Research in History, Culture and Communication

Focus areas

The Faculty's research centers on the following focus areas:

  • Culture, Heritage and Globalization
  • Conflict and Social-Economic Order
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries
  • Identities, Representation, and Society
  • Production and Reception of Media and Culture

The researchers of the ESHCC strive to do research that is:

  • interdisciplinary in nature;
  • comparative in scope;
  • grounded in historical, social, cultural and economic science theories and methodologies;
  • and geared to contributing to the further development of knowledge, methodology, and theory.¬†

Societally engaged

In all of our research activities, special attention is paid to the societal context and bearing of the research. Researchers at the Faculty entertain close relations with both public and private institutions and organizations. They are actively engaged in making research findings accessible to various non-university audiences.

Academic exchanges

Our researchers also participate with other academics, in joint research programs within and outside of the Faculty. They are actively involved in interfaculty and interuniversity - often international - research activities and projects. The Faculty's research centres serve as a platform for these scholarly debates and exchanges.

Research and education

The Faculty highly values the fertile interface between research, research training and education. All tenured faculty members teach in our  Bachelor and/or Master programmes. The Research Master Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts offers talented students the opportunity to qualify for a career in research.