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As an empirical cultural science, Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology deals with everyday cultural and social forms of expression in contemporary and historical lifeworlds. These forms of expression are studied in connection with social processes of transformation. The discipline uses contextual ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of examining ways of life and discourses, images of self and other, media, objects and practices as well as spaces of movement and encounter.

The department offers bachelor's, master’s and doctoral programmes in European Ethnology.  More...

Further, the department runs exchanges with numerous partner universities via Erasmus. More...

In Austria, the discipline that succeeded Volkskunde is known as European Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology and Empirical Cultural Science. The discipline is taught at four universities in all, located in Graz, Vienna, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt. Here you can find information about the specialist departments in neighbouring countries: Cooperations & Sources


Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology

Attemsgasse 25/I
A-8010 Graz

Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Katharina Eisch-Angus

Department office hours:
Mon–Fri: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Secretarial office hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Contact person
  • Helga Kreutzer
    Phone:+43 316 380 - 2581

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