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
 

am Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie

Deadline: 09.07.2019

News
 

Ein Video des Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation

27.05.2019

Events
 

25.06.2019, 19:00 Uhr

LAI-Europasaal, Türkenstraße 25, 1090 Wien

u.a. mit: René Kuppe, Patricia Zuckerhut und Georg Grünberg

News
 

Ein Bericht von Sigrid Schiesser über ihre Forschung im uni:view Magazin

13.06.2019

News
 

Ein Bericht zum Hertha-Firnberg Projekt (2015-2018) von Monika Palmberger im Forschungsnewsletter und uni:view Magazin.

12.06.2019

News
 

Auf dem Medienportal der Universität Wien beantwortet Peter Schweitzer "Zehn Fragen", u.a.: Wofür setzen Sie sich ein? Und: Ihr Rat an heutige StudienanfängerInnen?

Events
 

15.-16.11.2019

IKSA

Anmeldung bis 10.11.2019


 Tips from our partners

14.06.2019
 

26.06.2019, 19:00 Uhr

LAI-Europasaal, Türkenstraße 25, 1090 Wien

eine Veranstaltung des Österreichische Lateinamerika-Institut, der Guatemala...

02.04.2019
 

23. bis 27. September 2019

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

27.07.2018
 

jeden Sonntag um 16 Uhr


 Job Opportunities

19.06.2019
 

am Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie

Deadline: 09.07.2019

19.06.2019
 

University of Bremen, U Bremen Excellence Chair Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria / Research Group “Soft Authoritarianisms: Comparative Interdisciplinary...

05.06.2019
 

Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich

research project “The vigilance of those mistaken for migrants in the US-Mexican border area”

Deadline:...


 Calls

25.06.2019
 

7th Conference of the SIAA- Italian Society for Applied Anthropology

12.-14.12.2019

Deadline: 23.07.2019

24.06.2019
 

Focusing on Historical Transformations and Analytical Strategies

Georg-August University, Goettingen, 09-10 September 2019

Deadline: 20.07.2019

06.06.2019
 

International Symposium

Call for Papers – Young Researchers

29.06.-01.07.2020

Deadline: 15.07.2019