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
 

Balcony, Door, Shutter. Baroque heritage as materiality and biography in Stone Town, Zanzibar

Pamila Gupta

News
 

Professioneller Support von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tatjana Thelen und ihrem Team

Deadline: 29.01.2020

Events
 

Koloniales Erbe im Museum: Objekte aus dem Südpazifik

Stephanie Walda-Mandel

21.01.2020, 18:30 Uhr

HS-A, IKSA

News
 

Call for Sessions

Deadline: 01.03.2020

VANDA is an international conference. It aims to bring together scholars from various fields of anthropology, social sciences and humanities.

Events
 

Workshop of the Vienna Anthropocene Network

22.01.2020, 09:00 Uhr

Aula Campus Wien

mit Beiträgen von Herta Nöbauer und Peter Schweitzer

Events
 

Öffentliche Veranstaltung des Vienna Anthropocene Network

21.01.2020, 18:00 Uhr

NHM Wien

mit Peter Schweitzer als Diskutant

Events
 

Peter Geschiere

29.01.2020, 17:00 Uhr

ÜR, IKSA

Events
 

13.02.2020

14:00 Uhr, Marietta Blau Saal


 Tips from our partners

15.01.2020
 

17.02.2020, 18:00 Uhr

Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040 Wien

15.01.2020
 

Remarks on Rural Outmigration along the Eastern Himalayas

Toni Huber

29.01.2020, 17:00 Uhr

Seminar Room, Hollandstraße 11-13, 1020 Wien

27.07.2018
 

jeden Sonntag um 16 Uhr


 Job Opportunities

13.01.2020
 

Deadline: 14.02.2020

09.01.2020
 

von der Austrian Development Agency finanziert und vom International Office der FH Campus Wien koordiniert

Beginn: März 2020

09.01.2020
 

Professioneller Support von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tatjana Thelen und ihrem Team

Deadline: 29.01.2020


 Calls

15.01.2020
 

Frobenius-Institut

29. – 30. Mai 2020, Frankfurt am Main

Deadline: 31.01.2020

03.12.2019
 

16th EASA Biennial Conference

21-24 July 2020, Lisbon

Deadline: 20.01.2020

21.11.2019
 

4-wöchiger Englischkurs im Ausland für Studierende

Deadline: 31.03.2020