With its 20 colleges, 200+ graduate and professional programs, and numerous interdisciplinary centers, the University of Minnesota is a scholarly community of rich intellectual and creative exchange. Many departments and centers offer supporting coursework, lectures, publications, and activities of particular interest to GSD faculty and students.
Offers a rich array of graduate seminars in literary and cultural theory, discourse analysis, and film and media theory.
Promotes scholarship that pushes established boundaries while providing a rich and rigorous undergraduate and graduate education that asks students to view the worlds around them with a curious yet critical lens. Research and teaching interests include science, health, and environmental ethics; migration, race, and citizenship; collaboration, community, and feminist politics; race, class, and social inequities; sexuality, gender, and representation; globalization, culture, and power.
A focal point in North America for the study of Austria and Central European lands with a common Habsburg heritage. Promotes research, education, and training in the field. Sponsors annual international symposia on topics such as nationalist myths and pluralist realities in Central Europe; the causes and dynamics of nationalism, ethnic enmity and racism in Central-Eastern Europe; and dramatic and musical arts in Austrian and Central European society.
The Center for Early Modern History is a premier research, teaching, and resource center for studying the early modern world. The Center emphasizes a global and comparative approach and supports historical work drawing from a variety of disciplines, methodologies, and perspectives. CEMH collaborates with other centers and departments to coordinate interdisciplinary activities and graduate seminars on campus relating to the early modern period, and seeks to create scholarly connections between the University of Minnesota and other institutions. The Center also houses the new graduate minor in Early Modern Studies.
A joint venture of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Established in 1998 with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service. Supports interdisciplinary research, teaching, outreach, and education in areas related to Germany and the New Europe. Organizes conferences, symposia, workshops, and colloquia; supports visiting scholars. Faculty and graduate students at both universities also work together in funded research collaboratives that culminate in new interdisciplinary graduate seminars. Seminar topics have included ‘Anti-Semitism in Europe,' 'Gender, Genre, and Politics in the Transatlantic World, 1776-1989,’ and ‘Fascism and Its Legacies.’
Develops Holocaust education across Minnesota and in neighboring states. Through lectures and seminars, the center examines the phenomenon of genocide in earlier as well as more recent history. It also provides outreach to the media, curatorial consultation to museums, and curriculum development assistance for local schools.
Fosters research and encourages intellectual and creative engagement in the study of the historical, cultural, linguistic, ethnic, geographic, and religious diversity of the full range of peoples who identify themselves as Jewish. Supports interdisciplinary research, teaching, community outreach, and education in areas related to Jewish culture and history.
Encourages collegial interaction and scholarly collaboration in all areas of medieval studies. Offers master's and doctoral minors in medieval studies; also sponsors a publication series and colloquia, conferences, and workshops featuring distinguished visitors from around the world.
Supports coordinated programs of research, training, development, and dissemination of information related to second-language teaching, learning, and assessment. One of nine National Language Resource Centers, CARLA sponsors summer institutes for teachers, conferences and workshops, and a working papers series.
A federally funded national resource center for Western European area studies. Promotes and supports interdisciplinary inquiry and develops and coordinates initiatives that enrich teaching, research, and outreach related to Europe. Initiatives include a yearlong speakers series and annual European studies conferences.
Brings together artists, scientists, and scholars from within and outside the University to participate in public and intellectual exchanges across the fields of human endeavor. By doing this, the institute seeks to ignite creative, innovative, and profound research and discovery in the sciences, humanities, and the arts.
Fosters interdisciplinary faculty and graduate student research on global/international themes, organizes interdisciplinary faculty seminars, and serves as the coordinating unit for a range of campus centers and programs focused on global issues.