Max Weber Centre

for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

Introducing the Max-Weber-Kolleg

The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt) combines the functions of an Institute for Advanced Study and a Graduate School. This means that fellows appointed at the Centre not only pursue research projects that contribute to the core themes of the Centre but also offer guidance to doctoral candidates and to post-doctoral researchers working in similar fields of research. Intensive supervision relationships can therefore develop. Interaction between fellows, doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers follows the basic academic principle of research driven by instruction and instruction driven by research.


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"Die Bodenständigen. Erkundungen aus der nüchternen Mitte der Gesellschaft" - the book by Barbara Theriault, which was published in the edition überland" in 2020, is "Germany's most beautiful regional book 2020".

The DFG-funded research group "Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations" (FOR 2779) of the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt has now gone online with a database on religion and urbanity at the publishing house De Gruyter.

How did people in East Germany experience the last years of the GDR and the system change? How did they cope with and shape the 1990s? How do they remember it today? The research group "Die lange Geschichte der 'Wende'. Lebenswelt und Systemwechsel…

Oxford University Press is publishing a new book by Mark Porter in November, which deals with the resonance of Christian music.