Indexseite Cultural Studies
Photo: Photograph Wolfram Burner, adapted from the original,


The chair of British Cultural Studies has a double focus: on the one hand, a historical perspective is employed to investigate the cultural history of Great Britain and its former colonies. On the other hand, the theoretical discussion of established as well as newly emerging approaches in cultural studies is an important part of the curriculum. These theoretical foundations are informed by an understanding of the transdisciplinary nature of cultural studies, which in turn leads to an analysis of the different dimensions of culture as well as their practical application to various fields.

Tupajas Map

Tupaia’s Map

Lars Eckstein and Anja Schwarz have extensively researched a legendary map of the Pacific, drawn in 1769/1770 by the Polynesian master navigator Tupaia for James Cook and his crew.

A wall with graffiti

RTG »Minor Cosmopolitanisms«

The Research Training Group (RTG) minor cosmopolitanisms establishes new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project beyond its Eurocentric legacies.