Depth hermeneutics is a qualitative method that aims at the latent content of the material to be studied (texts, films, interviews…). These unconscious “scenes” merely shimmer through “between the lines”, but affectively speak to the interpreters involuntarily and can be developed through an analysis of these reactions. The aim of the working group is to make spontaneous feelings and associations usable for an interpretation of the material.

  • Previous knowledge of depth hermeneutics is not a prerequisite for participating
  • Participants are also welcome to bring their own material from their Bachelor’s theses
  • As long as the groups take place on Zoom, students from Vienna and Berlin may also participate

We look forward to it! Verena Großbötzl, Birgitta Schiller and Eva Wimmer

Dates & Registration in the Winter Semester 2022/23

If you are currently working on a qualitative project (BAKK work or other research activity), or would like to deepen your existing knowledge, please register at
Spots are limited – the meetings take place ONLINE via Zoom on:

17th Oct. 2022, 21st Nov. 2022, 19th Dec. 2022, 16th Jan. 2023
Mondays from 19:00 – 21:00

Participation counts as research activity for “Doing Research”.

We are looking forward! Birgitta Schiller and Eva Wimmer

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