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Structured doctoral programs at Faculty of Philosophy I

24. Jul 2023

IMPRS “Global Multiplicity: A Social Anthropology for the Now”

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Ursula Rao, coordinator: Dr. Patrick Desplat (funding 2023-2029)

The topics of the research school respond to the current challenges faced by people around the world: climate change, environmental destruction, and species extinction; health crises; social inequality and the legacies of colonial rule; geopolitical tensions, nationalism, wars and civil wars. The vehemence and simultaneity of these phenomena has resulted in an increased sense of crisis everywhere in the world. This leads to a prolonged, intensive debate about what these changes mean, how to shape the future, and who bears the responsibility for doing so. While investigating processes of societal change and transformation has always been a key concern of the social sciences, there is still much that is not yet known about how reactions to current global transformations differ regionally and how they influence one another. The IMPRS doctoral students will therefore dedicate themselves to investigating the strategies and paradigms that people are developing to grapple with the challenges of the present. [read more]


•    Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
•    Leipzig University
•    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

22. Jan 2020

Doctoral program “Languages – Texts – Society. Interpreting Asia and Europe”

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Ralf Elger, Prof. Dr. Christian Oberländer, coordinator: NN

The doctoral program supports research work which, on the basis of philological as well as humanities, cultural and social science findings, theories and methods, deals with texts from different language areas, cultures and epochs, with regard to their cultural and social relevance. The methods used in the doctoral theses cover a broad spectrum (discourse analysis, editing, sociology of literature, media analysis, source criticism, structural analysis, text-immanent interpretation, recognition of historical contexts, etc.) and include in particular analysis using digital technology. The diversity of the cultures and linguistic genres dealt with is intended to ensure that overcoming the European horizon does not lead to thinking in simple dichotomies (“East” and “West” etc.). [read more]

The doctoral programme “Languages – Texts – Society. Interpreting Asia and Europe” is an interdisciplinary course of study in the field of philological and regional science-oriented humanities. It aims to convey philological methods as central instruments of cultural and social science analysis and is offered by the Oriental Institute at MLU. website

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