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The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: finished projects

»Justitia Amplificata« – Centre for Advanced Studies
2009–2020
Justitia Amplificata (»Rethinking Justice – Applied and Global«) is a Centre for Advanced Studies of the German Research Foundation (DFG), located at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and at the Free University Berlin, 2009–2020. Headed by Professor Rainer Forst (Frankfurt) and Professor Stefan Gosepath (FU Berlin) it grew into an international center of research in political philosophy. Its fellow program was hosted at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.
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The History Programme of the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften
2014–2018

The History Programme which was conducted by the Frankfurt historian Andreas Fahrmeir in cooperation with Werner Plumpe (2015), Luise Schorn-Schütte (2016), Thomas Duve und Christoph Cornelißen (2017) and Hartmut Leppin (2018) focused on five key subjects: »The World Around 1914«, »Varieties of Capitalism - the Atlantic World and Asia«, »Reformations«, »End of Empires«, »Christianizations in Late Antiquity« .
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»Vorreiter Europas? Deutsch-italienische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen in Neuzeit und Moderne«
2017–2019
In dieser Vortragsreihe möchte das Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaft der Goethe-Universität in Kooperation mit der Werner Reimers Stiftung sowie der Villa Vigoni – Deutsch-Italienisches Zentrum für Europäische Exzellenz Schlaglichter auf die lange Tradition deutsch-italienischer Verbindungen werfen. Ein besonderer Fokus wird dabei auf den Wirtschaftsbeziehungen zwischen Frankfurt und Mailand bzw. der Rhein-Main-Region und der Lombardei liegen.
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The »digital self«
2012–2014
Das Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften bringt Experten aus verschiedenen Disziplinen zusammen, die die zentralen gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen des Internet-Zeitalters kritisch analysieren und Perspektiven für die Zukunft aufzeigen. Das Projekt wird von Spiros Simitis Klaus Günther und Heinz Drügh wissenschaftlich geleitet.
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»Reconfiguring American Politics«
November 2010–May 2011
Im Rahmen des Schweickart-Fellowship-Programms, startete im November 2010 am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften eine Vortragsreihe zum Thema »Reconfiguring American Politics«.
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»Commodity aesthetics. New perspectives on consumption, culture and art«
June 2010–December 2010
Commodity aesthetics, the gleaming, enticing surfaces of purchasable goods, has long been understood as constituting a significant force within the framework of a strategy of manipulation dedicated to systematically turning customers’ heads, to seducing them. The psychological, social and ecological consequences of this strategy have been a focus of a good deal of critical consumer research. In recent years, the extension, variegation and revision of established critical perspectives on capitalism and consumer society have also seen scholars turn their attention to the productive aspects of modern mass consumption.
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»Critical analyses of development cooperation«
April 2009–April 2010
Sustainable development cooperation is one of the key prerequisites for global justice. But are the efforts deployed hitherto actually aiming in the right direction, or might offers of help, however well-meaning, in reality even be counterproductive? When Frankfurt University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities commences work in Bad Homburg in the summer semester of 2009, it will be with a critical analysis of selected aspects of international development cooperation.
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