The Nature of Man in the European and Atlantic Enlightenment(s)

The interdisciplinary study of the Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider Atlantic and Global Contexts will be the focus of this thematic group.
Göttingen is strongly associated with the Enlightenment, not only with all the cultural and scientific riches of its German manifestations, but also, thanks amongst other to the Hanoverian connections, with the Enlightenment in England, Scotland and other European and Atlantic regions and countries.
Göttingen’s library holds one of Europe’s finest Enlightenment collections. The university itself was a stronghold of the development of modern social sciences.
For the period January 2014 to July 2015 the research topic will be the study of „The Nature of Man in the European and Atlantic Enlightenment(s)".
In 2015-2017 aspects of knowledge production and organization as well as material and intellectual exchange and transfer will be the focus of this research area. Applicants for the Mellon Foundation/Volkswagenstiftung Fellowships are kindly asked to send their inquiries to lichtenbergkolleg@zvw.uni-goettingen.de.



Fellows 2014-2015:

Dr. Catherine Ballériaux
Dr. Avi Lifschitz
Dr. Maria Semi
Dr. Andrea Speltz
Dr. Steven Tester



Associated Fellows:

Dr. Hans Erich Bödeker
Prof. Dr. Ruth Florack
Prof. Dr. Marian Füssel
PD Dr. Martin Gierl
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Heun
Prof. Dr. Karin Hoff
Prof. Dr. Manfred Jakubowski-Tiessen
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lauer
Prof. Dr. Bernd Ludwig
Prof. Dr. Samuel Salzborn
Prof. Dr. Barbara Schaff
Prof. Dr. Michael Thimann
Prof. Dr. Martin van Gelderen
Prof. Dr. Andreas Waczkat