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070106 KU KU Kurs (PM 3) (2018S)

'Triumph' in the 'Buckligen Welt': a history of work experience and production networks

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



Dienstag, 14.30-16.00 Uhr im Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Europäische Ethnologie, Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Wien.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This class studies the production of underwear in the Bucklige Welt, a region in the eastern part of Lower Austria. Triumph (D / CH) has been a major employer to women in the region for more than 50 years since the 1960s. We will continue the work already accomplished by a seminar group from the last semester. New entry is possible and welcome!
We pursue our research with biographical interviews of workers, politicians and managers; with an analysis of media coverage of the textile industry in a global context with a focus on triumph; with the evaluation of statistical data and archival material documenting strategies of the company and the development of the region; as well as with the analysis of pictures, films and objects.
We will begin with a brief review of the literature read in the first semester and the research results already obtained. Following this, the collection of sources and the interviewing process will be continued. In the second part of the seminar, thematically structured working groups will begin to work on the data. The aim is to prepare an exhibition on the topic of the seminar, which should be completed in the winter semester. Participation is possible for this term only but also for the entire academic year.

Assessment and permitted materials

Cooperation in the collection of sources and their analysis; active participation in working groups and in the plenary sessions and a presentation of the results in a written paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

>= 87,5 sehr gut (1)
>= 75 gut (2)
>= 62,5 befriedigend (3)
>= 50 genügend (4)
< 50 nicht genügend (5)

Examination topics

Competence in research methods (history, cultural studies), especially interviewing, archival research; review of secondary literature, generation of research results for our seminar project), seminar paper (10-pages) on a specific research assignment.

Reading list

s. Moodle-Seite

Association in the course directory

Zeitgeschichte, Österreichische Geschichte, Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

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