Cooperations with Research Institutions

Collaborative Research Center 626: Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits

The collaborative research centre on Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits has been working at the Freie Universität Berlin since January 2003. The overall objective of the CRC throughout the three funding periods has been the reciprocal exposition of (a) the concept of aesthetic experience, (b) the status of art and the aesthetic in the recent past and present, with comparative recourse to classical modernism and earlier epochs, and (c) the relationship of the arts to one another.

Dahlem Humanities Center

The Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC) has set itself the goal of comprising the most complete range of disciplines in the humanities to be found in Germany. At the same time, its mission is to foster networks at both the regional and the international level. In order to achieve this, it will launch a host of innovative programs and event series in close collaboration with its regional and international partner institutions.

Forum Transregionale Studien [Forum Transregional Studies]

The Forum Transregionale Studien is a Berlin-based research platform designed to promote research that connects systematic and region-specific questions in a perspective addressing entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural, and regional frames. The programs at the Forum aim to contribute to strengthening collaboration between researchers from different disciplines, institutional structures, and national or regional research traditions in and outside of Berlin.

Institute for Advanced Study Berlin

The Institute for Advanced Study Berlin offers internationally recognized researchers and promising younger scientists and scholars the opportunity to concentrate, free of constraints and duties, on work projects of their own choice for one academic year. The approximately forty Fellows comprise a temporary learning community characterized by diversity of discipline, by internationality, and by interculturality.

International Research Training Group: Interart Studies

The IRTG "InterArt" focuses on the promotion and encouragement of the next academic generation. PhD candidates come together with professors and postdoctoral researchers to discuss the IRTG’s major topic. They complete the doctoral program "Interart Studies" and are individually supervised and trained. The IRTG "Interart" has been a member of the Dahlem Research School of the FU Berlin since October 2009.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

The MPIWG in Berlin is one of eighty research institutes in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities administered by the Max Planck Society. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science investigate how new categories of thought, proof, and experience have emerged in the centuries-long interaction between the sciences and their ambient cultures.

The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre

The project funded by the European Research Council systematically explores the field of current forms of applied theatre, which set in motion constructive social processes while upholding theatre’s aesthetic claim. Theatre with clear social, political, or economic aims is experiencing an unprecedented boom. The study analyses this cross-cultural trend against the background of new theories of the aesthetics of performances and rehearsal processes. In four sub-projects – Theatre in Education, Theatre in Conflict Zones, Theatre as Therapy, and Corporate Theatre –, it aims to show how aesthetic, political, and ethical aspects interact in the practice of applied theatre.

Zentrum Moderner Orient

The Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) is the only German research institute devoted to an interdisciplinary and comparative study of the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia from a historical perspective. Current research focuses on the interaction between predominantly Muslim societies and their relations with non-Muslim neighbours.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung