tips from our partners

17.10.2019
 

Workshop zur internationalen Vernetzung - 2019

07.-10.11.2019

Institut für Romanistik

08.10.2019
 

Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen der Ausstellung Zensur und Meinungsfreiheit

17.10.2019, 19:30 Uhr

Galerie Rudolf Leeb

Kaiserstraße 76, 1070 Wien

26.09.2019
 

The end of the monograph? Changing publication strategies in the social sciences

11.11.2019, 17:00 Uhr

Mensa NIG (7th floor)


 Job Opportunities

10.10.2019
 

für das Projekt „Interkulturelles Mentoring für Schulen“

03.09.2019
 

Forschungsaufenthalt im Jahr 2020

Sorbischen Institut in Bautzen oder Cottbus

Deadline: 31.10.2019

05.06.2018
 

'Ärzte ohne Grenzen' sucht laufend, aktuell in Wien, AnthropologInnen.


 Calls

08.10.2019
 

Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Ambivalenzen und Grenzen von Solidarität

14.-15.11.2019

Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 1, Spitalgasse...

26.09.2019
 

Dan David Foundation/Tel Aviv University

selected fields 2020: Cultural Preservation and Revival; Gender Equality; Artificial Intelligence

Deadline:...

27.08.2019
 

13-17 Mai 2020

Einreichfrist für Filme: 15.12.2019