Introduction to Methods of Working Academically (analogue and digital)

Kristina Pia Hofer
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2018W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02136


This course provides a basic survey of methods and strategies for academic research and publishing across different disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills by testing the newly acquired methodological tools and concepts in classroom meetings. Field trips to relevant institutions will provide insight into hands-on critical engagement with artworks and media technologies on site.

Examination Modalities

Attendance is mandatory. Grades will be calculated according to: participation in class (especially in workshops/group assignments/field trips), written documentation of workshop/group assignment results, and one abstract (4000 characters incl max) proposing a research question related to content discussed over the course of the term, to be handed in in writing and briefly presented during the oral exam on January 30, 2019.


24 October 2018, 12:00–15:15 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Lecture Room
31 October 2018, 12:00–17:15 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Lecture Room
28 November 2018, 12:00–17:15 Austrian Film Museum Archives, Heiligenstädter Straße 175 (courtyard) , "Field trip to Austrian Film Museum, archives. Meeting point: 12:00 at Cross-Disciplinary Strategies, Lecture Room (if you want to go with my by public transport) OR 1:00pm Heiligenstädter Straße 175 (if you want to go by your own)"
12 December 2018, 12:00–17:15 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Seminar Room 1
30 January 2019, 10:00–13:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Lecture Room (examination)

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)