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.
08.11.2017 at 01.30 PM - 10.11.2017 at 01.30 PM
Conference on "Cassius Dio: the Impact of Violence, War, and Civil War"
This conference, part of the Cassius Dio Network Cassius Dio Between History and Politics, will provide the opportunity to explore Cassius Dio’s approaches to and views on violence, war and civil war. NB: For invited participants only.
09.11.2017 at 09.00 AM - 04.00 PM
Invitation: Cultural Analysis. A PhD workshop on strategies for developing insights into everyday life
The general aim of the course is to explore some aspects of cultural analysis as a broad methodology particularly suited to develop new and unexpected insights into what is experienced as ordinary or ‘common sense’ contexts and practices.
Climate Change and Human Mobility (video)
Giovanni Bettini, lecturer at Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University discusses the discourse, increasingly heard in media and among humanitarian actors and politicians, which justifies the necessity of border control by positing a future conditional of impending climate migration. Bettini speaks about the usefulness of taking a critical stance towards the term climate migration, rather than trying to find a solution to it.
Smartphonen er et vigtigt redskab for mennesker på flugt
Et helt nyt forskningsprojekt vil de næste to år bl.a. undersøge, hvordan flygtninge bruger informations- og kommunikationsteknologi til at planlægge deres rejse gennem Europa og skabe netværk undervejs. Projektet er netop blevet støttet med seks mio. kr. af Velux Fonden.