19 Oct 2016

Job advertisement: student assistant

The ZfL is currently accepting applications for a two-year position as student assistant, starting 1 Jan 2017, in the research focus »World Literature«.
Applications due by 15 Nov 2016.

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21 Sep 2016

New website

The ZfL has a new website. We apologize for any inconveniences that may occur due to the relaunch.

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01 Sep 2016

New publication: Philatelie als Kulturwissenschaft

In January 2016, the conference »Philately as Cultural Science« took place. It was organised by Dirk Naguschewski and Detlev Schöttker in cooperation with the Museum for Communication. The ensuing publication has just been released.

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01 Aug 2016

New project: The History of Radiography in the History of Art

Since August 2016 a new project headed by Uta Kornmeier is underway at the ZfL. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) 2016–2019: »Intimate Images. The History of Radiography in the History of Art«.

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11 Jul 2016

New publication on the History of Concepts

E. Müller's and F. Schmieder's compendium undertakes a comprehensive reconstruction of contributions and debates in the various disciplines that have - until now - often been explored in isolation from each other.

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07 Jul 2016

Now online: new edition of the E-Journal FIB

The new edition of the E-Journal Forum Interdisziplinäre Begriffsgeschichte (FIB) 1/2016 (in German), edited by Ernst Müller, is now online. Guest editors are Eva Axer, Eva Geulen and Alexandra Heimes.

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The ZfL

The ZfL is a humanities institute for literary research in interdisciplinary contexts that draws from a cultural studies framework. Its methods also engage with the structural transformations within historical-hermeneutic subject areas that have taken place in recent decades. In contrast to the study of literature at universities, predominantly organized by nationality, the ZfL fosters a broad concept of literature, but also uses interdisciplinary tools to fundamentally question the etiology of various literary concepts, their potential for the future, and the relationship between literature and other arts or cultural practices. This is done in the four research areas History of Theory, World Literature, Knowledge of Life, and Tools of the Trade and Thought-Styles.

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11 Nov 2016 – 12 Nov 2016

Goethes Zeitkonzepte

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03 Nov 2016 – 04 Nov 2016

Annual conference of the ZfL
Theorie-Geschichte schreiben – Zu welchem Ende, wie und für wen?

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09 Nov 2016

Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung »Berliner Kulturwissenschaft«
Daniel Weidner (ZfL/HU Berlin): Strom, Bruch, Wellenschlag. Zur Metaphorologie von Tradition

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16 Nov 2016

Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung »Berliner Kulturwissenschaft«
Eva Geulen (ZfL/HU Berlin): Immer noch und immer wieder: Warum die Kulturwissenschaft nicht ohne Marx, Nietzsche und Freud kann

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25 Nov 2016 – 26 Nov 2016

Literaturtage des ZfL in the Literaturhaus Berlin
Bildungswege und Erziehungsorte in der Gegenwartsliteratur

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11 Jan 2017

Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung »Berliner Kulturwissenschaft«
Stefan Willer (ZfL/HU Berlin): Was ist Zukunftswissen?

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History of Theory

analyzes the genealogy of theory and develops innovative forms of historicizing it.

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World Literature

disusses the global interrelations of literature and its potential to shape the world.

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Knowledge of Life

investigates the knowlege of life in historical and interdisciplinary respects.

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Tools of the Trade and Thought-Styles

gives our researchers a chance to reflect on practical issues in our in-house laboratory.

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