Social Sciences and Humanities

The new “Vienna Impulse Programme for the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences” was launched in February 2008. It is financed from funding provided by the City of Vienna and is currently envisaged to be run by the WWTF until 2013.

The mix of funding both projects and individuals aims at bundling and strengthening existing potentials in the humanities, social and cultural sciences in Vienna and at creating new impulses for the research field in Vienna. The programme comprises a series of regular competitive calls, each focusing on a specific topic.

Earlier Calls

Summer schools 2016

WWTF's Call for Summer Schools in the Social Sciences and Humanities - funded by the City of Vienna, Wien Kultur - is finished and the decision about funding is made. The jury consisting of six international experts (Chair: Henrike Hartmann, Volkswagenstiftung; Eva Engstrand, Götheborgs Universiteit, Sweden; Simon Guy, Lancaster University, UK; Antoine Hennion, Mines ParisTech, France; Leo Lucassen, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands; Kirk Scott Lunds Universiteit, Sweden) met online on February 1, 2016 and selected seven summer schools from 24 that have been submitted and admitted for the selection process. The overall funding sum is € 173.541. WWTF Board of Directors confirmed the recommendation of the call jury.

The following summer schools are funded:
(Principal organizer(s); institution; title, funding sum)

- Oliver Frey and Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology: Smart Cities, Designing Places and Urban Mentalities, € 25.000
- Peter Schweitzer, University of Vienna: Vienna Arctic Summer School (VASS), € 24.960
- Helmut Leder, University of Vienna: Cognition, Art and Culture: From Perception to Innovation, € 24.960
-Wolfgang Lutz, Vienna University of Economics and Business: The Demography of Health and Education, € 24.996
- Hans Schabus, University of Applied Arts Vienna: Approaching the 3s. The spatial, the social, and the sensorium, € 25.000
- Wolfgang Neubauer: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology: Advanced archaeological prospection, documentation and interpretation for cultural heritage management, € 25.000
- Martina Merz, IFF Vienna: Opening the Black Box of Quality: Reflecting on Scholarly Practice in the Social Sciences and Humanities, € 23.625

The call for summer schools in the social sciences and humanities particularly focussed interdisciplinarity and internationality as well as on the relevance of the theme of the summer school.

SSH16 - summer schools - call specs

Public Spaces in Transition 2013

The Public Spaces in Transition Call 2013 has been the fifth call within the framework of the ‘Funding programme: Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna’. The funding decision on this call has been taken by WWTF Board of Directors on June 18, 2013. The decision is based on the funding recommendation by the SSH expert panel (see below). The total number of submissions of research projects was 52. 14 proposals for summer schools have been submitted. A total funding volume of 2.12 Mio. € is granted to six research projects and five summer schools.



The following research projects are funded:

The Changing Role of Audio-Visual Archives as Memory Storages in the Public Space. Using the example of private video sources
Gabriele Fröschl and Rainer Hubert, Technisches Museum Wien mit Österreichischer Mediathek
Funding Volume: € 297.000, Duration: 36 months

Reconfiguring public spaces through green urban commons. On the significance of agrarian movements for transitions of urban space in Vienna
Ulrich Brand and Andreas Exner, University of Vienna
Funding Volume: € 321.000, Duration: 36 months

Spaces of Commoning - Artistic Practices, the Making of Urban Commons and Visions of Change
Anette Baldauf and Stefan Gruber, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Funding Volume: € 345.000, Duration: 24 months

Politics of remembrance and the transition of public spaces. A political and social analysis of Vienna, 1995-2015
Walter Manoschek and Peter Pirker, University of Vienna
Funding Volume: € 346.000, Duration: 30 months

Stop and Go. Nodes of Transformation and Transition
Michael Zinganel and Michael Hieslmair, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Funding Volume: € 345.000, Duration: 30 months

Nomadic Artefacts
Maria Katharina Lang, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Funding Volume: € 346.000, Duration: 36 months


The following summer schools are funded:

Vienna Summer School on Digital Humanities
Siegfried Mattl, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Gesellschaft and Hannes Werthner, Vienna University of Technology
Funding Volume: € 24.648
Juli 6-10, 2015
Website: www.ec.tuwien.ac.at/summerschool2015

Right to the City: Appropriations of Public Spaces in Transition
Heinz Faßmann, University of Vienna and John Mollenkopf, City University of New York
Funding Volume: € 24.840

Designing Places of Emanicipation?
Sabine Knierbein, Emanuela Semlitsch, Theresa Schütz and Tihomir Viderman, Vienna University of Technology
Funding Volume: € 20.280

Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology: Public Spaces in Transition
Christoph Reinprecht, Ayse Caglar and Roland Verwiebe, University of Vienna
Funding Volume: € 24.240

Commoning the City
Stefan Gruber and Anette Baldauf, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Funding Volume: € 25.000



The 2013 SSH Expert Panel:
- Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK (Chair)
- Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Professor and Director of CETCOPRA at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, FR
- Bill Gaver, Professor of Design, Head of Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
- Virginie Guiraudon, Director of Research CNRS, Université Lille 2, FR
- Simon Guy, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Lancaster University, UK
- Helga Nowotny, President, European Research Council (could not attend panel meeting)
- Harald Rohracher, Professor in Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, SE
- Lynn Staeheli, Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK
- Caja Thimm, Professor for Media Studies and Intermediality at the University of Bonn, DE
- Sophie Watson, Professor of Sociology at Open University, UK
- Robert Zimmer, Professor at the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Diversity - Identity Call 2011

The Diversity - Identity Call 2011 has been the fourth call within the framework of the ‘Funding programme: Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna’. The funding decision on this call has been taken by WWTF Board of Directors on 14 December 2011. The decision is based on the funding recommendation by the SSH expert panel. A total funding volume of 2.028 Mio. € is granted to the following six projects:

Handling Diversity. Medieval Europe and India in Comparison (13th-18th Cent. CE)
Thomas Ertl, University of Vienna
funding volume: 347,900 €; duration: 3 years

Literature on the move
Wiebke Sievers, Austrian Academy of Sciences
funding volume: 337,500 €; project duration: 3 years

INPUT - Investigating Parental and Other Caretakers' Utterances to Kindergarten Children
Wolfgang U. Dressler, Austrian Academy of Sciences
funding volume: 349,400 €; project duration: 3 years

From lab to intervention and back. Doing and undoing diversity in obesity research, treatment and prevention
Ulrike Felt, University of Vienna
funding volume: 343,700 €; project duration: 2.5 years

TRANSLAB - Cross-Border Labour Mobility, Transnational Labour Markets and Social Differentiation in the Central European Region
Roland Verwiebe, University of Vienna
funding volume: 349,500 €; project duration: 3 years

CITYSCALERS
Ayse Caglar, University of Vienna
funding volume: 300,000 €; project duration: 2 years

SSH11 Expert Panel and Evaluation Procedure

Diversity - Identity Call 2010

With the Diversity - Identity Call 2010 the third call within the framework of the ‘Funding programme: Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna’ has been decided by WWTF Board of Directors. The decision is based on the funding recommendation by the SSH expert panel. A total sum of 1.19 Mio. € is granted to the following projects:

• Internet use and friendship structures of young migrants in Vienna: the question for diversity within social networks and online social games
University of Vienna
Gerit Bettina Götzenbrucker
funding volume: 302.000 €, duration: 2 years

• When plurilingual speakers encounter unilingual environments (PluS). Migrants from African countries in Vienna: Language practices and institutional communication
University of Vienna
Brigitta Busch
funding volume: 287.700 €, duration: 2 years

• Past, present and future religious prospects in Vienna 1950 - 2050
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Anne Goujon
funding volume: 296.000 €, duration: 3 years

• Jewish migration and diversity in Vienna and Berlin (1881 – 1918)
University of Vienna
Ingo Haar
funding volume: 299.900 €, duration: 2 years

SSH expert panel for the "Divesity - Identity Call 2010"

Art(s)&Sciences Call 2009

With the Art(s)&Sciences Call 2009 the second call within the framework of the ‘Funding programme: Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna’ has been decided by WWTF Board of Directors. The decision is based on the funding recommendation by the SSH expert panel. A total sum of 1.35 Mio. € is granted to the following projects and fellowship applications:

Project: Troubling Research. Performing Knowledge in the Arts
(Tom Holert & Johanna Schaffer, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien)

Project: “Empowerment” in artistic and social scientific work practices
(Ursula Holtgrewe, Forschungs- u Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt, FORBA)

Project: Living rooms: The Art of Mobilizing Belonging(s)
(Sieglinde Rosenberger, Universität Wien)

Project: “In the event of…” Anticipatory and participatory politics of emergency provision
(Bernd Kräftner, Verein Xperiment!)

Project: Model House – Mapping Transcultural Modernism
(Marion von Osten, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien)

Fellowship: The Art of Knowing (the limits of knowledge)
(Verein Science Communcations Research)

Art(s) & Sciences Call 2008

With the Art(s)&Sciences Call 2008 the first call within the framework of the ‘Funding programme: Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna’ has been decided by WWTF Board of Directors. The decision is based on the funding recommendation by the SSH expert panel. A total sum of 1.4 Mio. € is granted to the following 5 projects and 2 fellowship applications:

• Creating Worlds. Art And/As Knowledge Production
European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (eipcp)
Gerald Raunig
Funding volume: 260,000 €, duration: 3 years

• Transferences: Psychoanalysis – Art - Society
Forschungsgruppe Psychoanalyse „stuzzicadenti“
Eva Laquièze-Waniek
Funding volume: 260,000 €, duration: 2 years

• Doing kinship with pictures and objects: a laboratory for private and public practices of art
SCR – Science Communcations Research
Elisabeth Timm
Funding volume: 260,000 €, duration: 3 years

• Surgical Wrappings
MedArt
Christina Lammer
Funding volume: 260,000 €, duration: 4 years

• Film.Stadt.Wien: A Transdisciplinary exploration of Vienna as a cinematic city
Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Geschichte und Gesellschaft (LBIGuG)
Siegfried Mattl
Funding volume: 260,000 €, duration: 2 years

• Fellowship: Wittgenstein and the Arts
Universität Wien, Institut für Philosophie
Fellow: Peter Keicher
Funding volume: 39,000 €, duration of the fellowship: 12 months

• Fellowship: Communication lab for developing network-based spaces for science center activities in Vienna
Science Center Netzwerk
Fellow: Barbara Wenk
Funding volume: 75,800 €, duration of the fellowship: 6 months