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Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung

Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung

The program comprises research and edition projects covering the history of science, society and communication in the 18 th century. This includes the fields of anthropology, aesthetics, culture, the culture of learned men, forms of literary representation, the development of cultural patterns, enlightenment in its global network and the Garden- Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz.

Research projects on the 18th century

The program comprises research and edition projects covering the history of science, society and communication in the 18 th century. This includes the fields of anthropology, aesthetics, culture, the culture of learned men, forms of literary representation, the development of cultural patterns, enlightenment in its global network and the Garden- Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz.

At the Centre of the Early German Enlightenment

The IZEA is located in a historic building known as the ‘Red School’, which was originally built in 1896 as the all-girls school of the Francke Foundations. The IZEA houses a public library equipped with primary sources and secondary literature pertaining to the Enlightenment, both in its local and larger European contexts. The building is also home to two project groups affiliated with an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, one on modern cultures of literature and the European transfer of knowledge, and the other being the Immanuel Kant forum.

Enlightenment scholarship in an international frame

Boasting an excellent library and ongoing editions projects, the IZEA is ideally located near crucial historical sites of the enlightenment, which house rich archives, libraries and art holdings. These assets, in addition to its many partnerships with important cultural and research institutions, make the IZEA among the most renowned places for the study of the Enlightenment, and a central point of contact for researchers from around the world.

Forschungsfelder

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Ideen, Praktiken, Institutionen

Kulturmuster der Aufklärung • Das Denken der Aufklärung: Begriffe, Argumente, Systeme • Aufklärung im Spannungsfeld von Kritik und Macht

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Strukturen des Wissens

Repräsentationsformen und epistemische Muster • Gelehrtenkultur und Wissenschaftspolitik

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Räume der Aufklärung

Aufklärung in globaler Vernetzung • Anhalt-Dessau: Musterland der Aufklärung?

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Erschließungsprojekte und Editionen

Christian Thomasius • Christian Wolff und Ernst Christoph Graf von Manteuffel • Jean-Pierre de Crousaz • Hallesche Zeitungen und Zeitschriften • Johann Georg Sulzer • Guillaume Thomas François Raynal • Immanuel Kant • F.D.E. Schleiermacher

Arbeitsbereiche

Humboldt-Professur

Humboldt-Professur für neuzeitliche Schriftkultur und europäischen Wissenstransfer

Immanuel-Kant-Forum

Das IKF fördert die Erforschung der Philosophie Immanuel Kants.

Dessau-Wörlitz-Kommission

Erforschung des Gartenreiches Dessau-Wörlitz in der Aufklärungszeit

Natural Law 1625–1850

An International Research Project

About the IZEA

The IZEA is housed within the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. As an institution of advanced study on the cultural and intellectual history of the 18th century, the IZEA contends with a period that laid the foundations of modern western society.

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die
Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (IZEA)
Franckeplatz 1 // Haus 54
06110 Halle
Deutschland

izea(at)izea.uni-halle.de
Tel.: +49 345 55 21781
Fax: +49 345 55 27252

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