DFG funded Research Projects: Research grants enable individuals who have completed their academic training to conduct at any time research projects with clearly defined topics and durations, regardless of the subject.
DramaNet: The DramaNet Project, funded by an ERC Advanced Grant, seeks to investigate early modern European drama and its global dissemination through the theoretical conceptualisation of the cultural net.
Einstein Visiting Fellowships: "Einstein Visiting Fellows" are international top scientists who enrich the excellent areas of the Berlin-based sciences through their expertise. Their long-term incorporation into the scientific scenery of Berlin enhances the global visibility of the centre of science that is Berlin. Read more on the homepage of the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
Interweaving Performance Cultures: Established in August 2008, the International Research Center investigates the Interweaving of Cultures in Performance in the broadest sense. The topic refers to the whole range of processes and phenomena in which different cultures meet through performance, continuously producing various and specific differences, thus profundly questioning fixed concepts of cultural identity.
TEEME: TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic).
Travelling Traditions: Travelling Traditions is a research field of Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME), a research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien that attempts to lift the literatures of the Near and Middle East out of the circumscribed disciplinary frameworks of both Area Studies and national philology, and insert them into a comparative critical framework that sees texts and traditions as dynamic, worldly products circulating across geographical, historical and cultural borders. As such, the project will examine questions of translation, canonicity and the formation of national traditions, as well as the varieties of textual practices shared by what are often reified as discrete and stable civilizational zones (West/East; European/Islamic).
Zukunftsphilologie: "Zukunftsphilologie" puts hitherto marginalized pre-colonial science from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europa into a new perspective and pursues unattended branches of philological research. By means of a PostDoc program, a seminar series, scientific meetings and winter academies, the integration of Berlin-based research institutions and universities of the philological sector shall be strengthened, as well as scientists coming from or working on different regions be brought in contact.