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070157 EX Excursion (2018S)

"My Vienna" - Lieux de mémoire in transformation

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



max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

plus Exkursion: 5 Doppeleinheiten (3 Stunden) nach Vereinbarung, jeweils Montage Ende April bis Anfang Juni

Monday 05.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Monday 09.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Monday 11.06. 15:00 - 18:15 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Knowledge of concepts, definitions and methods of the history of everyday life, Cultural Studies, especially the culture of remembrance and Lieux de mémoire. Based on these methods, historical research of self-chosen places in Vienna, in context of the history of the own family or social group and of the general history of the city.

After a profound methodical introduction, the participants select Viennese sites and research their history, narratives and meanings in past and present. During an organisational meeting they assemble the routes and stations and fix the tours (5 double units à 3 hours). In a final meeting, the presentations are discussed in terms of memory, culture and the changing politics of remembrance.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presence, active discussion, presentation, quality of paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No previous knowledge is required. The monitoring is based on the presentation and active discussion of the prepared theoretical introduction and the final discussion (30%). At the chosen site, a presentation of 10 minutes has to be given (35%) and a paper of 5 pages has to be submitted (35%).

Examination topics

Reading list

To be announced

Association in the course directory

Mittelalter, Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte, Österreichische Geschichte

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