Cooperation in Research and Teaching
For problem- and future-oriented research and teaching, the trusting cooperation in various inter- and transdisciplinary structures is of great importance.
The efforts of the faculty staff in the cultural and humanities centres at the JLU play an important role in these collaborative efforts. Extensive networking at the research and teaching level exists with the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), the Giessen Graduate Centre Cultural Sciences (GGK), the Giessen Centre Eastern Europe (GiZo), and the Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI). The close cooperation of various faculty members with the Centre for Teacher Training (ZfL) also demonstrates the efforts of the faculty to ensure a high quality of teacher training in Hesse.
Moreover, the members of the faculty engage in cooperative courses for high-quality teaching, which also addresses interdisciplinary research contexts and interests. Thus, interdisciplinary fields of research are examined from different perspectives in jointly conceived and conducted seminars, and the interest of students in further research questions is awakened.
Interreligious problem fields and tasks are on the agenda in dialogue-oriented cooperative events, organised by the theological institutes, and interdepartmentally, the reference to interdisciplinary fields of research is anchored sustainably in joint courses and modules.
The department also undertakes numerous efforts in regional cooperation. Together with the Philipps University Marburg, the Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio 138: “Dynamics of Security. Types of Securitization from a Historical Perspective” has been launched. In appointment procedures of the historical sciences, we coordinate closely with the historians from Marburg.
Another reliable partner in the region is the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical East Central Europe Research of the Leipniz Association.
We also cooperate with the Goethe University Frankfurt on a regional level: There has been close cooperation in research and teaching in Protestant Theology for many years. The chair for Islamic Theology and Didactics is a member of the Centre for Islamic Studies (Zefis) in Frankfurt
Furthermore, the institutes and chairs at the faculty cooperate with many other partner universities and institutions on a national and international level. Information on these multifaceted networks can be found on the respective institute and chair pages.