About the Department

The Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK), founded on January 1st 2014, incorporates the two research and teaching areas of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Popular Culture Studies with the Ethnographic Museum, a university museum at the intersection of these two disciplines.

Numerous research projects, a wide range of courses offered at the BA, MA and doctorate level, and a museum make ISEK an attractive research and teaching institution.

At ISEK, eight professorships and 120 employees work under the management of a board of directors. Currently more than 900 students are supervised in the different study programs of the ISEK.

The ISEK is housed at three locations.