Florian Purkarthofer, BA MA

Ph.D. candidate and lecturer
Research interests: urban spaces, multisensory anthropology, critique, hetero-/utopias

T: +43-1-4277-43814
Gmeinbauer, C. / Polak-Rottmann, S. / Purkarthofer, F. eds. (2020)
Wiener Selektion japanologischer Methoden: Jahrgang 2020.
Wien: Abteilung für Japanologie, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften, Universität Wien.
(= Beiträge zur Japanologie; 48)


Purkarthofer, F. (2020)
"Tokyo’s architecture and urban structure: Change in an ever-changing city", IN:Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics
Edited by Barbara Holthus, Isaac Gagné, Wolfram Manzenreiter, Franz Waldenberger
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003033905

Summer term 2020
Winter term 2019
Summer term 2019
150039 SE Seminar II
150079 UE STEOP: Introduction to Japanese Studies - Preparatory Course for the StEOP-examination
Summer term 2018
Winter term 2017
Gmeinbauer, C., Polak-Rottmann, S., & Purkarthofer, F. (Eds.) (2020). Wiener Selektion japanologischer Methoden: Jahrgang 2020. (1 ed.) Abt. für Japanologie des Inst. für Ostasienwiss. der Univ. Wien. Beiträge zur Japanologie. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Japanologie der Universität Wien, Vol.. 48

Gmeinbauer, C., Polak-Rottmann, S., & Purkarthofer, F. (2020). Die Qual der Methodenwahl: Vorwort. In Wiener Selektion japanologischer Methoden: Jahrgang 2020 (pp. 7 - 16). Abt. für Japanologie des Inst. für Ostasienwiss. der Univ. Wien. Beiträge zur Japanologie. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Japanologie der Universität Wien, Vol.. 48

Purkarthofer, F., & Polak-Rottmann, S. (2020). „Reden ist Silber, Zuhören ist Gold“: Durchführung und Analyse qualitativer Interviews in Japan. In Wiener Selektion japanologischer Methoden: Jahrgang 2020 (pp. 127 - 156). Beiträge zur Japanologie. Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Japanologie der Universität Wien, Vol.. 48

Purkarthofer, F. (2020). Tokyo’s architecture and urban structure: Change in an ever-changing city. in B. Holthus, I. Gagné, W. Manzenreiter, & F. Waldenberger (Hrsg.), Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics London: Routledge, 47-51. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003033905.





The Narrow Streets Behind the Doors of Perception: Unscrambling Everyday Urban Space Through Senses and Discourses

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
27 Feb 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Shifts in Urban Transformation: Tokyo’s Architecture and Urban Structure Analyzed Through the 2020 Olympic Games

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
8 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The City Behind the Screens: Digitally Shared Perceptions and Networks of Imagined Tastes and Smells

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
16 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Tokyo Topoi – Was urbane Orte ausmacht und was aus Orten gemacht wird

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


“Inner city life, inner city pressure” Thinking local urban spaces through senses and discourses (DIJ Social Science Study Group)

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
12 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Home is where the hatred is: Rendering ‘the local’ through proximity and affect in urban Tokyo

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
19 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


From Transport to Movement and Noise to Sound: Researching Western Tokyo through Conflicting Auditory Sensations

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
14 Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Communicating Public Spaces – An Anthropological Approach to Discourse and Multisensory Perception of Space in Urban Tokyo

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
23 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Die Fragmentierung der Öffentlichkeit: Wahrnehmungen und Konstruktionen von urbanen Räumen im gegenwärtigen Tokyo

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Eine Explorative Datenanalyse japanischer Filmdatenbanken

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker), Peter Mühleder (Speaker)
1 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


“Space Oddity – Fragmented Discourses on Socially Constructed Urban Spaces in Western Tokyo”

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
1 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Utopian Critique and Critical Urban Utopias – about the paradox of utopian critique (not) becoming a lived urban utopia

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
23 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Individual Perception and Social Construction of Urban Spaces

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
29 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



“Shimokita Voice” but Meidaimae Silence? - An Anthropological Approach to Discourse and Multisensory Perception of Space in Urban Tokyo

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
24 Sep 201526 Sep 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Tokioter Raumethnographien. Lebensräume zwischen individueller Wahrnehmung und sozialer Konstruktion

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
26 Aug 201528 Aug 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Tokyo, Urban Space and the Production of Information

Florian Purkarthofer (Speaker)
28 Jun 201429 Jun 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Wiener Selektion japanologischer Methoden: Jahrgang 2020 (= Beiträge zur Japanologie; 48)

Florian Purkarthofer (Editor)
1. May 201930. Nov 2020

Activity: Publication ProjectHandbookIn cooperation with Christina Gmeinbauer & Sebastian Polak-Rottmann (Department of East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies)


MINIKOMI: Austrian Journal of Japanese Studies goes Open Access

Florian Purkarthofer (Project Collaborator)
1. Jul 201830. Nov 2019

Activity: Publication ProjectOpen AccessIn cooperation with AAJ & OJS-Service at the Unviersity of Vienna


German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ)

Florian Purkarthofer (Visiting Researcher - PhD Scholarship)
1 Jul 201828 Feb 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionResearchExternal organisation: German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo


Tokyo Metropolitan University

Florian Purkarthofer (Visiting researcher - MEXT Scholarship)
1 Apr 201431 Mar 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institutionResearchExternal organisation (University): Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan


Cultural Typhoon in Europe 2016: Places and Spaces of Cultural Production in East Asia

Florian Purkarthofer (Co-Organiser)
22 Sept 201625 Sept 2016

Activity: Academic eventsInternational ConferenceScience to Science and Public


Hyôron 評論: Kritik zwischen Populärkultur und Wissenschaft

Florian Purkarthofer (Co-Organiser)
15 March 201316 March 2013

Activity: Academic eventsWorkshopScience to Science


Department of East Asian Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.4 (Campus)
1090 Vienna, Austria
Room: 2K-O1-11

T: +43-1-4277-43814

florian.purkarthofer@univie.ac.at