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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Events
 

Estella Weiss-Krejci

10.03.2020, 18:30 Uhr

HS 6, Institut für Ägyptologie

Franz Klein Gasse 1, 1190 Wien

News
 

Theorising Media and Conflict

Philipp Budka and Birgit Bräuchler (eds)

Events
 

Research Collaborations between Austria and Australia – Opportunities, Benefits and Risks

Sympoisum

27.03.2020, 14:00 Uhr

TU Graz - Festsaal, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz

News
 

in der Fachbereichsbibliothek für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie

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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.


 Tips from our partners

11.02.2020
 

A Special Private Screening

10.03.2020, 18:00 Uhr

Universität Wien, Hauptgebäude, BIG Hörsaal

03.02.2020
 

Caritas&Du

ein gemütlicher Ort um bei Kaffee/Tee und Kuchen miteinander Zeit zu verbringen, neue Menschen zu treffen und Neues zu lernen

03.02.2020
 

02.-26.04.2020

in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Havanna sowie der dortigen Mission der Vereinten Nationen und der Österreichischen Botschaft


 Job Opportunities

03.12.2019
 

within an interdisciplinary research team of the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

Deadline: 15.12.2019

05.06.2018
 

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

01.01.2018
 

Hier geht es zu den aktuellen Stellenausschreibungen der Uni Wien.


 Calls

25.02.2020
 

GrenzenÜberBrücken

18. bis 21. Juni 2020

Universität Bayreuth

Deadline: 01.04.2020

20.02.2020
 

Dissertationspreis für kritische Forschung in der Migrationsgesellschaft

Deadline: 30.06.2020

13.02.2020
 

The Legislature, the Court, and the Streets

28.06.-04.07.2020

Burg Feistritz, Austria