Emerging Topics Research Groups
The Emerging Topics Research Groups work on current topics, encourage the development of new approaches and methods in the study of culture, and enable through their work a transfer of concepts between different disciplines and scholarly cultures. The most distinguishing feature of the Emerging Topic Research Groups, however, is their attempt to build a bridge between emerging topics in contemporary public discourse and the academic study of culture. Current challenges and discourses are identified and discussed in intellectual exchange with colleagues on campus and guest scholars as well as with citizens, regional institutions, artists and activists. These research groups offer members of the GGK and the GCSC a dynamic think tank structure that facilitates taking up new developments rapidly.