univie: winter School for Cultural Historical Studies 2021 (Online Program)

univie: winter School for Cultural Historical Studies 2021 (Online Program)

Course dates:
6 February, 2021 to 19 February, 2021
€ 675
Fee advantages:
Fee weaver
Art & Design, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Friday, 15 January, 2021
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

The program offers four courses about the history and society of the late Habsburg Monarchy, as well as fine arts, architecture and design of the same period and developments in psychology, literature, and music. All together a deep insight in society and culture of this fascinating period of modernization will be given.

The preparatory seminar Introduction to Fin-de-Siècle Vienna on the first weekend will provide students with the basic knowledge needed for their selected courses. Attendance at the preparatory seminar is mandatory as the seminar is a prerequisite to attend the following courses.

The live online courses encourage interactive participation. These courses with international participants offer the possibility to discuss the influence of developments in Vienna (e.g. the famous psychoanalyst Freud, painters like Klimt and Schiele, musicians like Mahler and Schönberg or philosophers like Wittgenstein) on different cultures in Europe and other continents.

A welcome session will introduce the participants to the winter school and give them the opportunity to meet informally with the staff and each other.

The winter program also includes an online tour of Vienna's Ringstraße and Art Nouveau in Vienna.

Social online gatherings as well as group work in breakout rooms will encourage intercultural and social exchange between the students. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, and make new friends.


Course Participation

Course particiption will be evaluated in each course. It is recommended to participate live in the online courses, as this allows active participation during the lessons.

Students who cannot participate live, because of the time difference, have the option to access and stream the lesson at a later point. In this case it is important to show participationby by communicating with the lecturers electronically.

Attendance (or streaming) of the introduction course on the first weekend is highly recommended, as the written paper to be submitted at the end of the seminar is a prerequisite to attend the academic courses.


General Requirements

Applicants should make sure that they can be online during the course hours given in the schedule. Please note that times are given in Cental European Time (CET). Therefore, please check the time difference between Austria and your country of residence.

We also recommend that you make sure to have a quiet and appropriate working space.

To ensure a pleasant learning environment, participants are asked to adhere to general netiquette rules.


Technical Requirements

To participate in the online courses a stable internet connection (10 MBit/s Download, 5 MBit/s Upload) is required. If you are unsure of the internet speed at your specific location, please check your connection here: https://www.speedtest.net.

Please make sure you have a fully functional device, such as a computer, a laptop or a tablet. The use of smart phones is not recommended due to the reduced screen size. To improve the audio quality the use of a headset is recommended.

The learning platform and video conferencing system used for the online courses are compatible with all common web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Safari). When using the web conferencing system please avoid using a VPN.


English Language Requirement

The language of instruction is English. For participation in the univie: winter school courses an English level comparable to C1 (within the CEFR) is recommended. Applicants with a high B2 level (within the CEFR) can also be accepted.
ECTS Credits & Contact Hours (Online Program)

The Winter School offers four courses with 4 ECTS credits per course (corresponding to 32 contact hours). Each contact hour consists of 45 minutes classroom teaching.

In the course of the two-week program students can attend two courses and obtain up to 8 ECTS credits.

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