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12   Faculty for the Study of Culture


Dean′s Office

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room D 107
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 23 31
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 39 69


The Faculty for the Study of Culture comprises a variety of disciplines which are based on historico-philological, archaeological, anthropological, ethnological, and sociological methodologies, and is dedicated in particular to the investigation of Mediterranean, South-East European, and Asian cultures (Near and Middle East, South and East Asia). The historical periods covered by the Faculty’s courses and programs extend from prehistoric to modern times. The range of sources available for analysis therefore extends from archaeological finds to literature, and from the visual arts to contemporary and new forms of cultural expression that shape the modern, multicultural world we live in.

The designation of the Faculty reflects the fact that both the variety of historico-cultural research topics and diversity of multidisciplinary approaches are based on the scientific conviction that particular artefacts, texts, languages, social, cultural and religious formations, can best be understood within the qualitative conceptual framework of the study of culture.The broad scope of research and teaching hosted by the Faculty for the Study of Culture is supplemented by a network of renowned museums and extramural research facilities (such as the Bavarian State Library, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities) located in Munich. In addition, our many co-operations and partnership programs, both nation-wide and international, underline the Faculty’s status as a highly diversified center of scholarship dedicated to the study of culture in its broadest and richest sense.