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Transkulturelle Studien/ Kulturanthropologie [Transcultural Studies/ Cultural Anthropology] (Master of Arts)

Transkulturelle Studien/ Kulturanthropologie [Transcultural Studies/ Cultural Anthropology] (Master of Arts)

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The degree program Transcultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology focuses on local and trans-national cultural processes in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia from both a historical and and a contemporary-oriented perspective. Students expand knowledge gained from the empirical cultural analysis of day-to-day life in globalized societies and learn to apply ethnographical and historical methods on the basis of insights from cultural theory. Students learn to independently explore and research regions with their complex local systems and cultural diversity against the backdrop of supraregional, translocal, and global networks. Additionally, they learn to resolve in an analytical and interdisciplinary manner questions concerning processes and performances in the culture of everyday life and to adequately prepare their research results for a broader audience.

Of central significance here is the design of this program to be close to actual practice (e.g. close collaboration with regional museums and a teaching research project) and students’ freedom to set their own thematic priorities.

Possible lines of work:

Exhibitions, (curator work, guided tours, lending operations), museums/preservation of monuments and historic buildings/art dealing (galleries, auction houses), culture (administrative specialist e.g. in cultural institutions or municipal cultural affairs offices, internationally active organizations and companies (foundations, public authorities, non-governmental organizations, tourism industry), development collaboration, public relations, adult education, academia (research management, teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.), media/publishing

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