Funded KOSMOS Workshops in 2015

During the funding period of the year 2015, 9 KOSMOS Workshops were funded


Research Focus

Cooperation Partners

Department of History

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hohls
Virtual Knowledge Net: Europeanization of Scientific Communication in the Digital Age
  • Centre pour l’Edition Electronique Ouverte, France
  • University of London, Great Britain
  • University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • King’s College London, Great Britain
  • Umea University, Sweden
  • Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Netherlands
  • The European Library, Netherlands
  •, Switzerland
  • Göttingen State and University Library, Germany
  • Centre for contemporary History, Leibniz-Institute, Germany

Department of History

Dr. Marcus Payk

Dr. Roberta Pergher

Beyond Versailles: Governance, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities after the Great War

  • Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Lousiana State University, USA
  • Sorbonne University, France
  • Eastern Michigan University, USA
  • Moldova State University, Moldawia
  • University of Jena, Germany
  • University of Münster, Germany
  • Harvard University, USA
  • University of Notre Dame, USA
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • University of New York, USA
  • University of Oxford, Great Britain
  • University of Bern, Switzerland
  • University of Lissabon, Portugal
  • Yale University, USA
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
  • University of Tübingen, Germany

Department of History

Dr. phil. Alan Ross

Prof. Dr. Antonella Romano

Prof. Dr. Pierre Serna

Dr. Silvia Sebastiani


Animal Bodies in Science, Art and Commerce in Early Modern Europe

  • Sorbonne University, France
  • School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France
  • Alexandre-Koyré Centre, France
  • University of Bordeaux, France
  • University of Oxford, Great Britain
  • University of Lyon, France
  • University of Cambridge, Great Britain
  • University of Sussex, Great Britain
  • Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • University of Florence, Italy

Department of History

Prof. Dr. Martin Sabrow

Prof. Konrad Jarausch

Stefanie Eisenhuth

Scott Krause


Berlin in the Cold War - The Cold War in Berlin

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Centre for Contemporary History, Germany
  • Kalamazoo College, USA
  • Muskingum University, USA
  • University of San Diego, USA
  • State University of New York, USA
  • Georgetown University, USA
  • Northeastern University, USA
  • New England College, USA
  • Carleton University, Canada

Institute for German Literature

Dr. Petra Anders


Urban Landscapes in Literature, Media, and Culture

  • Columbia University NYC, USA
  • Brooklyn College NYC, USA


Department for Philosophy

Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler



Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics: Perspectives on Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands



Institute for Social Studies

Prof. Dr. Ina Kerner

Dr. James Ingram

Dr. Eduardo Mendieta


Beyond Methodological Eurocentrism: Postcolonial Perspectives for Political and Social Theory
  • Mc Master University, Canada
  • Stony Brook University, USA
  • University of Tunis, Tunisia
  • University of Toulouse, France
  • University of London, Great Britain
  • Universidad Michoacana, Mexico
  • University of Toronto, USA
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
  • University of Warwick, Great Britain
  • University of Gießen, Germany 
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany

Institute for Slavic Studies

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kirschbaum


Poetics of the (Anti-) Social: Central European Poetry after the end of Literature Centrism
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
  • University of Budapest, Hungary
  • London School of Economics and Poltical Science, Great Britain

Faculty of Theology

Prof. Dr. Rolf Schieder


Religion, Law, Justice

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • University of Western Cape, South Africa