645208 UE Historical Excursion: "Melting Pot Vienna": migration - only a current topic?

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 07.12.2020 Place course on memo list
UE Historical Excursion: "Melting Pot Vienna": migration - only a current topic?
UE 1
every 2 weeks
each semester

Confrontation with various sources and narratives referring to the historic phenomenon of migration using the example of the (imperial) capital Vienna. Prospective historians are getting used to prepare excursions under specific topics.

Migration to Vienna is often depicted in media as a recent phenomenon. The analytical commitment of historians can prove that without migration Vienna would not have developed in the way we know today. Vienna is taken as a model for urban development which relied on various waves of immigration and emigration. Some of these will be studied between the Early Modern Period and present age.  To name a few and skip many: from the Greek tradesmen to Czech building workmen, from the Italian composer to the Furlan icecream provider, from the French chambermaid to the Bohemian female cook and the Polish bedder.

Reading, discussion of relevant literature, preparation of material for the excursion.

Preparation of relevant topics for the excursion and if necessary final essay.

starter: https://www.geschichtewiki.wien.gv.at/Migration und Sylvia Hahn, Historische Migrationsforschung, Frankfurt a.M.-New York 2012, S. 7–14. (wird auf OLAT zur Verfügung gestellt)

Further information on literature in the course.

Positive assessment of compulsory module 1. The respective proof ought to be produced until the end of October 2020.

The excursion takes place in the 8th week of 2021. The attendance of this corresponding course 645.207 is mandatory.

Online enrollment required.

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