Each group focuses on its own topic; while address critical issues and broader topic matrices, AGs are typically concerned with resolving common issues and realizing near-term projects. All groups aim to provide a space free of hierarchy where informal exchanges can take place, initially based on shared reading material and the presentation of dissertation projects. They are also the place to organize workshops, invite guest speakers, and even conferences, as these can be financed within the framework of a section or working group.
- Members of the GGK can contribute to various publication series, a review journal and an open access journal.
- The GGK's sections serve as forums where young scholars – doctoral researchers, post-docs, and other students at an advanced level of study – can present their research projects and collaborate on fundamental, interdisciplinary questions.
- Working Groups
- In addition to the GGK’s sections and the GCSC’s research areas (RAs), working groups (Arbeitsgruppen or AGs) are also active as forums for scholarly exchange.