Affiliated Departments and Institutions
From its outstanding position among the four doctoral programmes joined in the Graduate Centre, the GCSC has initiated cooperative relationships with several other renowned research institutions situated at JLU. These interconnections with a wide variety of programmes contribute substantially to a thriving academic community in the study of culture.
The cooperating institutions focus on clearly delineated key topics in the study of culture that complement particular areas of the GCSC’s wide-ranging profile. The partners include the the Centre for Media and Interactivity and the Giessen Centre for Eastern European Studies. Each of these institutions adds a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives from their members’ particular backgrounds.
The affiliated faculties are:
- 03 Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies,
- 04 Faculty of History and Cultural Studies,
- 05 Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture.
For detailed information on the faculties’ different academic areas and on the various professors’ special interests, please see the websites of the individual faculties.
- Faculty 03
Social Sciences and Culture Studies: Educational Studies, Rehabilitation Psychology and Teacher Training for Children with Special Needs, Pedagogy and Teacher Training for Social Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Art Education, Musicology and Music Education.
- Faculty 04
History and Cultural Studies: Classics, Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, History, Art History, Turkology.
- Faculty 05
Language, Literature and Culture: Departments of German, English, Romance, and Slavic Studies, Department of Applied Theatre and Performance Studies.
- Centre for Media and Interactivity
The centre is involved in research on questions concerning the media.
- Centre for Eastern-European Studies
The centre was founded in 2006 and focuses on interdisciplinary research on the countries of Eastern Europe.
- International PhD Programme in Literary and Cultural Studies
This innovative doctoral programme, which starts each year in the winter semester, offers a clearly structured and research-oriented three-year study programme of a high academic standard.