The Department of Culture and Global Studies is a cross-faculty department linking together The Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Department researchers and lecturers draw on theories and methods from both the social sciences and the humanities in their efforts to understand culture and society: inter-human relations, relations between cultures, local and global relations, relations between the past and the future.
Department of Culture and Global Studies
Research activities within the Department of Culture and Global Studies cover a wide span, emphasising the interplay between cultural, social and political processes in a globalised world, and with a special focus on intercultural communication, transnational relations, creation of identity and the production of culture. Research at the department is organised in research groups and academic networks.
CGS has around 45 PhD students in the department’s two research training programmes Interdisciplinary Discourse Studies and Culture and Global Studies. These PhD students are investigating various fields of research from perspectives of discourse and culture studies, as well as transnational, cultural, political and economic processes.
The distinctive feature of the School of Culture and Global Studies is that its programmes are directed ‘towards the world’ – including Danish, Nordic, European and global perspectives. The programmes of the School focus on the interplay between global elements and national/regional relations – e.g. history and politics, cultural text studies, professional communication, media and language studies.
09.12.2016 at 10.15 AM - 04.15 PM
Invitation to seminar: Separated refugee children: Policies on stay and deportation
Target group: Students at AAU, Staff at AAU, stakeholders, NGOs, journalists.
09.12.2016 at 01.00 PM - 04.00 PM
Invitation to PhD defence by Anne Lassen Zakaria
Title of the thesis: An Empirical Study of Trusting Practices in Yam and Cassava Agricultural Trade.
Promotion video for seminar on separated refugee children
See the promotion video for the upcoming seminar on "Separated refugee children: Policies on stay and deportation". Time: December 9, 2016.
New book: Drone Age Cinema: Action Film and Sensory Assault
At a time when technological advances are transforming cultures and supporting new automated military operations, action films engage the senses and, in doing so, allow viewers to embody combat roles. This book argues that through film the viewer adapts to an ecology of fear, one that reflects global panic at the near-constant threat of conflict and violence.