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240532 SE Anthropology of memory and remembrance: Confronting Steine der Erinnerung (P4) (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 16.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 17.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 20.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 21.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 23.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 24.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Monday 27.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is a course that combines both theoretical and practical learning.
Students will be required to read one or more articles for each class session, and to write short memoranda on the readings, to be discussed in class
The reading material focuses on the anthropological fields of
• material culture
• anthropology of memory
• politics of remembrance
• Holocaust counter-monuments and memorials

The topic of the class is integrated in the historical and social geography of the city of Vienna, and as such, walking fieldtrips to visit and analyse monuments and memorials will be an essential component of the course. This includes fieldwork methodology such as interview and site-specific observation.
There will be one film showing (60 minutes).
Learning outcomes:
• Students will have learned critical reading and writing skills
• Students will have learned and experienced basic anthropological field methodology
• Students will gain a critical understanding of the cultural politics of memorialization, particularly in their own Viennese environment.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on the compilation of:
Written memoranda
Observation fieldwork journal
1000 word essay

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are required to attend and participate in all class sessions and fieldtrips.
Students are required to complete all reading and writing assignments by each session.

Examination topics

Reading list

The reading list will be provided prior to the beginning of the course.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 27.08.2019 10:08