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.
27.01.2017 at 10.00 AM - 00.00 PM
Invitation to Pre-defence by Katarzyna Pelc
“Who holds the cards in EU Cohesion Policy? The clash of Multi-Level Governance, Agency and Path Dependency with Institutional Entrepreneurship. The case of Interact, Interreg and cross-border funds.”
23.03.2017 at 09.00 AM - 24.03.2017 at 05.00 PM
Invitation to Nordic Literary History Now workshop
1st workshop, Aalborg 23-24 March 2017: New Approaches to Literary History. The workshop will be held in the Scandinavian languages and English.
New book: Britain Today - Uncertain Pathways to the Future
In Britain Today, topics and key subjects are chosen to reflect the most important social, political, and cultural issues in Britain today, with a focus on those that Scandinavian lecturers and students will find particularly important and engaging. Edited by Robert C. Thomsen, Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University and Sara Dybris McQuaid, Aarhus University.
PhD “hygge” at Marianne Høgsbro’s house
Inviting the new international PhD students to my home for dinner has become somewhat of an annual tradition.