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19th Karlsruhe Dialogues

From 27 February until 1 March 2015 the 19. Karlsruhe Dialogues took place.

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Digital Archiving – Tasks and Implementation Strategies

November 14, 2014, 9-18 CET
The Center of Digtal Tradition (CODIGT) at ZAK organized a public symposium on the topic of ‘Digital Society and Cultural Memory’.

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Quo vadis, Turkey?
Quo vadis, Turkey?

On 10 December Peter Spuhler, Gizem A. Weber and Dr. Cengiz Günay discussed the topic "Quo vadis, Turkey? Scenarios and perspectives " in the ballroom of the Studentenhaus at KIT.

Colloquium Fundamentale
Digital Revolution

In the winter term 2014/15 the course of lectures Colloquium Fundamentale dedicated itself to the consequences of the digitalization for our society.

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e Installation

The E-Installation project aims to preserve media artworks from being forgotton. This is achieved by using telepresence technology and virtual reproduction.

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Anna Lindh Report 2014
Anna Lindh Report on Intercultural Trends 2014

Currently published: The "Anna Lindh Report on Intercultural Trends 2014" shows trends in the mutual perception of the citizens in the Euro-Mediterranean region and analyzes the development of attitudes related to intercultural coexistence.

To the Report

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The Critical Stage
The Critical Stage. Young Voices on Crucial Topics

Journalist Francesca Caferri contributes to the online publication of the ZAK with an article on “The Arab Spring as a Women’s Revolution”.

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ALF Euromed
The Mediterranean on the Spot: Encounters

In September and October 2014, the next series of events of the German Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation took place.

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A Concise Profile

The ZAK | Centre for Cultural and General Studies aims at interdisciplinarity. It contributes to communicate between the sciences and the humanities and mediates between science and society by means of specific projects on the basis of the university’s concept of structure and development.

Tasks and Goals:

  • Promoting interdisciplinary teaching at the university and the dissemination of knowledge following the tradition of the Liberal Arts
  • Facilitating student education in career-relevant key qualifications
  • Developing and offering innovative teaching and learning modules for interdisciplinary education
  • Intensifying the dialogue between different academics in the area of social impact and cultural change
  • Developing and organizing events intending to intensify the exchange between science and society
  • Researching framework requirements and megatrends in the range of competence acquirement from the perspective of cultural studies

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