- Media culture.
- Cultural heritage.
- Cultural ecology.
- Information society.
- Performativity in culture.
Institute of Culture Studies
The Institute’s research is conducted especially in the fields of:
- film studies and new media, cyberculture, digital humanities, intermediality issues, anthropology and media design, multimedia education, analysis of cultural reality after automation – in the era when cybernetics replaces philosophy, and artificial intelligence sets the directions of technologisation,
- cultural heritage, historical models of life and the values of existing culture, theoretical reflection focused on issues related to culture and civilisation, diagnosis of the contemporary human condition in the context of post-industrial and post-humanistic practices, area research (e.g. political and cultural borderlands),
- cultural phenomena taking place in ecosystems based on the one hand on the harmonious functioning of humans with the natural environment (e.g. mountain areas), and, on the other hand, on the phenomena occurring within post-industrial areas,
- the quality of information and its impact on the health of users (information hygiene), information barriers and practices to overcome them, focusing on the information user as a stakeholder of information, science and culture institutions,
- information quality and its impact on users’ health (information hygiene), information barriers and practices to overcome them, with a focus on the information user as a stakeholder in information, science, and cultural institutions.
- the performance phenomenon and its presence in various spheres of life (artistic, religious, socio-political, entertainment) – research is related to the trends observed in the field of humanities as a result of the performative turn.