Studying the history of knowledge and the history of science is a core concern of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (IZEA) in Halle, Germany. Under the title “Structures of Knowledge”, one of the four research areas of the Centre examines eighteenth-century practices of acquiring, questions of ordering and techniques of disseminating knowledge. With this new fellowship program, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the IZEA intends to specifically promote research in the history of knowledge and the history of science with a focus on the period of Enlightenment.
Fellows work for up to three months in their own offices at the IZEA and participate in the Centre’s research program. They present their research results in a public lecture and in the blog Café Lumières: 18th-Century Research in Dialogue, which the IZEA operates in cooperation with the Voltaire Foundation in Oxford (UK).