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Department of Cultural Anthropology / Cultural History

Volkskunde (Cultural Anthropology) aims to understand how humans are connected to one another and their environments. Cultural History attempts to identify humanities progression over time. Cultural Anthropology and Cultural History provide a viable perspective to analyze culture in its historical and present dimensions​.
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Interested in studying Cultural Anthropology/ Cultural History? Our digital booth will soon be opened as part of the University Information Days!
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Studying Cultural Anthropology/ Cultural History imparts knowledge of cultural diversity, difference and identity. This happens through practical, research-based learning and stimulating, community-building thought and discussion processes.

Developing an understanding of the analysis of social and cultural phenomena and conflicts in historical and contemporary contexts is one of the core objectives. A genuine unique feature of our course at the FSU Jena? The balanced combination of Cultural Anthropology  (Empirical Cultural Studies) and Cultural History. 

Study Projects

Spielende Kinder Grafik
PLAYING! The history of children's games in Thuringia
SPIELEND! Ein Projektseminar zur Geschichte von Kinderspielen in...


20 Apr 2021
Invitation: Thinking things. Transdisciplinary approaches to material culture.
Einladung zur Ringvorlesung "Dinge denken"/
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Plakat Vorlesungsreihe Dnge Denken
20 Apr 2021
RESEARCH ON RESEARCH Methodological Approaches and Empirical Challenges in the Digital Age. Ethnography Meets Artificial Intelligence
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Plakat Research on Research
20 Apr 2021
15th dgv Doctoral Student Conference - Dgv-Doktorand*innentagung 2021​
October 15th to 17th 2021/ Call for Papers
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