Transformations in European Societies

Societies and social spaces change constantly, and certainly not just since people have started talking about globalization. This means that profound cultural transformations are a constant throughout history. Historical and contemporary processes and phenomena linked to these transformations lie at the heart of the research agenda of our doctoral program, which deals mainly with European societies even though the transformations occur in global contexts.

The program offers conferences and workshops as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas with doctoral students and supervisors from seven other universities. It is a joint project of European Ethnology as well as Cultural and Social Anthropology institutes and departments at the universities of Basel, Copenhagen, Edinburgh (Heriot Watt), Graz, Inverness (University of the Highlands and Islands), Munich (Ludwig Maximilian University), Murcia, Tel Aviv, and Zagreb.