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  • Stiftungsgastprofessur der FONTE-Stiftung zur Förderung des geisteswissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses im Sommersemester 2021 für Frau Dr. Claudia Jacobi

    Dünne, Jörg, Prof. Dr. (Head of Department)

    Duration of Project: 04/2021 - 09/2021

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    Die (halbe) Stiftungsgastprofessur Im Bereich Romanische Literaturen des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit umfasst die Lehre am Institut für Romanistik im Sommersemester 2021 im Umfang von zwei Lehrveranstaltungen; sie bietet darüber hinaus die Mög ...

  • „...wir sagen ab der internationalen Gelehrtenrepublik“? – Internationale akademische Beziehungen Deutschlands von 1933 bis 1945: Wissenschaftliche Transfer- und Kooperationspraktiken zwischen Autarkie- und Hegemonieansprüchen am Beispiel der Philosophie und Philologie

    Danneberg, Lutz, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / History of German Studies)

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 01/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Eine kritische Einstellung zur ,Internationalität‘ gehört zu einem der Kernaspekte der in Deutschland zwischen 1933 und 1945 propagierten Wissenschaftsauffassung: An die Stelle selbstverständlicher internationaler Austausch- und Kooperationsbeziehung ...

  • 0,5 FONTE-Stiftungsgastprofessur für Frau Dr. Antje Wittstock

    Kämper-van den Boogaart, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Head of Department)

    Duration of Project: 10/2020 - 09/2021

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen
  • Siegfried Unseld Gastprofessur Anna Bikont

    Frank, Susanne, Prof. Dr. (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 09/2017

    Financer: Mischfinanzierung - Privat

    Gastprofessur in Kooperation mit dem Suhrkamp Verlag für Autoren aus Mittel- und Osteuropa zur Unterstützung der Lehre in den MA-Studiengängen "Kulturen Mittel- und Osteuropas" und "Europäische Literaturen"

  • Kämper-van den Boogaart, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Head of Department)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 06/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Das seit Juni 2016 von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderte und nun um 18 Monate verlängerte Projekt rekonstruiert ein brisantes, aber erst in Ansätzen erschlossenes Feld in der Wissenschaftsge-schichte des 20. Jahrhunderts: Fokussiert auf ...

  • AvH-Stipendiatin Prof. Christiane Frey

    Vogl, Joseph, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature and Cultural Studies / Media)

    Duration of Project: 06/2018 - 11/2019

    Financer: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    AvH-Betreuerzuschuss

  • Kraß, Andreas, Prof. Dr. (Early German Literature / Literature of the High Middle Ages)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 02/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
  • Formen der Interaktion. Diskurskonstellationen der Biotechnik zwischen Lebenswissenschaften, Raumwissenschaften und Anthropologie 1900-1940

    Cheung, Tobias, PD Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 09/2015 - 09/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)
  • Phantasie an der Macht. Literarische und politische Autorschaft im heutigen Russland

    Frank, Susanne, Prof. Dr. (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 12/2018 - 11/2019

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    Das Projekt hinterfragt radikal diejenigen diskursiven Zuschreibungen und Dichotomien, die in den literatursoziologischen Untersuchungen in der Regel als selbstverständlich angenommen werden. Dies betrifft vor allem die Grenze zwischen ästhetischer A ...

  • Erzählöknomie und Identitätskrise. Der russische ethnographische Roman 1860-1890

    Kaminskij, Konstantin, Dr. (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 09/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)
  • Gehrmann, Susanne, Prof. Dr. phil. (African Literatures and Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 02/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    After 2000, the presence of African child soldiers in media and artistic discourse in the global North as well as in African and Afro-diasporic cultural productions is extremely pervasive. This project aims at a thorough critical discussion of litera ...

  • Gehrmann, Susanne, Prof. Dr. phil. (African Literatures and Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 10/2015 - 02/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    After 2000, the presence of African child soldiers in media and artistic discourse in the global North as well as in African and Afro-diasporic cultural productions is extremely pervasive. This project aims at a thorough critical discussion of litera ...

  • Anti-Academicism

    Felsch, Philipp, Prof. Dr. (History of Human Sciences)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 06/2017

    Financer: Berlin/ Sonstige
  • Augustus' religious legitimisation in the mirror of Ovid's Fasti

    Sterbenc Erker, Darja, PD Dr. (Latin Studies)

    Duration of Project: 06/2014 - 05/2019

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    The project analyses the literary representation of Augustan religion in Ovid's Fasti. The religious-historical background is shaped by the Augustan renewal of religion. New rituals served Augustus to display and legitimate his power and exceptional ...

  • CRC 626/3: Poetics of Improbability

    Vogl, Joseph, Prof. Dr. phil. (Collaborative Research Centres - Participations)

    Duration of Project: 01/2011 - 12/2014

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich - Beteiligungen

    In modernity the poetological status of improbability is linked with an experience of increased contingency. This status does manifest itself as a test on the stability of existing orders of knowledge. Using the works of Alexander Kluge and Hubert Fi ...

  • Cultural Producers in the Eurasia Region Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Series of Online Seminars

    Frank, Susanne, Prof. Dr. (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 12/2020

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    Cultural institutions and individual cultural producers worldwide have been severely affected the Covid-19 pandemic. The post-Soviet countries are no exception: theatres and bookshops have had to close; artists and musicians have lost revenue. The se ...

  • Dünne, Jörg, Prof. Dr. (Romance Literatures (Hispanic Literatures))

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 08/2019

    Financer: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    This project puts the focus on the theatrical production of the 1939 Republicanexiles, i.e. those who fled Spain at the end of the Civil War. In their texts, theseauthors provide theatrical depictions of the recent conflict they had lived. Thismakes ...

  • Doing Theory. Towards a History of an Epistemic Practice, 1960 - 1990

    Felsch, Philipp, Prof. Dr. (History of Human Sciences)

    Duration of Project: 11/2013 - 05/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In den Geisteswissenschaften, aber auch außerhalb der Universität hat das, was seit den 1960er Jahren im Kollektivsingular "Theorie" heißt, eine beispiellose Konjunktur erlebt - von Kritischer Theorie über Marxismus und (Post-)Strukturalismus bis zu ...

  • Eatern European Animation Between Art and Politics, 1945-1990

    Rogoff, Jana, Dr. (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 09/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Though commonly regarded as an apolitical medium, Eastern European animated film between 1945 and 1990 in fact manifests intense engagement in social and political critique. Its creators responded to major historical events such as WWII, the Soviet a ...

  • EXC 1027: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2012 - 10/2017

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Driven by the vision that Gestaltung is a fundamental mode of knowledge production, the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory developed a novel form of interdisciplinary research. Initiated by humanities sc ...

  • EXC 1027: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster
    Driven by the vision that “Gestaltung” is a fundamental mode of knowledge production, the Cluster
    of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory” developed a novel
    form of interdisciplinary research. Initiated by humanit ...
  • EXC 2025/1: Matters of Activity. Image Space Material

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2025

    Financer: DFG Exzellenzstrategie: Cluster

    A ground-breaking event of the 21st century is and will be the re-invention of the analogue in the digital age. Its core is a new active materiality which is beginning to transform research and everyday life. In the future, techniques will no longer ...

  • Excellence, Brilliance, Genius. History and Presence of Successful Figures of Knowledge

    Köhne, Julia Barbara, PD PD Dr. (Historic Anthropology and Gender Studies)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 03/2017

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    Excellency, Brilliance, Genius. Histoire and Presence of Successful Figures of Knowledge In the present-day academic scene, multiple notions of excellency and brilliance, creativity and innovation circulate - these termini mirror various facets of a ...

  • Female Retreat: Practices and Codifications of Productivity in Solitude

    Tippelskirch, Xenia, von Prof. Dr. (History of Renaissance)

    Duration of Project: 03/2018 - 12/2020

    Financer: Privat/ Mittelgeber Berlin

    Turbulenzen im Feld des Sozialen, Politischen, Religiösen oder in der Kunst haben in der Regel als gegensätzlich wahrgenommene Reaktionen zur Folge: Aufmerksamkeit, Einmischung, Protest, oder aber Rückzug, innere Emigration, (freiwillige) Isolation. ...

  • Fictitious Anthologies in (Post-)Modern Bulgarian Literature: The Creation of the Canon as Art

    Schmidt, Henrike, Dr. (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 11/2020

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Fictitious anthologies simulate the collecting of representative works or masterpieces by inventing them and mystifying the authorship. They use the normative authority of the meta-genre of anthology to propagate and canonize individual stylistic dir ...

  • Gender and Religion: Reception of the antiquity

    Sterbenc Erker, Darja, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of Project: 01/2013 - 06/2015

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    Das Geschlecht ist keine anthropologische Konstante, welche immer gleich bleibt, sondern wird in jeder Gesellschaft und Kultur neu definiert und mit unterschiedlichen Bedeutungen besetzt. Nicht nur in verschiedenen Kulturen und historischen Epochen w ...

  • HERA JRP – Uses of the Past (UP) CRUSEV

    Kraß, Andreas, Prof. Dr. (Early German Literature / Literature of the High Middle Ages)

    Duration of Project: 07/2016 - 11/2019

    Financer: BMBF
    The European research project is being carried out together with the UK (Edinburgh), Spain and Poland. It is funded for three years as part of the HERA Programme “Uses of the Past” (2016-2019).
    At the center of the research project “Cruising the Sev ...
  • ISAP Exchange Program between HU-Berlin and UN La Plata (Argentina)

    Dünne, Jörg, Prof. Dr. (Romance Literatures (Hispanic Literatures))

    Duration of Project: 08/2019 - 07/2021

    Financer: DAAD

    The exchange program between HU Berlin and Universidad Nacional de La Plata is funded by the DAAD and gives the opportunity of a five-month stay at the partner university for groups of three German and three Argentinian students per academic year (Ge ...

  • Jewish Homosexual Modernism in the German Speaking World and in Mandatory Palestine/Israel

    Kraß, Andreas, Prof. Dr. (Early German Literature / Literature of the High Middle Ages)

    Duration of Project: 01/2020 - 12/2022

    Financer: Einstein Stiftung Berlin
    The project is a cooperation between Humboldt-University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. It is funded by Einstein Foundation Berlin from January 2020 to December 2022.
    The project puts forward the thesis that between 1890 and 1945 a corpus of li ...
  • Literary Sympathy

    Lobsien, Verena, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern English Literature)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 09/2018

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    Everybody knows that sympathy connects and moves people. This truism not only rests on a number of complex assumptions and a long history: sympathy also lies at the root of aesthetic experience. If literary texts are to realize their potential in tak ...

  • Loyalties and Disloyalties in the Balkans During and After the Fall of the Ottoman Order

    Voß, Christian, Prof. Dr. (South Slavic Languages and Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 01/2014 - 11/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    This project explores the fundamental change in the dynamics of societal patterns that took place in the Balkans after the fall of the Ottoman order and the establishment of national states, through an analysis of two case studies that remain controv ...

  • Media change and intermediality in Togolese cultures

    Gehrmann, Susanne, Prof. Dr. phil. (African Literatures and Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 01/2013 - 12/2016

    Financer: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    Theories of intermediality, which examine the interactions and overlaps of media codes in various cultural expressions and communication processes, have become an integral part of research in the humanities over the past 20 years. With regard to Afri ...

  • Mind Reading als Cultural Technique: A Retrospective Approach to the Imaginary of Digital Media

    Kassung, Christian, Prof. Dr. phil. (Cultural Techniques and History of Knowledge)

    Duration of Project: 05/2016 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In parapsychology, the ability to gain information about others’ thoughts through extrasensory perception is called mind reading. Since this term was introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century, however, it has been employed in very diffe ...

  • Mobilizing the Self

    Klepper, Martin, Prof. Dr. phil. (Literature and Culture of North America)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 10/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The concept of mobility has a crucial function in the United States, both as a mythopoetic device and as central element of the national metanarratives. Its physical, social, and economic threads of meaning contribute to discourses such as the Fronti ...

  • Performative dilettantism: The pilot project of Belarusian literature (1840-50s)

    Ananka, Yaraslava, (East Slavic Literatures und Cultures)

    Duration of Project: 02/2020 - 08/2023

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    In den nordwestlichen Provinzen des Russischen Kaiserreichs entstehen in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts einige translinguale polnisch-weißrussische Texte, in denen ein neuer Diskurs – „Weißrussland“ – zunächst utopisch und selbstironisch entworfen wi ...

  • Pilot project AIDS-Archive

    Kraß, Andreas, Prof. Dr. (Early German Literature / Literature of the High Middle Ages)

    Duration of Project: 07/2014 - 07/2015

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    The AIDS Archive is a pilot project of the Research Center for the Cultural History of Sexuality in collaboration with the Humboldt University Library (Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum) that aims to establish a basis for a collection on the cultural h ...

  • PP 2207: What Matters? Key Passages in Literary Works (SP)

    Martus, Steffen, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature of the 18th to the Present)

    Duration of Project: 04/2020 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    This explorative project deals with the identification and characterization of key passages in literary works. We understand key passages as passages that are particularly important to expert readers when interpreting texts. Why do interpreting schol ...

  • PPP Frankreich 2019 Phase I "Behavioural Matter"

    Ribault, Patricia, Prof. Dr. (Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2020

    Financer: DAAD
    Built from the two projects Matters of Activity and Behavioral Objects, our research project
    Behavioral Matter intends to question the notion of behavior with regards to matter and
    materials, objects and techniques, and to create new processes, new ...
  • Research platform „Literary field GDR“: authors, works, networks Pilot study: The students of the Institute of Literature „Johannes R. Becher“ Leipzig

    Martus, Steffen, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature of the 18th to the Present)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The project heuristically draws upon research on GDR literature viewed from the perspective of Bourdieu’s notion of literary field and, perspectively, aims at a complete coverage of this field. For this purpose, it is necessary to 1.) collect data fo ...

  • Revis(ualis)ing Intersectionality

    Haschemi Yekani, Elahe, Prof. Dr. (English and American Literature and Culture (Postcolonial Studies))

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 06/2022

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    Taking the visual sphere as its starting point, "Revis(ualis)ing Intersectionality" interrogates how a focus on visuality might help to come up with methodologies that move beyond the binary to revise some of the premises of intersectionality as a re ...

  • RTG 2130/1: Minor Cosmopolitanisms

    Römhild, Regina, Prof. Dr. (European Ethnology IV)

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 12/2021

    The RTG Minor Cosmopolitanisms works to establish new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project beyond its Eurocentric legacies. It attempts to overcome a divide between ‘major’ sociological and philosophical readings of cosmopolita ...

  • RTG 2190/1: The Literary and Epistemic History of Small Forms

    Vogl, Joseph, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature and Cultural Studies / Media)

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 12/2021

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Small forms are no newcomers among textual types and genres, but in the effort to cope with and exploit advancing media-technological reticulation and mobility they have acquired new prominence – as well as new urgency for research in the philosophy ...

  • RTG 2190/2: The Literary and Epistemic History of Small Forms

    Matala de Mazza, Ethel, Prof. Dr. (Modern German Literature (Literature of the 18th to the Present))

    Duration of Project: 10/2021 - 03/2026

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Small forms are no newcomers among textual types and genres, but in the effort to cope with and exploit advancing media-technological reticulation and mobility they have acquired new prominence – as well as new urgency for research in the philosophy ...

  • Spectral Self-Recording: Occult Communication and Science in the Twentieth-Century

    Kassung, Christian, Prof. Dr. phil. (Cultural Techniques and History of Knowledge)

    Duration of Project: 09/2015 - 12/2016

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    In the long nineteenth-century self-recording instruments emerged as the leading arbiters of truth and objectivity in scientific cultures. In the natural sciences, engineering, and even the occult, automatic instruments translated aberrant and errati ...

  • Thematic Network “Literature – Knowledge – Media” (1st Funding Phase)

    Vogl, Joseph, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature and Cultural Studies / Media)

    Duration of Project: 01/2015 - 12/2018

    Financer: DAAD

    The thematic network “Literature – Knowledge – Media” (project leader: Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl) aims at strengthening the research profile of the departments of literary, cultural, and media studies an Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It furthermore wan ...

  • Thematic Network “Literature – Knowledge – Media” (2nd Funding Phase)

    Vogl, Joseph, Prof. Dr. phil. (Modern German Literature / Literature and Cultural Studies / Media)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2021

    Financer: DAAD

    The thematic network “Literature – Knowledge – Media” (project leader: Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl) aims at strengthening the research profile of the departments of literary, cultural, and media studies an Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It furthermore wan ...

  • Trauma Translations. Stagings and Imaginations in Film and Theory

    Köhne, Julia Barbara, PD PD Dr. (Historic Anthropology and Gender Studies)

    Duration of Project: 04/2014 - 06/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Imprinted by cultural and media studies, the research project explores the medial transfer between, first, cultural representations of the past, i.e. filmic trauma and violence histories, second, the changing trauma theory landscape, and third, memor ...

  • What is Literature? Investigations into the Historical Development of the Philosophy of Literary Writing

    Kamecke, Gernot, PD Dr. (other Employees)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 04/2022

    This project of investigation contributes to the recently renewed research field of “philosophy of literature”. The aim is to analyze the forms of self-reflection within literary writings with regard to the historical development of conceptual techni ...

  • Stiftungsgastprofessur der FONTE-Stiftung zur Förderung des geisteswissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses im Wintersemestersemester 2021/22 für Frau Dr. Claudia Jacobi

    Dünne, Jörg, Prof. Dr. (Head of Department)

    Duration of Project: 10/2021 - 03/2022

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