Researchers at the ZfL maintain a variety of collaborative networks with strong connections to academic and cultural institutions in Berlin, throughout Germany, and around the globe.

In Berlin

International Walter Benjamin Society (IWBS)

The International Walter Benjamin Society (IWBS) brings together scholars and interested readers from around the world. The Society organizes major biannual conferences on Walter Benjamin and related topics and also serves as a clearinghouse for information on other conferences, many of which are organized by members of the Society. The Society's website also publishes announcements – and in some cases reviews – of new publications on Benjamin.

IWBS website

Hans Blumenberg Society

The Hans Blumenberg Society dedicates itself to strengthen, promote, and organize growing interest in Hans Blumenberg’s works and to foster interdisciplinary scholarship on an international scale. It provides a platform and functions as a networking site for Blumenberg scholars around the world.

Hans Blumenberg Society website

The Artist in Residence Program at the ZfL and ZHdK

The Artist in Residence program began in 2012, forming a bond between the ZfL and Z+, a division of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Twice a year lecturers from the ZHdK spend approximately four weeks at the ZfL, where they develop artistic and creative projects in close cooperation with researchers at the Center.

Artist in Residence-Program at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)