Welcome to the Institute of Cultural Studies!


Under the umbrella of the Department of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, the University of the Bundeswehr Munich has established a transdisciplinary study program in Cultural Studies (B.A. / M.A.) with six core professorships. The program’s subject is the scientific analysis of cultural phenomena from a historical and socio-scientific point of view. The focus is placed on the manifold relations between Africa, the Mediterranean region and Europe. Students acquire fundamental knowledge of cultural theory and are trained comprehensively in cultural-scientific methods. Practice-oriented knowledge of religion, society, culture and legal norms of these regions are just as important as a profound language training (Arabic and French).


The program offers deep insights into the cultural history of these transregional interdependencies and imparts knowledge in the field of religious studies with a special emphasis on Islam. In addition, the course focuses on the dynamics of migration and flight as well as the phenomenon of the protection of cultural properties in times of peace and war. Finally, the comparative analysis of political cultures of order and action and their interactions is a further focal point, which is of particular relevance not only from a social and security policy perspective, but also in the reflection of colonial and post-colonial power relations.


The first year started their studies in autumn 2022. The institute has a total of six professorships, which cover various cultural and regional aspects and work together on a transdisciplinary basis.



Prof. Dr. Eva Blome (deputy professor since 01.10.2023 - Cultural Theory)

Prof. Dr. Lando Kirchmair (deputy professor since 1.4.2020 - National and International Public Law with a Focus on the Protection of Cultural Heritage)

Prof. Dr. Robert Langer (Study of Religions with special focus: Islam)

Prof. Dr. Jakob Krais (Modern Cultural History of North Africa)

Prof. Dr. Johara Berriane (Refugee, Migration and Mobility Studies)

Prof. Dr. Martin Welz (Comparative Studies of Political Culture)

Contact us

Research assistant:

Lisa Kammermeier, M.A.
E-Mail: lisa.kammermeier@unibw.de
Tel.: +49 (0)89 6004-2409
Building 33, Room 2251



Heidi Stein
E-Mail: heidi.stein@unibw.de
Tel.: +49 (0)89 6004-3963
Building 33, Room 3111

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  • 1: Lisa Kammermeier
  • 3: Heidi Stein