251.813 excursion on special topics of architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, EX, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: EX Excursion
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • Produce short films
  • submit abstracts to scientific conferences
  • learn how to present at a scientific conference
  • discuss world heritage in the digital age

Subject of course

The first Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference took place in Vienna in November 1996, at that time still under the name “Workshop Archaeology & Computers”, with 60 participants from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The mission of the conference was and still is to bring together in Vienna scholars from all over the world covering a wide range of disciplines and using the latest technologies for prospection, research, documentation, conservation and presentation and management of the world’s cultural heritage. A particular concern is to make the conference usable as a platform to exchange ideas on the agendas of cultural property protection. 

The 26th CHNT will be held under the motto The World’s Heritage in the Digital Age – New Technologies towards Sustainable Research, Conservation and Communication. The World Heritage Convention provides a clear framework for the conservation of sites on the World Heritage List. In this way many innovations are developed in particular for the research, conservation and communication of those sites. Still there are many challenging tasks that can be met with innovative technologies and new interdisciplinary methods.

The conference aims to bring together international scientists from all over the world who are involved in research, conservation and management of the world’s cultural heritage. Innovative measuring, data management and processing tools are requested as well as the methods and approaches for the research, management and monitoring of sites and objects. Discussion among colleagues from a wide range of disciplines is a major focus of the event. Sessions, round tables, advanced trainings, applications and poster presentations present the latest approaches to researching, managing and monitoring archaeological monuments, world heritage sites and cultural objects. 

These objectives are now complemented by those of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). ICOMOS is an NGO for the protection and conservation of the world’s monuments and sites of outstanding value.

As part of the course, students will be involved in aspects of the implementation of the conference. For this purpose, either short films can be created as a presentation of the World Heritage Historic Centre Vienna for the conference, or the conference can be documented on film.  

The excursion is to visit the conference and the filming in Vienna.

>>Einführung in die LVA: Freitag, 08. Oktober 2021, 01:00 pm digital via Zoom

Teaching methods

    • Introduction to the production of short films
    • Writing abstracts on the individual topics of the conference
    • Participation in the conference

Mode of examination




Course dates

Mon10:00 - 12:0011.10.2021 - 24.01.2022Seminarraum 251 251813
excursion on special topics of architecture - Single appointments
Mon11.10.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon18.10.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon25.10.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon08.11.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon15.11.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon22.11.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon29.11.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon06.12.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon13.12.202110:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon10.01.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon17.01.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813
Mon24.01.202210:00 - 12:00Seminarraum 251 251813

Examination modalities

  • Short film and treatment, if visited in combination with 251,169 architectural documentation and presentation or
  • an excursion report min. 5 pages of text, additionally illustrations in the form of pictures or sketches

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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