The director of the ZfL is literary scholar Eva Geulen, Professor for European Culture and the History of Knowledge at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Daniel Weidner and Stefan Willer, both comparatists and Professors for Cultural Theory and History at the Humboldt University of Berlin, are associate directors at the ZfL.
Heads of research areas
Three senior researchers and the directors head research areas I-III. Together they also work to develop future research strategies.
This research area comprises changing working groups. In the Summer semester 2017 and Winter semester 2017/2018, a group is concerned with Digital Humanities (coordination: Daniel Weidner). In the Summer semester 2016 and Winter semester 2016/2017, one group worked on Blogging Humanities (coordination: Dirk Naguschewski) and a second on The Cult of Things (coordination: Margarete Vöhringer).