FWF-Projekt: "Spatial Competition and Economic Policies: Discourses, Institutions and Everyday Practices"

Mai 2019 - April 2023

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Lise Meitner Projekt (FWF) "Reconfiguring Tradition"

September 2015 - September 2017


"Doing Welterbe - Welterbe begreifen"

Im Forschungsprojekt „Doing Welterbe – Welterbe begreifen“ stehen die unter Wasser verborgenen Pfahlbauten in Oberösterreich und Kärnten im Fokus, die im Jahr 2011 zum UNESCO-Welterbe erhoben wurden.

Finanzierung: Sparkling Science (BMWFW)[id]=914


EU-Projekt: "FREE – Football Research in an Enlarged Europe"

April 2012 - April 2015

FREE (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research project which seeks to understand the impact of the most popular and most widely shared of all expressions of popular culture, football, on identity dynamics, perception patterns and cultural change in Europe. The project seeks to explore an apparently non-political, but fully existing sub-cultural European public space of communication: the European football scene in the largest sense.


FWF Projekt: "Mittelstädtische Urbanitäten. Ethnographische Stadtforschung in Wels und Hildesheim"

Oktober 2011 - September 2016

Das Forschungsprojekt „Mittelstädtische Urbanitäten. Ethnographische Stadtforschung in Wels und Hildesheim“ widmet sich aus alltagskulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive der ethnographischen Erforschung zweier zentraleuropäischer mittelgroßer Städte. Es läuft seit Oktober 2011 unter Leitung von Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber am Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Universität Wien.


"Embedded Industries"

Jänner 2007 - Dezember 2008

The project aims at a thorough analysis of cultural entrepreneurship in immigrant communities of Vienna. Although these creative industries contribute to the local culture and to the local economy little is known about their cultural repertoire and their strategies. The main question in this context is how these industries are embedded in co-ethnic, inter-ethnic and transnational networks.


"Science with all the senses"

Gender and Science in the making


"Doing kinship with pictures and objects"

September 2009 - März 2012

Using ethnographic and artistic methods, the aim of the project is to look at practices of doing kinship with pictures and objects. From this empirical starting point, experimental new ways of researching, of representing and of participatory communication will be developed in conjunction with the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art in Vienna. In relation to the investigation of family and kinship today, the project draws on recent developments in cultural studies and social science theory e.g. J. Carstens ideas of "doing kinship", in creating the understanding of the notion of family and kinship as part of an everyday cultural process, and on the current finding of an enlargement and unbounding of kinship.