Universität Wien FIND

080132 VU M520 Departmental Colloquium: Weather/Knowledge (2022S)

Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Etwaige Änderungen der Durchführungsform werden je nach Lage der Corona-Situation rechtzeitig bekannt gegeben.

Thursday 03.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 10.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 17.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 24.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 31.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 07.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 28.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 05.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 12.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 19.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 02.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 09.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 23.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse
Thursday 30.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum 1 (2.Stock, rechts) EE Hanuschgasse

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The institute colloquium is an interdisciplinary forum for dialogue on selected topics. In addition to content-related discussions on the general topic of "Weather/Knowledge", to which speakers from various disciplines and locations are invited, the colloquium also offers the opportunity for ongoing presentations and discussions master's and doctoral theses as well as research projects at the Institute for European Ethnology.
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Weather/Knowledge: Culture-analytical Perspectives on States of the Atmosphere.
The weather inescapably shapes our everyday life although in many different ways. It affects the well-being of every individual and provides constant cause for interpretation and prognosis, for anticipation and reaction. Experiencing and understanding the weather also requires specific forms of knowledge, technologies, and practices, some of which have become obsolete. The weather‘s often unremarked omnipresence makes it a prime topic for European ethnology as a science of everyday culture.
In times of climate change, weather, long considered an innocuous topic of conversation, has lost its guilelessness. It no longer appears as a "state of the atmosphere" that is unaffected and uninfluenceable by humans. At least since current debates about the Anthropocene, the question is no longer whether humans have an influence on the climate and thus on weather patterns, but how great these anthropogenic forces are and how to react to them. In this context, the differentiation between nature and culture established in modernity - and the associated orders of knowledge - are called into question, as is the role of humans in this network of relationships.
From a cultural-analytical perspective, this moment holds potential for insight. Like a disruptive event that irritates and thus brings to light routine and established ways of experiencing, acting, and thinking, the omnipresent discourse on climate change influences how weather is talked about and thought about, how it is anticipated and reacted to, and sometimes even how it is experienced. This moment promises a variety of insights that can make important contributions to a contemporary analysis.
The colloquium brings together contributions from economic and social history, history of science, media studies, cultural anthropology, climate science as well as European ethnology, which open up manifold perspectives on the topic of weather/knowledge, from micro-analytical approaches to global considerations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Test immanent LV - max. 2 x missing allowed (physical presence in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines or, if necessary, participation in the live stream)

The points are awarded as follows:
10 - active participation in the IC (ask questions, participate in the discussion)
40 - Lesson preparation based on selected texts
50 - Colloquium report (about 4-6 pages) with a critical and concise summary of the lectures of the colloquium with an independent conclusion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For the successful completion of the course at least 50 out of 100 possible points must be achieved.
Grading scale:
> = 87.5 very good (1)
> = 75 good (2)
> = 62.5 satisfactory (3)
> = 50 sufficient (4)
<50 not enough (5)

Examination topics

The lectures held at the institute colloquium on the subject of "Weather/Knowledge" should be summarized, understood and criticized. An independent position based on literature on the subject of "Weather/Knowledge" should be developed.

Reading list

will be provided in Moodle

Association in the course directory

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