Faculty of Humanities

Collaborative Research Centres (CRC)

"Collaborative Research Centres are long-term university-based research institutions, established for up to 12 years, in which researchers work together within a multidisciplinary research programme.

They allow researchers to tackle innovative, challenging, complex and long-term research undertakings through the coordination and concentration of individuals and resources within the applicant universities. They therefore enable institutional priority area development and structural development."


CRC 833

The Construction of Meaning - The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures

This CRC is a joint project including linguists – theoretical linguists, specialists in particular languages and computational linguists – as well as cognitive scientists and literary scholars.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck – Institute of English Languages and Literatures

Period: 1 July 2009 until 30 June 2021

CRC 923

Threatened Order

Participating in this research alliance:

Catholic Theology (Professorship Middle and Modern Church History), Faculty of Protestant Theology (Professorship Church History), Faculty of Law (Professorship for Public Law), Faculty of Medicine (Department for the Ethics of Medicine), Faculty of Humanities (Institute of Asian and Orintal Studies, Institute of German Language and Literatures, Institute of English Language and Literatures, Department of History, Institute of Philology, Institute of Media Studies) and Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences (Institute of Political Science, Ludwig-Uhland Department for Historical and Cultural Anthropology).

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mischa Meier – Institute of Ancient History

Period: 1 July 2011 until 30 June 2023

CRC 1070

RessourceCultures. Sociocultural Dynamics and the Use of Resources

The focus of SFB 1070 is the socio-cultural dynamics deriving from the use of resources. Resources are defined as the tangible and intangible means by which actors create, sustain or alter social relations, units or identities. The joint research is conducted by a close cooperation between archaeologies, philologies, historical sciences, geography as well as Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Martin Bartelheim - Institute of Prehistory and Medieval Archaeology

Period: 1 October 2013 until 30 June 2021