Altrichter, Viola

is a cultural sociologist

Studies in art history, German studies, sociology and psychology

Research assistant in psychology at the Technische Universität Berlin for the research project ‘Historische Psychologie’ [Historical Psychology]

Guest lecturer and advisor at numerous higher education institutions and academies with cultural-sociological focuses

Specialist subjects: Greek, Egyptian, Celtic and Germanic mythology and their historical influences and effects on European culture to the present day; the history of civilisation of modern peoples; its psychologization, transformations to habits and mind from the Middle Ages to the present as well as introductory seminars to cultural history, sociology and literature

In addition, author of radio plays, features, cultural-sociological essays and stories Publications include: Mythos als Wissenschaft- Wissenschaft als Mythos/ Vom Minotaurus, dem Ariadnefaden und dem Labyrinth/ Faszination Harry Potter – Vom Mythos zur Aufklärung/ Mythenanalytischer Zugang zum Islam/ Nationalsozialismus als fundamentalistische Religion/ Von Gilgamesch zum Replikanten oder Von der Suche nach Unsterblichkeit/ Zur Entstehung der Seele. Seelenkonzeptionen im interkulturellen Vergleich, etc.

Taught in Berlin at seminars, lectures and as advisor: Lessing-Hochschule, the Protestant Academy, Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Brandenburg (PLIB) (Training to teachers of ethics), Institut für katechetischen Dienst (IKD Training for teachers of religion), Berliner Institut für Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse (BIPP), Freie Universität (guest auditor program) (Seminars and museum guides), …


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