Erasmus Mundus MA Euroculture:
Society, politics and culture in a global context

Public Lecture Series:
European Identity in the Wider World


During thr lecture series, the Erasmus Mundus MA Euroculture asked how Europe is seen from both the inside and from other parts of the world. Political Scientists, scholars from Literary Studies, Theology and History presented their perspectives on Europe from India, UK, New Zealand, Spain, the United States and Germany. The former foreign minister Markus Meckel and the former Bishop for Ecumenical Relations of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Rolf Koppe, shared their insights on negotiating European identity in the Wider World.
The public lecture series was organized by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Tamcke and were held every week in autumn and winter 2012.

The Ecological Crisis: Eurocentric Morals and Subaltern Alternatives, by George Zachariah, Chennai (India), 25 October

Security and the ›New World‹ in Europe, by Sabine Selchow, London (England),
1 November

Gender Identities in Europe: A Clash of Cultures? by Barbara Schaff, Göttingen,
8 November

Belonging without Believing? Reflections on European Identity by Lars Klein, Göttingen, 15 November

Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: EU Images and Perceptions from Asia-Pacificby Natalia Chaban, Christchurch (New Zealand), 22 November

Learning EU at School: An Emperical Look at Pupils‘ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the European Union by Monika Oberle, Göttingen, 29 November

Challenges for the European Union and Transatlantic Relations:
An Issue for Germany
by Markus Meckel, Berlin:, 6 December

The Pillars of Identity: Representations in Irish Writing by Asier Altuna, Bilbao (Spain), 7 December

Forever Old? Cultural Mis/Perceptions of Europe in American Film by Elizabeth M. Goering, Indianapolis (USA) & Andrea Krause, Paderborn, 13 December

A Soul for Europe: The Contribution of Churches and Religions for a More Just, Participatory and Sustainable Europe 2020 byRolf Koppe, Göttingen, 20 December

European and Arab, Christian and Oriental: Mono-, Bi- or Multipolar
Existence in Europe
by Martin Tamcke, Göttingen, 10 January 2013

You can download the poster here.