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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 / GRG 356T / GSD 360 / EUS 346.5 / HIS 362G.2 / URB 354.7 - Vienna, Memory and the City: From Imperial Capital to Global Metropolis and
    L A 119 - Maymester Seminar: Vienna

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 spring registration, they occur immediately following the spring semester. Courses must be a grade and are factored into the official UT GPA.

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. Students generally live in 4 person apartments. Kitchen included.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2019 program fee: $4875. Includes $500 non-refundable deposit, program activities, housing, and local transportation. Airfare and overseas insurance are not included in the fee. For more details see estimate costs below.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 29, 2019 to June 29, 2019
  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2017

Application Code

355029

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Next Step

Learn more by attending an information session, meeting the professor or program coordinator, or meeting with a peer adviser. Fall info sessions: 9/17 3-4 pm WAG 308; 10/2 4-5 pm BEN 1.104; 10/18 12-1 pm JES A207A. For more info contact Program Coordinator, Tim Myers, at tmyers@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change