CRiSS – Contemporary Research in Social Sciences

CRiSS is a recurring lecture series organised by the Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. Members from all of the faculty's disciplines - Communication Science, Educational Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sports Science - present their current research projects and provide an insight into their research activities. The lectures are held in English to also enable an international exchange - with international students as well as visiting researchers.


Summer Term 2019

Again, a great variety of topics will be covered, including mistrust in mainstream news, islamophobia, sustainability education, Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox and the new media, electromagnetic fields and the nocebo effect, sexual politics, cost overruns of Olympic Games, europeanization of football, bots and human identity, dysfunctional thinking, and more.


The detailed programme will be published soon!


Interdisciplinary lecture series in summer term 2019:
Wednesdays, 18:00-19:30, Georg Forster Building, room 01-731

Accompanying tutorial on science communication:
Wednesdays, 16:15-17:45, Georg Forster Building, room 01-731


Course registration:

JGU-students: Please register via JOGU-StINe:
Course catalogue - Summer Semester 2019 - Faculty 02 - Interdisciplinary Courses

If you cannot apply for CRiSS within any regular module of your study Programme (mostly those are called "Zusatzqualifikationen" or someting like that), you can always apply via "Studium Generale".

International students: Please register with the form you get during the InfoDays.




CRiSS-Programme 2018

CRiSS-Programme 2017