Winter School for Cultural Historical Studies in Vienna


Students are invited to take part in univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies “The Discovery of Modernity – Vienna Around 1900”, which will take place in Vienna on 1-15 February 2019. Application deadline is 30 November 2018.

The univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible.

The two-week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna’s rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe.

This unique program consists of high-level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. Ringstraße, Art Nouveau, Schönberg Center) and to different museums (the Museum for Applied Arts and Schönbrunn Palace) in the afternoon.

Outside the framework of classes Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury.

The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the International Summer Program, the organizers claim that their course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but are especially relevant to those who study History, Cultural Studies, Art, Literature, Psychology, and Political Science.

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