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A "Democratic State of Exception": The corona virus controversy in Germany
Project management
Several
Duration
05/2021 - 10/2022
Funding
VolkswagenStiftung:
120 000 €
André Brodocz: The project aims at answering the question, in which way the 'state of exception' is rolled out and is overcome in a democratic public debate.
A Change of Mind. West-Eastern Church Experiences
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Seiler
Duration
05/2015 - 12/2016
Funding
Bonifatiuswerk:
6 000 €
Jörg Seiler: Ever since they moved to the East as a result of unification, people have been talking about a completely new experience of church and community and the relationship of these East German communities to the public. These experiences are to be examined exemplarily and empirically in the form of targeted interviews. The interviews will be presented in excerpts on listening stations (Katholikentag in Leipzig) and then scientifically evaluated.
A Physio Centric Foundation of Law - With Latin American Buen Vivir on the Way to a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature?
Project management
Dr. Stefan Knauß
Duration
07/2017 - 04/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
267 228 €
The project explores the provocative claim that we do not only have the obligation to protect nature but to consider nature as a subject of rights on its own.
Alms Collectors between Charity, Commerce and Denominationalisation
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
06/2019 - 05/2020
Funding
Gerda Henkel Stiftung:
30 000 €
Vasilios N. Makrides: The immigration of Eastern Orthodox alms collectors from the Ottoman Empire into the Old Empire is the focus of the project. It pursues interwoven questions of migration, knowledge and denominational history. In order to clarify these questions, archives from different territories of the empire will be compared and insights into the history of other types of migrants (traders and students), but also of other charitable groups active in the same field, will be drawn upon.
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explain and Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch
Duration
01/2016 - 04/2019
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
201 905 €
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explain and Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
Annexations and Secessions in the Age of the Global Cold War
Project management
Dr. Christian Methfessel
Duration
10/2018 - 09/2021
Funding
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung:
236 000 €
Christian Methfessel: International borders were surprisingly stable during the Cold War. The project seeks to analyze the reasons for that stability by examining selected territorial conflicts in Africa and South Asia.
Armed Self-Defense in Recent America: Intersectional Perspectives
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat
Duration
10/2018 - 09/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
182 000 €
The project attempts to understand historically the recent escalation of armed violence in everyday US-American life. It focuses primarily on analyzing the frequent justification of the use of firearms as self-defense.
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Bio-economic Power in Global Supply Chains: Approaches, Impacts and Perspectives on Certification and Due Diligence for Biogenic Mass Raw Materials (Bio-Power)
Project management
(apl.) Prof. Dr. Lena Partzsch
Duration
01/2017 - 12/2020
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
890 000 €
Lena Partzsch: The overall objective of the project is to formulate recommendations for action regarding the possibilities and limits of corporate due diligence and certification systems in the global value chains of biogenic mass raw materials.
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Cartographic sources and territorial transformations of Ethiopia since the late 18th century - ETHIOMAP
Project management
Prof. Dr. Iris Schröder
Duration
01/2016 - 01/2019
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
106 000 €
The research project consists of two partner projects which are being carried out in parallel in France (funded by the ANR) and in Germany (funded by the DFG). The aim of the research project is the systematic collection, classification and analysis of historical maps from and about Ethiopia, which are often unknown in Ethiopian research.
Catholic Women Writers as Products and Producers of "Catholic Femininity"?
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Seiler
Duration
09/2016 - 09/2023
Funding
Several donors
300 000 €
Jörg Seiler: The anti-modernist phase of Catholicism was characterized by normative Catholic ascriptions of femininity, which mostly obscured the pluralization dynamics of these decades. Persistence, change and (un)simultaneous emancipative ideas about a Catholic gender order should therefore be reconstructed in church history on the basis of biographical sources and literary works of Catholic women writers. As representatives of a liberal profession, they represented an unbound heterogeneous…
Charts - Oceans
Project management
Several
Duration
07/2018 - 12/2021
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
1 100 000 €
Iris Schröder & Felix Schürmann: Maps have hitherto led a marginal existence in the history of globalization. Sea and ocean charts receive even less attention, despite their unique visualization of maritime spaces and their inherent global connections. The aim of the joint project is to use sea and ocean charts to tell a little-known story in the period of transformation dating from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.
Children_Art_Spaces
Project management
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Stutz
Duration
09/2014 - 12/2017
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
283 000 €
In cooperation with the Bundesverband Bildender Künstler*innen (BBK e.V. - Federal Association of Visual Artists), the University of Erfurt and the SPI Foundation are developing a qualification model for professional artists that will be scientifically monitored and evaluated. The focus of the further education is on imparting knowledge about the educational significance of artistic processes for children, especially in situations of transition.
Church Binding and Liturgical Celebration
Project management
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann
Duration
01/2019 - 12/2022
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
177 000 €
Benedikt Kranemann: In the 19th century, a series of small popular liturgies appeared, which were intended to serve the liturgical education of the faithful. The books are simply structured and written in a way that is easy to understand. They were written in the context of social and ecclesiastical upheavals. Liturgy with its texts and rites is understood as the "face" of the faith of the Catholic Church. The project will bibliographically record these liturgies for the period from the middle…
CoMOR: "Configurations of European Fairs. Merchants, Objects, Routes (1350-1600)"
Project management
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau
Duration
04/2020 - 04/2023
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
600 000 €
Susanne Rau: "CoMOR" (Configurations of European Fairs. Merchants, Objects, Routes) will examine the history of European fairs from the perspective of increasing market integration in the period from around 1320 (end of the Champagne fairs) to 1630 (decline of the Besançon fairs).
Contested Democracy. Gender, race and sex in US American history
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat
Duration
01/2021 - 12/2024
Funding
Gerda Henkel Stiftung:
161 000 €
The project investigates struggles for hegemony and democracy along the lines of gender, race and sex in the form of a conflict history of the USA in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century.
Cooperation Project "Local Politicization of Global Norms"
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2014 - 12/2017
Funding
Several donors
490 000 €
André Brodocz: The project examines the conditions under which egalitarian norms with a global claim to validity (such as human rights, sustainability, rule of law) actually find acceptance.
Cooperation Project "Ordering Dynamics"
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2014 - 12/2017
Funding
Landes-Exzellenzinitiative des Landes Thüringen:
1 009 998 €
Jörg Rüpke: The research programme of the research centre understands "order" and "dynamics" as basic categories of socio-cultural reality. Order and dynamics are not simply thought of as polar opposites. Rather, the starting point is the premise that social and cultural orders in particular are forced to develop themselves 'dynamically' ("dynamic stabilisation").
Courtly Cultural Areas in Central Germany
Project management
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Duration
02/2014 - 09/2017
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
147 000 €
Kathrin Paasch: Occasional writings belong to a literary genre that is considered to be one of the most productive sources of information on personalities in the early modern period. The aim of the project is to research a source inventory of 7,455 personal occasional writings of the court from the first appearance of humanism until the end of the 18th century.
Cultural Techniques. Operationality and Spatialization
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Dünne
Duration
01/2015 - 12/2017
Funding
Several donors
299 000 €
Subject of the project "Cultural Techniques. Operationality and Spatialization" (Kulturtechniken. Operationalität und Verräumlichung) deals with the reciprocal constitutional processes of knowledge and action from the perspective of a theory and history of cultural techniques. The specific focus in relation to previous approaches in cultural technology research is on the question of spatialization.
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Damigeron, De Lapidibus
Project management
Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen
Duration
01/2015 - 06/2015
Funding
Margaret Braine Fellowship der University of Western Australia:
25 000 €
More than 70 healing stones with their healing (or damaging) effects are presented by the ancient author Damigeron (2nd century A.D.) in this almost 2000 year old book, which was highly famous for centuries. For the first time, the work is critically edited, translated and indexed.
Denomination - Education - Politics
Project management
Prof. Dr. Michael Gabel
Duration
09/2012 - 09/2017
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
500 000 €
Michael Gabel: The BMBF-funded project is a fundamental investigation in the field of cultural education for about 40 locations of student communities (KSG and ESG) in Eastern Germany. On the basis of the research results to be published, this will open up a wide range of scientific projects for universities, colleges, social science institutions and institutions of political education: in the fields of politics, (contemporary) history, education, sociology, philosophy, theology, law, ethics and…
Deutsche Geschichten und Geschichte der Kulturforschung in Nordostafrika - Ausstellung und Symposium des Goethe-Instituts Addis Abeba
Duration
04/2014 - 05/2015
:
20 000 €
Wolbert Smidt: Äthiopien und Deutschland verbindet seit über dreihundert Jahren eine ungewöhnliche Beziehung, die mit wissenschaftlicher und kultureller Wissbegierde und Sympathie begann. Die deutschsprachige Kulturforschung im nordöstlichen Afrika hatte ihren ersten Höhepunkt in der Freundschaft zwischen dem jungen Orientalisten Hiob Ludolf und dem äthiopischen Gelehrten Abba Gorgoryos, der 1652 Gotha besuchte. In dieser Ausstellung zur Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Kulturforschung in der…
Development of Video-Based Teaching and Assessment Modules for Communication Skills in Medical Education (voLeA)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Johannes Bauer
Duration
11/2018 - 10/2021
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
346 000 €
The voLeA project develops and tests virtual, video-based teaching-learning modules for training the communicative competence of prospective doctors and for testing the learning success. They can complement classic forms of communication training and, due to their efficiency, allow for a broad implementation. All developed components should be applicable independent of location.
Development of an Evidence-Based Communication Strategy to Promote Physical Activity Among Older and Very Old People in Germany
Project management
Prof. Dr. Constanze Rossmann
Duration
04/2018
Funding
Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA):
100 000 €
The project, funded by the Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung - BZgA), is developing an evidence-based communication strategy to promote physical activity among older and very old people in Germany as part of the "Älter werden in Balance" (Getting older in balance) programme based on qualitative guideline interviews and a representative telephone survey.
Dictatorship Experience and Transformation
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2019 - 12/2022
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
1 000 000 €
The starting point of the project is the assumption that not only individual and collective experiences during the GDR (German Democratic Republic - DDR) itself, but also the deep biographical upheavals of the post-reunification period shape the memory of the GDR. In the following decade, the political debates of 1989/90 gave rise to a conflict of memory that continues to have an impact today. This determines the time frame of the project, which takes a look at the last two decades of the GDR…
Digital Indexing of the Estate of Jan Tschichold
Project management
Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Duration
10/2019 - 04/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
110 000 €
Patrick Rössler: The importance of pictoral representations in the process of political communications is undisputed, but little is known about the standards of media image reporting in the first half of the 20th century. The aim of the proposed research project is therefore identifying empirically supported findings on longer, possibly even decades-spanning developments in this area, in order to arrive at statements about continuities and discontinuities in visual political communication and to…
Digital Portal "Ungarndeutsches Zweisprachigkeits- und Sprachkontaktkorpus" (UZSK)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes
Duration
09/2015 - 03/2019
Funding
Kulturstaatsministerin für Kultur und Medien (BKM):
89 000 €
The subject matter is a multilingual culture with specific structures of expression and patterns of use of German. In terms of content, the project is to be placed within the framework of diatopically oriented variational linguistics (keyword: Regionalsprachen- bzw. Sprachdynamikforschung - regional language or language dynamics research) on the one hand, and within that of bi- or multilingualism research and contact linguistics on the other.
Digitisation and In-depth Indexing of Manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Amploniana in the University Library of Erfurt
Project management
Gabor Kuhles
Duration
10/2019 - 09/2022
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
418 180 €
By making the world's largest scientific library of a late medieval scholar, the Bibliotheca Amploniana, should be made available for international research through digital provision and its scientific indexing.
Documentation and Description of the Kanakanavu Language, an Endangered Language of Formosa (Taiwan R.O.C. - Republic of China)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Christian Lehmann
Duration
06/2012 - 07/2015
Funding
Several donors
50 000 €
The project is dedicated to the language documentation of Kanakanavu, an endangered indigenous language in Taiwan. Recorded texts will be written down and the language system will be analyzed linguistically. In addition, the situation of the language will be examined.
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Eastern Christians and the Republic of Letters between the 16th and 18th centuries
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
01/2019 - 12/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
45 000 €
Vasilios N. Makrides: The Republic of Letters, a wide network of intellectuals, also has an Eastern side with numerous actors communicating in Greek, Latin, Arabic or Slavic languages (especially on religious issues). Despite the existence of extensive sources, this topic has rarely been studied interdisciplinary and from an "entangled history" perspective. In order to enable a more complete cartography of this East-West exchange (16th-18th century), this project will bring together scholars of…
Edition of the Correspondence of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
Project management
Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow
Duration
04/2010 - 10/2015
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
336 998 €
The project was dedicated to the indexing of the correspondence of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840), a central figure in the biological and geological science of the late 18th century, which is of great importance in the history of science.
Educational Landscape and Knowledge Culture
Project management
Several
Duration
07/2014 - 05/2017
Funding
Several donors
290 000 €
Gotha was one of the most important centres of innovation in early modern European educational history. In the project, collections-based research will be carried out using the educational history sources collected in the 17th and early 18th centuries with the aim of making the hitherto almost unknown holdings accessible to science and the public and demonstrating their potential for international research in educational history.
Environmental Conflict and the Production of Political Legitimacy in Contemporary India: The Role of Cultural Identity
Project management
Dr. Hanna Werner
Duration
05/2020 - 04/2023
Hanna Werner: This research project examines the role of cultural identity as a resource of political legitimacy in the context of environmental conflict in India. It is designed as a comparative study of river-related conflicts in different regions with the aim of being able to assess the actual relevance and impact of culturalist arguments.
Establishment of an oral history research centre
Project management
Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuller
Duration
09/2021 - 08/2023
Funding
Several donors
300 000 €
The research centre focuses on the "East German experience". The research centre takes up the specifics of the GDR and transformation period and discusses the methodology of oral history in this context. As a central institution of this kind in the East German Länder, the research centre is to be expanded into a supra-regional centre and, in terms of its design, be a building block of the nationwide network of oral history institutions that is currently being established.
European Interuniversity Graduate School on Theology in Processes of religious and societal Transformation
Project management
Several
Duration
10/2021 - 09/2024
Funding
Stifterverband:
1 200 000 €
The European Interuniversity Graduate School on Theology in Processes of religious and societal Transformation thematically and structurally brings together theological research and the promotion of early-stage researchers from three European universities.
Expansion of the Gotha Research Library into a Research and Study Centre for the Cultural History of Protestantism in the Early Modern Period
Project management
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Duration
03/2015 - 02/2018
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
534 000 €
The Gotha Research Library preserves an outstanding collection of sources on the cultural history of Protestantism in the early modern period. This is the basis of the six-year infrastructure project funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), in which the library combines coordinated activities for the cataloguing and preservation of this important and hitherto largely unexplored material with the further development of its digital services and transfers the results of its work to science…
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Fighting the monstrous ‘many-headed multitude’
Duration
09/2016 - 08/2017
:
1 416 000 €
Cesare Cuttica: A historiographical consensus simply accepts that in the early modern period democracy was reputed to be the worst form of government. However, this scholarly trend leaves a few major questions unanswered: why was this so? How was criticism of democracy articulated? In what ways did different authors and genres depict popular government? Which political concerns and social prejudices informed this anti-democratic paradigm? What is the legacy of such a mindset? In order to address…
Forgotten Bauhaus Women. Fates of life in the 1930s and 1940s
Project management
Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Duration
10/2021 - 01/2022
Patrick Rössler: The exhibition project "Forgotten Bauhaus Women" by the University of Erfurt and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar is dedicated to researching these fates, of which more than thirty will be presented at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar from October 2021.
Funeral and Commemoration Ceremonies after Major Catastrophes in Secular Society with Church Participation
Project management
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann
Duration
01/2014 - 12/2017
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
145 350 €
The study aims to examine this type of disaster ritual using the example of the commemoration ceremony after the rampage in Erfurt and the annual commemoration ceremonies practiced since then.
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G. W. Leibniz and Eastern Europe
Project management
Prof. Dr. Gábor Gángó
Duration
09/2019 - 08/2017
Despite its high relevance for the formation of the early modern consciousness of Europe, the research topic "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Eastern Europe" proves to be terra incognita in the otherwise already widely explored life and work of the German polymath and calls for fundamental critical discussion. In order to contribute to the revival of an early work that has so far only been marginally treated, I will, during my stay at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, prepare a manuscript for a monograph on…
Generic and Subject Specific Professional Competence and Performance Measures of Teachers for General Studies
Project management
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernadette Gold
Duration
01/2019 - 12/2022
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
196 478 €
The requested study is intended to examine the connection between professional knowledge and professional perception with regard to two important dimensions of teaching, classroom management and learning support, with the quality of classroom management and learning support, with the learning progress of pupils and with the assessment of pupils, using 60 primary school teachers and their respective classes.
German Media Language Abroad
Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes
Duration
04/2019 - 03/2022
Funding
Kulturstaatsministerin für Kultur und Medien (BKM):
122 000 €
The main objective of the proposed project is the scientific research and documentation of the current German media language abroad using the example of the German minority press in Central and Eastern Europe.
Globalisation and Local Knowledge
Project management
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau
Duration
09/2012 - 02/2016
Funding
Several donors
300 000 €
The research project is to be understood as a pilot project, which is intended to comprehensively demonstrate the research potential of the cartographic-geographical "The Gotha Perthes Collection" acquired by the Free State of Thuringia in 2003 for the first time. In addition, it is intended to contribute to the further development of the collection and to establish a virtual map laboratory, the "GlobMapLaboratory".
Gothaische Zeitung digital (1850-1918). Digitalisierung und Online-Präsentation
Project management
Dr. Dietrich Hakelberg
Duration
08/2020 - 04/2022
Funding
Staatskanzlei des Freistaats Thüringen:
55 042 €
As the historical state library of the territories of Saxony-Gotha-Altenburg and Saxony-Coburg and Gotha, the Gotha Research Library collects the regional print production in possible completeness and makes it publicly accessible. The "Gothaische Zeitung. Gothaer neueste Nachrichten" is as a long-lasting regional periodical a valuable source of political, social and economic historical information.
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Handbuch und Untersuchung antiker Zauberzeichen von ihren Ursprüngen bis in das 7. Jahrhundert
Duration
01/2017 - 12/2019
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
277 000 €
Kirsten Dzwiza: Zauberzeichen bilden eine formenreiche, bisher nicht gedeutete Gruppe antiker Zeichen, die ausschließlich in Kontexten der Interaktion mit höheren Mächten auftreten und als nicht lesbar oder kryptisch klassifiziert werden. Das Ziel des Projekts ist es, die seit gut 100 Jahren formulierten Forschungslücken mit der Erstellung eines Inventars der Zauberzeichen, eines Handbuchs der Quellen und der Beantwortung der dringlichsten Fragestellungen zu schließen.
Health Games
Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch
Duration
06/2019 - 05/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
340 000 €
In the preceding project "An interdisciplinary approach to explain and overcome vaccine fatigue", the vaccination decision was systematically analysed for the first time as a social interaction on the behavioural level. In three work packages of this follow-up project, we are now building directly on the proven research approach of analyzing social-interactive health decisions through interactive decision tasks (Health Games).
Hidden Histories: Frauen in ländlichen Entwicklungsprogrammen in Indien, c. 1920–1966
Project management
Dr. Maria Framke
Duration
08/2021 - 07/2024
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
335 000 €
The project is dedicated to contributions of Indian women to rural development programmes from about 1920 to 1966, following the call to include gender as a category of analysis in the history of development. The aim of the project is to examine the role of women in the design and implementation of governmental and non-governmental rural development projects in India in the key areas of health, education and livelihoods, and in this way to re-capture the processes of development and citizenship.…
History of the State Ministries in Baden and Württemberg During the NS Era
Project management
Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuller
Duration
01/2014 - 12/2018
Funding
Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg:
207 800 €
The project deals with one of the last major gaps in research on the NS regime: the supreme state authorities and their involvement in NS crimes. After decades of research oriented towards political history had marginalized the importance of the "assimilated" state authorities, attention has recently been drawn to this research desideratum in connection with studies of administrative history.
How collective contexts influence creative action on different cultural fields
Duration
09/2016
:
1 416 000 €
Bjorn Schiermer-Andersen: My project focusses on how collective contexts influence creative action on different cultural fields: 1) It investigates the guidance provided by the 'object' in creative action; 2) It investigates the effect of the collective context upon this relation (to the object); 3) It investigates and compares this interplay on three different cultural fields: music, religion and academia.
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Illuminati Essays in the Context of the Late Enlightenment
Project management
Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow
Duration
05/2013 - 11/2016
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
503 000 €
Previous research on the Illuminati has concentrated mainly on their organisational structure and on the so-called 'higher knowledge'. Consequently, the documents of the order have so far been mainly printed documents, degree drafts and the correspondence of the leading members among each other. In contrast to this, the project pursued at the Gotha Research Centre focuses on a completely new corpus of sources, which has so far hardly been considered by research.
Implementation and Evaluation of a Learning Workshop at the University of Erfurt
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2016 - 06/2019
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
489 000 €
The guiding question of the project is: How can the learning workshop (Lernwerkstatt) approach be integrated curricularly and didactically into the teacher training programme of the University of Erfurt, and what effects does the learning workshop didactics have on professionalisation processes in the first phase of teacher training?
Influenza Vaccine Hesitancy
Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch
Duration
12/2015 - 08/2016
Funding
World Health Organization (WHO):
23 000 €
The aim of the research project is to identify reasons for influenza vaccine hesitancy in all WHO member states and to identify research gaps to increase vaccination rates in specific risk groups.
InklusiBuS - Inclusive Vocational Training and Situation Definition
Project management
Several
Duration
11/2017 - 10/2020
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
390 000 €
Teaching-learning processes represent action situations that depend on the actors involved having a comparable understanding of them, in other words defining situations in a comparable way. With regard to inclusive teaching-learning settings, the particular challenge here is that the more heterogeneous the groups are, the more disparate the life worlds - against whose background situation definitions of the participants are made - are. If it is still relatively easy in homogeneous groups to…
Intercultural German Studies: Impulses for Research and Teaching in Word and Text
Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes
Duration
01/2014 - 12/2021
Funding
Several donors
225 000 €
The project aims to make innovative contemporary concepts from intercultural German studies productive for the partner universities by considering interculturality as an epistemological principle.
International Graduate School (IGS) "Resonant Self-World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices"
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke
Duration
10/2017 - 03/2022
Funding
Several donors
2 200 000 €
The aim of the joint project is to provide an institutional base for studies comparing the self-world relations that are reflected in the polytheistic practices of ancient times, with those that crystalize in practices of the contemporary (late) modern period.
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JITSUVAX. Jiu-jitsu with misinformation in the age of COVID: Using refutation-based learning to enhance vaccine uptake and knowledge among healthcare professionals and the public.
Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch
Duration
04/2021 - 03/2025
Funding
Horizon 2020 (EU):
747 584 €
Vaccine hesitancy—the delay or refusal of vaccination without medical indication—has been cited as a serious threat to global health by the World Health Organization (WHO), attributing it to misinformation on the internet. The WHO has also identified Health Care Professionals (HCPs) as the most trusted influencers of vaccination decisions. JITSUVAX leverages those insights to turn toxic misinformation into a potential asset.
Jacopo Stradas Magnum ac Novum Opus
Project management
Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow
Duration
11/2015 - 05/2022
Funding
Several donors
1 263 000 €
Jacopo Strada (ca. 1515-1588), antiquarian, architect and antique dealer, created a corpus of 30 volumes, the Magnum ac Novum Opus, for his patron Johann Jakob Fugger in the mid-16th century. The project is intended to bring together the entire corpus for the first time, analyse it in its historical and artistic context, research its sources and work out its significance for the history of numismatics and antiquarian research in the 16th century.
Journalists and their audience in the digital age
Project management
Dr. Nicole Podschuweit
Duration
05/2021 - 04/2024
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
460 000 €
Nicole Podschuweit: The project uses qualitative and quantitative surveys to investigate how reciprocal expectations and their fulfilment or violation influence journalism-audience relations and social developments. Within this framework, the Erfurt sub-project illuminates the perspective of the audience.
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KEEP Panel Thuringia: Cognitive development of decision-making competence and social participation
Project management
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch
Duration
09/2021 - 08/2024
Funding
Freistaat Thüringen:
397 000 €
Tilmann Betsch: In this project we are investigating which developmental steps lead to decision-making competence in complex modern environments, how this can be promoted and which factors determine the cognitive development of decision-making competence from primary school age.
KarAfAs – Cartographies of Africa and Asia
Project management
Several
Duration
02/2021 - 01/2023
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
370 000 €
The subject of this indexing are the maps of Africa and Asia published until 1945 - a total of 35,349 map sheets - as a central core holdings of the Perthes Collection preserved by the Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt. The online presentation and permanent storage of the digital copies will take place in the Digital Historical Library Erfurt/Gotha, which is maintained and hosted by the Thuringian University and State Library Jena (ThULB). In this way, the maps will be made…
Kierkegaard Research Centre
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2005
Funding
Københavns Universitet:
500 000 €
Hermann Deuser: The Kierkegaard Research Centre at the Max-Weber-Kolleg coordinates the work on the “Deutsche Søren Kierkegaard Edition” which has been published by De Gruyter since 2005 and has now published five volumes of Kierkegaard's journals and available lecture notes.
KoProNa - Concepts for the Professionalisation of Training Personnel for Sustainable Vocational Training
Project management
Claudia Müller
Duration
05/2016 - 04/2019
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
500 000 €
The aim of the "KoProNa" project is to support companies and educational institutions in developing and implementing concepts and strategies for sustainable vocational education and training on the basis of the general conditions in the company.
Kolleg-Research Group "Religion and Urbanity"
Project management
Several
Duration
10/2018 - 09/2022
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
5 000 000 €
Susanne Rau & Jörg Rüpke: Cities and religion(s) have had a deep impact on each other. Up to now, research has focused on religion in cities - on the reciprocal changes in religious practices and urban space, at best in "global cities" and in the present. We want to fill the research gap that has arisen in this way by investigating the historical depth of the reciprocal formation within the framework of a collegiate research group.
Kolleg-Research Group "Religious Individualisation in Historical Perspective" (FOR 1013)
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2013 - 09/2018
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
8 470 000 €
Jörg Rüpke: The research group investigates cases of individualization within the medium of religion and their consequences for religious change, that is, in terms of their religious historical dynamics.
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LINKED - Music Learning in Postdigital Communities
Project management
Several
Duration
12/2017 - 03/2021
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
359 000 €
The collaborative project MuBiTec addresses the special educational potential that results from the mediamorphosis of artistic-musical practice in the context of digital mobile technologies.
Lehren und Predigen mit Patristischen auctoritates. Meister Eckhart, Brückenbildner zwischen Frankreich und Deutschland, Vergangenheit und Gegenwart
Project management
Prof. Dr. Markus Vinzent
Duration
04/2018 - 03/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
378 000 €
French and German experts explore the patristic foundations of Meister Eckhart.
Lived Ancient Religion – Questioning "Cults" and "Polis Religion"
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke
Duration
06/2013 - 05/2017
Funding
European Research Council (ERC):
2 300 000 €
Jörg Rüpke: This project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), takes a completely new perspective on the religious history of Mediterranean antiquity, starting from the individual and "lived" religion instead of cities or peoples. "Lived ancient religion" suggests a set of experiences, of practices addressed to, and conceptions of the divine, which are appropriated, expressed, and shared by individuals in diverse social spaces.
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M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies "Metamorphoses of the Political" (ICAS-MP)
Project management
Several
Duration
08/2015 - 06/2024
Martin Fuchs: ICAS-MP combines the benefits of an open, interdisciplinary forum for intellectual exchange with the advantages of a cutting-edge research centre. The centre focuses on key political processes that have emerged in parallel in many parts of the world during the twentieth century through to the present day, processes that are entangled yet heterogeneous.
Max Planck Research Prize "Religion and Modernity: Secularization, Social and Religious Plurality"
Project management
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joas
Duration
01/2016 - 12/2022
Funding
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft:
750 000 €
Hans Joas searches for the connecting factors and possibilities of understanding between religion and modernity and has developed a model for this purpose with which religious patterns of experience can be interpreted and described.
Measures Motivated by Behavioural Economics to Ensure the Study Success
Project management
Prof. Dr. Oliver Himmler
Duration
11/2016 - 06/2020
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
472 000 €
The project deals with measures motivated by behavioural economics to ensure the study success.
Media Systems and Communication Cultures in Indonesia
Project management
Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez
Duration
06/2015 - 12/2017
Funding
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD):
100 000 €
Kai Hafez: In the context of globalization, it makes sense to do research on structural similarities and differences of media systems extending it beyond the usual nationally oriented comparative media systems research. In different regions of the world, transformations often take place with a time lag and a shift in context, but they are similar in structure. The aim of the project is to increase the theoretical and prognostic quality with regard to the participating media systems by means of…
Moving Networks
Project management
Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Duration
01/2013 - 02/2016
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
450 000 €
Patrick Rössler: Although the institutional framework of the leading art and design school of its time disintegrated with the closure of the Bauhaus in April 1933, it continued to exist as a virtual structure of various networks of its members, which were to be examined empirically and whose formation often went back far into the history of the school. From this perspective, the history of the Bauhaus during the politically explosive period of the 1930s and 1940s can be continued in a…
MusCoDA – Musical Communities in the (Post)Digital Age
Project management
Prof. Dr. Verena Weidner
Duration
12/2020 - 11/2024
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
422 000 €
MusCoDA examines songwriting processes as an example of collective creativity in (post-)digital communities. The Potsdam sub-project focuses on informal bands, while the Erfurt sub-project looks at songwriting in schools. Collaborative and cooperative learning in divergent educational contexts will be researched, the intertwining of informal and formal self-learning processes in digitally networked communities will be reconstructed, the respective constitutive role of digital and analogue…
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Nutrition, Health and Modern Society: Germany and the United States
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat
Duration
10/2015 - 10/2018
Funding
VolkswagenStiftung:
1 000 000 €
The research project aims to work out the significance of nutrition and health for the order of modern societies from the 19th century to the present. The empirical focus is on the USA and Germany, so that regional differences as well as the dynamics of interdependence in globalizing constellations become apparent.
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On the Narrative Trail of Refugees: Refugee Stories in German Literature and Culture in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Duration
10/2015 - 03/2017
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD):
140 000 €
Charlton Payne: The study closely inspects the specific narratives that have formed around the figure of the refugee over the course of the twentieth century.
Optimization with In-process Evaluation of the MMR Decision Support in the Online Service "impfen-info.de" of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch
Duration
09/2015 - 04/2016
Funding
Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA):
41 000 €
In this project, the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccination) decision aid is revised according to the scientific standards of the International Patient Decision Aid Collaboration and tested experimentally in laboratory studies. A special focus of the revision is on providing accurate risk information and reducing reactance, i.e. the feeling of being restricted in one's freedom of choice. The aim is to enable users to make a neutral decision process that reflects their individual…
Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
01/2019 - 12/2022
Funding
Henry T. Luce Foundation / Leadership 100:
5 000 €
Vasilios N. Makrides: This project brings together scholars of Orthodox Christianity to provide comprehensive analyses of the contemporary relationship between Orthodox Christianity and human rights in all of its variation and complexity. Participants will investigate Orthodox Christian approaches to human rights in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
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Paths and Works of Michael Kosmeli (1773-1844). A forgotten key figure in the trans-Ottoman corridor and context
Project management
Dr. Dirk Sangmeister
Duration
03/2021 - 02/2024
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
300 000 €
The versatile writer, polyglot translator and virtuoso Jew's harp player Kosmeli, who travelled restlessly for decades in the space between Germany and Eastern Europe on the one hand and the Ottoman Empire together with Persia on the other, was acquainted with prominent contemporaries such as Adelbert von Chamisso, Jean Paul and the Orientalist Joseph (von) Hammer(-Purgstall), also told Goethe "much about Constantinople and the Orient" in Jena in 1809, but is today a completely forgotten figure.…
Pattern-Based Expectations in Macroeconomics
Project management
Prof. Dr. Tobias Rötheli
Duration
11/2012 - 11/2015
Tobias Rötheli: This project deals with the collection and modelling of expectations with regard to macroeconomic studies.
People Pictures Universal
Project management
Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Duration
04/2016 - 10/2017
Funding
Kulturstiftung des Bundes:
150 000 €
Patrick Rössler: At the turn of the 20th century, a globalized world view is establishing itself, creating the new images and new information paths that are the focus of this project. Whether the world language Esperanto or the pictogram as a building block of a global language: the complexity of social processes is countered by a search for simple orders and orientation, which also creates a new world of pictures in design and composition.
Politics of Plunder
Duration
09/2016 - 08/2017
:
1 415 998 €
Kornelia Kończal: Around the end of the Second World War two processes dramatically changed the socio-economic landscape of East Central Europe: the expulsion of up to twelve million Germans and the establishment of a new social order inspired by the Soviet model. This project is an inquiry into the interconnectedness between these apparently distinct histories.
Probabilistic Decisions of Children
Project management
Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch
Duration
10/2013 - 12/2020
Funding
Several donors
592 000 €
At what age and under what conditions do children systematically use probabilistic information in decision-making? How do they use it - as criteria for orienting selective information searches and/or as weights of values in the integration of information? With regard to these questions, the empirical research findings are poor and inconsistent. Against the background of two model classes of decision making (multiple strategy approach vs. connectionist approach) competing assumptions about…
Protestantism and the Debates about the German Welfare State
Project management
Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuller
Duration
01/2013 - 12/2019
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
428 700 €
Social Protestantism in the Federal Republic of Germany has developed a new profile since the 1960s. At the same time, and in interaction with it, German society has undergone fundamental changes in its living environment, values and culture. In dealing with the economic and social challenges and in view of the increasing scientific character of the relevant debates, Protestantism adopted central dispositions of thought, some of which went back to the Weimar period, and realigned itself in terms…
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Reaching for Atlantis
Project management
Dr. Bernhard Schirg
Duration
03/2018 - 02/2023
Funding
VolkswagenStiftung:
1 000 000 €
In his project, the historian wants to investigate the history of objects that were the subject of a fundamental reinterpretation of material culture at the time of the Swedish Empire (1650-1720).
Reception of the Works of Nicholas of Cusa in the Manuscripts from the Erfurt Charterhouse at the End of the 15th Century
Duration
09/2016 - 08/2017
:
1 416 000 €
Mikhail Khorkov: My project attempts to clarify the extraordinary reception of the Works of Nicholas of Cusa (1401–1464) in the manuscripts from the Erfurt Charterhouse at the end of the 15th century. The main object of study in my project is collected manuscript Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Q 51 (previously: Erfurt, Kartause Salvatorberg, D 51). It originated in the Erfurt Charterhouse at the end of 15th century, perhaps under the influence of mystical theology of the famous Erfurt…
Reducing Negative Effects of Communicating Vaccine Safety Events - Knowledge Transfer Project SAFECOMM
Project management
Several
Duration
02/2017 - 01/2020
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
215 000 €
This knowledge transfer project builds on the results of our two DFG-projects, which have shown that narrative reports of vaccine-adverse events have a strong distorting effect on the perception of vaccination risks and the vaccination intention.
Religion and Politics in Protestant Sermons of the 16th and 17th Century in the Thuringian-Saxon Region
Project management
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Duration
10/2008 - 03/2015
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
101 000 €
Due to its denominational anchoring, the Gotha Research Library has a reference collection for the history of Central German Protestantism in the 16th and 17th centuries. An extremely extensive collection of sermons is part of this outstanding tradition. The aim of the project is to make the collection of political sermons accessible to the interested public online.
Religious Communities (RC) and Civil Society (CS) in Europe
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
01/2015 - 12/2018
Vasilios N. Makrides: Religious Communities in European Civil Society is a large-scale exploratory research project aimed at assessing the position of religious communities as potential or active civil society actors in Europe, and at looking into differences in their positioning on legal, historical, cultural, and behavioural grounds. The seemingly vitalizing impact of religion and religiosity on civil society is a research topic that has been extensively looked into, not only in the USA, but…
Religious Diversity and Peace Ethics
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik
Duration
01/2016 - 12/2017
Funding
Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin):
387 000 €
Jamal Malik: As part of the research and dialogue project funded by the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), the Professorship for Islamic Studies sought cooperation with Pakistani theological schools, thus building a bridge between traditional Islamic teaching there and local Islamic Studies that is unique in this country.
Religious individualisation and nationalism in modern Europe through the lens of alternative spirituality and Western esotericism (1823–1939)
Duration
09/2016
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1 416 000 €
Marco Pasi: My project at the MWK focuses on the complex interplay between religious individualisation, nationalism, and alternative spirituality in modern Europe. I intend to carry out my research by focusing on four case studies, based on four exemplary figures of European history: the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855), the Italian political activist Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), the Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), and the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935).
Research Campus Digital Teacher Education
Project management
Prof. Dr. Petra Kirchhoff
Duration
01/2020 - 12/2024
Funding
Several donors
1 330 400 €
With the project "Research Campus Digital Teacher Education", the University of Erfurt is helping to shape the digital change in education, because the key to the success of digitisation in education lies, among other things, in the comprehensive training of teachers.
Research Centre Johann Gottfried Herder
Project management
Dr. Dominik Fugger
Duration
01/2015
Funding
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung:
195 000 €
The Johann-Gottfried-Herder Research Centre at the Max-Weber-Kolleg was launched in 2015. It sees itself as an interdisciplinary platform for the research and scientific exchange of Herder's work. A special concern for the centre is the grouping together of the different facets of Herder's thinking.
Research Centre for Contemporary Church History
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Seiler
Duration
01/1970
Jörg Seiler: The Research Centre for Contemporary Church History investigates the specific form of Catholicism in the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ)/ German Democratic Republic (DDR). It deals with the "double diaspora situation" of Central and East German Catholics.
Research Centre for Early-Modern Natural Law
Project management
Prof. Dr. Knud Haakonssen
Duration
07/2016
Funding
:
8 000 €
Knud Haakonssen: The research centre was created in 2016 and is from 2019 a joint facility of the Max Weber Centre and the Gotha Research Centre. Its purpose is to foster new work and coordinate current scholarship on natural law in the early-modern period, which we take to stretch from the Reformation to the early nineteenth century. Within this framework the focus is on the flowering of natural law in the period after Hugo Grotius and especially the shaping of the subject as an academic…
Research Centre „Dynamics of Jewish Ritual Practices in Pluralistic Contexts from Antiquity to the Present“
Project management
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann
Duration
01/2015
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
1 000 000 €
Benedikt Kranemann: The Research Centre is intended to provide a place for research into Jewish religious practices and related discourses, which arose in Germany in the 19th century but was largely interrupted by the National Socialist expulsion and extermination of Jews, and which embeds central questions of recent research in an interdisciplinary research context. The aim is to provide new impulses for a comparative as well as intertwined historical approach by consistently asking about…
Research Group "Voluntariness"
Project management
Several
Duration
10/2020 - 09/2023
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
1 920 551 €
Jürgen Martschukat, Christiane Kuller, Sabine Schmolinsky, Iris Schröder: In this project, the researchers will examine voluntariness as a driving force of human practices in the past and present. The central question is how Western pre-modern and modern, but also non-European societies and subjects are governed through the principle of voluntariness. This includes, for example, religiously motivated voluntariness in medieval martyrdom as well as voluntary "participation" in dictatorships. The…
Research Laboratory MasterMind
Project management
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Bernadette Gold
Duration
07/2016 - 07/2019
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
500 000 €
The professionalisation of teachers requires a self-critical and evaluative attitude towards their own patterns of action and professional work routines. This is the only way that teachers can repeatedly review their own actions and weigh up improvements during their many years in the profession. The objectives of the "MasterMind Research Laboratory" are therefore to provide research-methodological support for the Master's thesis in teaching and to promote a research-oriented attitude among…
Research Network External Democracy Promotion (EDP)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter
Duration
07/2015 - 06/2018
Funding
Leibniz-Gemeinschaft:
24 000 €
Solveig Richter: The research network 'External Democracy Promotion' (EDP) brings together political scientists from Germany who work at the interface between international relations and comparative political science. Our common interest lies in the area of cross-border activities of states, non-state actors and international organisations working to establish, improve or defend democracy in third countries. The EDP Network is a collaborative project of six partner institutions: the two Leibniz…
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SFB TRR294 "Strukturwandel des Eigentums"
Project management
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa
Duration
01/2021 - 12/2024
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
10 000 000 €
The Sonderforschungsbereich aims to (re)gain a comprehensive socio-theoretical perspective on property and to investigate an assumed structural change of property in the present. The aim is to a) re-explore historical and conceptual foundations of the Western property system, b) empirically investigate current conflicts over private property, and c) analyse alternatives to (private) property.
Science and Orthodox Christianity around the World (SOW)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
01/2016 - 12/2019
Vasilios N. Makrides: The Project SOW - Science & Orthodoxy around the World focuses on the dialogue between science and religion in the Orthodox Christian world. More than 50 specialists from 15 countries participate from various academic fields such as Science, Philosophy, History, Theology and Education.
Social Justice under the Condition of Scarcity- social-ethical research on the future of social security in Germany on the condition of controlled and uncontrolled migration
Project management
Prof. Dr. Elke Mack
Duration
01/2016 - 12/2019
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
344 000 €
Elke Mack: With reference to the newer philosophical and Christian-ethical debate on immigration, a set of ethical criteria will be developed, which spell out when, to what extent and in which form the admission of immigrants in western welfare states like Germany is a universal obligation, normatively just and ethical, while at the same time considering the limited capacities of national social institutions.
Sound - Language - Writing
Project management
Several
Duration
05/2016 - 10/2018
Funding
Freistaat Thüringen:
320 000 €
The interdisciplinary collaborative project aims to make fundamental cognitive science findings available for practical application in the field of diagnostics and the promotion of language and written language acquisition as well as for the creation of instructional designs. This is done by taking into account perspectives from cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, special education, music education and German didactics.
Spaces and Objects
Project management
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau
Duration
07/2013 - 12/2016
Funding
Stiftung Mercator:
145 000 €
The research project serves as a preparation for teaching and research in the field of collections-based history of knowledge and culture. The funding will benefit the initiation and further development of the new M.A. programme in "Collections-Based History of Knowledge and Culture", which the university has been offering since the winter semester 2014/15.
Structure and Conditions of Origin of Reporting on Latin America in the German Press
Project management
Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez
Duration
10/2014 - 09/2018
Kai Hafez: The aim of this work is to examine the structural characteristics of Latin American foreign reporting and its news factors, as well as different levels and aspects of the conditions under which it is produced. For this purpose, a multi-method design was developed that combines quantitative and qualitative content analysis.
Supplementary User-Specific Information Material to Impart Relevant Knowledge for the Management of Exceptional Biological Hazards to Strengthen Crisis Management (ERIM)
Project management
Several
Duration
05/2018 - 12/2020
Funding
Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (BMG):
430 000 €
ERIM is a project sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit - BMG) and led by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for the development of supplementary information materials to support physicians in private practice in exceptional biological hazard situations in order to promote good crisis management.
SvStud - Scalable behavioural economic measures to ensure study success
Project management
Prof. Dr. Oliver Himmler
Duration
02/2021 - 01/2024
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
440 000 €
The SvStud project follows on from the predecessor project VStud and deals with behavioural economic approaches to ensure the success of studies and to avoid dropouts.
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TAM - Tablets and Apps in Mathematics Education
Project management
(apl.) Prof. Dr. Heike Hahn
Duration
01/2019 - 12/2019
Funding
Several donors
40 000 €
The aim of the teaching innovation is to further develop the content and concept of a compulsory module in the teaching-focused master's programme in such a way that students are enabled to use tablets and apps in mathematics lessons in a targeted and comprehension-supporting way.
TRANS-SUSTAIN - Transversal Competence Management for More Sustainability in Occupational Profiles Using the Example of the Butcher's Trade and the Meat Products Industry
Project management
(apl.) Prof. Dr. Matthias Vonken
Duration
06/2019 - 04/2021
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
171 000 €
The project "TRANS-SUSTAIN" stands for the research and development of a holistic and transversal competence framework as well as the correspondingly associated competence-promoting environment and instruments in the field of application of small and medium-sized butcher's businesses that practice slaughtering or meat processing as well as the sale of meat and sausage products.
The Catastrophic Féerie. Discontinuity, Spectacularity and French Modernism
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jörg Dünne
Duration
04/2012 - 03/2015
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
189 000 €
The project is dedicated to the rehabilitation of the unjustly forgotten genre of the féerie, which was particularly popular in France in the 19th century. Beyond the classification as a pure entertainment genre, which has been dominant in research up to now, the aim is to grasp the féerie as a paradigm for a specific experience of modern temporality that is characterized by the aesthetic form of a spectacular discontinuity.
The Eating Self
Project management
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat
Duration
10/2012 - 04/2017
Funding
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung:
24 000 €
Obesity is currently described as a problem that is assuming epidemic proportions in modern societies, particularly in the USA. Based on this observation, the present project aims to write a history of eating, being obese, health and its regulation in the USA since the middle of the 19th century.
The Historical Sources of the Reformation and Historiography of the Early 18th Century at Friedenstein Castle Gotha
Project management
Dr. Kathrin Paasch
Duration
05/2014 - 04/2017
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
270 000 €
The Gotha Research Library preserves a top-class collection on the cultural history of Protestantism in the early modern period, which was compiled by the Dukes of Saxony-Gotha. An essential component of this unique handwritten tradition, which reaches far beyond the Central German cultural area, is the estate of the theologian and church historian Ernst Salomon Cyprian (1673-1745), which is to be catalogued in the project.
The King as Part of the Network
Project management
Dr. Christian Oertel
Duration
05/2018 - 04/2021
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
275 000 €
The ruling practice of the German and Bohemian king Wenceslaus IV, who was nicknamed "der Faule" (the Idle) by older research, will be reconsidered in this project on the basis of documentary tradition. On the one hand, the 'classical' aspects of the practice of rule will be examined (political action in the empire, alliance systems, economic aspects). On the other hand, the investigation will be opened up in the direction of cultural history. Fields such as courtly representation or patronage…
The Mission of the English Philadelphians in Germany, Building Networks and the Spoken Transmission of their Ideology
Project management
Dr. Lucinda Martin
Duration
07/2014 - 07/2017
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
261 998 €
In the Gotha Research Library, there is a geographically arranged 'Catalogus amicorum in Germania', which served the Philadelphians as a starting point for their German mission, together with a volume of letters from this group. In addition, there are important holdings in other archives which have also received little attention from scientists. Based on these sources, the project will reconstruct the early network of the Philadelphians between England and Germany as well as the social and…
The Role of Interpersonal Political Communication in the Process of Media Effects
Project management
Dr. Nicole Podschuweit
Duration
10/2014 - 09/2017
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
300 000 €
Nicole Podschuweit: The aims of the project are, first, to develop a theoretical approach to explain the effects of interpersonal political communication on media effects and, second, to empirically answer the question of whether interpersonal communication tends to increase or decrease media effects on political opinions, attitudes and behavior.
The Visualization of the Political in German Magazines 1905 to 1945
Project management
Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Duration
04/2016 - 10/2019
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
200 000 €
Patrick Rössler: The importance of pictoral representations in the process of political communications is undisputed, but little is known about the standards of media image reporting in the first half of the 20th century. The aim of the proposed research project is therefore identifying empirically supported findings on longer, possibly even decades-spanning developments in this area, in order to arrive at statements about continuities and discontinuities in visual political communication and to…
The recovered manuscript Ms Eisenach 1361 of the Wartburg Foundation and its partial parallels: edition and situating in space and time
Project management
Dr. Jana Ilnicka
Duration
02/2021 - 01/2024
Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
328 400 €
Jana Ilnicka: With this project I would like to offer a critical edition of the texts of the Wartburg manuscript, which will be made accessible to medieval research as a whole, especially to research on gender and women's education issues and also to Eckhart research. Furthermore, in addition to the critical edition of the manuscript, contributions to situating these texts in local and contemporary discourses will be developed, which will serve to prepare a theoretical monograph on issues of…
Theft of Cultural Property
Project management
Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuller
Duration
01/2015 - 12/2016
Funding
Landeshauptstadt München:
98 600 €
The confiscation of Munich, which initiated one of the largest state art thefts in the area of the Old Empire during the NS era, was carried out by the Secret State Police. However, art experts, art dealers and directors of museums (Bavarian State Painting Collections - Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bavarian National Museum - Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, the urban gallery - Städtische Galerie, the historical city museum - Historisches Stadtmuseum) as well as state, municipal and NSDAP…
Theological Research Centre at the University of Erfurt
Project management
Several
Duration
01/2009
Funding
Stifterverband:
735 000 €
Benedikt Kranemann: The Theological Research Centre at the University of Erfurt is concerned with faith and church, the religious individual and church community in diaspora and minority situations. The history and present of the social and religious changes that have taken place in the background are dealt with and the future perspectives of faith and church in particular are examined.
Thinking Beyond Secularisation: Panentheistic Humanism
Duration
09/2016
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750 000 €
Anthony Joseph Carroll: What is it to be a human being? This question is central to the philosophical and religious adventure and a position on it is presupposed in social theories of secularization and modernization. In my work at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, which is situated within the Max-Planck-Forschungspreis "Religion und Moderne: Säkularisation, gesellschaftliche und religiöse Pluralität", I am developing the concept of ‘panentheistic humanism’ which expresses the idea that understandings of…
Time and space in the transition to adulthood: setting the basis for empirical investigations on youth
Duration
09/2016
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1 416 000 €
Valentina Cuzzocrea: The research line I will develop while at MWK intends to explore contextually notions of time and space in the transitions to adulthood, elaborating on the contribute that social theory can bring to the study of young people and critically assessing the ‘mobility turn’ discourse in view of the fundamental need of young find for themselves a place in the (adults) world. This work is intended to be preparatory for further empirical investigations on this theme.
Towards Illiberal Constitutionalism in East Central Europe: Historical Analysis in Comparative and Transnational Perspectives
Project management
Dr. Ned Richardson-Little
Duration
10/2021 - 09/2025
Funding
VolkswagenStiftung:
376 360 €
Sub-project of Dr. Ned Richardson-Little within the international project "Towards Illiberal Constitutionalism in East Central Europe: Historical Analysis in Comparative and Transnational Perspectives", based at the University of Jena and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of the funding programme "Challenges for Europe".
TraNaxis – Transfer von Nachhaltigkeit in die berufliche Aus- und Weiterbildungspraxis durch Multiplikatorenqualifizierung
Project management
(apl.) Prof. Dr. Matthias Vonken
Duration
11/2020 - 10/2022
Funding
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF):
550 000 €
In the transfer project "TraNaxis", the results and products of the two pilot projects Pro-DEENLA (FKZ 21BBNE1401) and KoProNa (FKZ 21BBNE16) are being transferred into VET practice in the form of a multiplier qualification. Specifically, these products and results will be handed over to institutions of initial and continuing vocational education and training with the aim that they can be used independently after the project and adapted to the respective target groups.
Trust and Mistrust in Early Eighteenth Century International Political Thought, 1713–1763
Duration
09/2016 - 08/2017
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1 416 000 €
Peter Schröder: My project builds on my previous work Trust in Early Modern International Political Thought, 1598–1713 (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in spring 2017) to explore the role of trust and mistrust between European states in the emergence of international political thought through the first half of the 18th century, from the Peace of Utrecht in 1713 to the Peace of Paris in 1763.
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VAXCOMM
Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch
Duration
01/2015 - 12/2015
Funding
Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO):
21 400 €
This collaborative project between the Regional Office fpr Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Erfurt is developing a theory-based and evidence-based reference document on communication in vaccine-related emergencies. This document will form a component of the WHO training programme for the 53 member states to strengthen countries' communication capacity in this area.
Vaccination 60+ (Impfen 60+)
Project management
Several
Duration
10/2016
Funding
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2 136 000 €
Vaccination 60+ (Impfen 60+) is a pharma-independent, scientific cooperative project of the research initiative InfectControl 2020 within the framework of the funding measure "Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovation" (2020 Partnership for Innovation) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Together, psychologists and communication scientists from the University of Erfurt, designers from the Lindgrün GmbH agency and medical doctors and health economists from the University…
Verarbeitung von Nomina Komposita: Psycho- und neurolinguistische Untersuchungen
Duration
01/2014 - 12/2016
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
111 000 €
Gerhard Blanken: In diesem Projekt werden Daten zum Sprachverhalten, d. h. zum Verstehen und Produzieren von Sprache erhoben. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei die Frage, wie zusammengesetzte Wörter (z. B. "Kugelschreiber" oder "Autotür") gebildet bzw. verstanden werden.
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Western Traditionalism/Perennialism and its Influence on Orthodox Christianity
Project management
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Duration
05/2017 - 04/2020
Funding
Several donors
211 400 €
Vasilios N. Makrides: The research project aims to undertake a comparative analysis of the reflection on the position of Orthodox Christianity in modernity and with regard to religious pluralism, which is called "Orthodox Perennialism". The latter represents an orthodox reception of certain Western esoteric approaches to an "eternal philosophy" ("philosophia perennis") in various religions and is an attempt to rethink and articulate the spiritual and religious contours of the Orthodox presence…
What is Western about the West?
Project management
Prof. Dr. Holt Meyer
Duration
02/2018 - 01/2021
Funding
Thüringer Aufbaubank:
420 000 €
The project focuses on spatio-temporal practices regarding the production and representation of westernness. With the question of what is Western about the West, it takes up a highly political and socially relevant question.