Culture is a term that has a variety of meanings, describing the "lifeworlds" on the one hand, as well as the intellectual spheres on the other. Recent years have seen increasing questioning of the meaning of "culture", both with respect to cultural differences and competition for resources to fund so-called "high culture".
The institutes listed here focus particularly on one of these two areas: on culture in the sense of cultural policy and how it can best be positioned and managed, and on questions concerning the importance of interculturalism and the universality of values and rules.

Humanities Centre for Eastern Central European History and Culture (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, GWZO)

history and culture of the area between the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, and the Adriatic from the early middle ages to the presentMore ...

Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Techniques (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, HZK)

theoretical and historical concepts of cultural technique, collection and analysis of "technical images," analysis and presentation of scientific collectionsMore ...

Institute for Museum Research (Institut für Museumsforschung, IfM)

museum statistics, visitor research, European projects, museum management, museum documentation, museum technology, new media, museum didactics, museum lawMore ...

Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, KWI)

memory culture, interculturality, climate and culture, culture of responsibilityMore ...

Center for Intercultural Studies (Zentrum für Interkulturelle Studien, ZIS)

interculturality, migration, cultural contacts and cultural conflictsMore ...
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Centre for Cultural Research (Zentrum für Kulturforschung, ZfKf)

cultural policy, cultural education, culture industries, situation of artistsMore ...
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Centre for Mediterranean Studies (Zentrum für Mittelmeerstudien)

Migration, Umwelt, Politik, Religion, Archäologie, Geschichte und Kultur des Mittelmeerraums, internationale und nationale MittelmeerforschungMore ...