Sommerhochschule - University of Vienna
Campus of the University of Vienna, Alserstr. 4/Hof 1/Tuer 1.16, 1090 Wien
The new univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies 2018 of the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna has the topic «The Discovery of Modernity — Vienna Around 1900». The winter school 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 is 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.