Collaborative Research Unit

Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenchap

Acronym
RCVC
Co-ordinator
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Indian languages
    • Humanities and the arts not elsewhere classified
Description
The Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap (RCVC) starts from the question what makes a difference between human beings into a cultural difference, rather than a social, psychological or biological difference. Many current theories in the social sciences and humanities transform non-Western cultures into variants of Western culture, with their own religion, belief system, norms and values. How can we study cultures and cultural differences in a different way? The focus of the research group concerns the comparative study of Europe and India in several domains: religion and tradition, politics and law, ethics and society, etc.