Universität Wien

070148 EX Field trip - "Jewish Places" in Vienna and Lower Austria (2019W)

5.00 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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Voraussichtliche Termine sind folgende:
8.10., 9.45-11.15, 11.30-13.00 (Uni)
12.11., 9.45-11.15, 1 1.30-13.00 (Synagoge Seitenstettengasse und Jüdisches Museum am Judenplatz)
19. 11. 9.45-11.15, 11.30-13.00 (Uni und ev. Friedhof Währing)
3.12. 10-11.30, 11.45-13.15 (Jüdisches Museum Wien)
17.12. 10-12, 12.30-14.30 (Ehemalige Synagoge St. Pölten und Haus der Geschichte NÖ)
14.1. 10-12, 12.30-14.30 (Museum Hacker Haus Bad Erlach)
28.1. 9.45-11.15, 1 1.30-13.00 (Uni)

Tuesday 08.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The definition of what is actually "Jewish" in terms of places, objects, works of art, texts etc. deals with cultural-historical research as well as its application in museums and memorial sites. On the basis of selected locations, the excursion is devoted to the question of what makes a place a "Jewish" place or an object there or presented to a "Jewish" object. With concepts and methods of cultural studies, especially of cultural transfer, definitions and criteria of this category "Jewish" are discussed in their respective contexts. In the introduction, theoretical and methodological texts are read and discussed.
The theoretical approaches are applied concretely by visiting selected places in Vienna and Lower Austria - synagogues, cemeteries, museums, memorials. In these places, the participants select concrete objects that present aspects of the multifaceted dimensions of "Jewish" in short presentations and are elaborate them in more detail in a written paper (5 pages). Practical goals are handy, short presentations at unusual types of places and the writing of a written work according to good scientific practice. In a final meeting, the results will be discussed and mutual feedback will be given.

Assessment and permitted materials

This seminary is a course with continuous assessment of students' performance, personal attendance is compulsory. With good reasons, you may miss two units. The monitoring is based on the presentation of a paper (10 minutes), and a written paper of 12 pages on one of the presented subjects.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The evaluation is based on active discussion (20%), and the oral and written paper (40% each).

Examination topics

course with continuous assessment

Reading list

Will be available on Moodle

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: LV im PM4 (4 ECTS) | MA Globalgeschichte: Exkursion (6 ECTS) | BA UF Geschichte, Sozialkunde und Politische Bildung: EX zu Globalgeschichte, Historisch-Kulturwissenchaftlicher Europaforschung (4 ECTS)

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