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Käte Hamburger Center Fellowships Program - “Law as Culture”, 1 October 2016 - 31 March 2018, Germany


July 15, 2016


Event Date:

October 01, 2016 - March 31, 2018

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Fellowships Program - “Law as Culture”

Fellowships for the research period from October 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018

The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” ( invites academics of excellent standing to apply for a fellowship or junior fellowship, with a maximum term of 12 months, on the research topic:

Law and politics While the first research period of the Center (2010-2016) approached the topic of law as a cultural phenomenon in a systematic and comparative way, in the second phase of research the relation of law to other cultural spheres of modernity will be put on the agenda. Large parts of classical social theory consider the principle of functional differentiation the hallmark of modern societies. In contrast, a non-functionalist analysis of social differentiation, based on the comparison of cultures, becomes vital in order to illuminate the variable relation of social spheres and fields of action in different contexts. This aim of observing the complex of law and politics demands in-depth studies on regionally specific constellations, e.g. by way of a cultural sociology of the state. Moreover, general analyses of the effects of transnational and global constitutionalism on the one hand and the denial of rights and the powerlessness of law on the other must be taken into account as well. All submitted research proposals should follow one of the three transversal schemes of the Center, namely, first, “cultures of differentiation” along with the program’s overall basis in a comparative approach towards various legal cultures, second, “human rights and autonomy” and, third, “emotive foundations of the law and the binding force of law”.

The Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” offers a creative place of study for various disciplines in the cultural and legal sciences. Academics of excellent standing may apply by 15 July 2016 with inclusion of their resume, project description (5-10 pages) and selected publications by mail or email (

Dr. phil. Stefan Finger

Managing Director of the

Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Recht als Kultur“

Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung

Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”

Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1-3

53227 Bonn

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June 14, 2016


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