German Language and Literature, Department
Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam
Institut für Germanistik
- Am Neuen Palais 10
- 14469 Potsdam
- Phone: +49 331 977-4215
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Special features regarding teachingResearch-, practice-oriented and interdisciplinary and methodologically demanding seminars (practice module: ‘Archive, book culture and institutions of literature in German’, ‘Cultural contact, literary transfer and interdisciplinarity’), including with a digital orientation; international cooperation arrangements; comparative Germanic orientation; interdisciplinary associations and networks (e.g. Early Modernity Centre [Frühneuzeitzentrum], campus schools); extensive opportunities for further education in teaching for lecturers; practical and empirical work; outstanding support ratio.
Special features regarding the international orientationDevelopment of "blended mobility" teaching concepts, particularly in the framework of the Erasmus+ Strategic University Partnerships ‘Media Practices of the Enlightenment’ (2016-2019, with the universities of Bordeaux, Riga and Tartu), the Erasmus+ Strategic University Partnership ‘The Future of Cultural Heritage in Modern Europe’ (2019-2022, with the universities of Krakow, Bologna, Riga, Athens, Bordeaux, Luxembourg, Copenhagen); Institute partnership in Germanic studies Potsdam-Tartu; Part-time pursuit of Germanic studies for foreign students of German language and literature; Erasmus partnerships (currently 10 countries).
Special features regarding the equipmentAccess to the database information system in the section for German Studies, Dutch Philology, Scandinavian Studies; in the German as a foreign language/German as a second language field, access to specific digital databases and collections of texts available in print, as well as self-created corpora; in the German linguistics/language usage field, access to specific audiovisual corpora (e.g. LEKI, KIKi, StudI); Eye-tracking laboratory under development.
Special features regarding research activitiesDigital Humanities; Computational Literary Studies; Subproject on ‘Philology’ in the BMBF research project ‘FoLD. Research | Learning. Digital:; Close cooperation with cultural institutions and literary archives; Comparative Germanic orientation in areas of research focus and projects; Trilateral research conferences (e.g. France, Italy); Linguistic research projects; Participation in research groups on language contact; Multilingualism Research; DFG project on ‘Interactional Linguistics’ (national & international university cooperation arrangements).
Other special featuresCounselling towards degree completion.
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/germanistik/institut/professuren-und-arbeitsgebiete
Information on access restrictionshttps://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/studium/studienangebot/bachelor/zwei-fach-bachelor/germanistik
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