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MAYMESTER: VIENNA, MEMORY AND THE CITY: FROM IMPERIAL CAPITAL TO GLOBAL METROPOLIS

 

The purpose of this course is to explore the ways in which cultural memory has shaped, and continues to shape, urban life in one specific place: Vienna, Austria. For individuals and groups alike, memory forms an essential component of social identity. Cultural memory is produced in various forms from memorials, public art, and commodities to popular culture, rituals, and museums. Yet, the very symbols meant to preserve the past, in many cases, are designed to change, or omit, the facts. Vienna itself will be our laboratory as we examine theoretical discussions of memory and the city in a provocative geographical setting. We will visit museums that are important to Vienna's collective memory. German conversation classes, taught by a native speaker, will be part of our daily curriculum. Course meets major requirements in several liberal arts majors and the upper division writing flag, independent inquiry flag and global cultures flag.

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Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts

Course(s)

  • AMS 370.41 / EUS 346.5 / HIS 362C / URB 322C - Vienna, Memory and the City: From Imperial Capital to Global Metropolis and
    L A 119 - International Learning Seminar (Spring)

Academic Information

Students earn 4 hours of in-residence credit upon successful completion. This course carries Flags for Global Cultures, Writing & Independent Inquiry. Maymester Abroad courses are part of UT summer registration for 2022. Courses must be a grade and are factored into the official UT GPA. In Spring 22, students enroll in LA 119 Wed 4-5.

Faculty

Professor Steven Hoelscher has taught at the University of Texas at Austin since 2000. Vienna, Austria, is a special place for Prof. Hoelscher that awoke his scholarly interests in cultural memory and urban development. He has led this course to Vienna since 2007.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students live in apartment-style housing near the IES Center in Vienna. Students generally live in 4 person apartments in double shared rooms. Kitchen included.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 program fee TBD. 2021 program fee: $5125. There is a $500 non-refundable deposit. $15,000 dollars in scholarships are allocated for this program. Program fee includes program activities, housing, and local transportation. Airfare, some meals and overseas insurance are not included in the fee.

Dates:

- Maymester
  • Program: May 25, 2022 to June 25, 2022
  • Instructional: May 25, 2022 to June 25, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2021
  • Final Deadline: November 15, 2021

Application Code

355029

Additional Resources

Program Website
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Events Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
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Information Session

Next Step

The application deadline for 2022 program is November 15, 2021. Info sessions 10/21 3 pm in GEB 4.214, and 11/1 12 pm in GEB 4.214. Check "Events Calendar" like above for details. For questions contact Lucie Zacharova lzacharova@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change