Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study
Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study

Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study



Mellon Foundation / VolkswagenStiftung Fellowships

Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The Fellowships address postdocs at American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time at German research institutes like the Lichtenberg-Kolleg.

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Summer School: "Material Culture of Exploration"


For the second time, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg and the Zentrale Kustodie (office for collection development) will host a summer school for PhD students interested in the material culture of knowledge.



Entitled "The material culture of exploration and academic travel, 1700-1900", the summer school will address questions about the role of objects and collections in the processes of knowledge production.
On 24th July, 6.15 p.m., James Delbourgo (Rutgers University) will give a public lecture on: "Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum"

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