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

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Im Sommersemester 2024 verbringen sieben MA-Studierende unter der Leitung von Tatjana Thelen und Stefan Dorondel drei Wochen in Galati, Rumänien.

Der Aufenthalt in Bildern.

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Im Sommersemester 2024 verbringen 16 MA-Studierende unter der Leitung von Janina Kehr und Mafe Olarte Sierra drei Wochen in Madrid.

Der Aufenthalt in Bildern.

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Presse & Medien
 

Q&A with Sanderien Verstappen

17.05.2024, Urban Cycling Institute

Event
 

International Documentary Film Festival Vienna

16.-22.05.2024


 Event Tips

Online Lecture Series of ICC Sophia University and the Free University of Berlin

Hosted by Megha Wadhwa & David H. Slater

online Event

Sommersemester 2024

Hier finden sich aktuelle Veranstaltungen der Universität Wien


 Jobs

within the ERC Advanced Grant project ANTHROFUTURE

appliaction deadline: 26.05.2024

Angestellt am Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) der Universität Wien

Bewerbungsfrist: 04.06.2024

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Call for Papers

Deadline: 01.06.2024

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