Working at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften

The Fellows of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities here discover a working environment conducive not only to concentrated individual study but also to scientific dialogue and disputation. Scientific exchanges take place not only at regular colloquia and informal meetings within the Institute, but also at events to which scholars from Germany and abroad are invited.
View from the Institute building towards Frankfurt am Main

Individual study rooms

In the new Institute building situated in the park of Villa Reimers, visiting scholars are provided with studies equipped with state-of-the-art IT facilities.
The new Institute building


The Institute building also accommodates the library, in which the Fellows can consult relevant works of reference and read selected daily and weekly newspapers. A library service facility obtains literature required for research from other libraries in the region or through inter-library loans, and assists users with searches in specialist online databases.
The Institute’s reference library

Common rooms

Regular contacts between the Fellows, even if informal, are a necessary and indeed fundamental aspect of a stay at the Institute for Advanced Studies. For instance, meals can be taken communally in the restaurant. The conference rooms in the Institute building and the salons in Villa Reimers are available for internal colloquia and meetings.
The restaurant

Meeting rooms

Events on a variety of scales, ranging from fairly small workshops to international meetings and conferences attended by up to 100 delegates, can be accommodated in the lecture room and the two conference rooms. The Institute for Advanced Studies assists the Fellows with the organization and conduct of meetings.
The conference room can be divided into separate spaces