Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of History

Research and Projects

Numerous research projects are carried out at the Institute for Historical Science. According to the DFG Funding Atlas 2015, Humboldt-Universität ranks first among all German universities in the field of history, with an average annual funding volume of more than three million euros (2011-13).

In addition to numerous individual projects, the Institute has initiated interdisciplinary research collaborations, including some with the DFG Collaborative Research Centres (Representation of a Changing Social Order and Transformations of Antiquity). Several priority programmes have been set up to initiate innovative research in German history (Science, Politics and Society: Germany in an International Context in the Late 19th and 20th Centuries; Integration and Disintegration of Cultures in the European Middle Ages; Experience and Expectation: Historical Foundations of Economic Action).