Project Information

Australian Studies Online is a collaborative project funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia that seeks to establish an inter-and transdisciplinary master’s programme within the humanities.

In collaboration with the Universities of Aachen, Duisburg-Essen, Düsseldorf and Münster, we at the University of Cologne are currently developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative digital teaching formats and materials.

The online Australian Studies master’s programme, which will be offered starting in summer term 2024, addresses historical developments, contemporary challenges, and future visions in the context of Australia.

Digital Courses Offered at the Five German Partner Universities in Winter 23/24:

Prof. Dr. Dany Adone

Lecture: Environmental Justice and Linguistics
Seminar: Language and Environment

Dr. Victoria Herche 

Seminar: Introduction to Australian Cinema

Leonie John 

Seminar: (Anti)Nuclear Literature

David Kern

Seminar: Indigenous Climate Fiction

Friederike Zahn

Seminar: Heritage Languages

Bianca Schüller

Seminar: New Developments in Aboriginal Fiction

Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer 

Lecture: Australian Literature
Seminar: Exploring Australia
Seminar: Decolonising the Museum

Bettina Burger

Seminar: Migration in Visual Narratives

Prof. Dr. Mark Stein

Seminar: Writing Australia: Indigenous, migrant, and post/colonial short stories

Dr. Felipe Espinoza Garrido

Übung: Australian Cinema

Current Events and Milestones

  • Participants ZOOM Workshop A

Meet the Teams:

RWTH Aachen University

The Team at RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Jan Alber
Bianca Schüller

University of Duisburg-Essen

The Team at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer

Lena Busch

HHU Düsseldorf

The Team at HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Birgit Neumann

Tina Burger
Lucas Mattila

Theodora Charalambous

WWU Münster

The Team at WWU Münster

Prof. Dr. Mark Stein

Dr. Felipe Espinoza Garrido

Rita Maricocchi
Yashka Chavan


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