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.

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im Gespräch mit dem DOC-team (u.a. Suzana Jovicic vom IKSA) über das Projekt: Selbstoptimierung im digitalen Zeitalter

14.08.2018

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Wir gratulieren den Kolleginnen zu den FWF Stipendien!

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Azra Hromadžić and Monika Palmberger (eds.)

-50% bis 31.08.2018

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International Conference & Young Scholars' Forum

September 19-22, 2018

Early-bird ends August 15th

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an der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften

Bewerbungsfristen: 31.08.2018 | 15. Oktober 2018

Events
 

Studium (fast) fertig? Projekt-Idee im Kopf? …. dann bist Du richtig bei der Alumni-Akademie!

19. und 20. Oktober 2018, IKSA


 Tips from our partners

27.07.2018
 

jeden Sonntag um 11 Uhr

18.07.2018
 

Reaktion des VANDA Student Organizing Committee auf den Boykottaufruf der Institutsgruppe KSA.

05.07.2018
 

Hier finden sich aktuelle Veranstaltungen der Universität Wien


 Job Opportunities

06.08.2018
 

Durham University

Deadline: 30.09.2018

27.07.2018
 

Department of Global Development Studies, Queen’s University

Deadline: 13.09.2018

16.07.2018
 

Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Deadline: 20.08.2018


 Calls for Papers

05.07.2018
 

Call for Applications for 2019

Deadline: 19.08.2018

28.05.2018
 

Die Verteilung von Vermögen und/ oder Einkommen als Gradmesser der Ungleichheit?

Deadline: 31.12.2018