The aim is to establish a research centre for political epistemologies (theories of knowledge) in Erfurt. This is to serve basic research in the humanities and social sciences, including the social effects of the politics of truth. Institutionally, the research centre aims at coordinated third-party funding and the networking of corresponding research in Thuringia, German and internationally. In the long term, this should have a structure-building effect and establish the University of Erfurt as a centre for political epistemology. In addition to academic workshops and conferences, a series of lectures is planned that will address an interested public beyond the university.