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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.

Both research and teaching at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology covers the subject areas of city, security and governmentality, border and difference, mobilities, visual culture, material culture, work culture, religiosity, museum, scientific research as well as subject-oriented methodologies. You can find out more about the current fields of research by viewing tutor's publications and projects (cf. personal websites/profiles). More ...

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

Further, the Institute 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 institutes in neighbouring countries.


Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology

Attemsgasse 25/I
A-8010 Graz

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

Institute office hours:
Mon–Thu: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m.–12 noon

Secretarial office hours:
Mon, Tue: 10 a.m.–12 noon
Wed: 1.30–4.30 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.–12 noon
Contact person
  • Vera Giesen
    Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2581

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