Research Area 2Historical experiences of the (post-)apocalypse

The Research Area deals with historically observable apocalyptic experiences and their aftermath from prehistory to the near past.

The topical scope of this Research Area is based on the scope of the end of the world (global-ecological, social, individual), which is also the basis of Research Area 3 - Apocalypses of the Present. By incorporating real apocalyptic events into the archive and posing the question of how this archive helped to cope with the apocalypse or was a factor in its demise, the investigations dovetail with Research Area 1.

Exemplary Fellow Projects

Due to the overlap and the diverse connections between the research areas, the Fellows' research projects can hardly be assigned to just one research area. Nevertheless, some projects can be considered exemplary for a focus on the aspects of the research area: