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Annual Research Focus

The main focus of the institute is on the intersection of cultural and social studies issues. The aim is to make the socio-political relevance of research in the cultural studies accessible to a broad public. The guiding question is the scope of the humanities in the global age, which is to be differentiated and critically discussed at the institute according to different annual themes. In its first phase (2021-2025), the Auerbach Institute will be directed by the literary scholar Anja Lemke. The following annual focuses have been set by her: