The Master program in Transcultural History enables students to study selected regions of the world in greater depth, across epochs and cultures. The aim is to discuss world-historical concepts and at the same time to explore the particular national and regional historical developments.
The Erfurt concept of a "History of World Regions" is based on a double insight: The world proves to be a global network of relationships and at the same time an ensemble of manifoldly differentiated spaces. The interaction of the Erfurt professorships refers to the fact that the cultures and world regions under consideration have always been characterized by interaction and exchange as well as by exclusion and conflict. The aim is to sharpen our awareness of the dynamic tensions of globalisation, which is determined by the dissolution of boundaries and interdependence on the one hand, and regionalisation and containment on the other.
That is why the study of history in Erfurt is designed to transcend epochs and compare cultures. It makes use of a diverse range of cultural and social science theories and methods, with particular emphasis on the perspectives of historical anthropology and a spatial analytical approach.
Our graduates work in the following professional fields:
- in international cultural, political and scientific institutions
- in research
- in archives, libraries or museums
- in the communication of historical knowledge in the media and the public
The recommended application period for the Master's programme Transcultural History is from 1 January to 15 July for the winter semester and for the summer semester from 1 November to 15 January. *) **)
*) If your application is received by 15 July or 15 January, the University of Erfurt will endeavour to inform you of the admission decision promptly after reviewing your application. By accepting the place, you can enrol immediately.
**) If we do not receive your application until after the recommended deadline of 15 September or 15 March at the latest, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed promptly; the last time decisions on admission are made is in the week before the start of lectures.
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