Institut für Kulturanthropologie / Europäische Ethnologie



Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology (CAEE) is a discipline that employs the approaches of the social sciences as well as the humanities in order to study everyday forms of life in European societies. It asks about the workings of these forms of life, their histories and the conditions of their institutionalization, how they are changing, and how they relate to the symbolic orders, conflicts, politics and development of the future. A central question is how people engage with processes of transformation, including globalization, digitalization, and migration, and how people contribute to the reshaping of these processes – in the present as well as the past. Our department in Goettingen, with its wide teaching and research scope, presents one of the largest university centres for cultural anthropology in the German-speaking area. read more...