Euroculture in Göttingen

The interdisciplinary programme Euroculture in Göttingen is run jointly by the Faculty of Social Scienes, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology. The Departments of Political Sciene, Sociology, History, German and English Philology, Theology contribute to the programme. In addition, there is a well-established cooperation with the Center for Methods in Social Scienes and subjects such as Sociology, Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology, Economics and Intercultural German Studies, among others



The Euroculture programme at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen emphasizes the all-encompassing importance of culture in all spheres of human interaction.
Due to its long-standing special cooperation with e.g. the University of Pune, the relations between the Near East / India and Europe form a special focus during the second semester. The postcolonial situation provides the basis for reflecting upon and challenging what has been established in the first semester.
The other regional focus would be on North America and the mutual influences between the regions, which are analyzed in its political implications and cultural foundations. Concepts such as "Americanization" and "Globalization" are debated.
Special focus lies on the investigation of "transcultural", especially with regard to migration flows to Europe as well as within Europe. Given the expertise of staff members in the field of Theology, the role of religions is analyzed especially in its relationship between Christians and Muslims in the context of a continuing integration process within Europe and its neighbors. Experiences of second generation immigrants are being investigated with the help of generational theories. They also provide the link to collective memory and identity, which is one core theme of first semester coursework.