In 2007, the Year of the Humanities, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched an innovative funding format: the International Research Centers in the Humanities, which today bear the name of the literary theorist Käte Hamburger.
Ten Käte Hamburger Centers have since been set up at German universities, where they conduct interdisciplinary research into a diverse range of topics, such as religion, media philosophy, performance and legal cultures, work or the environment. Not only have they become firmly established at their individual locations, they have also built up extensive networks and partnerships on regional, national and global levels.
More information about the Käte Hamburger Centers – international cutting-edge research in the humanities - can be found in this Brochure of the BMBF here.
Between 2007 and 2011, an international panel of experts selected a total of ten »Käte Hamburger Collegia« on the following topics: