Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities?
Euroculture offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's program is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MA program will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society.
With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.
Our Euroculture staff conducts various research projects in the interdisciplinary field of Euroculture, also within larger projects with the partner universities of the consortium.
The first book in Euroculture Studies published in May 2013
"Europe – Space for transcultural Existence" is the first of a new series of publications “Studies in Euroculture”. The book is jointly edited by Janny de Jong and Margriet van der Waal (Groningen) and Martin Tamcke and Lars Klein (Göttingen). The publisher is Göttingen University Press.
The articles in this publication explore different dimensions of the field of Euroculture: it includes topics such as cosmopolitanism, cultural memory and traumatic past(s), colonial heritage, democratization, and Europeanization as well as the concept of (European) identity in various disciplinary contexts such as law and the social sciences.
The book is available in print and as an online publication.
During the master's program students acquire knowledge in the Euroculture field of research and conduct their own research. These research projects are integrated into the methodology course, the research seminars as well as the master's thesis. Students opting for the Research Track will be trained in writing a Ph.D. application (Eurocompetence III).
The department encourages students to participate in many conferences and symposia in the area of Euroculture and European Studies. The Programme's own main event is the Intensive Programme, a 7-day summer school where all students present their own papers. Since the 2010 IP, the best student papers have been published annually.
Janny de Jong (Department of History)
James Leigh (Department of History of Government & Politics in modern times, Department of Euroculture)
Herman Voogsgeerd (Department of International Relations and International Organization)
Margriet van der Waal (Department of History of Government & Politics in modern times, Department of Euroculture)
Senka Neuman-Stanivukovic (Department of International Relations and International Organization)
Marek Neuman (Department of International Relations and International Organization)
Joop Koopmans (Department of History)
Ron Holzhacker (Department of International Relations and International organization)