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Invitation to the 1st event of our new GCSC Book Launch Series

Invitation to the 1st event of our new GCSC Book Launch Series featuring the volume

Futures of the Study of Culture. Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Challenges. Edited by Doris Bachmann-Medick, Jens Kugele, and Ansgar Nünning. De Gruyter. 2020.

Thursday, 17.12.2020, 16-17h (CET), online


How can we approach possible but unknown futures of the study of culture? This volume explores this question in the context of a changing global world. The contributions in this volume discuss the necessity of significant shifts in our conceptual and epistemological frameworks. Taking into account changing institutional research settings, the authors develop pathways to future cultural research, addressing the crucial concerns of the cultural and social worlds themselves. The contributions thereby utilize contact zones within a wide range of disciplines such as cultural anthropology, sociology, cultural history, literary studies, the history of science and bioethics as well as the environmental and medical humanities.

The book is available as hard copy (ISBN 978-3-11-065509-4) and thanks to the generous support of the Giessen University Library as Open Access publication (DOI:

Join us in a discussion with the editors on the contexts of this collaborative publication project, on possible futures of the study of culture, and on Open Access publishing at the GCSC!


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