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Study Groups

The study groups are small thematically-focused working groups within the Graduate School. They are oriented on the School’s thematic research programme and the specific needs of the doctoral students and their respective projects. The study groups bring together our members based both in Munich and Regensburg.

Since the School covers a wide variety of research topics, the purpose of the study groups is to bring together researchers working on similar projects. Each study group is supervised by at least two members of the School’s teaching staff.

The groups operate as workshops in which doctoral students can present their work in progress and tackle problems which arise during the course of their research. They also act as forums in which questions of methodology and theory may be discussed.

At the invitation of the group leader, advanced master students - especially those who complete the Honours Master's Programme East European Studies - can also take part in the study groups.

Study groups can organise workshops and seminars according to their requirements.
Currently, the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies has the following study groups:

Literature - Narrativity - Discourse

Social Sorting


Former groups:

Migration, Transfers, Cultural Contact


Commemorative Culture and Mental Maps

Culture, Meaning, Orientation

Knowledge, Space, Environment

Construction, Translation and Lifting Borders in Art and Literature

Emmy Noether Junior Research Group 'Ordering Diversity'

International Research Training Group (IRTG) “Religious cultures in 19th and 20th-century Europe”