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.
15.08.2017 at 08.00 AM - 18.08.2017 at 05.00 PM
Meeting in the Nordic Committee for Historians, 2017
At a meeting in the Nordic Committee for Historians in August in Finland, it was finally decided that the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians will take place in Aalborg from 15-18 August 2017.
20.08.2017 at 06.00 PM - 22.08.2017 at 04.00 PM
Invitation to conference on "Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice"
These are extraordinary times. Unprecedented and sustained tourism growth has transformed many cities across Europe while rural and regional areas remain unsure how they can better leverage the massive growth at their doorstep. The tourism industry is undergoing restructuring, new stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn.
New PhD Fellow: Verena Gisela Huppert
As of April 1st, 2017, CIRCLA has a new PhD fellow!
Perspectives on the border control industry – Recap of GRS seminar
On May 25-26th, Global Refugee Studies hosted a public research seminar as part of a forthcoming book project with Routledge. At the seminar three researchers questioned the common-place assumptions about cataclysmic climate migration waves threatening Western countries. Instead they tried to identify more accurate potential risks with climate change, regions affected, and dynamics of border control, and the drivers behind these.