As part of EuroPride 2019, guided tours on the history of homosexuality at the University of Vienna will take place on three days.
The academic discourse on homosexuality at the University of Vienna emerged in the 19th century, while for a long time research focused exclusively on male homosexuality. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that women were admitted to the University of Vienna. However, regarding the discourse on homosexuality little changed until the 1980s: Theories of male homosexuality were applied to female homosexuality by way of analogy. Does queer theory allow us to explore new academic frontiers? Historically speaking, Law, Medicine, its particular branch Sexology and Psychology were the central areas of research concerned with homosexuality. Nowadays, cultural studies are at the forefront of promoting and applying queer theories. Today, the University of Vienna presents itself in a different light: There are numerous lectures in which homosexuality, queer theory or queer art are approached from an emancipatory point of view.
The tour through the building of the University of Vienna, which was jointly developed by QWIEN – Centre for Queer History and the University of Vienna, moves in this field of tension. Andreas Brunner of QWIEN – Center for Queer History offers a unique tour of about one and a half hours.
Registration at https://event.univie.ac.at/fuehrungen/fuehrungen-mit-guide/weitere-touren/regenbogenfuehrungen/ is obligatory, max. 25 persons per tour.
Sign language is possible if request in advance
Meeting point: at the porter in the aula of the University / main entrance
7.6. 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
12.6. 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
14.6. 6.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
7.6. 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
12.6. 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
14.6. 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
€ 6 for adults
€ 4 for employees of universities, seniors, civil/national service
Free for students and pupils