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Modern and Contemporary Studies

The cluster focuses on the regional, national and global interactions and crossovers between different artistic practices and media; between ‘high’ and popular culture (but with a clear accent on the ‘high’); and between textual and visual culture in all kinds of societal and scholarly domains.

The Modern and Contemporary Period cluster takes the late 18th century as its starting point and focuses on artistic and cultural practices, especially art, literature and modern visual and oral media (such as photography, radio, film, theatre, street performances, new media art). 

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