Centres for Advanced Studies
Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies – Genesis, Dynamics and Mediality of Cultural Figurations
The Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies – Genesis, Dynamics and Mediality of Cultural Figurations was established in 2009 as part of the "Freedom for Research in the Humanities" initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the auspices of the Käthe Hamburger Kolleg to promote excellent research. It offers noted scholars from different fields multiple possibilities for interdisciplinary cooperation with Cologne academics. The objective is to promote international research networks that examine cultural transformation.
Professor Dr. Günter Blamberger, Department of German Language and Literature I (Direktorium)
Professor Dr. Dietrich Boschung, Archaeological Institute (Direktorium)
Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America
The Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America examines past and present forms of social, political, and cultural conviviality in Latin America and the Caribbean. It employs conviviality as an analytical concept to describe ways of living together in specific contexts characterized by diversity and inequality. It links studies about interclass, interethnic, intercultural, interreligious and gender relations in Latin America and the Caribbean with studies about conviviality beyond the region. In doing so, the Centre aims to establish an innovative exchange with benefits for both European and Latin American research.
Prof. Dr. Barbara Potthast, Historisches Institut (Co-Speaker)
Prof. Dr. Gesine Müller, Romanisches Seminar
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gänger, Historisches Institut