Religion, Society, and World Relations Gotha Research Centre Max-Weber-Kolleg

Research Centre for Early-Modern Natural Law

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 institution across Europe.


8 000 Euro

Project management

Prof. Dr. Knud Haakonssen
Prof. Dr. Knud Haakonssen
Director of the Research Centre for Early-Modern Natural Law (Frühneuzeitliches Naturrecht) (Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies)