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Cultural Production & Social Justice


Project Description



Cultural Production and Social Justice explores the roles of the arts and humanities in creating a sustainable, because ethical, societal future. It is an “umbrella” project that critically examines, via a series of specific individual and collaborative research projects, the relationship between artistic production such as film, novels, poetry, performance, and social and epistemic justice.

Opportunistic cultural production can shore up prejudice and further injustice. Acknowledging that, the focus of this project is on how artistic work can open out new perspectives that destabilize prejudices and reveal new possibilities. What is the overlap of politics, ethics, and aesthetics?

Use the links to the left to find out more about researchers associated with the project, events, publications and resources.

Our current focus is primarily but not exclusively on the German-speaking world. We welcome contact from colleagues and graduate students in German Studies and other disciplines. To get in touch, email:

Cultural Production and Social Justice is funded by the Cambridge Schröder Fund. Associated projects are funded by the University of Bayreuth Humboldt Centre, and by a LMU-Cambridge Strategic Partnership award.




Latest News

Tiarks scholarship awardee won the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies

13 July 2021

Congratulations to Martin Lindner on the award of the Postgraduate Prize of the British Association of Jewish Studies for an essay on works by Anna Mitgutsch and Doron Rabinovici. Martin completed the ELAC MPhil this year, with a focus on German and supported by a Tiarks Scholarship.

Alumnus' book publication

28 June 2021

Congratulations to our alumnus - Tom Zille for the publication of his book 'Christian Felix Weiße the Translator. Cultural Transfer and Literary Entrepreneurship in the Enlightenment.' The book explores the singularly extensive output of Enlightenment translator, Christian Felix Weiße. Originated as an Optional...

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young

2 June 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Christopher Young who has won the North American Society of Sports History Anthologies Award for 2021 for his co-edited book 'The Whole World was Watching: Sport in the Cold War' (Stanford 2020) .

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