Host organizers & Conference venue

The AAU is a vibrant and innovative university, located at the intersection of three unique cultures. It is the leading academic educational and research institution in Carinthia and serves as a hub for the acquisition, exchange and transfer of knowledge across the entire Alps-Adriatic Region.

Department of Media and Communications

The Department of Media and Communications was founded in 1996. It emanated from the Department of Teaching Technology and Media Education, which can be traced back to the university’s founding stage. The key areas of focus in research and teaching lie in the areas of Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Film and Television Research, Game Studies, Media and Convergence Management, Media and Cultural Theory, Media Literacy, Media Education, Media Transformation, Organisational Communication, Public Relations, Visual Culture, and Advertising Research.

International guest lecturers, conferences, cooperation agreements and summer schools contribute to embedding our teaching and research activities within the global scientific community.


Robert-Musil-Institute for Literary Research/Carinthian Literary Archive (RMI/KLA):

The Robert Musil Institute for Literary Research/Carinthian Literary Archive (RMI/KLA) was founded in 1994 and officially opened in 1997 at the Musil House, birthplace of the internationally renowned Austrian writer Robert Musil (1880-1942). It is entrusted with three areas of activity: literature research, literary archives, and literary events. It also runs a library supporting these activities. Since 2015, the RMI/KLA has been part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Klagenfurt (AAU).

In addition to AAU, it is financed by the province of Carinthia and its capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.


Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Klagenfurt provides excellent research-based teaching as well as research opportunities beyond the analytic/continental divide. The department offers a comprehensive course in Philosophy (BA, MA, PhD) along the lines of the classical canon of philosophical disciplines. Interdisciplinary issues are discussed and investigated across the Faculty of Humanities, and within international cooperative research projects and networks (current areas of focus include: Gender Studies and Visual Culture, Bio-Philosophy, Early-Modern Philosophy and Wittgenstein).

Personal freedom with respect to the individual curriculum design, the wide range of philosophical approaches, and the outstanding conditions of supervision are distinctive features of the Department.


Local organizers: Rainer Winter (Media & Communications) together with Artur R. Boelderl (Musil Institute for Literary Research/Carinthian Literature Archive), Markus Brandstaetter (Artist and philosopher), Daniela Bruns (Media & Communications), Martin G. Weiß (Philosophy), Matthias Wieser (Media & Communications), Monika Skazedonig (Media & Communications)