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

Event
 

mit Beiträgen von Victoria Immervoll und Peter Rohrbacher

10.10.2022, 16:00 Uhr

online event

News
 

Winter Semester 2022

@IKSA

free of charge

Event
 

Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaften. Standortbestimmung und Perspektiven der Archäologie, Anthropologie und Ethnologie

20.-22.10.2022

NHM Wien

Event
 

Sandro Mezzadra

19.10.2022, 16:00 Uhr

online event

Event
 

In the winter semester of 2022, the department hosts three film screenings in the presence of the filmmakers

CALL
 

Call for Contributions from Early Career Scholars

27.-28.10.2022, UniVie

Deadline: 30.09.2022

Presse & Medien
 

Zwei Beiträge zu den Ergebnissen von Peter Rohrbachers Forschungen

12.09.2022, Steyler

13.09.2022, kathpress

Event
 

hybrid conference organised by the Sedimented Visions research team of Manuela Ciotti

07.-08.10.2022

HS-A, IKSA

Event
 

Heike Behrend:

Echos der Präsenz: Bemerkungen zur Geschichte der ethnografischen Feldforschung

27.10.2022 19:00

Sky Lounge, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien

Event
 

Interaktive Vermittlungsaktion

15.11.2022, 17:00 Uhr

Weltmuseum Wien

Event
 

Interaktive Führung

04.10.2022, 17:00 Uhr

Weltmuseum Wien


 Tips from our partners

28.09.2022
 

Scientific Research and Sociological Ambivalence Redux

05.10.2022, 17:00 Uhr

STS Seminar Room

26.09.2022
 

Daughters remember their Mothers, Prisoners of the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp

02.-10.10.2022

Brick-15

26.09.2022
 

Vienna Humanities Festival 2022

27.09.-02.10.2022

 


 Job Opportunities

26.09.2022
 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Deadline: 09.11.2022

11.08.2022
 

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Deadline: 30.09.2022

01.01.2018
 

Hier geht es zu den aktuellen Stellenausschreibungen der Uni Wien.


 Calls

19.09.2022
 

Call for Contributions from Early Career Scholars

27.-28.10.2022, UniVie

Deadline: 30.09.2022

26.08.2022
 

09.-11.05.2023

Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland

Deadline: 30.09.2022

 

08.10.2018
 

Eine vom Forschungsservice und der Nachwuchsförderung zusammengestellte Liste aktueller Ausschreibungen.