univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies 2018

Février 2018

In February 2018, University of Vienna, Austria, will organize the next univie: winter school:

univie: winter school 2018 for Cultural Historical Studies

"The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900"


The new univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies 2018 of the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna with has the topic "The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900".

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 takes place from February 2 to 17, 2018 and 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 our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who study one of the following fields: History, Cultural Studies, Art, Literature, Psychology, and Political Science.

Attached you find the current folder and the application form of the winter school 2018.

On UNIVIENNA BLOGs our testimonial Kye Halford gives a short introduction to the winter school 2017.

External students will be admitted to the University of Vienna as extraordinary students and will thus enjoy insurance coverage (general accident and liability insurance).

Furthermore, participants from our partner universities have the opportunity to receive a tuition waiver for their selected univie: summer/winter school from the University of Vienna.

For funding possibilities or additional information, please do not hesitate to contact summer-winter-schools@univie.ac.at.