Excursion Global Vienna

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Excursion Global Vienna
WS 2008/09
Andrea Komlosy
Gerhard Strohmeier
WORKING SCHEME / TIME SCHEDULE
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Preparatory Meeting 1: October 10, 2008, 12-16 (WISO-Seminarraum)
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Preparatory Meeting 2: October 24, 2008, 12-16 (WISO-Seminarraum)
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THREE EXCURSION DAYS, each 9.00 – 18.00
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October 31,
November 7,
November 14
Presentation of papers / Evaluation: December 12, 12.00 – 16.00
(WISO-Seminarraum)
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INTRODUCTION AND PREPARATION
Preparatory Meeting 1:
 Presentation of the programme
 Introduction into the concept of "Global Vienna"
 Thematic framework
 Requirements and working methods
 Group-work: Building of thematic working groups to each of the six
excursion topics.
First assignments:
Study required readings
Conceptualize your paper in the group, find out points of interest and
develop fields and methods for your research
Prepare an outline for your paper to be presented at the Preparatory
Meeting 2
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INTRODUCTION AND PREPARATION
Preparatory Meeting 2:
 Discussion based on readings and group discussion
 Presentation of concepts and outlines of your papers in groups:
thematic interests, research methods. Group-work: Prepare
questions for your research to be answered by the advisers.
 Preparation of the excursion days:
- program and itineraries of the excursions
- background information, literature
- deciding on roles and activities (“guides”, “head of
discussion”)
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RESEARCH
- Study the general literature / texts
- During the excursion days:
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Excursions are field-work along your topic of research!
Ask questions to experts and guides
Discuss among your group
Take notes
Collect information and materials at the different places to
be visited
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EXCURSIONS / TOPICS
Excursion Day 1: Vienna: From the City Centre to the Industrial
Districts
 Topic 1: City Center and the Change of Regimes & Styles
 Topic 2: Industrial Vienna
Excursion Day 2: 20th Century Vienna
 Topic 3: Vienna after the First and after the Second World War
 Topic 4: International Organizations in Vienna
Excursion Day 3: Globalizing Vienna Today
 Topic 5: The Role of Multinational Corporations
 Topic 6: Everyday Life / Global Life Worlds
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EXCURSIONS
Meeting Dates: 8.45 sharp for all three excursion days
Meeting Points:
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Excursion Day 1: October 31: University Main Entrance
Excursion Day 2: November 7: Parliament Main Entrance
Excursion Day 3: November 14: ……
Please come a little bit earlier, so that we can start in
time!
Bring umbrella and dress according the weather (coats
/ boots)
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vienna", komlosy / strohmeier
TOPICS / PAPERS / GROUPS
1. City Center and the Change of Regimes & Styles
2. Industrial Vienna and Fin de Siècle Mass Migration
3. Vienna after the First and after the Second World War
4. International Organizations in Vienna
5. Globalizing Vienna Today: The Role of Multinational
Corporations
6. Globalizing Vienna Today: Everyday Life / Life Worlds
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HORIZONTAL THEMES
Dimensions to be dealt with in each group:
 Continuity / discontinuity, historical changes; with regard to
specific places of our excursion tours
 Migration: mobility - deportation – expulsion
 Social, economic and political structures / institutions
 Representations (signs, images, texts)
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READING
Required Readings:
 Fassmann Heinz, Gerhard Hatz, Joseph F. Patrouch, Understanding
Vienna. Pathways into the city. Vienna 2006
Recommended:
Renate Banik-Schweitzer, Vienna – Development of the city
 Rotenberg Robert, Landscape and Power in Vienna
 Hatz Gerhard / Kucera Ingrid, Das “Neue” Wien
 Hintermann Christiane und Neustätter Sophie, Die alten und die neuen
WienerInnen
 Fassmann Heinz, A Survey of Patterns and Structures of Migration in
Austria, 1850-1900
 John Michael/Lichtblau Albert, Schmelztiegel Wien – einst und jetzt
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PRESENTATION / EVALUATION
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Group-work: Go through all types of collected information
(texts, oral information, impressions, interviews ….)
Prepare a paper with regard to the selected topic (5-10 pages
per group. Content: topic, research questions, research
methods, results, conclusions)
Apply your conclusion to the places or institutions visited during
the excursion. Does your conclusion reflect both architectural
and social structures?
Present your results in class (each group 20 minutes)
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Evaluation: oral and written (fill in evaluation form)
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