The Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (founded in 2007) is a three-year doctoral programme in the study of culture that aims at establishing optimum conditions for postgraduate students in the Faculties of History and Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies as well as Language, Literature and Culture. PhDnet "Literary and Cultural Studies"
Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the PhDnet “Literary and Cultural Studies” at Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen constitutes an international network between JLU, the Finnish Graduate School for Literary Studies and the doctoral programmes in literary and cultural studies at the University of Bergamo, the Catholic University of Lisbon and the University of Stockholm.
Members of the PhDnet pursue their doctoral studies at JLU and one of the four partner institutions, where their projects are jointly supervised. Moreover, they are awarded bi-national degrees within the Cotutelle framework. LOEWE-Schwerpunkt “Kulturtechniken und ihre Medialisierung”
The joint research project "Cultural Techniques and Their Mediatization" sets out to address the following questions: How are communicative cultural techniques altered due to various tendencies in mediatization and innovations in technology? How are these shifts revealed from the perspective of culture and society? How do established practices of mediatization influence the development of new forms of representation? Methodologically, such research proceeds form the premise of mediatization while at the same time integrating linguistic, cultural, social and historical approaches.
Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI)
The ZMI represents an institutionalized network of research areas within the JLU dealing with media-related questions. The primary focus is on electronic and digital media. The ZMI has been in existence since 2001 and is divided into five sections, comprising researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines such as public law, political science, sociology, education, pedagogy, linguistics, computational linguistics, foreign language learning and teaching, history, art history and art education, applied theater studies, and literary and cultural studies. Centre for Eastern-European Studies
Research Training Group on Transnational Media Events
The Centre for Eastern-European Studies was founded in 2006 and focuses on interdisciplinary research on the countries of Eastern Europe.
Collaborative Research Centre for Memory Cultures
The Research Training Group on Transnational Media Events from Early Modern Times to the Present investigates forms and functions of media representations of key events.
The Collaborative Research Centre on Memory Cultures (SFB 434) was established in 1997 and is concerned with the study of both the form and the content of cultural memories, with a specific interest in the plurality of memory and its constructed and dynamic nature.
In addition to its embeddedness within the rich and multi-faceted environment of postgraduate education at Justus Liebig University Giessen, the IPP is part of an elaborate network of international partnerships. It takes part in four multilateral networks (Hermes, ESSCS, ACUME, PhDnet) and maintains numerous bilateral partnerships. Learn more about the IPP’s expansive international network with top-ranking universities and research institutions from around the world.